Questions tagged [hard-reset]

This tag should be used specifically for questions about the hard reset process itself. Questions which simply involve a hard reset as part of troubleshooting or resolving an issue should not use this tag.

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Boot menu shows non-existent boot drives [duplicate]

I used to run a Boot Camp partition on my Macbook Air (Early 2015, Catalina). When I didn't need it anymore I deleted the partition using Disk Utility. However, I noticed that when I boot up my ...
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Forgot to remove sim card and possibly sign out of icloud before selling!

A couple of weeks ago, I sold an old iPhone 5. It hasn't been used for 3 years, and I can't remember what version of iOS it was running. It just occurred to me that I did not remove the sim card. I ...
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Reset NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC, all in one go from the terminal?

I'd like to run some code, go away and have a coffee and come back to a MacBook with the NVRAM, PRAM and SMC all reset (rather than doing them manually with yoga postures to press all the keys, ...
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How can I reset a disabled macbook pro 2010 [duplicate]

The password was reset a long time ago, and I have no idea of it. I do not have access to the original owner of the macbook pro. When I turn it on, I have to enter the firmware password, but of course ...
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Regain data from iphone 6s(not sure if plus) factory reset?

Sorry if this is not the right place to ask this, but I'm not sure of anywhere else I can post this. Some time ago I changed my iPhone(iPhone 6s or 6s plus, not sure which, should be latest ios, 12 ...
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Your computer is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes

I need to factory reset a MackBook Pro. Every time I start it up it takes ages to load and then I see this: Your computer is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes. I tried to restart the Mac with CMD +...
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Hard / Factory reset iPad 3 without device password and iTunes

I have an iPad 3 which is disabled and not connected to the Internet. It says that I should connect iTunes but then I have to accept the connection. When I press "Next", it says that I have to answer ...
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Why does Apple allow factory reset if passcode is forgotten? [duplicate]

I just came across the instructions to factory reset Apple device if one does not remember the device passcode: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204306 I am very new to Apple and I don't understand ...
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I cannot get out of recovery mode (OS X Utilities) by resetting or reinstalling the OS

I bought a used iMac and when I turn it on I am shown the OS X Utilities screen. I would like to install the operating system but I cannot do so. I have tried everything suggested on other questions ...
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Is it possible to perform a factory reset on an old Apple iMac (OS X Snow Leopard) without a disk

My mum's got an old Apple iMac from ca. 2009 which after 10 years is pretty much for it. I'd like to wipe the computer to get rid of any personal data before we get rid of it. Just in case. As an ...
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How do hard reset an iPhone 8 +

I googled the same question and found instructions that said press volume up, volume down then hold the power button. The problem I have is it just gets the off button. What I want is more details e.g....
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iPhone 7 won't force reset

My iPhone 7 has been disabled from too many password attempts. I try to do a force/ hard reset but the apple logo just fades on and off. IS there anything I can do? I really don't want to have to go ...
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**to reset iphone 6**(without connecting to itunes or without using home button)

My iphone home button doesn't work and it doesn't turn on. It shows the apple symbol and doesn't start. Trying to hard reset the phone. Whenever I am connecting it to the itunes, it is asking for the ...
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Cannot format “Macintosh HD”

I am trying to roll back my OS from High Sierra to Sierra. When I attempt to install it I get this; So I assumed I had to format my "Macintosh HD" partition to procced. However, when I tried to do ...
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i have not an apple id and password.i have iphone 5S.how unlock it without id or password [duplicate]

I have not an apple id and password.i have iPhone5s.how unlock it.
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How can you log out of iCloud if you forget the password?

I recently bought an iPhone 6 from a friend, and there's still an iCloud user on the phone. How can I log out of iCloud if I have no clue what the password is? Keep in mind I have no clue what my ...
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What takes place during an iPhone hard reset?

In response to an iPhone 7 freezing issue I'm having, it was suggested to try a hard reset (holding power + volume down for 10 seconds for iPhone 7 or holding power + home on older iPhones). This ...
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Should I be worried about doing a hard reset on my iPhone?

​Just for my curiosity and knowledge, from a Software and Hardware stand point prospective, the other day I was having a discussion with some iPhone users. The topic was the Hard Reset that you can ...
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Does hard reset downgrade device?

I just "repaired" an iPod Touch, 4th generation (MC540BT). A friend of mine didn't use it for a year because it didn't charge. After playing with it a little; I finally managed to turn it on and it ...
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Why does a Double Hard Reset help with iPhone issues?

My wife has an iPhone 3G, me an iPhone 4. Ever since she upgraded to iOS 4, her phone has been much slower than it was on iOS 3. My iPhone 4, upon upgrading to iOS 5, isn’t slower. However it has ...