How to Factory Reset iPhone without Passcode

A passcode is required if you want to perform a factory reset of your iPhone from settings. If you don’t remember the passcode, you should factory reset your iPhone. In this post, we will give you some solutions on how to reset iPhone without passcode.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
AnyUnlock – Factory Reset iPhone without Passcode

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Using passcode is the safest and the most reliable way to block unauthorized access to your iPhone. But what if you forgot your iPhone passcode, your iPhone is disabled, or iPhone screen passcode not working? Then you will be locked out of your iPhone. In this situation, you need to erase your iPhone without password. This issue recently occurs among iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 users. And that’s why many users ask how to factory reset iPhone without password.

How to factory reset iPhone without password? In this post, we will offer you 5 solutions that you can use to factory reset your iPhone when you forgot the passcode.

Here is also a tip about Apple Watch resetting for you.

Factory Reset iPhone without Passcode or iTunes via AnyUnlock

AnyUnlock is a powerful iPhone password unlocker for screen lock/Apple ID/MDM lock/iCloud activation lock/SIM lock, etc. Its iPhone Screen Unlocker feature enables you to easily unlock your iPhone and reset your iPhone without a password. Free download AnyUnlock and check its main features below.

AnyUnlock – Reset iPhone without Passcode

  • Remove screen passcode and reset your iPhone without password.
  • Supports the latest iPhone 13 series.
  • Remove the Apple ID, bypass MDM lock, and Screen Time passcode.
  • It can also recover iTunes backup password. No tech skills require.

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Step 1. Download AnyUnlock on your computer. Launch it and click Unlock Screen Passcode on the home page.

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Step 2. Connect your iOS device to the computer with a USB cable > Tap the Start Now button.

Click Start Now Button

Click Start Now Button

Step 3. After that, select Download Path > Click on the Download button to download iOS firmware. If AnyUnlock fails to remove the screen passcode due to a firmware failure issue, please refer to this article to solve the firmware issue.

Get Matching Firmware for iPhone 13

Get Matching Firmware for iPhone 13

Step 4. After the firmware is downloaded, click Unlock Now. Then AnyUnlock will unlock screen passcode automatically. Please do not disconnect your device until it restarts.

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Tap on Unlock Now

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.

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

[Video Tutorial] How to Reset iPhone without Passcode

Here is a video tutorial about how to reset your iPhone without a password, you can easily follow the steps to achieve this:

  • After you unlock the screen passcode, all data will be erased and the iOS system will be updated to the latest version supported by your device.
  • If Find My iPhone is turned on, you need to enter the iCloud account and password to set up your device after removing the password.

Factory Reset iPhone without Password via Recovery Mode

If you’ve installed iTunes on your computer, then you can put your locked iPhone into recovery mode and reset iPhone without password afterward. Here are the steps to factory reset a locked iPhone without password:

Step 1. Launch iTunes and enter recovery mode on your iPhone.

  • iPhone 8 & later: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button > Press and quickly release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery-mode screen.
  • iPhone 7: Press and hold both the Side and Volume Down buttons at the same time > Keep holding them until you see the recovery-mode screen.
  • iPhone 6S & earlier: Press and hold both the Home and the Top (or Side) buttons at the same time > Keep holding them until you see the recovery-mode screen.

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.

Restore iPhone with Recovery Mode

Restore iPhone with Recovery Mode

Factory resetting will erase your contacts, messages, music, and any other data you have added. So, if you have backed up iPhone, you can restore data from iTunes backup.

FactoryReset iPhone without Password via 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.

Enter your Apple ID and Password

Enter your Apple ID and Password

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

Choose Find My (iPhone)

Choose Find My (iPhone)

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

Choose to Reset

Choose to Reset

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

Factory Reset iPhone without Password via iTunes

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 restarted your iPhone after you connected it to iTunes 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 the “Restore iPhone” option.

Go to Summary and Restore iPhone

Go to Summary and Restore iPhone

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

Confirm to Restore

Confirm to Restore

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.

Restore and Update if There is Available One

Restore and Update if There is Available One

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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Factory Reset iPhone without Password via Hard Reset Feature

You can use the hard reset feature to reset a locked iPhone without a computer. It’s as simple as holding down the volume buttons and the home button at the same time. Here’s how to do it for different versions of the iPhone:

  • iPhone X, 8 and newer: Press and hold the volume up button, volume down button, and the side button at the same time.
  • iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold the volume down and side buttons at the same time.
  • iPhone 6S and earlier: Press and hold the side and top buttons at the same time.

At this point, your iPhone is entering the data recovery mode screen and this will delete all data on your phone. As if it were a new phone.

Bonus Tip: How to Bypass Activation Lock without Apple ID Password

After factory resetting your iPhone, you may see the iCloud Activation screen if you’ve turned on Find My iPhone before you reset your iPhone. If you don’t know the Apple ID password, you can’t bypass the activation lock on your iPhone. To solve this problem, you can also use AnyUnlock. It provides you with an iCloud Activation Unlocker to bypass the iCloud lock. For an in-depth tutorial, you can refer to How to Bypass Activation Lock without Apple ID Password >>

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Click on Start Now to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock

Click on Start Now to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock

Also, if you  want to reset your Apple ID password, you can use the steps below:

  1. Go to iCloud.com > Tap on the option Forgot Apple ID or password.
  2. Enter your Apple ID (email address).
  3. You can choose to answer security questions, and get an email to get back your Apple ID password.
  4. After that, you can reset your iPhone to the factory setting without any hassle.
Password Reset Email Sent

Password Reset Email Sent

The Bottom Line

The above solutions can help you factory reset your iPhone without a passcode. And you can completely reset your iPhone even without an Apple ID password. AnyUnlock – iPhone password unlocker is a really easy choice to remove an iPhone password and reset iPhones. Hope this article can help you out with your issue. If you got any useful ways, feel free to leave your comments below.

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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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