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Passvers iOS System Recovery is the best choice helping you restore iPhone without iTunes. It can easily troubleshoot iOS system issues, or fix a disabled iPhone with a high success. With it, you will get your iPhone back to normal.

During iPhone usage, you might encounter issues necessitating a reset or restoration. While Apple offers iTunes to address such problems, occasional errors (like iTunes error 3194) or the absence of a computer with iTunes installed can pose challenges. In such scenarios, you can follow the methods in this article to reset or restore your iPhone without iTunes.

💡 Before you start, it's necessary to distinguish between "reset" and "restore".

  • If you just want to clear all the data and settings to fix some glitches, reset is OK. It won't update your system to the latest version. Jump to: How to Reset iPhone without iTunes.
  • If you are facing serious iPhone working problems like "iPhone is disabled", restore will work. You may either restore your iPhone as a brand new one or restore a previous backup on it.

There is also a piece of news for you:

Since February 2024, Apple has introduced 3 new apps to replace iTunes functions on Windows 10 and later: Apple Music app, Apple TV app, and Apple Device app. With them, if you still need to update, back up, restore, and manage your iOS devices which iTunes did before, you have to use Apple Devices app. Note that whichever you want to use, you need to download all the 3 items to activate each of them.

Restore iPhone without iTunes

How to Restore iPhone Without iTunes Using Passvers

Passvers iOS System Recovery is the iOS system repair software to restore iPhone or other devices, earning a great reputation as the best alternative to iTunes. With three repair modes embedded - Free Quick Fix Mode, Standard Mode, and Advanced Mode, Passvers can restore iPhone as usual without any data loss.

Better yet, Passvers can restore iPhone without iTunes in many scenarios. Whether your iPhone faces the black screen of death or gets stuck on the Apple logo screen, this versatile software serves as a reliable safeguard for your iPhone and iPad, effectively resolving operational issues.

Explore more sparkling features of Passvers iOS System Recovery

  • Fully compatible with iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/10/8/6/XR/X/XS and former models.
  • Not only restoring iPhone without iTunes, it also supports 50+ types of iOS issues like iPhone stuck on Apple logo, Recovery mode, etc.
  • Intuitive interfaces and keypads enable you to get started with no sweat.

Here is a step-by-step tutorial to guide you through how to restore your iPhone without iTunes.

Step 1. Download iOS System Recovery to PC/Mac

Click the Download button below to get Passvers iOS System Recovery on your PC or Mac. Then launch the program and click Start.

Step 2. Connect iPhone to Computer

Connect your disabled or frozen iPhone to the program. When detected, you'll be able to choose Free Quick Fix Mode to give it a shot. Or, you may try the other two modes if your iPhone is stuck or disabled (The steps for the remaining two modes are the same).

  • If your iPhone is in recovery mode, the program will smartly detect whether your device is in an abnormal state. Rest assured and just click "Confirm" to continue.
  • If your iPhone is disabled, click "Advanced Mode" to continue.

Choose Repair Mode

Step 3. Enter Recovery Mode/DFU Mode

If you have chosen "Advanced Mode", you'll need to follow the instructions to put your device in Recovery mode first.

Put Device in Recovery Mode

Step 4. Check Your iPhone and Download Firmware

You'll need to confirm the device name and the model of your iPhone. Make sure the information is correct about your iPhone. And then select the firmware you want to download.

Check Device Information

Step 5. Restore iPhone Without iTunes

Click "Next" > "Repair". After the firmware is successfully downloaded, the program will restore your iPhone without iTunes and fix possible iOS problems. Wait patiently, then your iPhone will be fixed.

Restore iPhone without iTunes

How to Restore iPhone Without iTunes via iCloud Find My

You also have the option to restore iPhone without iTunes by utilizing iCloud, as long as Find My is enabled on your iPhone. This feature is intended for the situation when your iPhone is missing or facing some unexpected issues.

It's crucial to be aware that employing iCloud for restoration will result in the deletion of all data and your iPhone will be secured with the Activation Lock after that. When you're ready, follow the step-by-step guide to restore iPhone without computer.

Restore iPhone with Find My from iPad/Mac

If you have other Apple devices, you can follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open the "Find My" app on your iPad/Mac and go to the Devices tab.

Step 2. Select the iPhone you want to factory reset.

Step 3. Choose "Erase This Device", and then "Continue" to proceed with data erase.

Find My Erase iPhone on iPad

Step 4. Enter your Apple ID password, then confirm Erase again to finalize the process.

Restore iPhone with Find My via a Browser

If you don't have other Apple devices, you can also use any available devices and go to the official iCloud website via browser:

Step 1. Visit iCloud.com on another device and sign in to your Apple ID.

Step 2. Click the "FindMy" icon and select your iPhone on the left side of the app.

Step 3. Click "Erase iPhone" and a confirmation note will appear. Just select Continue.

Step 4. You will be asked to enter the password. And then tap "Erase" again.

Restore iPhone from Browser

How to Restore iPhone Without iTunes from Mac

Starting from macOS Catalina, you can also try using Finder to restore your iPhone without iTunes if you've got a Mac computer. The instructions are the same as restoring iPhone with iTunes. Now, you may go over it below.

Step 1. Open the Finder and connect your iPhone to your Mac via an original cable.

Step 2. A message may be sent to you to ask for your passcode or to Trust This Computer, just follow the onscreen steps to finish.

Step 3. Choose your iPhone on the left panel under "Locations". Then Head to "General" > "Software" > "Restore iPhone"

Click Restore iPhone on Finder

Step 4. Click "Update" to start reinstalling iOS on your iPhone without erasing your data. If the "Update" option doesn't work, repeat the steps above and choose "Restore", which will upgrade iOS to the latest one and wipe your data.

Restore iPhone with Finder


If your iPhone can not be detected normally, you may need to manually factory reset your iPhone or erase your device with recovery mode and then try to connect to Finder again.

Extra Tip: How to Reset iPhone Without iTunes Manually

If your iPhone is working properly, you can simply do a rest to improve performance, fix system glitches, free up storage, etc. The steps below show how to reset iPhone without iTunes. Remember to back up your iPhone data before resetting to prevent data loss.

Step 1. Open your iPhone, tap "Settings" > "General" > "Transfer or Reset iPhone".

Step 2. Choose "Erase All Content and Settings" to erase all the data and factory reset your iPhone. If you only need to reset some particular settings, tap "Reset" and choose what you need instead.

Step 3. Wait for the resetting on iPhone to be finished.

Factory Reset iPhone without iTunes

FAQs About Restoring iPhone without iTunes

There are a few frequently asked questions about restoring the iPhone without iTunes. If you still have some lingering questions in mind, let's go on reading.

How do I restore my iPhone without the passcode?

If you forget your passcode, use Passvers iOS System Recovery to factory reset your iPhone without passcode or iTunes. This software effortlessly removes 4 or 6-digit passcodes, Touch ID, or Face ID, ensuring your iPhone is restored to its original state.

Can you restore iPhone without computer?

Yes, it is easy to make. You can directly restore the iPhone using the in-built reset feature if you can access the settings. Or, using iCloud to erase iPhone can also restore iPhone without iTunes when the Find My feature is on. Yet, you should be aware that both ways will clean all the content and settings on your iPhone.

Apple has offered 3 new apps for Windows 10 and later. Do I have to use them now?

Not necessary. You can still use iTunes and have no need to download the new apps to restore, back up or manage your iPhone/iPad. But it is true that Apple tends to remove iTunes and focuses more on the new Apple Music app, Apple TV app and Apple Devices app on Windows. Therefore, we still recommend you try the 3 new items in case iTunes is totally unavailable one day.


If you get used to backing up your iPhone using iTunes or iCloud, then you can try iCloud or Finder to address the problem of how to restore your iPhone without iTunes. Or, unluckily, you don't have any backup. In this case, Passvers iOS System Recovery works like a charm to restore iPhone without iTunes even when disabled, stuck, or unresponsive. Hit the download button below and try Free Mode to fix your iPhone!

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