How to Factory Reset or Erase iPhone Without iCloud Password

Want to reset or erase your iPhone but forget iCloud password? Don’t worry. The guide below will provide several methods to show you how to reset or erase your iPhone without iCloud password.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 18, 2022
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AnyUnlock – Reset iPhone without iCloud Password or iTunes or iCloud

If you don’t know your Apple ID password, AnyUnlock helps reset your iPhone without an Apple ID password or iTunes or iCloud. Free download it now to have a try!

I would like to know, whether is possible to factory reset iPhone without iCloud password? I only want to erase my iPhone, but I have forgot my iCloud account password. Thanks in advance.

How to Reset iPhone Without iCloud Password

How to Reset iPhone Without iCloud Password

Resetting an iPhone is one of the best methods to fix any faulty settings on your iPhone. By resetting your device, you will erase all data on your device, including settings, apps, accounts, music, images, videos, etc. Normally, you can go to iCloud.com to factory reset your iPhone. But this method can’t be used if you forget the iCloud passcode.

Then is it possible to reset your iPhone without an iCloud password? The answer is an absolute YES. In the following guide, we will show you how to factory reset or erase iPhone without an iCloud or Apple ID password. Notably, these methods are applicable to all iPhone models, including iPhone 13/12/11/X, etc.

Reset iPhone without iCloud Password via Settings

To reset or erase iPhone without iCloud password, you can try to finish the task from Settings. But it requires you have disabled Find My iPhone feature on your iPhone. In addition, it will ask for a restriction passcode if you have set up your iPhone with one.

Step 1. Go to “Settings” on your iPhone > “General” > Scroll down and choose “Reset”.

Step 2. Choose “Erase All Content and Settings” > Enter your passcode if it is prompted, tap on “Erase iPhone” to confirm.

How to Factory Reset iPhone without iCloud Password via Settings

How to Factory Reset iPhone without iCloud Password via Settings

Factory Reset iPhone without iCloud Password via AnyUnlock

If you have forgotten your iCloud password or the Apple ID password, you can also factory reset your iPhone with a special-designed tool, AnyUnlock – iPhone Password Unlocker. With the help of AnyUnlock, you can factory reset iPhone when locked out of Apple ID, screen lock, iTunes backup, screen time passcode, etc. After resetting, you can remove the old iCloud account or Apple ID and create a new one to enjoy Apple music, and purchase apps, and games again. Note: Before resetting iPhone, make sure you have a local backup of the iPhone to avoid any data loss.

AnyUnlock – iPhone Unlock Software

  • Factory reset your iPhone without iCloud or Apple ID password.
  • Remove Apple ID/iCloud account from the iOS device via simple clicks.
  • After removing the iCloud account you can create a new one.
  • It also unlocks the iPhone screen, bypass MDM, screen time lock, etc.

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Here you can follow the steps below to remove Apple ID so as to reset iPhone without iCloud password.

Step 1. Select Unlock Apple ID

Download the latest version of AnyUnlock on your computer. Launch it and the homepage will be displayed as below. Then select the Unlock Apple ID option to get started.

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Step 2. Start to Unlock Apple ID and Reset iPhone

Connect your iPhone with a computer via USB cable and click Unlock Now button from the interface below. Then AnyUnlock will remove Apple ID automatically. Please do not disconnect your device until it restarts. Meanwhile, please don’t use your device or launch iTunes during removal.

Click the Unlock Now to Start the Unlocking Process

Click Unlock Now Button

Step 3. Remove Apple ID and Reset iPhone 

When the removal process is completed, you will see the interface below.

Apple ID Removed Successfully

Apple ID Removed Successfully

After the Apple ID gets removed successfully, please DO NOT “Erase All Content and Settings” on the device or restore the device with iTunes/iCloud.

Reset iPhone without iCloud Password via iTunes

If you have never synced your iPhone with iTunes, then you can use recovery mode to erase your iPhone without an iCloud password. However, if the “Find My iPhone” feature is enabled on your device, your iPhone will be stuck at the iCloud activation lock page after the resetting process, as it needs the iCloud password to set up your iPhone. Also, this way is very time-consuming.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer via its USB cable > Open iTunes.

Step 2. Force restart your iPhone:

iPhone 12/11/XS/XR/X/8: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button > Press and quickly release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery-mode screen.

iPhone 7: Press and hold both the Side and Volume Down buttons at the same time > Keep holding them until you see the recovery-mode screen.

iPhone 6S or earlier: Press and hold both the Home and the Top (or Side) buttons at the same time > Keep holding them until you see the recovery-mode screen.

Step 3. Choose Restore when you see the Restore or Update screen. It will take more than 15 minutes to download software for your iPhone. If it is stuck on the recovery mode, you will need to repeat Step 2 and Step 3.

How to Reset/Erase iPhone without iCloud Password via iTunes

How to Reset/Erase iPhone without iCloud Password via iTunes

Reset iPhone without iCloud Password in 1 Click

To reset your iPhone without an iCloud password, here is another tool that can help you. AnyFix – iOS system recovery is designed to revive your Apple devices, including fixing 130+ system issues for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch/Apple TV, fixing 200+ iTunes errors, upgrading and downgrading to any iOS versions as you wish, enter/exit Recovery Mode with ease.

It also provides you with two reset modes to fulfill all your demands. With AnyFix, you can reset your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch without a passcode or iCloud password. Please note that reset iPhone will erase all data and settings on your device you need to back up your device data in advance.

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To reset iPhone without iCloud password in 1 click:

  1. Download and install AnyFix on your computer and launch it by double-clicking the icon.
  2. Connect your iPhone with a USB cable and choose Reset Device from the homepage. Then you will see the interface below.
  3. Choose 1-Click Reset since you can unlock the iPhone screen and tap on Reset Now >

Then AnyFix will start to reset your iPhone. When the process is ended, it will show you the Reset Completed interface.

Choose 1-Click Reset if you Can Unlock your Device

Choose 1-Click Reset if you Can Unlock your Device

Reset iPhone without iCloud Password via PhoneRescue for iOS

If you prefer a more labor-saving yet time-saving way to reset iPhone without so many limitations like the above four ways, then PhoneRescue for iOS can be the most ideal choice to do the job. PhoneRescue for iOS is a comprehensive and 100% safe iOS device manager that has helped millions of users reset iPhone iPad successfully, even without any password.

More importantly, PhoneRescue for iOS makes the complicated reset process as plain as 1 simple click. It just takes you a few minutes to finish the entire process. Besides that, it helps you fix various annoying iPhone errors effortlessly, like iPhone running slowly, getting stuck on a black screen, white screen, and Apple logo, or even in restarting loop. It is also capable of recovering lost files on iPhone or iPad as well.

Now, Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer first, and then follow the simple steps below to reset your iPhone without an iCloud password.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the Computer

Run PhoneRescue > Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable > Click on iOS Repair Tools mode > Click on Right Arrow at the bottom right corner to continue.

How to Reset/Erase iPhone without iCloud Password – Step 1

Choose Repair iOS System

Step 2. Choose the Reset Mode

Choose Advanced Mode, your iOS system will be updated to the latest version and all device data will be completely erased. If you choose Advanced Mode, it will repair your iOS system and the data on your iPhone won’t be erased.

How to Reset/Erase iPhone without iCloud Password – Step 2

Choose Standard Mode to Erase iPhone

Step 3. Enter Recovery Mode.

Follow the on-screen to enter your device to Recovery Mode. If the access failed, try again.

How to Reset/Erase iPhone without iCloud Password – Step 3

Enter Recovery Mode

Step 4. Download the Firmware Package

After entering Recovery mode, click the “Download” button to download the firmware for your device. It will take a few minutes to download the package.

How to Reset/Erase iPhone without iCloud Password – Step 4

Download a Matching Firmware

Step 5. Reset/Erase your iPhone

Once the download completes, it will reset your iPhone to factory settings automatically. Do not disconnect your iPhone until it restarts.

How to Reset/Erase iPhone without iCloud Password – Step 5

Restoring iPhone

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to reset or erase iPhone without an iCloud password. These methods also support factory reset iPad without iCloud password. If you meet other trouble while factory resetting iPhone without an iCloud password, leave them in the comment section below and we will reply to you soon. If you try AnyUnlock and find it useful, share it to help more iPhone users who are stuck on the same problem.

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Senior writer of the iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android-related issues.

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