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How to Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password

Sofia Albert updated on Dec 11, 2020 to iPhone Unlocking Tips | How-to Articles

As we all know, resetting an iPhone requires your device passcode, Apple ID, and Apple Password. If you don't remember either of them, things will get tough. If that is the case, don't worry, there are two options for you to reset iPhone without Apple ID password - Directly reset the iPhone without Apple ID password or recover the Apple ID password and then reset the iPhone. Whichever the way you prefer to choose, this step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the process to reset iPhone without the Apple ID password.

PAGE CONTENT:
Part 1. How to Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password
Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password via EaseUS MobiUnlock
Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password Using DFU Mode via Recovery Mode
Part 2. How to Recover Apple ID Password
Part 3. How to Reset iPhone with Apple ID Password
Reset iPhone with Apple ID Password via Settings
Reset iPhone with Apple ID Password via iTunes

Part 1. How to Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password

In this section, we will introduce two solutions to reset iPhone without the Apple ID password. Compare the success rate of the two methods, the first one is higher than the latter. An important reminder: both solutions will delete all stuff from your iPhone, so be careful before operating.

Option 1. Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password via EaseUS MobiUnlock

To reset the iPhone without an Apple ID password, you may need some professional tools to help you. EaseUS MobiUnlock is exactly the one you need. With this tool, you can remove everything from your iPhone without using an Apple ID password. After resetting, you can set up your iPhone with your Apple ID and password. But if you don't remember any Apple ID password, you will fail to set up your device.

Now, you can download it on your computer and give it a try!

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiUnlock, connect the iPhone to the computer, and then click "Start".

connect your device to computer

Step 2. Check your device model and click "Download Firmware" to download the latest version of firmware for your device. If the firmware has been downloaded already, select the package manually.

Download or select firmware

Step 3. After you download or select the firmware, click "Verify Firmware" and wait for the process to complete.

Verify firmware

Step 4. When the verification has completed, click "Unlock". In the warning window, enter the information required and click "Unlock" again to unlock iPhone without password.

Unlock the device

Step 5. Wait for the process to finish. When it has done, set up your device and you can use it again.

Wait for the process to complete

Option 2. Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password Using DFU Mode via Recovery Mode

Putting your iPhone in recovery mode is another possible solution that is worth a try. This solution can be used to fix many iOS issues, such as the iPhone is frozen, unresponsible, or stuck in a booting loop, etc. Here are the steps to factory reset iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR without Apple ID/passcode.

Step 1. Launch the latest iTunes on your PC/Mac.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 3. Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode. The steps will vary depending on the type of iPhone you're using.

For iPhone X/8/8 Plus: Quickly press and release the Volume Up button > Quickly press and release the Volume Down button > Hold down the Side button until the recovery-mode screen appears.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus: Hold down both Side and Volume Down buttons simultaneously until the recovery-mode screen appears.

For iPhone 6s and earlier: Hold down both Home and the Top (or Side) buttons simultaneously > Release the buttons when you see the recovery-mode screen.

Step 4. Click "OK" on the pop-up window on the iTunes screen.

Step 5. Click "Summary." 

Step 6. Choose "Restore iPhone..." from the right side of the iTunes screen.

Restore iPhone from iTunes

Part 2. How to Recover Apple ID Password

To recover your password or reset Apple ID passcode, you need to know your email address for this Apple ID. Here we will show you three ways to reset Apple ID password. Of the three methods, the first option is suitable for users who can access their device. And the other two options are for users who can't access their devices.

If you can access your device, you can:

Step 1. Go to the Settings.

Step 2. Tap [your name].

Step 3. Password & Security.

Step 4. Change Password.

Change Apple ID Password

Step 2. Then, you can follow the onscreen prompts to change your password. Plus: If you don't see your name at the top of the Settings menu, that means you are not signed in to iCloud. In that case, you can tap "Sign in to your [device] > Tap "Don't have an Apple ID or forgot it" and follow the onscreen steps to update your password.

If you can't access your device, then you have two options:

Option 1. Recover Apple ID Password by Using a Web

Step 1. Go to applied.apple.com or icloud.com.

Step 2. Click on "Forgot Apple ID or password," and then you will come to a new page.

Forget Apple ID Password

Step 3. Enter your email address associated with your Apple ID.

Step 4. Click on "Continue."

Enter Apple ID

Step 5. Then you can follow the instructions to reset your password.

Option 2. Using Find My iPhone app

Step 1. Download Find My (previously called Find My iPhone) on any iOS device > Open it.

Step 2. When the Sign In screen appears, make sure that the Apple ID field is empty.

Step 3. Tap Forgot Apple ID or Password.

Step 4. Follow the onscreen steps to reset your Apple ID password.

Reset Apple ID Password via Find My iPhone

Part 3. How to Reset iPhone with Apple ID Password

After finding back your Apple ID password, then you can perform a factory reset through Settings and iTunes. Here are the steps to do it.

Option 1. Reset iPhone to Factory Settings via Settings

Step 1. Go to the Settings on your iPad.

Step 2. Tap on "General."

Step 3. Tap on "Reset."

Step 4. Tap "Erase All Content and Settings."

Step 5. Enter your Apple ID and password.

Erase an iPhone

Option 2. Reset iPhone to Factory Settings via iTunes

Step 1. Launch the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Connect the iPad to the computer with a USB cable.

Step 3. Tap on your iPhone icon on the iTunes screen.

Step 4. Click on the "Summary." 

Step 5. Click on "Restore iPhone."

Step 6. Choose a backup to restore.

Step 7. After that, enter your password and tap "Restore."

Restore iPhone via iTunes

Conclusion

That's all about our solutions to reset iPhone without Apple ID password. We hope you have successfully reset your iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR and erase everything from it. Of all the solutions we mentioned above, the first one is the most recommended since it doesn't have any limitations. Of course, other solutions are also worth a try.