Resetting All Your iPhone’s Settings

Sometimes if your iPhone isn’t working properly, you can reset all the phone’s settings and fix the problem.

Watch the video and check out the article below.

 

Details

I am using an iPhone 5s with iOS 7.1.2 installed. This will work with any iPhone or iPad running iOS 7.
Resetting all your settings only deletes your iPhone’s settings. No media or data is deleted. Your apps, your photos, mail, messages, all remain on your phone.

I don’t have a complete list of all the settings that will be deleted, but here are some examples.

  1. Your network settings (Wi-Fi networks and passwords)
  2. Your Home and Lock Screen wallpapers
  3. Your passcode
  4. Your Touch ID fingerprints
  5. You’ll have to reenter Apple passwords

Steps

To reset all your iPhone’s settings, follow these steps

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap General
  3. Tap Reset
  4. Tap Reset All Settings
  5. Enter Your Passcode (if you have one)
  6. Tap Reset All Settings to confirm (This will reset all settings. No data or media will be deleted)
  7. Tap Reset All Settings again to confirm (Are you sure you want to continue? This will reset all settings. No data or media will be deleted.)

Once completed, your phone will restart. Check to see if that solved whatever problem you have with your iPhone.

What was the problem you had? Did this fix it? Leave a comment and let us know.

8 Comments

  1. Allison | | Reply

    I just bought an iphone 5c and put it on straight talk, using the verizon sim card. I can not find anywhere on my phone to set the apn settings to get my cellular data to work. Please help.

  2. Shrimper | | Reply

    Hi Bob,

    My wife was given a Verizon IPhone 5 by her employer and I had a hard time getting the data to work on Sraighttalk. We have used straighttalk for over 8 years now and wanted to stay with the same carrier. Did the reset as described in this post and everything works great now.

    Thanks for your hard work…

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Shrimper
      That is great news. I am glad to hear it worked out. I appreciate you taking the time to leave an update.
      Regards
      Bob

  3. F | | Reply

    I switched my Verizon iPhone 5S to Straight Talk and had problems using the cellular tower. The Wi-Fi connection would work but again the cellular would not get a signal. I just reset the all the iPhone setting as shown on http://www.smartphonematters.com/resetting-all-your-iphones-settings/ and was able to get a Verizon signal. The Straight Talk service now is accessing the Verizon tower and am able to get data, calls and text. Thanks for the help Bob!

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi F,
      Glad it helped!

      Regards
      Bob

  4. Off-road | | Reply

    Just had to redo a jail break. But had to reset all data and erase the Iphone. Sometimes you have to do a deep erase of everything. Usually via holding down HOME while the iPhone is turned off and plugging into iTunes computer. That is a true factory full reset

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Off-Road,
      Thanks for commenting. Yes, sometimes you need a full reset. This article is about resetting your settings. I should do a post about the a full reset too.
      Regards
      Bob

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