How to Reset/Erase iPhone Without iCloud Password

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

By iMobie | Posted on: Jan. 03, 2019, Last Updated: Jan. 03, 2019

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 or remove malfunctioning app that you can’t identify. By resetting your device, you will erase all data on your device, including settings, apps, accounts, music, images, videos, etc. Normally, to factory reset iPhone, you can go to iCloud.com and log in your iCloud account to complete the job. But this method can’t be used if you forget the iCloud passcode.

Then is it possible to reset iPhone without iCloud password? The answer is absolutely YES. In the following guide, we will show you how to reset/erase iPhone without iCloud password, applying to iPhone XS/XR, iPhone X/8/7/6/5/4.

Method 1. How to Reset/Erase 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 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

Method 2. How to Reset/Erase iPhone without iCloud Password via iTunes

If you have never synced your iPhone with iTunes, then you can use recovery mode to erase iPhone without 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 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

Method 3. How to Reset/Erase iPhone without iCloud Password via PhoneRescue

If you prefer a more labor-saving yet time-saving way to reset iPhone without so many limitations like above two ways, then PhoneRescue 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 over 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 then entire process. Besides that, it helps you fix various annoying iPhone errors effortlessly, like iPhone running slowly, getting stuck in black screen, white screen and Apple logo or even in restarting loop. It is also capable of recovering lost files on iPhone iPad as well.

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

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to 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

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

Step 2. Choose 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

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

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

Step 4. Download firmware package.

After entering Recovery mode, click “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

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

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

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

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to reset/erase iPhone 4/5/6/7/8/X/XR/XS without iCloud password. If you will meet other trouble while factory resetting iPhone without iCloud password, leave them in the comment section below and we will reply you soon. If you find this guide useful, share it to help more iPhone users who are stuck on the same problem.

iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.