What Does Restore iPhone Mean? How this Helps for iPhone, iPad? Explained

What Does Restore Means Explained

Apple iPhones are a bit difficult to understand, but once you get to know the terminology of iPhone and other Apple devices, you won’t fail afterward. You might be looking for an answer to what does restore iPhone means? What is the difference between Restore Backup and Restore iPhone? What does reset iPhone means and more? However, its good that you’ve come looking for answers before performing any wrong action that could end up in data loss.

Besides, for the new iPhone users, it is necessary to learn a few things before start troubleshooting any issue or change iPhone settings. Most of the solution to the iPhone consists of Restore iPhone to Factory Settings or Reset All Settings, but they forget to mention what will happen after restoring iPhone to factory settings or what settings will be changed after performing Reset All Settings.

Important: Use Finder on macOS Catalina and Latest MacOS, Or Use iTunes on macOS Mojave & Earlier and Windows PC/Laptop. we can apply to all iPhone [iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Max, XR, Xs Max, X, 8/8+, 7/7+, 6S/6S+, SE,5S], iPad [iPad Mini, iPad Pro, Air] Models.

What Does Restoring an iPhone/iPad Do?

Another query for Apple beginners is, does restore iPhone deletes everything? Yes, when you restore iPhone to factory settings, the entire device is wiped out and all the data including Apps, Photos, Videos, Contacts, data stored on Local Storage and other files gets deleted. The only thing that is left is the default applications and settings. if your iPhone/iPad is Disabled then try Recovery mode Restore, Given last in this tutorial.

So whenever you see the Restore button in Finder or iTunes after connecting your iPhone to MacBook/Windows, don’t click on it before taking backup of the iPhone. Because once the iPhone is restored to factory settings without backup, it would be difficult for you to recover the data unless you tend to spend few bucks on data recovery software, but still there’s no guarantee that all the data will be recovered.

On the same iTunes and Finder Screen, there is an option available to take Backup, click on Backup and leave the iPhone and PC alone until the backup completes; the time taken to backup depends upon the size of data stored on iPhone and on the internet connection.

iPhone on Finder Mac

  • To Process Restore Procedure, Your iPhone/iPad has Turned off Finder my iPhone from Settings app: Go to the Settings app on iPhone > Apple ID name > Find My > Find My iPhone > Find My iPhone Toggle > That’s it.

Steps For Restore iPhone/iPad?

Restoring iPhone is often recommended when you want to sell the iPhone, or it the iPhone is bugged out, and in many other situations. But, don’t forget to take a backup of the iPhone before restoring to factory settings. Reminder: Click on Back Up Now (6th Number on Sample Image), if you haven’t back up iPhone yet.

  1. Connect iPhone to PC/Mac using Apple’s Lightning Cable.
  2. Launch iTunes/Finder(According to macOS Version or Windows) on Mac/PC.
  3. On the left side, click on the iPhone to select (1st Number on Sample Image).
  4. Now, look at the main screen, click on Restore iPhone……(4th Number on Sample Image).
    • To Process Restore Procedure, Your iPhone/iPad has Turned off Finder my iPhone from Settings app: Go to the Settings app on iPhone > Apple ID name > Find My > Find My iPhone > Find My iPhone Toggle > That’s it.
  5. Follow on-screen. That’s it.

If this Restore won’t work and Showing error then apple is recommended to Restore in Recovery mode [Explained in last of this tutorial] and Restore in DFU mode.

What Does Mean Restore Backup On iPhone or iPad?

To restore iPhone back up using Finder or iTunes, we can copy Recent backup or old Backup from your Mac/PC to New or Old iPhone/iPad. here are some steps. Generally, this option is helpful if you lost some data or Files from iPhone/iPad and Wants to recover.

  1. Connect iPhone to Mac/PC with USB lightning cable. Unlock your Device first to access on Mac/PC.
  2. Go to the Finder/iTunes(According to macOS Version or Windows) and select iPhone.
  3. Click on Restore Backup…. [7th Number on Sample Image]
  4. That’s it, Follow on-screen instructions.

Restore iPhone After iPhone is Disabled: Restore in Recovery Mode

Your iPhone is Disabled after the Wrong Passcode attempt to unlock the Apple iPhone/iPad screen. To fix this kind of issue we have to Restore the iPhone in Recovery mode. This is the advance restoring process recommended by apple. Follow the below steps for Restore your Device in Recovery mode.

  1. Connect your iPhone to Finder/iTunes Using USB cable.
  2. Now your iPhone will not show on Finder Sidebar/iTunes Window, Because iPhone/iPad is disabled.
  3. Keep your iPhone connected to Mac/PC. iPhone 8/8 Plus, X or later models: Quickly Press and Release Volume up button and Quickly Press and Release Volume down button, Now Only Press and Hold Side/Power button until you see a lightning cable on your iPhone screen.
    • iPhone 7/7 Plus: Connect your iPhone to Mac/PC, Press and Hold Volume Up and Side Power button.
    • iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus: Connect your iPhone to Mac/PC, Press and Hold Side Power button and Home button. Until you see Lighting cable on the iPhone screen.
      Restore iPhone in Recovery Mode On Mac Finder
      Restore iPhone in Recovery Mode On Mac Finder
  4. Click on the Restore button. Your Mac/PC Download the latest software from the internet. and Install after that. If your iPhone has to Find My iPhone is enabled then Finder/iTunes will ask for entering iCloud password.
  5. Follow the On-Screen instruction and That’s it.

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