How to Factory Reset Your iPhone 13, Mini, Pro, and Pro Max

By Novak Bozovic / September 20, 2021

Did you know that when you delete data (like images or videos, for example), it still lingers in your iPhone’s storage and could be extracted at a later time? So, when you want to delete everything from your phone securely, you need to factory restore it. With that said, we're here to assist by teaching you how to factory reset your iPhone 13. Here's all you need to know. 


The contents of this guide apply to all iPhone 13 models, which include the iPhone 13, Mini, Pro, and Pro Max. However, the same applies to any other Apple-made smartphone capable of running iOS 15. 

How to Factory Reset Your iPhone 13 Using the Device Itself

You can factory reset your iPhone 13 using your phone itself by relying on the Settings app. Here are all the steps that you need to take. 

1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone. 

2. Tap on 'General.' Then, scroll down and tap on 'Reset.' 

3. Next, make sure to select 'Erase All Content and Settings.'

Steps to Factory Reset iPhone

4. You might be asked to back up your iPhone’s data. 

5. Then, you might be asked for your passcode or your Apple ID password

6. Finally, confirm your action, and your iPhone will factory reset. 

Depending on your iPhone's storage size, it might take some time until the phone resets. Still, you'll get to track the progress via your phone's screen. Once done, your iPhone will restart, and you will be greeted by its 'Hello' screen (asking you to set it up from scratch).  

How to Factory Reset Your iPhone 13 Using a Computer

If you can’t factory reset your iPhone via the Settings app, you can use any Windows or macOS computer for that purpose. Here’s what that process entails. 

1. If you use Windows, make sure to download the latest version of iTunes

2. If you use macOS, make sure to update to the latest macOS version

3. Now, connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable. 

4. On Windows, iTunes should open. If that happens, open iTunes manually. 

5. On macOS, navigate to Finder. Then, select your iPhone using the left-placed sidebar.

6. Make sure the 'General' or 'Summary' tabs are open. 

Factory Restoring iPhone Using Finder on macOS

7. Finally, click on 'Restore iPhone.' Follow the prompts you’ll see on your screen. 

8. Your iPhone will now factory reset, and its software (iOS) will be updated as well. 

Once again, depending on the size of your phone's storage, the process of factory resetting it might take a while. Make sure not to interrupt the process, especially while your iPhone's software is updating. Once done, you should see the 'Hello/Welcome' screen on your phone. 


Looking for more tips and tricks on using your phone? If that's so, make sure to check our latest iPhone 13-related articles. Aside from the freshest news, that’s where you’ll find tutorials and guides letting you explore your iPhone’s new features. 

That would be all on how to factory reset your iPhone. In case of any questions, make sure to use the comments section below. And finally, thanks for reading!

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