Resetting an iPhone 5

By learninmypc
Oct 7, 2013
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  1. A friend asked me how to reset her Iphone 5, but I told her I had no idea but I knew somebody who did. So although I have no model #, I'm sure you guys/gals can help. TIA :)
  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,696   +873

    All what you need to do is hold the home button and the power button until the Apple logo appears. This is the same for all iOS devices :).
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

    Sounds too easy, but thank you.:) (y)
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,385   +607

    Reset is a vague word in this context. What JC describes in the 'Restart/reboot' equivalent to an iPhone.

    If you want to 'reset' it to factory settings? Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
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  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

    Yes, that is exactly what she wants to do. Thank you to both. :)
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,696   +873

    My bad, thanks Stick.
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

    One more question (I think).
    Does one have to have itunes if they have an Iphone?
  8. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,385   +607

    You need itunes to back up apps and data. That's all.
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

    Ok, I just received said iPhone instead of the iPad I wanted :) & I need a tutorial.
    ALL it came with is the power/recharge cord. I had a friend set up the Apple ID :).
  11. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,385   +607

    Shoot.
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  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

    Did I goof? I need the tutorial for the iPhone, not iPad. Its been a very looooooooooooooog day but a damn happy one. :)
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

  14. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,689   +152

    Yes It is. :) If this is the model you have.
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

    Thanks. Trying to turn it on now. :)
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

    On the back of it, it says Model A1332 EMC 380A

    I just tried logging into TechSpot & it said "Safari cannot open the page because too many redirects occured". I googled it & found this https://discussions.apple.com/message/19585215#19585215
    but still no joy.
  18. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,689   +152

    I am not big on Apple products. But my phone will do this when it is not getting a strong enough connection. Have you tried letting it accept cookies? If so is it working.
     
  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

    This iPhone is my first Apple product. Its different & I'm trying to learn it. :)
  20. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,689   +152

    Wow that did not work either. :oops:
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

    Oddly enough I am now able to access ts on my iPhone,lol
  22. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,689   +152

    Makes you wander . Don't it. LOL!!!;)
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  23. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

  24. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

    I went out today & took some pictures with the iphone & when I got home, I emailed them to myself but when I went to download them to my computer, they were in a zipped folder, why?
  25. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,090   +222

    Someone please tell me there is an adblocked for my iphone.
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