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Take Control of Your iPhone by Ted Landau

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Chapter . Reset or Restore Your iPhone

Sadly, a time may come when your iPhone starts behaving so badly that even the fixes and preventative tips in the previous section fail to have a sufficient positive effect.

Such serious symptoms include:

  • Frequent crashes or freezes that are not remedied by restarting your iPhone.

  • An unaccountably large Other section in the graph depicting the iPhone’s hard drive usage, as seen at the bottom of the iPhone’s Summary tab in iTunes.

  • Failure of an iPhone restart. Instead of going to the Home screen, it halts at the Apple logo or restarts itself again (and again, ad infinitum).

  • The Mac OS X single user mode screen appears at startup. It’s a black screen with white text, and it is closely related to the screen you can ...

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