How can you reset a locked iPhone or iPad? Read on this guide to learn 4 useful methods to reset iPhone/iPad without a passcode.
The passcode is one of the oldest and most widely used authentication methods to secure your iPhone from unauthorized access. But it can also become a trouble if you forget the passcode. You won’t be able to reset your iPhone without a passcode and if you enter the wrong passcode multiple times, then it will disable the iPhone and this will be even more troublesome than before. So, in this post, we will tell you 4 alternate methods on how to erase iPhone/iPad without a passcode.
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It is worth mentioning that all these 4 methods will erase data on your iPhone/iPad. If you have made an iTunes/iCloud, or other iPhone backup before, then you can recover your data by restoring your device from the backup after the resetting process. If you haven’t made any available backup, you can refer to Bonus Tip to see how to recover data from iPhone/iPad without backup.
When your iPhone/iPad is locked without a passcode, you can’t enter it and use it normally. Here we recommend you a wonderful tool – AnyUnlock – iPhone Password Unlocker, which can help you unlock your locked or disabled iPhone easily. After that, you may reset the password. With this tool, you can do factory resetting without a passcode or iTunes. Besides, this tool allows you to do more, like remove Apple ID without a password. Check out its main features below.
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And here are the steps you can follow to reset iPhone/iPad with AnyUnlock:
Step 1. Download AnyUnlock and launch it on your computer. Then select the Unlock Screen Passcode option.
Step 2. Click the Start button and connect your device with a USB cable.
Step 3. Enter Recovery mode on your device, then download the matched firmware(iOS 15 supported) > Choose the Download Path > Tap on Download.
Step 4. After the firmware is downloaded, click Unlock Now. AnyUnlock will unlock your iPhone screen passcode automatically. Please do not disconnect your device until it restarts.
Step 5. When the recovery process on the iPhone is completed, you will see the Screen passcode removed successfully interface.
Step 6. Now your iPhone is successfully unlocked, you can reset it as you like.
You can also reset iPhone/iPad without passcode by using iCloud if you have enabled Find My iPhone on your device.
You can use the iTunes to reset your locked iPhone without a passcode. But you need to have at least synced your device with iTunes for this method to work. If you haven’t, then you won’t be able to tap trust this computer when you connect your iPhone to it without the passcode. And the iTunes needs to be updated to the latest version. If you meet the requirements, follow the below steps to reset iPhone without the passcode.
Recovery mode can be used to reset iPhone or reset iPad without a passcode when the above methods don’t work for you.
To put your device into recovery mode, do as follows:
iPhone 8 and later: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Finally, press and hold the Sidebutton until you enter the recovery mode screen.
iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold both the Side and Volume Down buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you enter recovery mode.
iPhone 6s and earlier: Press and hold both the Home and the Top (or Side) buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you enter the recovery mode screen.
iPad with Home button: Follow the same steps to force restart the iPhone 6s and earlier devices.
iPad with Face ID: Follow the same steps to force restart an iPhone 8 and later.
To recover data from iPhone/iPad without a backup after resetting, you have no other choice but to take advantage of some professional iOS data recovery tool. In that case, you can try PhoneRescue for iOS, which offers you 3 different recovery modes: from iPhone/iPad directly (without any backup), from iTunes backup and from iCloud backup. No matter you have backup or not, it helps you successfully get wanted files back without erasing data.
PhoneRescue for iOS breaks the limitations of traditional iTunes or iCloud backup recovery way, it allows you to preview the backup details and select the categories or files you really want to recover, not a blind full restore. Here are detailed steps about how to recover data from a locked iPhone/iPad without backup.
Well, as iPhone users always complained their iPhone gets into trouble without any sign, a backup tool for troubleshooting will be necessary on your computer. AnyFix – iOS System Recovery, a professional iOS system repair tool, can fix more than 130 iPhone issues and 200+ iTunes problems. Also, AnyFix is so easy to use which ensures you the highest system repair rate. So Why not download AnyFix on your computer, and try fixing iPhone issues?
When you are suffering from glitches or errors while using your iPhone, then resetting it is the last resort to fix them. But doing this will delete everything on your device, you can try the methods above to reset your locked iPhone or iPad. If you need to recover your device data at any time, please refer to the way as we mentioned in Bonus Tip, PhoneRescue for iOS can help safely retrieve everything even without any backup. To unlock your iPhone/iPad, please download AnyUnlock right now!
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