Keep holding them until you see the recovery mode screen. iPhone 6s or earlier, including iPhone SE (1st generation), and iPod touch (6th generation) or earlier: Press and hold both the Home and the top (or side) buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the recovery mode screen.
Go to itunes.com/restore-tones.
Open Settings > [Your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup on your iPhone. Turn on the switch for iCloud Backup and tap the Back Up Now button that appears. Your phone is then backed up to iCloud. After the backup completes, return to the previous screen to see how much iCloud space the backup ate up.
How to restore an iPhone from iCloud
2 ways to restore iPhone from iCloud
Go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset. Choose an option: WARNING: If you choose the Erase All Content and Settings option, all of your content is removed. See Erase iPhone.
A hard reset basically force-reboots your iPhone, which is useful if the device is freezing, throwing up errors, or has stopped responding completely. DFU mode, on the other hand, restores an iPhone if a reset or standard Recovery Mode doesn't solve the problem you're experiencing.
Press the Home button while connecting the device to the computer. Keep holding the Home button until you see the “Connect to iTunes” screen. Step 3: In the message that pops up in iTunes, select “Restore” and iTunes will reset the device. Keep the iPhone connected to the computer until the process is complete.
It usually takes between 1 and 2 hours to restore an iPhone 6. It usually takes about an hour to restore an iPhone 6, but the time may vary depending on the amount of data that needs to be transferred.
Step 1: Go to https://www.icloud.com/#find on any browser and sign in with your Apple credentials. Step 2: Select the locked iPhone under “Devices”. Step 3: Click “Erase iPhone” and then confirm the action by clicking “Erase” again. You may need to enter your Apple ID password before the process can begin.
Method 3. Reset iPhone 6 without iTunes via iCloud
Method 2: Hard reset an iPhone with Home + Power buttons Hold the sleep/wake button ( It is located on the right side of iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus. On iPhone 5 or lower models it's located on the top of the phone.) and the Home button at the same time. Hold them both until you see the screen go black.
If the GPS's signal is poor and the location service won't work caused by network connection issue, you can reset iPhone network settings to fix the problem. Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Reset Network Settings". This reset will erase your saved Wi-Fi passwords, VPN and APN settings on your iPhone.
All replies. The erase will do a clean wipe of the iPhone and pretty much reset it back to factory new condition except that it keeps the current version of the firmware. A restore from iTunes will bring it back to the most current version of the firmware. It does not do a clean wipe though.