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How to Factory Reset iPhone Without Passcode or iTunes

Sofia Albert updated on Sep 18, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Performing a factory reset on the iPhone is quite easy, which can be done via the Settings app or iTunes directly. While if there is no passcode or iTunes available, how do you factory reset your iPhone without the passcode or iTunes? Actually, it's not hard to do it. A couple of feasible ways offered in this guide can help you do it with ease. First of all, you can take a quick look at the common reasons why people need to perform a factory reset, and then choose a suitable solution that applies to your situation.

  • Ease all iPhone settings and data for a second sale. (Part 1 )
  • Fix some iPhone issues, for example, iPhone stuck on the Apple logo, iPhone gets disabled or locked. (Part 1)
  • Forget the passcode and want to find it back. (Part 2)
  • Free up more space for your iPhone. (Part 1)
  • Remove everything from iPhone to make it run smoother. (Part 3)

After knowing all the possible reasons, we hope you can choose the way that works best for you. One more thing: some of the following methods may cause data loss on your iPhone, so make sure you have backed up your iPhone to computer or iTunes.

Part 1. Factory reset iPhone without passcode or iTunes

In this section, you will get four workable solutions to reset your iPhone or iPad without passcode or iTunes. 

Solution 1. EaseUS MobiMover

If you just want to unlock a locked/disabled iPhone, erase all content on the iPhone, or fix some iPhone errors, you should try to use EaseUS MobiMover - a professional iOS manage tool. With its screen unlock feature, you can easily remove your iPhone or iPad password, meanwhile, erase everything from your device. If you don't want to lose data, you can also use this powerful tool to transfer all of your iPhone data to the computer in advance, and then restore them to your device after unlocking. Apart from that, it owns many other advantages (as listed below) when it comes to resetting iPhone to factory settings or managing iOS data.

  • Easy to use.
  • Quick to reset the iPhone to factory resettings.
  • Available for all iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Fully compatible with most iOS versions.
  • Capable of downloading videos from YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and other popular video-sharing websites.
  • Capable of transferring files between iOS devices, or between a computer and an iOS device.

Now, just free download it to give it a try.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and connect the iPhone to the computer.

connect the iPhone

Step 2. Select an iOS version for your device and click "Download Firmware". If the firmware has been downloaded already, select the package manually.

Choose the firmware to download

Step 3. Patiently wait for EaseUS MobiMover to download and verify the firmware.

Download and verify firmware

Step 4. When the downloading process has done, click "Unlock" to remove the password and unlock the iPhone.

Remove iPhone password

Step 5. When it has completed, your iPhone password is successfully removed and your device is reset.

Unlock iPhone successfully

Solution 2. iCloud.com

Apple's iCloud service is another convenient option for you to factory reset your iPhone without iTunes or passcode. This method is for people whose iPhone is stolen and wants to delete everything on the iPhone remotely. To take this method, you'll need to:

  • Make sure the Find My iPhone feature has been enabled on your iPhone.
  • Remember your Apple ID and password.
  • Prepare a computer or a device that has an internet connection.

Step 1. Open iCloud.com from a browser > Enter your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Click on the "Find iPhone" icon > From the drop-down menu that contains all devices, choose the device that you want to reset.

Step 3. On the new screen, click on "Erase iPhone." Then, your device will be automatically reset to factory settings.

Unlock iPad via iCloud

Solution 3. Find My iPhone app

If there is no computer available, you can also use iPhone's built-in Find My iPhone feature to get the work done. To use this feature, you'll need to:

  • Make sure you have activated the "Find My iPhone" feature on your iPhone.
  • Prepare for another Apple device.
  • Remember your Apple ID and Password.

Step 1. Launch Find My iPhone app on a different iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Log in to the app with your Apple ID and password.

Step 3. Click on the name of your device that you want to reset.

Step 4. Then, you will be displayed a list of options, just choose "Erase." After that, your iPhone will be reset.

Factory reset iPhone via Find My iPhone

Solution 4. Hard reset

Most iPhone glitches can be remedied by performing a hard reset. So, if you want to fix iPhone problems, just follow the step-by-step instructions to do it. Note that the process is a little different depending on which iPhone model you're using.

For iPhone 8 or later

Step 1. Press and release the Volume Up button, followed by your Volume Down button.

Step 2. Press and hold your Sleep/Wake button until the Slide to Power off slider pops up.

Step 3. Move the Slide to Power off slider from left to right.

Reset iPhone 8 or later

For iPhone 7/7 Plus

Step 1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Volum Down buttons until the Apple logo appears.

Step 2. Let go of your buttons and your iPhone will be reset.

For 6/6 Plus and earlier

Step 1. Press and hold your Home button and Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

Step 2. Let go of your buttons and then your iPhone will be reset.


Many users are often confused by soft reset and hard reset. To help you distinguish them, we make a comparison here.

Soft reset (also called force restart) is often used to solve some minor issues on iPhone. Basically, it only closes your iPhone and opens it again, which does not cause and data loss on the iPhone.

Hard reset (also called master reset) is often used to fix serious software problems on iPhone. It will remove all your data from the iPhone and resets the iPhone to its factory default settings.

Part 2. Factory reset iPhone without iTunes or computer using Settings

If you remember your iPhone passcode but have no iTunes available, then using Settings to perform a factory reset is the easiest way to get the work done. Unlike a hard reset that won't cause data loss, this method will wipe all of your data and settings from your iPhone. If you don't want to lose data, don't forget to back up your iPhone first. 

How to back your iPhone

Step 1. Go to the Settings app > Tap your Apple ID > Tap "iCloud."

Step 2. Tap 'iCloud Backup", and make sure it has been turned on.

Step 3. Check if the backup data is fresh, if not, just tap "Back Up Now."

How to back up your iPhone

How to Reset iPhone

Step 1. Go to the Settings app > Tap "General" > Tap "Reset."

Step 2. Tap "Erase All Content and Settings"> Choose "Erase Now."

Step 3. Wait for your iPhone to reset to factory conditions.

Step 4. After that, you can set up your iPhone as a new device.

Reset your iPhone

Part 3. Factory reset iPhone without passcode/password using iTunes

If you have previously synced your iPhone using iTunes, then you can use iTunes to reset your iPhone without needing a passcode. But this will wipe out all your current data on the iPhone, so remember to back up your iPhone before you take this method.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable > Open your iTunes (make sure it is the latest version).

Step 2. Click "Summary" under the Settings > Click "Restore iPhone" at the right-side panel.

Step 3. A window will pop up to ask you to Restore or Cancel the process, just click "Restore"> "Next" > "Agree."

Step 4. Wait for iTunes to restore your iPhone.

Restore iPhone using iTunes

The Bottom Line

In this guide, we have covered all possible solutions to factory reset your iPhone 5/6/7/8/X/XR. Of all the above-introduced methods, EaseUS MobiMover is the top-recommended for factory reset without passcode or iTunes. Its high speed of unlocking, remarkable iOS data management capability and outstanding video download feature will definitely impress you very much. Anyway, don't miss it if you need to reset your iPhone to factory settings. Thanks again and have a wonderful day.