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3Gs Hard Reset

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mactreouser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 20, 2012 7:45 AM

Hi friends,


I'm the 3Gs user. Recently, facing battery issue or s'ld I say Auto-Shut Down issue? It just a crazy issue...

Updated to the latest 5.1 version, but, it doesn't help to the issue above. I wish to have a hard reset General->Reset->Reset All Settings. Is this the path s'ld I take?


Just wondering:


1) Hard Reset after iTune Backup, will all data like Message, Contact, Email contents, Videos, Photos and Apps c'ld be able to returned to the last scene like before Hard Reset?


2) What s'ld I concern before Hard Reset?


Thanks for help. I'm really frustrated to the issue above.

  • Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (16,815 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:09 AM (in response to mactreouser)

    Try to set it up as new device, if necessary without using the latest backup:

    Backing Up, updating, and restoring your iPhone and iPod touch software

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,680 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:42 AM (in response to mactreouser)

    1. There is no such thing as a "hard" (or "soft") reset in iPhone terminology.  See the User Guide, Appendix B for info about iPhone troubleshooting steps


    2. If you mean phone reset (press both home and on/off buttons until the Apple logo appears), no data is deleted from the phone.


    3. If you actually mean "restore", all data is returned to the phone if you use a backup and sync.  If you restore as new, without using a backup, some data is lost (messages, recent calls, contacts [if you aren't also syncing contacts], photos, etc.)


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