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Here’s how to Reset All Settings on your iPhone

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Although rare, issues on iOS still occur. Some bigger, some smaller, but you’ll still need to do about them. Now, due to OS limitations, don’t expect miracles. Still, there’s a troubleshooting step that we can always recommend and it concerns resetting system settings to their default values. Indeed, you’ll lose all changes that you’ve made and will need to tweak a few things, but it’s still a more preferable option over the factory reset which deletes everything from the local storage. If you want to learn how to Reset All Settings on your iPhone and what exactly this action does, keep reading below.

How do I reset my iPhone Settings?

The procedure is rather simple. But, before we go and explain steps you should take to Reset All Settings, let us explain what will this do. This procedure includes resetting network settings, the Home Screen layout, Bluetooth pairings, location/privacy settings, and Apple Pay cards. It also resets Do Not Disturb and Notification settings, along with restoring Brightness and Display settings to their defaults, as well. In addition, it will restore default apps so you’ll need to change those, too, if needed.

It doesn’t delete any data or media from the local storage so you won’t lose your photos, videos, and other files. But when it’s recommended to use this procedure? The answer is simple: whenever you experience some issues with both first-party and third-party apps and services. There are some steps you can do beforehand, but if nothing works, go with the Reset All Settings option to fix the issue at hand.

Here’s how to Reset All Settings on your iPhone:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down and tap Reset.
  4. Tap Reset All Settings and enter your PIN/password when prompted.
  5. Confirm so your device can reset all system settings.

And, on that note, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading and feel free to share your thoughts or questions with us and other readers. You can do so in the comments section below.

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Mobile Internist. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.
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