How to Erase or Wipe iPhone Without Passcode [New]

If you forget your iPhone passcode, you won’t be able to erase it through the traditional method. So, you can try the tips given below to learn how to erase iPhone without a passcode.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 22, 2024
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If you need to erase your iPhone when you forgot your password or you don’t have the password for it, free get the latest version of AnyUnlock to completely wipe a locked iPhone now. iPhone 15 is also supported.

What will you do if you seek to sell your iPhone to a new user? Yes! You will need to completely wipe your iPhone’s settings and content. Normally, iPhone allows you to reset your iPhone to factory settings via the Settings app. However, you will be asked to enter the passcode if you proceed to further steps. Moreover, although you can access the locked iPhone using fingerprint authentication, or Touch ID/Face ID, you still need to enter the passcode if you want to factory reset the device to wipe out all data, or when you restart the device, updating system software, swiping up to unlock your iPhone, etc. And, iPhone can be disabled if you forgot the passcode and entered the wrong passcode several times.

As we all know, an iPhone passcode can protect your privacy secretly, but sometimes you can’t remember the iPhone passcode after you changed your iPhone password, or you may find that the iPhone passcode not working due to unexpected reasons. So, how to reset an iPhone that you don’t have the password for?

By adopting the methods in this post, you can erase your iPhone without a password on your own. 

How to Wipe an iPhone without Passcode

How to Wipe an iPhone without Passcode

Now, if you want to erase all the data without an iPhone passcode, or you are just locked out of your device and want to wipe your iPhone to restart, read this post and you will get the proven tips to erase/wipe an iPhone without a password.

Erase/Wipe iPhone without Password Using iTunes

iTunes/Finder is the best method to erase your iPhone without a passcode. It is Apple’s proprietary device management software that allows users to make a backup of their device as well as restore it to default settings. You can use iTunes to restore your locked iPhone and erase it without a passcode.

Just follow these steps:

1. Open iTunes or Finder and update it to the latest version.

2. Make sure that your iPhone isn’t connected to your computer.

3. Put your iPhone into Recovery Mode.

  • For iPhone X or later: Press and hold the Side button and one of the volume buttons to turn off your iPhone. Then connect your iPhone to your computer while holding the Side button, holding Side button until you see the Recovery Mode screen.
  • For iPhone 7/ 7 Plus: Press and hold the Side button to turn off your iPhone. Then connect your iPhone to your computer while holding the Volume down button, holding Volume down button until you see the Recovery Mode screen.
  • For iPhone SE(1st generation)/iPhone 6s and earlier: Press and hold the Side (or Top) button to turn off your iPhone. Then connect your iPhone to your computer while holding the Home button, holding Home button until you see the Recovery Mode screen.

Read this post to fix iTunes not recognizing iPhone in Recovery Mode if you need it.

Step 4Now Restore your iPhone with iTunes/Finder. In iTunes or Finder: Locate your iPhone > Find and click the Restore iPhone option > The Finder or iTunes will download the latest iOS software for your iPhone.

Step 5Set up your iPhone again. You can follow the steps to set up your iPhone again, and the iPhone now is erased and will be set up as a new phone.

How to Erase iPhone without Passcode Using iTunes

How to Erase iPhone without Passcode Using iTunes

This method will only work when you have previously synced with iTunes as your iPhone will prompt you to trust this computer if it’s your first time syncing and this will require you to unlock your iPhone using a passcode.

Also Read: How to Backup Locked iPhone before Delete Everything on iPhone >

Erase/Wipe iPhone without Passcode or iTunes via AnyUnlcok [Safe & Easy]

How to Erase iPhone without Passcode? You want to do an iPhone factory reset without password? If you can’t use the above method to erase the iPhone without passcode, then you can seek help from a professional iOS unlocking toolkit – AnyUnlockWith the help of AnyUnlock, you can Erase iPhone without passcode in only 3 simple steps. After resetting, you can remove the old iCloud account or Apple ID and create a new one to enjoy your device and its services as you like.

AnyUnlock is a one-stop iPhone unlocker that is designed to unlock any password. With this tool, you can unlock your iPhone that is available for both Windows as well as Mac machines. The latest iOS 17 is supported. And when you can access your phone, you may reset a new passcode. See the main features of AnyUnlock below:

  • It allows you to erase your iPhone even without a passcode, so you don’t have to enter it.
  • Unlock  4-digit or 6-digit numeric code, Touch ID, Face ID, etc.
  • Unlock your iPhone or iPad without restoring. Simple and no tech skills required.
  • Your device will not be damaged in any way. Your privacy will not be compromised. 100% safe and reliable.
  • As an all-around iOS unlocker, AnyUnlock can also help you unlock iPhone/iPad screen, remove screen time passcode, bypass MDM restrictions, find Apple ID, unlock SIM card, etc.

Now, you can get the latest version of AnyUnlock, and get into the locked iPhone right away.

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To erase iPhone without passcode with AnyUnlock:

Step 1. Launch the AnyUnlock and connect your iPhone to it > Click Unlock Screen Passcode.

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Step 2. Follow the on-screen instructions to put your iPhone into recovery mode. Download the iOS firmware for your device model.

Get a Matching Firmware

Get a Matching Firmware

Step 3. When the firmware downloading is finished, click Unlock Now. 

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Step 4. Then AnyUnlock will start unlocking automatically. Wait a minute and you will see Screen passcode removed successfully below. And iPhone will be erased and updated to the latest iOS version.

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

Further Reading: Top iPhone Backup Extractor [FREE & PAID] >

Erase/Wipe iPhone without Password via iCloud

If you have Find My iPhone enabled on your iPhone, then you can use iCloud to erase or wipe your iPhone without a passcode.

To wipe iPhone data without passcode with iCloud:

  1. Go to in a web browser and sign in with your iCloud account.
  2. Click on Find My iPhone and then click on “All Devices”.
  3. Select your iPhone from the list.
  4. Then, click on “Erase iPhone” to erase all data on your iPhone.
Choose Erase iPhone

Choose Erase iPhone

Erase/Wipe iPhone without Password via DFU Mode

Apple provides 2 Recovery modes for users to reset their iOS devices. With DFU mode, you can reset your iPhone to any version of the iOS system.

Here are the steps to erase your iPhone without passcode with the DFU mode.

  1. Connect your iPhone to the computer, generally, iTunes would turn on automatically, if not, please turn on your iTunes on your computer.
  2. Now, press the buttons on your iPhone and force it into DFU mode. DFU mode will show a completely dark screen on iPhone which is quite different from the Recovery mode.
  3. You need to download iOS firmware through to your computer.
  4. Well, you can use iTunes to install the iOS firmware on your iPhone now. After it finished installing, you should exit the DFU mode.

This tip may take some time to complete. Once it is finished, you could get a totally new iPhone with a new system.

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to reset your iPhone when you forgot screen passcode. You can first try iTunes or Finder on Mac computer to restore iPhone. And with AnyUnlock, you can easily get into a locked iPhone without the passcode or iTunes when your iPhone is disabled. Download it and unlock your iPhone now!

AnyUnlock – Wipe Your iPhone without Passcode

AnyUnlock gets 12 iPhone lock removal tools, including iPhone screen passcode, Apple ID, screen time password, SIM lock, etc. With it, you can easily get into the locked iPhone when you forgot the passcode or need to wipe your iPhone.

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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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