How to Reset iPhone without Passcode via 2 Ways

Passcode is required if you want to perform a factory reset of your iPhone. If you don’t remember your iPhone passcode, in this article, we will give some easy solutions on how to reset iPhone without passcode.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: May. 17, 2018, Last Updated: May. 17, 2018
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The passcode is the safest and most reliable way to block unauthorized access to your iPhone. But what if you forget your iPhone passcode and finer authentication doesn’t work? You will be locked out your iPhone. If something like this ever happens to you, the only option left for you is to erase your iPhone passcode with a factory reset.

Factory reset is always a hard decision for any smartphone user as it will delete all your iPhone data and settings. After you factory reset iPhone, your iPhone will be reverted back to its factory condition. But as you are locked out of your iPhone, you can’t factory reset from iPhone Settings app. So, you would need an alternative way to reset iPhone without passcode.

Well, resetting your iPhone can be very troublesome when you don’t have access to the home screen. Even if finger authentication works, you will still need the passcode to change your password or reset your device. So, to give a solution to your problem, below, we will tell you how to factory reset iPhone without password with 2 methods.

Method 1: How to Reset iPhone without Passcode using iTunes

You can use Apple’s proprietary software iTunes to factory reset your iPhone without passcode. But before you reset your iPhone, you need to make a backup of your iPhone so that you don’t lose any of your important files or other data. Follow the below steps to know how to factory reset iPhone without password/passcode using iTunes.

If you have backed up your iPhone in iTunes before and haven’t restart your iPhone after you connected it to iTunes in the last time, then iTunes won’t ask you to enter your password to back up the device again. You can backup your locked iPhone with iTunes as usual.

Step 1 Connect your iPhone to your computer using its original USB cable and launch iTunes.

Step 2 Click on the “Summary” tab on the left navigation pane and then select “Restore iPhone” option.

How to Reset iPhone without Passcode using iTunes - Step 2

How to Reset iPhone without Passcode using iTunes – Step 2

Step 3 Click on “Restore” when prompted for confirmation.

How to Reset iPhone without Passcode using iTunes - Step 3

How to Reset iPhone without Passcode using iTunes – Step 3

Step 4 iTunes will check for any new updates. You need to install those updates on your iPhone to reset it. Click on “Restore and update” to start the factory reset process.

How to Reset iPhone without Passcode using iTunes - Step 4

How to Reset iPhone without Passcode using iTunes – Step 4

Step 5 Wait for a while for the process to finish and iPhone will reboot. After rebooting, you will be directed to your home screen.

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Method 2: How to Reset iPhone without Passcode using iCloud

There is another way to reset iPhone without passcode and that is using iCloud. But this method will only work if you have enabled Find My iPhone on your device, otherwise, your only option is to restore using iTunes. If you meet the requirements, then follow the below steps to learn how to reset iPhone without passcode using iCloud.

Step 1 Open a web browser on your computer and go to iCloud.com.

Step 2 Log in to your iCloud account using the same Apple ID and password as your iPhone.

How to Reset iPhone without Passcode using iCloud - Step 2

How to Reset iPhone without Passcode using iCloud – Step 2

Step 3 Then select “Find My iPhone” from the options displayed and click on “All Devices”.

How to Reset iPhone without Passcode using iCloud - Step 3

How to Reset iPhone without Passcode using iCloud – Step 3

Step 4 Select the iPhone you need to reset if you have multiple iOS devices associated with the same Apple ID.

How to Reset iPhone without Passcode using iCloud - Step 4

How to Reset iPhone without Passcode using iCloud – Step 4

Step 5 Finally, click on the Erase iPhone option and it will erase all data on your iPhone.

The Bottom Line

Forgetting your iPhone passcode can be a nightmare as you won’t be able to use your iPhone for anything. So, you can use the above solutions on how to factory reset iPhone without passcode to erase your iPhone data including passcode. But remember that,  it is indeed necessary to make a backup for your iPhone data.

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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