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Got an iPhone? Learn how to set your alarm clock, remove apps, transfer music and video, use iMovie, use MMS, transfer contacts from your computer, take screen captures, change the ringtone, check stocks, type faster, check the weather, cut, copy and paste, control Apple TV, control iTunes, extend the life of your battery, and more with these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- USB cable
Connect iPhone to your computer
Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable.
Open iTunes, and confirm that your phone is properly connected and is in recovery mode. You should see a message telling your that your phone is in recovery mode and must be restored.
Select Restore under your iPhone's Summary tab in iTunes
Click on your iPhone in the Device column and go to the Summary tab. Then select the Restore option.
Backup your settings
Back up your iPhone settings by following the prompts in iTunes and selecting Backup.
Restore your iPhone
Restore your iPhone to its previous settings by selecting Restore when prompted by iTunes.
Keep iPhone connected until Restore is complete
Keep your iPhone connected to your computer until the restoration process is complete. When it is finished, your phone will restart and the Apple logo will appear.
Select the backup you want to restore your phone to
Select the most recent backup date from the drop-down menu when iTunes prompts you to set up your iPhone. Select Continue to complete the restoring process. Then disconnect your iPhone and breath a deep sigh of relief.