How to Reset the iPhone XR and Other Models [Easy Guide]


No matter if something is buggy on your iPhone XR or if you want to clean your phone before giving it to someone else, sometimes it’s good to do a reset. But how to make a reset to your iPhone XR? This article holds all the required steps and info. Please note that it might as well work on other Apple iPhone models if they share the same iOS version.

Did you mean reset or restart?

This article is about the steps you need to undertake to reset your iPhone XR. This would lead to data being wiped and the device ending up in a fresh state as if you just bought it. If you only meant to restart a frozen iPhone XR, you can have a look at this article by Verizon on the exact steps.

How to reset your iPhone XR

If you want to sell your iPhone XR to others or if you are experiencing issues that a reset did not solve, you should reset your phone to the factory settings. As per this target outcome, some also refer to it as “doing a factory reset.” Before you read on, I recommend you do a backup of your data and configuration before you go ahead. Here’s the explanation directly from Apple’s support portal on how you do a backup.


Now after you are confident that you want to reset your iPhone XR you can do so by following these steps:

  1. On the “Home Screen” of your iPhone XR, go for “Settings.”
  2. Go further down and then open the option “General.”
  3. Go down now and tap on “Reset.”
  4. Now you go for “Erase All Content and Settings.”
  5. After that, tap “Erase iPhone.”
  6. Enter the Apple ID if prompted, then confirm with “Erase.”
  7. Finally, tap “Erase iPhone” one last time.

Now the remaining steps of the process are down automatically by your iPhone XR, and there is nothing else to do. After this has been completed, the phone will start up as if you just unboxed it.

If you feel that you are not able to do either restart or reset, you can check for help with a person you trust or try your luck with the Apple support team. Not everybody is tech-savvy, and it’s okay to ask!

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Christopher Isak
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