Are you planning to sell your iPhone so that you can buy the new iPhone 7 that is coming this fall? Or is your current smartphone not in a state that is pleasing? Well, we will take you through the process of force-rebooting your iPad or iPhone.
This tutorial will help you to unfreeze your frozen iPad or iPhone or just get it ready for reselling.
Unfreezing a Frozen iPhone or iPad
The IT Crowd fans must be well accustomed to the mantra “Have you tried turning it off and on?” This is a quick response that Denholm Industries’ IT department frequently provides to handle all ills related to computers.
Strange as it may seem, the same can be used to solve most of the problems associated with your iPhone, Mac or iPad. The efficiency of the solution may not be 100 percent guaranteed but it works. Modern electronic are complicated, running on complicated operating systems. At times they may be caught in a confusing glitch, causing them to either hang or become sluggish and thus impair performance. Restarting may be the simple solution that you need to implement.
But if the problem is far much bigger, visiting Apple Store will be a good alternative to look at. This will lead to a device that is fixed, but the data wiped out. Whether you have the intention of selling the iPhone or re-using the fixed device, remember one important thing: have a backup of the data. That safety measure makes it possible to lose any data even after resetting the device.
Actions to take in case your iPad or iPhone crashes
Do not despair if your gadget has refused to respond, shut down or turn on. There is an iOS feature that is usable after all the normal modes fail to operate. The feature needs no specialist knowledge to use. All you require is 20 seconds and two fingers.
Hold down the Home Button and the Power Button at the same time until you see the Apple logo on the screen. Release the two buttons and allow your iPhone to continue with the restart sequence. This is referred to as hard reset and hopefully it will get your problems fixed.
If the problem persists, then it’s about time you take a more advanced action. Backup your data and get ready for the resetting process.
How to backup iPhone or iPad data
Settings > iCloud > Backup and enable the feature.
Plug your iPhone or iPad into your PC or Mac using the charging cable. Click on the iPhone or iPad icon in the top left corner of iTunes, under the Play button.
How to factory reset your iPhone before selling it
After your data is successfully backed up, carry out the factory rest step. This will clear out every data and return the device in a state it was while new. It is virtually important not to sell your iPhone or iPad without carrying out a factory reset.
Go to Settings > General > Reset and then select Erase All Content and Settings. Type in your password and a warning dialog will appear. Tap on the Erase iPhone (iPad) button.
Confirm this action by typing in your Apple ID password and all the data will be wiped