iPhone 11: basic system reset and restore guides [overview]

Smartphones— regardless of their brand, generation, and model, are vulnerable to glitches. And it is really a struggle to deal with phone issues especially if you are out of clues what needs to be done, and how a troubleshooting procedure is carried out. Today, we will equip you with the basic system reset, repair and restore guides to hone your technical skills and help you handle software-related errors that you might experience at a later time.

iPhone 11 is among the high-end phones available in the market today. Faster speed, upgraded battery life, ultra-wide and Night Mode camera are just a few of the many features this luxurious phone offers. But no matter how edgy and modern this phone can be, it is still bound to get faulty. A lot of factors can trigger your phone to act up and misbehave. In this article, we will unveil the common system reset guides that are useful in addressing software-related issues on iOS device. Read further.

System reset, repair and restore guides that can be carried out on iPhone 11

Listed below are some of the basic system reset and restore guides iPhone 11 users can refer to whenever software-related issues arise.

Factory reset. This reset will wipe everything from your phone’s memory and restores the settings to default. This is usually carried out when dealing with persistent issues caused by complex system errors and iOS bugs. Once your phone is restored to factory default settings, all your saved files and configured settings will be deleted. Hence, it is important to back-up your critical files with either iCloud or iTunes beforehand. To do this, simply head to Settings->General->Reset->Erase all content and settings and follow the on-screen prompts to confirm the factory reset. Once you have confirmed it, all content is deleted.

Reset all settings. When you do all settings reset on your device, all your phone settings will be deleted. This includes the Apple Pay cards information, the privacy and location settings, your preferred screen layout, the added keyboard dictionary, and the network settings. Thus, your phone’s content like data, apps, and media files will remain intact. This reset is usually utilized when dealing with phone issues inflicted by minor software glitches and erratic settings configuration. You just need to head to Settings->General->Reset->Reset all settings, and then follow the prompts to confirm the reset.

Reset network settings. The reset network settings will delete all saved password for your preferred Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth connections, and VPN settings which were not installed by a configuration profile. This reset is often used when dealing with network connectivity issues like unable to connect to the internet, Bluetooth pairing issue, calling errors, and other function failures. To reset network settings on your iPhone 11 device, go to Settings->General->Reset->Reset network settings and select the option to confirm reset network settings.

Force restarting iPhone 11. Force restart is utilized when your phone screen is no longer responding to touches, keeps lagging, freezing, and having screen display issues. Typically, you will be using the hard keys (Side or Power button and the Volume keys) to restart your iPhone 11 device. This is also an effective fix for phone issues that are inflicted by minor software glitches and rogue apps. Technically, this will force closed the running apps in the background which might have gone rogue and tampered. Thus, refreshing your phone’s internal memory.

Recovery mode via iTunes. Recovery mode restore is often used to fix recently installed iOS that has been corrupted or damaged. This is also utilized in troubleshooting iOS device having screen issues like lagging and freezing with the help of iTunes. Technically, this tweak is best used in the course of standard iOS upgrade and iOS restoration. So, when the basic fails to fix software-related issues on your iPhone 11 device, recovery mode restore can be of help.You just need to secure a Mac or Windows computer, with the latest iTunes software installed. Then the supplied USB cable or lightning cable that will be used to connect your iPhone 11 to the computer.

DFU Mode restore. DFU Mode restore or also known as Device Firmware Update, is among the most-advanced solutions iOS users can utilize when dealing with major software errors and complex iOS bugs. When restoring your phone via DFU mode, it will wipe everything from your phone’s memory including those erratic settings and iOS bugs that triggered the relevant symptoms to emerge. The requisites for you to be able to restore your phone via DFU Mode are Mac or Windows computer, latest iTunes software on the computer, and the supplied USB or Lightning cable connector. The good thing about DFU Mode is that you can back out while still on the process, if you forgot to back-up your phone or you changed your mind and no longer wants to pursue the restoration process.

As an end-user, you are required to know the basics about your phone at the same time, know some troubleshooting techniques so you’ll be able to make out the most of your phone. In fact, it is of great advantage knowing some basic troubleshooting guides as the occurrence of phone errors are unpredictable. Hence, it’s better to be ready than be sorry. And indeed, it is important to learn about these system reset, repair and restore guides.

For more information regarding these system reset guides and step-by-step walk through, please click the highlighted reset name. Feel free to visit our Help and Guide page if you need additional assistance regarding your iPhone 11 features and its functions. Thank you for reading!