The Apple iPhone and iPad iOS does a good job at providing users with plenty of reset options. Usually, a reset is an “all or nothing” kind of thing. With the iPhone and iPad though, you can reset single things like the keyboard dictionary or just the settings you’ve changed over the course of owning the device. Here’s how you can reset the settings if you are experiencing problems with the device.
Reset All Settings
- Open “Settings” > “General” > “Reset” and tap “Reset All Settings“.
All your preferences and settings are reset. Data such as your contacts list and media such as your songs and videos are not deleted.
Erase All Content and Settings
- Open “Settings” > “General” > “Reset” and tap “Erase All Content and Settings“.
All your data and media are deleted. You must sync device with your computer to restore contacts, songs, videos, and other data and media.
Reset Keyboard Dictionary
- Open “Settings” > “General” > “Reset” and tap “Reset Keyboard Dictionary“.
You add words to the keyboard dictionary by rejecting words iPhone or iPad suggests as you type. Tap a suggested word to reject it and add your word to the keyboard dictionary. Resetting the keyboard dictionary erases all words you’ve added.
Reset Network Settings
- Open “Settings” > “General” > “Reset” and tap “Reset Network Settings“.