Last updated on June 23, 2022


The following instructions guide you through factory resetting several devices.

Android Smartphone

  • Step 1: Go to Settings > General Management
  • Step 2: Scroll down and select Reset > Factory data reset
  • Step 3: Click the Reset button

Note – Above instructions may differ slightly depending upon manufacturer and the version of Android installed, in such instances simply search as “factory reset <device> <Android version>”

iPhone /iPad

  • Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset
  • Step 2: Enter passcode or Apple ID password when requested
  • Step 3: Confirm erasure and wait for a few minutes

Windows 10 computer

  • Step 1: Go to Settings > Select Update and Security > Recovery
  • Step 2: Select Reset this PC/ Get started
  • Step 3: Select Remove everything
  • Step 4: Confirm to erase all personal data from all drives
  • Step 5: Reinstall Windows
  • Step 6: Finally press Restore

Other versions of Windows

Click Here to follow the steps to perform factory resetting of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 devices.