How To Clean Iphone Erase In Icloud, Delete Content And Reset To Factory Settings
Often, the reason why the iPhone and iPad begin to work much worse than usual is the lack of free space in the device’s memory. If you notice that your device has become “thoughtful”, often freezes, reboots involuntarily without a command, then the time has come for “spring cleaning”. It’s time to clear the device’s memory from extra megabytes, and even GB of software junk. Agree, "pens" to delete each application and its files is not professional.
Today I will tell you how to quickly clear the device’s memory in whole or in part, as well as how to reset the iPhone to factory settings.
In the settings for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in the General menu.> Statistics ”is a curious section -“ Storage ”. This menu contains information on how much and what the device’s memory is. Take a look, you may be very surprised that even the most innocuous, at first glance, applications, such as social network managers, can store gigabytes of useless data.
Most recently, the owner of the iPhone turned to us, who was faced with the problem of lack of memory. When updating iOS via Wi-Fi, this led to the device getting into the recovery loop. Restoring iPhone as a solution to the problem was not considered, because The user did not want to lose data from the device. Fortunately, everything ended well, the man still had to restore the iPhone via iTunes, and the information was restored from the backup in iCloud, the existence of which he had no idea.
This precedent pushes to always keep the device’s memory “clean”, or at least periodically clean it from informational “junk”.
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How to clean iPhone
IPhone can be cleaned radically, i.e. completely or partially by deleting individual applications and their files. To do this is quite simple in several ways.
Ways to clean your iPhone
- Device recovery in iTunes.
- Erase content and settings on iPhone.
- Erase iPhone in iCloud.
- Removing the application from the desktop.
- Uninstall the application in the iPhone settings in the "Storage" menu.
- Uninstall an application from iPhone via iTunes.
The first 3 methods allow you to completely “reset” the device’s memory, as a result, you will have an iPhone with “clean” iOS. After cleaning, you will need to reconfigure it and restore the necessary data from the backup to iTunes or iCloud.
The last 3 are classic, allow you to delete individual applications and all their data manually.
We have already written about restoring the iPhone and in sufficient detail; I don’t see any reason to repeat myself. Let’s try to erase the content and settings on the iPhone and see what it faces.
How to erase content and settings on iPhone
This procedure is carried out very simply, in only 5 “tapas”.
On iPhone, go to Settings.> The main ones.> Reset. "
Select the "Erase content and settings" item and if you set a lock password, you must enter it.
Confirm the request by double-tapping on “Erase iPhone”. Do not be surprised that you need to confirm erasing 2 times, the action is not reversible and can lead to the loss of important data, you must be sure about what you are doing.
If the iPhone Find feature is enabled in iCloud settings on iPhone, you must enter your Apple ID password. Erasing content and resetting settings without this is impossible (this is how activation lock works).
In order to erase the content and settings on the iPhone, it is not necessary to connect it to a power source, but still make sure that the battery level is at least 25%. Otherwise, if the battery is completely discharged during erasing, it may be necessary to restore the iPhone using iTunes.
It happened with my jailbreak iPhone 5s with Pangu. It’s good that the backup in iTunes and iCloud remained. I had to restore the device from Recovery Mode, it is also possible from the DFU mode, there is no difference.
How to Erase iPhone in iCloud
Another way to completely clean your iPhone in one fell swoop can be done remotely from any computer, tablet or smartphone (the operating system does not matter). The only thing is that the device must be connected to the Internet.
Go to http://icloud.com, log in with your Apple ID, and launch the Find My iPhone web application. You can simply follow this link and log in.
In the "All devices" menu, find the necessary (if there are more than one) and click on it.
In the window that appears to the right, click on “Erase iPhone”.
Confirm the request by clicking on “Erase”.
The Activation Lock will not allow you to erase data from the device until you enter your Apple ID password.
Enter the phone number and text message is not necessary, just click on "Next" and then on "Finish".
You can erase in iCloud and not connected (currently) to the Internet iPhone. The request will be queued and executed as soon as the device appears on the network.
The “Find iPhone” function was enabled on my iPhone 5s and, as a result, Activation Lock blocked it after deleting it. To activate it, it was necessary to enter an Apple ID and password, if this is not done, the brick will remain at your disposal.
The radical methods of cleaning the contents of the iPhone are over, now we will focus on more liberal, and more precisely on removing applications and their files.
How to remove the application and all its files from iPhone
I already noted above that you can remove an application from the memory of an iOS device in several ways: from the desktop, via iTunes, from the settings.
There is nothing easier than removing the installed application (program or game) from the desktop. To do this, just hold your finger on the iPhone screen anywhere for at least 2 seconds.
At the top left of the icons (icons) of applications that can be removed (downloaded from the App Store), a cross icon will appear, the icons themselves will begin to “dance”.
Tap on the cross icon and confirm the deletion.
The same can be done from the iPhone settings in the "Storage" menu.
Go to Settings.> The main ones.> Statistics.> Repository. "
Tap on the desired application. A window opens with information about its total (including data) size.
Tap on "Uninstall a program" and confirm. Done, the application and all its files will be deleted.
The third and final method of removal via iTunes is to cancel its synchronization between the PC and the iOS device. I talked about this in the article "3 ways to install applications from the App Store on the iPhone or iPad" (link).
Select a device in the menu located next to the iTunes Store button (top right).
Go to the "Programs" tab.
Next to the application to be deleted, in the list of downloaded programs, click on the "Delete" button. If the application is not installed in the device’s memory, instead of the “Uninstall” button, “Install” will be displayed. Then click Sync.
The application that you marked “demolition” will be removed from the iPhone. Similarly, it can be reinstalled.
In addition to applications, free space in the iOS device is eaten by photos, videos, music, contacts, notes and other important information. But there is another secret (for many) memory eater – Safari.
Apple’s mobile web browser works like any other: when a site loads, it loads its contents into temporary storage (cache). This is done in order to speed up page loading when accessing them again.
When you re-access the cache-loaded web pages, the cached data is not downloaded from the servers again, but retrieved from the cache. On the one hand, this allows you to save on traffic and get fast loading of web pages, on the other hand, you have to put up with the fact that the cache "eats" memory.
So, if you are actively using an iPhone or iPad for "Internet surfing", be prepared for the fact that the Safari cache can take up a lot of memory space. This amount depends on how much data the server hosting the site has allowed to cache. The owner of the iPhone can not limit this size, it remains only to periodically clean.
How to clear Safari cache on iPhone
- Go to Settings.> Safari. "
To delete all temporary files, tap on “Delete cookie and data”.
If you want to delete cached data for an individual site, you should cherish the menu “Extras.> Site Data. "
This menu provides information about all sites using the Safari cache: the total amount of data they occupy and the size of each site. To delete data for one site, tap on “Change”, and then on the red icon in front of its name.
Confirm the removal by tapping on “Delete”. All data for the selected site will be deleted and the next time it is visited, it will be downloaded from the server again, and not unloaded from the cache.
Here you can delete the cached data of all sites. To do this, tap on "Delete all data."
So, in fact, everything is simple. Now you know how to remove the “problem” application from the iPhone or completely clear its memory.
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