iOS 15.2 Allows Users To Reset Their iPhone From The Lock Screen

iOS 15.2 Allows Users To Reset Their iPhone From The Lock screen
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Apple and its operating system iOS is acclaimed to be very reliable. But, it has a lot of drawbacks, too, one of which was needing to connect your iPhone to a PC/Mac to reset it. With the iOS 15.2 update, users can reset their iPhones right away from their lock screen.

Reset from lock screen just went live a couple of days ago, and while Apple is late to the party, we are glad it came. Now, let’s dive into how to reset your iPhone from the lock screen?

How to reset your iPhone from the lock screen?

An Internet connection is required to perform a factory reset. Also, make sure you remember the ID and password you used to set up the device and iOS 15.2 is a pre-requisite, and updating to this version of iOS will provide you with the option to reset from the lock screen. Once you are up and running on iOS 15.2, you can reset your iPhone in five simple steps,

An iPhone showing the Security Lockout screen. The Erase [Device] option is in the bottom corner of the screen. Avaible on iOS 15.2
  1. From your device’s Lock Screen, try entering your passcode until your device asks you to try again later. When you’re able to, repeat this step until you see the Erase [Device] option in the bottom corner of the screen.
  2. Tap Erase [Device], then tap Erase [Device] again to confirm.
  3. Enter your Apple ID password to sign out of your Apple ID on your device.
  4. Tap Erase [Device] to permanently delete all of your data and settings.
  5. When your device restarts, follow the onscreen instructions to set up your device again, restore your data and settings from a backup, and set a new passcode.

Yes, users will need to enter Apple ID and password. So, hey, if you were planning on resetting your friend’s iPhone, not this time. Apple indeed is late to provide this feature, but it offers polished features rather than releasing them half-baked.

Also read: Apple Releases ‘Tracker Detect’ App for Android to Dissuade AirTag Stalkers.

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