What does it mean to erase all content and settings?
"Erase all content" means all of YOUR content, including all applications you have downloaded and all the data for those applications and all the data for Apple applications (i.e. It does NOT mean the device will be completely erased, as Apple insists certain applications and default settings remain on the device.
Reset All Settings and Erase All Content and Settings do different things. Reset all Settings removes things like your Wifi password and settings you've set on your iPad for Apps, mail, etc. Erase All Content and Settings restores a device to it's out of the box state when it was first turned on.
- The iPhone offers reset options less drastic than “Erase all Content and Settings.” The “Reset all Settings” option keeps your apps and data but resets personal preferences and network settings. “Reset Network Settings” removes any Wi-Fi network information, including connection passwords.
- They are also referred to as Parental Controls, capable of hiding songs with explicit lyrics, preventing YouTube from running, etc. Without the four-digit passcode restrictions can't be changed. If you have forgotten your restrictions passcode you must restore your iPhone using iTunes to reset the passcode.
- Answer: A: Answer: A: If you restore from iCloud backup the apps will be automatically downloaded. If you restore from iTunes backup the apps and music have to be in the iTunes library since synced media like apps and music are not included in the backup of the iOS device that iTunes makes.
Press "Restore" to confirm and begin the restore. If you made a backup prior to restoring, you can recover your lost data after the phone restarts by pressing "Restore Backup" in iTunes or by selecting "Restore from iCloud Backup" on the phone, depending on how you backed up your device.
- Ordinary Reboot. An ordinary reboot of your phone -- which Apple calls a restart -- does not cause you to lose data, except for any unsaved files you have open in apps without autosave. To restart the phone, press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button until a red slider appears on the screen.
- How to erase and restore your iPhone
- Launch the Settings app.
- Tap General.
- Tap Reset. It's all the way at the bottom.
- Tap Erase All Content and Settings. You may have to reenter your passcode to do so. Once you do this, the phone will erase itself, restart, and return to the setup screen.
- If you are experiencing issues with your VOIP service, Support may ask you to reboot the phone. Rebooting the phone means to turn off your phone and turn it back on again. To reboot the phone, disconnect the cord supplying the electrical power to the phone and plug it back into the same port a few seconds later.
"Restore PS3 System" will also delete all hard disk content. (You will lose all saved content from your PlayStation 3 system's hard drive if you use "Restore PS3 System"). The "Restore Default Settings" feature will only restore all of the following settings (and erase any previously saved settings): BD/DVD Settings.
- A soft reset is a restart of a device, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or personal computer (PC). The action closes applications and clears any data in RAM (random access memory). Unsaved data in current use may be lost but data stored on the hard drive, applications and settings are not affected.
- Restore Default Settings. To restore system software to its default settings, select (Settings) > [Initialization] > [Restore Default Settings], and then follow the on-screen instructions.
- (Settings) > [Initialization] > [Restore Default Settings], and then follow the on-screen instructions. Follow this and the ps4 will be reset to factory mode. Everything will be erased from the playstation's hard drive. Your profile will remain active but should not be active on you system after factory reset.
Updated: 16th October 2019