How to Factory Reset iPhone Without Passcode or iTunes

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Read this post if you find yourself in one of the following situations:
  • You forgot the iPhone screen passcode and want to wipe that passcode.
  • iPhone is frozen, disabled or locked and needs to be restored with iTunes.
  • You need to reset an old iPhone for sale or giving away.
  • You got a second-hand iPhone with passcode that you don’t even know.

Although we know that resetting iPhone can resolve the problems mentioned above, in some situations you cannot get the screen passcode to proceed the factory reset. What’s worse, you may even not be able to use iTunes normally.

Fortunately, it’s not the dead end. In this article, I will show you 3 ways to factory reset an iPhone without passcode or iTunes. However, what you should notice is that all your iPhone data will be erased after a factory reset. Therefore, it is important to back up your iOS device before doing a reset if the data in the iPhone is important to you.

Method 1. Factory Reset iPhone Without Passcode or iTunes Using an Unlocking Tool

When you need to factory reset your iPhone but unluckily have no passcode or iTunes, one of the easiest solutions is to utilize an iPhone unlocking tool, and Passvers iPhone Unlocker is the one that I would recommend.

As its name indicates, it’s actually mainly a program for iPhone passcode removal, but it can also help you out by resetting iPhone to factory setting during password removal process, so it can nicely meet your need.

By the way, Passvers is also good to use for that it’s an easy and quick solution which provides you with clear instructions during the whole process. It can also guarantee to work well as it’s compatible with most iOS version including the newly released iOS 16.

Use Passvers iPhone Unlocker to Factory Reset iPhone Without Passscode

Step 1. Download and install the software on your computer.

Step 2. Select “Wipe Passcode” at the main interface. Then connect your iOS device to the program.

Step 3. When your device is successfully detected, the program will display the device information to you.

Confirm the information and click “Start”, then the program will begin to download the firmware package for your device to proceed unlocking.

Step 4. After you download the firmware, confirm to unlock passcode by entering “0000”, then just wait until the passcode is fully removed, along with that your iPhone is also factory reset as you want.

And you will also find your iPhone is automatically updated to the latest iOS system version.

Method 2. Factory Reset iPhone Without Passcode or iTunes via iCloud

If you don't have a passcode of your iPhone and have no access to a computer right now but have your FMI feature turned on, good news for you – actually, you can factory reset your iPhone by using iCloud. This official way is also very easy to operate (but make sure your iPhone can access an Internet connection).

It’s noted that this method ONLY works on the premise that your FMI is enabled. If you haven't enabled this feature, then you have to skip to other ways in this article. Now look at how to factory reset your iPhone without passcode by using iCloud:

Step 1. Log in to iCloud.com on the computer with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Locate the Find My Phone feature.

Choose Find iPhone iCloud

Then, find the iPhone that you want to factory reset from All Devices list.

All Devices of Find My iPhone

Step 3. Tap Erase iPhone in the device's info window. This will factory reset your iPhone once it’s connected with Internet.

Erase iPhone Find My iPhone

Method 3. Factory Reset iPhone Without Passcode or iTunes via System Repair Software

Besides using an unlocking tool or the iCloud service of Apple, the other way to fix your disabled or locked iPhone which is unable to reset with iTunes is to get a professional iPhone factory reset tool - Passvers iOS System Recovery.

Passvers iOS System Recovery can help you factory reset iPhone and fix lots of common problems of iOS without iTunes. For instance, you can use this program to wipe a locked iPhone or fix the iPhone back to normal status when it is stuck in recovery mode, frozen status, DFU mode, black screen, etc. The software also works well with iPhone 6/7/8/X/11/12/13/14 and multiple iOS version up to iOS 16.

Here are some simple steps to erase your iPhone. Begin by installing the program on your computer.

Step 1. Launch the software.

Step 2. Click iOS System Recovery > Start to get started.

Step 3. Select Advanced Mode to factory reset iPhone without passcode and click Confirm.

Choose Repair Mode

Step 4. Get your iPhone and the computer connected with a lightning cable and follow the on-screen instructions to put your iOS device into recovery mode/DFU mode.

Put Device in Recovery Mode

Step 5. Check the model info of your iPhone. After that, click Fix.

ios-system-recovery-device-info

Choose a needed firmware package to download.

ios-system-recovery-choose-firmware

When it shows Repair completed, your iPhone has been factory reset and it will restart and unlock.

ios-system-repair-completed

Extra Tip: Erase iPhone Without Passcode Using iTunes

If you are able to access iTunes, it’s still recommended that you use it to erase iPhone without password. As long as you have synced your iPhone with iTunes and backed up your iPhone, you can restore your iPhone data from the backup after the reset. Get iTunes on your Mac or PC, then follow the steps to erase your iPhone without password via iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable that came with your iPhone.

Step 2. Run iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC, then click Summary.

Step 3. In the Summary tab, click the Restore iPhone option.

Step 4. Click on Restore for confirmation.

restore-iphone-in-itunes

Then iTunes will factory reset your iPhone and install the latest iOS system for it. When the process is completed, you can access your iPhone without passcode.

Conclusion

You can exactly factory reset your iPhone without passcode or iTunes by utilizing a third-party iPhone unlocking or system repairing, or erasing your iPhone with the FMI feature. If you don’t enable Find My iPhone or find this feature unable to operate, Passvers iPhone Unlocker is the best tool to help you out. Hope you successfully get your iPhone unlocked and factory reset with this guide.

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