[Guide] How to Do An iPhone 15/15 Pro/Pro Max Hard Reset

This article explain what is a hard reset, and show you how to do an iPhone 15/15 Pro/Pro Max hard reset. There are 3 ways you can choose: by Settings, with FoneTool, or using iTunes.

Clara by Clara Updated January 3, 2024
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What Is A Hard Reset on iPhone 15/15 Pro/Pro Max?

A hard reset is a procedure that forcefully restarts your iPhone, also known as a force restart or force reboot. Do an iphone 15 pro hard reset can clear temporary files and can potentially address issues such as unresponsiveness or software glitches.

It's important to note that a hard reset results in the erasure of all data, settings, and personalization on the device. Therefore, you’d better back up your iphone at first.

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In the next article, we share you how to backup/transfer your iphone, and then tell you how to hard reset your iphone. Let’s start to read!

Preparation: Backup/Transfer iPhone 15 to Avoid Data Loss

Before you do an iphone 15 hard reset, you can choose to backup or transfer your iPhone data to iCloud, PC, or other external devices you like. Here we show you 2 ways to do this task.

Way 1. Backup iPhone to iCloud

The first way is to use iCloud to back up your iPhone data. But notice that iCloud only provides 5 GB of free storage to save your files, and the icloud sync very slow. If you don’t mind this limitation, you can follow the below steps to back up iphone with icloud.

Step 1. Go to Settings > Tap [your account].

Step 2. Locate iCloud > Tap iCloud Backup > Turn on iCloud Backup.

Step 3. Tap Back Up Now to create a backup.

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Way 2. Full Backup iPhone to Computer

If you seek a faster way to backup your iPhone data before hard reset iphone 15 pro, you can use the professional third-app FoneTool to help you. It is a powerful iOS data transfer and backup tool, you can fully back up your iPhone 15 pro to a computer with one click, or selectively back up photos, contacts, videos, music, messages, Safari history, etc.

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enlightened Wide compatibility: It supports all models from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 15, including iPhone Pro/Pro Max/Mini, iPod, and compatible with all iOS versions.

Now, you can download FoneTool by the below button and follow the guide to free back up your iPhone easily.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer > Open FoneTool > Choose Phone Backup > Locate Full Backup > Tap Get Started. If you need to, you can go to Selective Backup.

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Step 2. You can enable Backup Encryption to protect your privacy > Set a backup storage path > Tap Start Backup.

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Step 3. After that, you can go to the Backup History page > Click your backups to restore them.

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Besides, FoneTool also supports you back up your iPhone via transferring features. You can transfer iPhone to iphone, or share files between iPhone and PC. Just connect your iPhone to PC > Go to Phone Transfer.

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How to Do A Hard Reset on iPhone 15 Pro - 3 Ways

In the following section, there are 3 ways to perform an iphone 15/15 Pro/15 Pro Max hard reset: by Settings, with FoneTool, or using iTunes.

Way 1. Hard Reset Your iPhone by Settings

After you prepared an iPhone backup, you can check this guide to hard reset by Settings on your iPhone 15 pro.

Step 1. Go to Settings.

Step 2. Tap General > Select Transfer or Reset iPhone option.

Step 3. Click Erase All Content and Settings > Input your passcode to confirm the operation.

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Way 2. Do An iPhone 15 Pro Hard Reset with FoneTool

FoneTool is an all-in-one software, it also helps you rest iphone to factory settings. It offers the data erase functions, you can erase all data or delete private data on your iphone. If you want to sell your iPhone, you can use FoneTool to wipe your data permanently without the risk of being restored.

Install FoneTool and follow the steps to learn how to hard reset iphone 15 Pro/Pro Max.

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Step 1. Plug the iPhone into your PC > Go to FoneTool > Tap Toolbox > Choose Data Eraser.

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Step 2. Select Erase all data > Tap Get Started.

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Step 3. Click Erase Data icon to confirm to erase all contents and settings on your iPhone 15 Pro.

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Way 3. Use iTunes to Factory Reset iPhone Device

You can also use iTunes to solve the problem of how to hard reset iphone 15 pro. Here is the guide:

Step 1. On your computer, download and install iTunes with the latest version.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the PC with USB > Open iTunes.

Step 3. Within iTunes, tap the Device tab > Go to Summary > Choose Restore iPhone... option to reset your devices.

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FAQs on iPhone 15 Pro Hard Reset

After reading the above contents, you may also want to know:

1. How long does it take for the iPhone 15 Pro to restart after a hard reset?

The iPhone 15 Pro typically restarts within a few seconds after a hard reset. If it takes longer, ensure you continue holding the Side button until the Apple logo appears.

2. What should I do if iphone 15 hard reset not working?

If you find that the standard hard reset methods are not working on your iPhone 15, you can these solutions:

  • Update iOS
  • Use different hard reset method
  • Check for physical damage
  • Contact Apple Support

3. Will a hard reset fix battery-related problems on my iPhone 15 Pro?

A hard reset may resolve minor battery-related issues, but for persistent problems, it's recommended to check battery settings, update iOS, or seek assistance from Apple Support.


Performing an iphone 15 pro hard reset can be easily done by the detailed guide. Whether you choose to through Settings, the assistance of tools like FoneTool, or iTunes, it's essential to follow the recommended steps and ensure data backup to avoid any potential loss.

Choose the method that best suits your situation and enjoy a refreshed and responsive iPhone experience. Considering that FoneTool is a multi-functional software, which not only supports your backup and transmission, but also helps you to achieve hard reset, it is highly recommended to download and try it!

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