How to Hard Reset iPhone X: Easy Tutorials iPhone X Users Should Know!

How to Hard Reset iPhone X: Easy Tutorials iPhone X Users Should Know!
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Tripboba.com - iPhone X is a very popular and updated device with many useful features to help you with your needs, like working, communications, business, and many more. But sometimes, it doesn't behave well.

There could be many reasons why iPhone X is unresponsive, suddenly freezes, or refuses to wake. But the good thing is there are solutions to fix the problems, including through hard resetting your device.

In this article, we have easy solutions on how to hard reset iPhone X with simple steps to do. So, scroll down and find the solution that you need!

1. How to do a hard reset on iPhone X

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When your iPhone X won’t respond to any of your actions. So the only solution would be to force restart it. You can do these steps below!

Step 1. Hold down the Side and Volume Up or Volume Down buttons at the same time. 

Step 2. When you see the slider on your screen, swipe the slider to turn the iPhone off.  

Step 3. Now, turn your iPhone X back on like usual.

Also, you can do these steps to hard reset it. But, a hard reset erases all the data, including messages, photos, and contacts. You can restore everything from your iOS backup later.

Step 1. Firstly, press and release the Volume Up button.

Step 2. Then, press and release the Volume Down button.

Step 3. Lastly, hold the Side button until the Apple logo shows up on the screen. This is how to hard reset iPhone X.

2. How to hard reset iPhone XS Max

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The method on how to hard reset iPhone X is just the same with iPhone XS Max. But in some cases, it takes 20–30 seconds for the Apple logo to appear on the screen.

Step 1. Quickly press and release the volume up button.

Step 2. Then, press and release the volume down button.

Step 3. Now, press and hold the side button.

Step 4. Release the Side button when the Apple logo shows up on the screen.

3. How to hard reset an iPhone X with iTunes

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Another way on how to hard reset iPhone X is by using your iTunes. You will need your computer (Windows or Mac) with the latest version of the operating system and iTunes software.

When all are ready, you can follow these steps on how to hard reset iPhone X with iTunes below.

Step 1. Firstly, use the supplied USB or Lightning cable to connect your iPhone X to your computer. 

Step 2. On your computer, open the iTunes and wait for your iPhone to be recognized. Select your iPhone X from the iTunes device list.

Step 3. If necessary, click the option to backup your iPhone X to iCloud or iTunes on your computer. 

Step 4. Next, click the Restore button to reset the device. 

Step 5. If a prompt shows up, click Restore to confirm the action.

Step 6. Wait until iTunes has finished downloading and installing the new iPhone X software. Now, your device has been set up as new. 

4. How to hard reset iPhone X to factory settings

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There are 2 ways on how to hard reset iPhone X with factory settings that you can do. It depends on your iPhone problem, so choose one and follow the steps!

Using the Settings menu

Step 1. The first thing to do is you can save anything you want to keep from your device. 

Step 2. Go to Settings, tap on General, then tap on Reset. 

Step 3. Now, select Erase All Contents and Settings. 

Step 4. Lastly, confirm your decision. 

You may need to re-authenticate your phone to confirm a factory reset, but in some cases, you may not. When it's done, the confirmation will be followed by pop-up information and iOS start the reset.

Using iTunes

Step 1. Use a cable to connect your device to your computer. Then, open iTunes. 

Step 2. Select your iPhone from the menu when iTunes detects your iPhone.

Step 3. Select the Summary tab.

Step 4. Lastly, select on Restore iPhone.

After confirming, iTunes will wipe your phone and restore the iOS. The phone will reboot, and you will be back to the default settings. You will see the Slide to Set Up screen. Now, you are ready to set it all up! 

5. How to do a hard factory reset on iPhone X with buttons

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This is the last useful tutorial on how to hard reset iPhone X that you can do. In this case, you will need your computer (Windows or Mac).

Step 1. Use a cable to connect your iPhone X to the computer. Then, open iTunes. 

Step 2. Turn off the phone.

Step 3. Press and hold the Power button for 3 seconds. 

Step 4. Soon press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons for 10 seconds.

Step 5. Then, release the Power button while still holding the Volume Down button.

Step 6. There will be an alert from your iTunes that a device is now running in Recovery Mode.

Step 7. Release the Volume Down button. Here from Recovery mode, you can force a factory reset.

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