A passcode is required if you want to perform a factory reset of your iPhone from settings. If you don’t remember the passcode, in this article, we will give you some solutions on how to reset iPhone without passcode.
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 of 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.
But as you are locked out of your iPhone, you can’t factory reset from iPhone Settings app. Then how do you factory reset a locked iPhone without passcode? To give a solution to your problem, here are 4 ways that you can use to factory reset iPhone without the passcode.
AnyUnlock is a powerful iOS password unlocker. It allows you to unlock your iPhone and reset it, which is easy to fix iPhone is locked no matter what happened with your device. Also, AnyUnlock can help you remove the Apple ID without a password, recover iTunes backup password and bypass Screen Time passcode.
Step 1: Download AnyUnlock on your computer. Launch it and click Unlock Screen Passcode on the home page.
Step 2: Tap Start button > Connect your iOS device to computer with the USB cable. (If your device is not recognized, please follow the steps on interface to make your device enter Recovery Mode.)
Step 3: After that, select Download Path > Click on Download button to download iOS firmware. If AnyUnlock fails to remove screen passcode due to firmware failure issue, please refer to this article to solve the firmware issue.
Step 4. After firmware is downloaded, click Unlock Now. Then AnyUnlock will unlock screen passcode automatically. Please do not disconnect your device until it restarts.
Step 5: When the recovery process is completed, you will see the “Screen passcode removed successfully” interface as below. After unlocking, the device will be upgraded to the latest version so you can enjoy the newest iOS features.
If you had a backup on iTunes, you can use Apple’s proprietary software iTunes to factory reset your iPhone without the passcode. When factory resetting finished, you can restore from the previous 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.
Step 3: Click on “Restore” when prompted for confirmation.
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.
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.
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.
Step 3: Then select “Find My iPhone” from the options displayed and click on “All Devices”.
Step 4: Select the iPhone you need to reset if you have multiple iOS devices associated with the same Apple ID.
Step 5: Finally, click on the Erase iPhone option and it will erase all data on your iPhone.
If you’ve never synced your iPhone with iTunes, then you can use recovery mode to reset iPhone. And here are the steps to factory reset a locked iPhone:
Step 1. Launch iTunes and enter recovery mode on your iPhone.
Step 2. Connect the locked iPhone to your computer via USB cable.
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 the above methods.
If Find My iPhone 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.
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. And, AnyUnlock is a really easy choice to remove iPhone passcode and reset iPhone. Hope this article can help you out your issue. If you got any useful ways, feel free to leave your comments below.
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