How to Factory Reset iPhone without Passcode or iTunes

Reset iPhone without passcode

Resetting the iPhone is a quick way to solve many problems. For example, unlock an iPhone that has been disabled by entering the wrong passcode too many times, remove the Apple ID account from the iPhone, free up the iPhone space, and so on. This article provides several ways to reset your iPhone without a passcode.

How to Reset iPhone without passcode and iTunes

Forgot iPhone passcode and locked out of iPhone? Don’t panic, these following steps will help you factory reset your iPhone, even you don’t know the iPhone screen passcode and Apple ID password. Things to do:

  • Make sure your computer has internet access.
  • Download and install iPhone Passcode Refixer.
  • Download and install the latest version of iTunes.

Step 1: Launch the iPhone Passcode Refixer.

Launch the program and select the function “Unlock Lock Screen Password” to get started.

Click Unlock lock screen

Step 2: Make sure your iPhone is connected to your computer.

The software will automatically detect it. Click Start in the main interface.

Click Start

If the device cannot be detected, follow the onscreen instruction to boot the device into “Recovery Mode” or “DFU Mode”. A guide on how to get into Recovery Mode.

Step 3: Download the firmware package.

After your device is detected, click Download to continue.

Download the firmware package

Step 4: Start unlocking the iPhone lock screen.

After downloading the firmware to your computer, click “Unlock” to continue.

Start unlocking the iPhone lock screen

The whole process takes a few minutes. In the process of unlocking the iPhone passcode, please keep the device connected. All content and settings will be erased after this process completes.

Step 5: After unlocking the iPhone screen successfully, you can set up your iPhone.

Successfully reset the iPhone

How to reset iPhone without passcode and computer

For the lost devices or sold devices that have “Find My iPhone” enabled. Find my iPhone will not only help you find lost devices but also help you access your locked iPhone. Please note that using “Find My iPhone” will delete your passcode and all data.

Step 1: Sign in to icloud.com/find or use the Find My app on the other device (iPad or friend’s iPhone)

Step 2: Log in with the Apple ID and password that used on the locked iPhone.

Step 3: In the Devices list, tap the device you want to remove.

Step 4: Erase this iPhone.

Because the device is locked, don’t enter a phone number or message. Tap Next to continue.

Erase this iPhone

Step 4: When prompted, enter the password to continue. This will delete all data on the device, including passcode, Apple ID password, and iCloud Activation lock. If the device is offline, the remote erase begins the next time it connects to a Wi-Fi or cellular network. You receive an email when the device is erased.

Step 5: When the device is erased, tap Remove This Device, then tap Remove.

Remove this device

After removing your iPhone, you can set up and use your device.

How to factory reset iPhone without passcode using Recovery Mode

For unresponsive devices or dead devices that cannot be turned on, for example, iPhone is disabled or Apple ID is locked due you forgot Apple ID password and you’ve never synced with iTunes or set up Find My iPhone in iCloud, you can hard reset iPhone to factory settings by booting into recovery mode. Recovery mode will erase everything, including the locked password and Apple ID.

Step 1: Open the iTunes on a Mac or PC.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 3: Then follow the steps to boot into Recovery Mode.

iPhone X or later, and iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus:

Press and hold the Side button and one of the Volume buttons until the power off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your device. Connect your device to your computer while holding the Side button. Keep holding the Side button until you see the recovery-mode screen.

Boot iPhone x into Recovery Mode

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus:

Press and hold the Side button until the power off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your device. Connect your device to your computer while holding the Volume down button. Keep holding the Volume down button until you see the recovery-mode screen.

Boot iPhone 7 into Recovery Mode

iPhone 6s or earlier, or iPad with Home button:

Press and hold the Side (or Top) button until the power off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your device. Connect your device to your computer while holding the Home button. Keep holding the Home button until you see the recovery-mode screen.

Step 4: In iTunes, when you see the option to Restore or Update, choose to Restore and follow the instructions on the screen.

Restore iPhone in iTunes

iTunes will erase your iPhone and download software for your device. If it takes more than 15 minutes, your device will exit recovery mode and you’ll need to repeat steps 2-4. Wait for the process to finish. Then, you can set up and use your device.

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