This post will walk you through restoring the default network configuration on the 3rd generation special edition iPhone. Here’s a quick guide on how to reset network settings on iPhone SE 3 (2022).
Is your iPhone experiencing network problems such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or cellular connection errors? If so, then resetting the network settings on the device might help. Consider this as the last resort if the problem continues after performing the basic network solutions.
iOS Network Reset Overview
The iOS network settings are customizable. That said, the default network options can be altered by end-users depending on how they’d like network-related features and services to work on their iOS devices.
Every iOS device also comes with an option to reset network settings back to the factory configuration.
Triggering the iOS network reset command will delete log information for your Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth devices and pairing setup, mobile network preferences and stored VPN data.
But unlike a factory reset, a network settings reset does not delete any saved user data on the phone.
To be more specific, here are the information that the network reset deletes from the iPhone:
- paired Bluetooth devices and Bluetooth preferences
- Wi-Fi networks and passwords
- cellular data network preferences including 4G and 5G settings (mobile data)
- VPN settings and preferences
Any information relevant to mobile preferences that you’ve created and added on your device from the initial setup will also be deleted in the process except for any mobile carrier functionality and your account information.
This process also does not affect the iPhone’s network functions such as SMS, calls and network applications.
If you’re new to iOS and wondering how to carry out a network reset on the new iPhone SE 3 device, the outlined steps will walk you through the entire process.
Steps to Reset Network Settings on iPhone SE 3
Performing the following steps will delete all recent changes made to your iPhone’s network settings including saved Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, APNs, VPN connections and other relevant information.
There’s no need to back up downloaded apps and files from the internal storage because a network reset does not affect any user data. That said, all your important information is safe.
Just follow these steps whenever you’re all set to reset your iPhone SE 3.
Step 1: From the Home screen, tap the Settings icon to launch the iOS Settings app.
Step 2: In the Settings menu, find and then tap General.
Step 3: On the succeeding window, scroll down and then tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.
Step 4: Tap Reset on the next screen to continue. Another menu opens with a list of general reset options.
Step 5: Tap Reset Network settings to proceed. If prompted, enter your passcode to authorize reset.
Step 6: Read the reset details on the next pop-up screen and then tap Reset network settings to confirm.
Wait for the phone to finish resetting. When the reset is completed, automatic system reboot instigates.
As soon as the phone boots up, all original network settings and configurations are reinstated.
By then you can start reconfiguring network-related features individually. This means the need for you to set up a Wi-Fi network to connect your iPhone to the internet and get back online.
Network Reset as iOS Network Fix
Resetting network settings on the iPhone is also considered as a potential solution to various types of network connectivity issues in different iOS devices. This reset is typically deemed among the last options when troubleshooting network-related issues, particularly with symptoms that instigated after reconfiguring network options and installing new updates.
The entire reset process only takes a few seconds so there’s no need to worry about the possibility of your device being stuck unless it runs out of battery.
Again, this reset does not delete any saved user data from the iPhone storage so you won’t lose any important files for as long as the correct reset option is selected. Again, a network settings reset is different from a factory reset.
And that’s all about restoring the default network values and options using the iOS reset network settings command on the iPhone SE 3 (2022).
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