iPhone’s are one of the best creations of Apple which have won the hearts of millions all over the world. There are many who purchased the iPhone 3GS when it came out, but did face problems whose solution is a hard reset. For those whose handsets won’t turn on, or the display freezes and does not respond:
Press and hold the Home button below the screen for at least six seconds, until the application you were using quits. Turn the iPhone 4G off and turn it on again, if that does not work. Press and hold the Sleep/ Wake button on top of iPhone for a few seconds until a red slider appears, and then drag the slider. Then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
If that doesn’t work, reset iPhone 3GS. Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
Update or Restore iPhone 3G Software
Updating or restoring iPhone 3GS software can be done using iTunes. It is recommended to update your iPhone to use the latest software. You can also restore the software, which returns iPhone to its original state.
You must understand that all data is erased from iPhone 3GS, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, calendar information, and any other data, after the reset. All iPhone settings are restored to their original state.
- You must make sure you have a stable internet connection and the latest version of iTunes installed, from www.apple.com/itunes.
- Connect iPhone 3GS to your computer.
- In iTunes, select iPhone in the Source pane and click the Summary tab.
- Click “Check for Update.” iTunes tells you if there’s a newer version of the iPhone software available.
- Click Update to install the latest version of the software. Or click Restore to restore iPhone 3GS to its original settings and erase all data on iPhone. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process.
Through this article, you now know easy steps to hard reset the iPhone 3GS and how to update or restore its software. You can now enjoy customizing and tweaking your favorite device to the maximum.