How to Factory Reset A Locked iPhone

     Hello everyone.  Thats right you did read the title of this post correctly.  I am going to walk you through the simple steps to factory reset a locked iPhone.  Why?  Because I got my hand on a older iPhone so I can finally learn more about iOS.  As I learn more I will post more here for people who may not be too similar with the more inner workings of their iPhones.  Now how do you factory reset a locked iPhone?  Well we need to put it into recovery mode.  Before we get started you will need a couple things.

  1. The locked iPhone.
  2. The USB cabled for the iPhone.
  3. A computer with iTunes installed on it.
     Ok now for resetting the iPhone.
  1. Turn off your device and leave it off for the time being.
  2. Hold down the Home button on your iPhone as you plug it into your computer that has iTunes installed on it.
  3. Keep holding down the Home button until you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen.
  4. Once this screen appears you may release the Home button.
  5. Now open iTunes on your computer if it has not already started.
  6. iTunes will see a iPhone in recovery mode and ask you if you would like to update and reset the phone.
  7. Say reset & update if you wish to reset the iPhone to factory condition.  You will lose everything on the iPhone when doing this.

     Your iPhone will now being resetting itself and updating to the most recent version of iOS that your iPhone can handle.  Wait until the iPhone is done resetting itself and you will be good to go.  Just walk through the standard new iPhone setup and poof, your iPhone is ready to go.
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