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How to Factory Reset an iPhone Without a Computer

Sofia Albert posted on Aug 11, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

A factory reset can delete all of your personal data stored on the iPhone and returns your device to its original state. It is an invaluable troubleshooting tool to fix various iOS issues, also, a necessary step when selling or giving your iPhone to someone else. Usually, you can perform a factory reset by using iTunes and a computer. But if unfortunately, there is no computer available, can you factory reset an iPhone without a computer?

The answer is NO, but you can use a similar way - "reset your iPhone" to achieve the same goal. Before you go into the details of resetting, it's necessary for you to know the difference between a reset and a restore (as shown below). After that, you can follow our step-by-step instructions to factory reset your iPhone without a computer.

Difference between restore and reset

Part 1. Factory Reset an iPhone Without a Computer via Settings
Part 2. Factory Reset an iPhone Without a Computer via Find My iPhone Feature
Part 3. A Thorough Way to Reset iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover (Recommend)

Part 1. Factory Reset an iPhone Without a Computer via Settings

In this part, we will introduce the steps to perform a factory reset on your iPhone. But before you start, remember to back up all your information on iPhone since once you reset, all of your information on the iPhone is gone and can not be recovered.

Step 1. Go to the Settings app > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. If you turned on Find My iPhone, then you'll need to enter your Apple ID and password. Forget your password? Here are some solutions to do a factory reset the iPhone without a password.

Erase everything from iPhone

Step 2. The process will take a couple of minutes to complete. Once the process is complete, your iPhone will be reset to its original state and you can set it up as a new device.

Part 2. Factory Reset an iPhone Without a Computer via Find My iPhone Feature

Apple offers two options to use Find My iPhone features - via icloud.com and via the "Find My" feature on the iPhone. The first option requires you to prepare an internet-connected device (either a computer or a mobile phone). And the second option requires you to prepare an iOS device with Find My iPhone app installed.

Option 1. Use Find My iPhone Website to Reset an iPhone to Factory Settings Without a Computer

Step 1. Open Safari or any browsers on any of your device > Enter icloud.com > Log in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Then, Apple will send the two-factor authentication code to your registered devices, input it. After that, tap "Trust" to allow your device to sign into this site.

Sign in to iCloud on iPhone

Step 3. Tap "Find My iPhone" from the new page > Tap "All Devices" > Select the iPhone you want to reset > Tap "Erase iPhone."

Reset iPhone to fatory settings

Option 2. Use Find My App to Reset an iPhone Factory Settings Without a Computer

As we mentioned earlier, to use this method, you'll need to prepare another iOS device with Find My (also called Find My iPhone)app installed.

Step 1. Launch Find My app or Find My iPhone app on your device.

Step 2. Tap on the "Devices" > Select the device you want to perform a factory reset > Scroll down to tap "Erase This Device" > Tap "Continue."

Reset iPhone via iPhone

Through the above-listed three ways, you can only erase all content from an iPhone but can not delete any iOS system apps, including camera, mail, calendar, phone, and more. If you want to erase all contents thoroughly, you have to ask iTunes or some iTunes alternatives for help. Of the two solutions, EaseUS MobiMover is better and more recommend since it has a list of advantages that iTunes don't have. In the next part, you can see how to reset the iPhone via EaseUS MobiMover.

Part 3. A Thorough Way to Reset iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover (Recommend)

EaseUS MobiMover is a versatile iOS data manager that enables you to manage iOS data by transferring, importing, exporting, editing, and unlocking. Here we will mainly focus on its unlock feature. With its unlock feature, you can remove your iPhone/iPad password, meanwhile, erase all kinds of iPhone data includes call history, videos, attachments, photos, messages, and other personal information. Moreover, these data you erase cannot be recovered, which can prevent data leak. Apart from that, EaseUS MobiMover has many advantages in terms of iOS data management.

  • Data Transfer: It can transfer data between two iOS devices or between a computer and an iOS device.
  • Data Editor: It can help you edit data like contacts on your iPhone/iPad.
  • iOS Unlocker: It can unlock almost all iOS devices without a password.
  • Video Downloader: It can download videos from YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and other 1000+ video-sharing websites.

Are you interested in this powerful tool? If you are, just download it to have 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

The Bottom Line

As you can see, there is no direct way to do a factory reset on the iPhone without a computer. If there is no computer available, you can just erase all content from the device. Therefore, we sincerely recommend you borrow a computer from your friends to perform a factory reset with the powerful tool - EaseUS MobiMover.