How to Erase All Content and Settings on iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR

Want to erase all content and settings on iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR? This guide will tell you how to completely wipe an iPhone, even without Apple ID. Which also means you can factory reset iPhone without a passcode.

By Stephen Wilson | Posted on: Sep. 17, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 17, 2018
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For some reason, you want to erase all content and settings on iPhone, like you are selling it, or you just cannot stand the slow iPhone and want to completely reset the device to get it back up speed as well as free up storage space. Then how to make it?

In this guide, we will show you the detailed steps on how to erase an iPhone. In addition, we will also tell you how to factory reset iPhone without Apple ID/passcode. Let’s get it on.

In case you may need the iPhone data in the future, just backup your iPhone firstly: How to Backup iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR

Also Read: How to Delete Messages on iPhone Completely >

Part 1. How to Erase an iPhone with Apple ID

Method 1. How to Erase an iPhone Directly

Step 1. Settings > Tap on General > Tap on Reset > Tap on Erase All Content and Settings.

How to Erase All Content and Settings on iPhone

How to Erase All Content and Settings on iPhone

Step 2. Tap on Erase iPhone > Tap on Erase iPhone to confirm > Enter your passcode > Enter your Apple ID and password to turn off Activate Look and delete the device from Find my iPhone.

Also Read: How to Recover Deleted Files from iPhone >

Method 2. How to Erase an iPhone Using iTunes

Step 1. Turn off Find My iPhone: on your device go to Settings > iCloud to make it.

Step 2. Open iTunes > Connect your iPhone to Computer > Trust the computer.

Step 3. Select your iPhone > Click on Summary > Click Restore iPhone…

How to Erase an iPhone

How to Erase an iPhone

Part 2. How to Erase iPhone without Apple ID/Passcode

Here in this part, we will tell you how to factory reset iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR without Apple ID/passcode.

Method 1. How to Erase iPhone without Apple ID Using DFU Mode via iTunes

Step 1. Open iTunes > Connect your iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR to computer.

Step 2. Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode: Press the Home button and wake/sleep button until you see the Recovery screen (for iPhone 7, press volume down button and wake/sleep button) > Click OK on the pop-up window in iTunes.

Step 3. Click Summary > Choose Restore iPhone…

Don’t Miss: What is Other on My iPhone >

Method 2. How to Erase iPhone without Apple ID and without iTunes

To factory reset iPhone without passcode & iTunes, as well as erase iPhone without Apple ID, you need a tool called PhoneClean. PhoneClean is a powerful iOS cleaning tool that can help users clean all kinds of junk files and free up space on iDevice. Now in the latest version, it adds a new function called Erase Clean, which can help you erase an iOS Device (like iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) without Apple ID. It will completely delete all of you data on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

Step 1. Download PhoneClean and open it > Connect your iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR to computer with USB cable > Click Erase Clean tab.

How to Erase iPhone without Apple ID – Step 1

How to Erase iPhone without Apple ID – Step 1

Step 2. Click Erase Now button.

How to Wipe iPhone without Apple ID – Step 2

How to Wipe iPhone without Apple ID – Step 2

Step 3. PhoneClean will load the data on your iPhone firstly, and then erase your iPhone.

How to Reset iPhone without Apple ID – Step 3

How to Reset iPhone without Apple ID – Step 3

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to erase an iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR without Apple ID, as well as how to factory reset iPhone without passcode. If you prefer an easy and quick way, PhoneClean can be your best choice. What’s more, it can also help you delete unwanted files and junk files to free up your iPhone. Just try it by yourself >

Stephen Wilson

Member of @iMobie_Inc., a die-hard fan of Apple and MOBA games, is always passionate about offering and sharing solutions to any Apple related problems, as well as Android.