How to do a Soft Reset or Hard Reset on iPhone 6

At this point in the game, we all know that iPhones are great devices that offer incredible performance thanks to the combination of their technical and iOS features. However, the continued use of the iPhone, added to the fact that we are gradually filling it up with things, means that sometimes a Soft reset or a Hard reset is necessary to get it working properly again.

iOS is a very solid and stable operating system , but from time to time you may notice that it doesn’t work as usual and becomes slow and cumbersome. On the other hand, you may also find that apps that once worked perfectly on your iPhone 6 now won’t open or close unexpectedly.

How to do a Soft Reset or Hard Reset on iPhone 6
How to do a Soft Reset or Hard Reset on iPhone 6

If your iPhone 6 doesn’t work properly you can do several things to try and fix it . One of them is to restart it through a soft reset or hard reset, so you won’t lose any information or configuration; the other is to restore it to factory settings.

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The iPhone is a device that is on 24 hours a day, at least in my case. That, added to the continuous use, can cause certain processes to be left consuming system resources in memory and battery, as well as some processes not to close completely making your iPhone 6 not work as well as you would like.

Let’s see how we can fix it…

Soft reset

Doing a soft reset does not pose any danger to your iPhone 6, as all it does is free up the device’s RAM to reset the operating system’s software routines and end all the processes that have been wrongly closed. To do this, simply press and hold the iPhone 6 sleep button until a slider appears at the top to turn the device off.

All you have to do is turn off your iPhone 6 and turn it back on again. Done!

Hard reset

Another option you have to try to make your iPhone 6 work as fast as it does at first is to force a hard reset, a technique that is usually very useful when an application gets stuck. To do this, simply press and hold the Home button and the standby button on your smartphone until the screen turns off and the app logo appears .

This other option for restarting the iPhone 6 will not cause you to lose any applications or settings you have . In fact, even Apple recommends doing this when there are problems with the software, so there’s nothing to worry about.

If this doesn’t work… restore it from the factory

Normally, after a soft reset or hard reset, the iPhone works quickly and smoothly again. But if after restarting the iPhone 6 the problems still persist , you may have to restore it to factory settings to leave it as fresh out of the box.

Before restoring your iPhone 6 from the factory , we recommend making a backup so you don’t lose your apps, photos, music, and other things. Luckily I haven’t had to restore my iPhone many times, but when I have, I’ve chosen to start from scratch without putting in a backup, although that’s up to you. Also, you can clean up applications that you don’t use, which is never a bad thing.

Once this is done, you have two options: On the one hand, from the same iPhone 6 you have several options to reset the settings or delete all content and settings . To do this, go to Settings – General – Reset , and there choose the option that suits you best.

On the other hand, if your problem is bigger, what you need to do is restore iPhone 6 to try to correct those errors. In this case you have to open iTunes on your computer, connect your iPhone and access the “Summary” tab . There you just have to click on the “Restore” option, confirm it and wait for iTunes to do its job.

As you may have seen, doing a Soft reset or a Hard reset to the iPhone 6 is something very simple and can be very useful when solving these little performance problems. On the other hand, the restore process is not very complicated either, although it is an option that is better left as a last resort.

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