How to Erase iPhone Without Passcode

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.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: Jun. 05, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 05, 2018
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iPhone allows you to do a factory reset of your device to erase all data on it. There are many situations where you would want to erase the data on your iPhone like if you want to sell it to someone, or you just forget the password to it or both. But without the passcode, you won’t be able to access the settings of your device to perform the factory reset. So, you would need a solution on how to erase iPhone without password.

Forgot iPhone Password - How to Erase

Forgot iPhone Password – How to Erase

Erasing iPhone without passcode is one of the most asked queries on the internet as most of the iPhone users keep the passcode on their iPhone and sometimes they even forget it. Though they can unlock their iPhone using fingerprint authentication in iPhone 5S and above, they will still need the passcode if they want to do a factory reset of their device to wipe out all data. So, in this post, we will tell you some tips on how to erase iPhone without passcode.

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How to Erase iPhone Without Passcode

It is very frustrating to get locked out of your own iPhone when you forget its passcode. Since you are locked out of your device; you can’t erase it using the normal method. So, here, we have given some of the best tips on how to erase/wipe an iPhone without passcode.

Tip 1: Erase iPhone without Password using iTunes

iTunes is the best method to erase your iPhone without passcode. It is the 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.

Step 1 Launch iTunes on your computer and then connect your iPhone to it using the USB cable.

Step 2 Then click on the iPhone icon below the menu bar and then “Summary” to go to device settings.

Step 3 Finally, click on “Restore iPhone” to start the restoration process and erase the iPhone.

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 with Trust this computer if its first time syncing and this will require you to unlock your iPhone using passcode.

Tip 2: Erase iPhone without Password using iCloud

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

Step 1 Go to iCloud.com in a web browser and sign in with your iCloud account.

Step 2 Click on Find My iPhone and then Click on “All Devices”.

Step 3 Select your iPhone from the list.

Step 4 Then, click on “Erase iPhone” to erase all data on your iPhone.

How to Erase iPhone without Password Using iCloud

How to Erase iPhone without Password Using iCloud

Tip 3: Erase iPhone without Password using Recovery Mode

If you can’t use the above method to erase iPhone without a passcode, then you can use the recovery mode on your iPhone to erase it. Follow the below steps to learn how to erase iPhone without password using Recovery mode.

Step 1 Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes on it.

Step 2 Power off your device and then put in into recovery mode by pressing the Home + Power button until the Connect to the iTunes screen appears.

Step 3 Click on Restore button in iTunes to erase the data on your iPhone.

How to Erase iPhone without Password using Recovery Mode

How to Erase iPhone without Password using Recovery Mode

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 The Bottom Line

Forgetting the passcode on your iPhone will render you unable to use your iPhone. So, you need to erase your iPhone through an alternate method which requires a passcode to erase your iPhone. In this post, we have given you some of the best tips on how to erase iPhone without passcode. You can follow these tips to restore your iPhone and wipe all data on it.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.

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