How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes

If you wish to factory reset your iPhone or iPad but don’t have access to the iTunes app, don’t worry as the following guide will show you how you can factory reset an iPhone/iPad without the iTunes app, apply to iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4.

By iMobie | Posted on: Dec. 24, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 24, 2018

iPhone and iPad are two amazing and some of the most stable devices ever developed by Apple. However, that doesn’t mean they never get unstable or they never have issues. When an issue arises on your device, the one thing that you can do and that usually resolves the issue is you can factory reset your iPhone or iPad.

Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes

Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes

In order to reset your iOS device, you are going to need to use the supplementary iTunes app on your computer. While most users do have access to the app, there may be situations when you can’t access the app for some reasons but you still need to reset your device. Fortunately, you have a few methods available that let you factory reset iPhone or iPad without the iTunes app.

The following tutorial will walk you through the steps to reset an iPhone and iPad without iTunes. You can perform the below steps on most iPhone and iPad models including iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S/6, iPhone 5S/5, iPhone 4S/4.

Method 1. How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes – Settings

There’s an option on your iPhone/iPad that allows you to reset your device’s settings to the factory ones. The option is located in the Settings app that you can use to easily factory reset your iPhone or iPad without using the iTunes app. The following is how you can go about finding and using the option to reset your device:

Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes – Settings

How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes – Settings

Method 2. How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes – PhoneRescue

If, for some reasons, you can’t access the built-in reset option on your device or you just don’t want to lose anything while resetting your device, you have another method available to get the job done.

In this method, you are going to use a third-party app to reset your iPhone/iPad without iTunes. While there may be a number of apps claiming to be helping you reset your device, the one that we recommend you to use is PhoneRescue for iOS, as it is proved to be safe and effective. The following is how to factory reset an iPhone/iPad without iTunes using the PhoneRescue for iOS:

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue.

Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Connect your device to the computer via a USB cable > Choose iOS Repair Tools mode > Hit the Right Arrow on the bottom right corner to continue.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes via PhoneRescue – Step 1

How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes via PhoneRescue – Step 1

Step 2. Choose reset mode.

On the screen that follows, you will be asked what repair mode you would like to use to reset your device. You need to choose the one that says Standard Mode as it will get rid of all the data on your device and completely reset your device. The other mode will keep the data on the device which is for the users who just want to fix some iOS system problems.

How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes via PhoneRescue – Step 2

How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes via PhoneRescue – Step 2

Step 3. Enter in recovery mode.

Follow the steps as the screenshot shows to turn your device to Recovery Mode. If the access failed, try again.

How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes via PhoneRescue – Step 3

How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes via PhoneRescue – Step 3

Step 4. Download firmware package.

On the following screen, verify all the details are correct. Then, hit the button that says Download to download a firmware package for your device.

How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes via PhoneRescue – Step 4

How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes via PhoneRescue – Step 4

Step 5. Factory reset your iPhone or iPad.

Once the firmware has been downloaded, the app will reset your device automatically and you will see the following on your screen.

How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes via PhoneRescue – Step 5

How to Factory Reset iPhone/iPad without iTunes via PhoneRescue – Step 5

The Bottom Line

The above guide should teach you how to factory reset an iPhone/iPad without using the iTunes app. If you find this guide useful, just share it to help more iPhone iPad users who are stuck on this problem.

iMobie

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