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How to Reset iPhone Without Password in 3 Ways

sofia albert
Sofia Albert updated on Mar 30, 2021 to iPhone Unlocking Tips | How-to Articles

When Do You Need to Reset iPhone Without Password

You may need to perform a factory reset on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch without a passcode under the below situations.

  • Your iPhone is disabled when you forgot your iPhone passcode and enter the wrong password too many times.
  • Want to get into a password-locked iPhone without using a password.
  • Forgot passcode on devices that you're planning to sell.
  • Fix some issues like the black screen of death.

Under these circumstances, your only way out is probably to reset the iPhone without the password. By doing so, you can remove everything, including the iPhone passcode, from the device. If this is what you want, follow the below instructions to factory reset an iPhone without the password.

How to Factory Reset iPhone Without Password

Before devoting yourself to resetting iPhone with the below methods, it's worth mentioning that:

  • You need to remember your Apple ID and password to continue using the iPhone after the factory reset. Resetting an iPhone will remove its lock screen passcode but not its Apple ID or iCloud password. Therefore, the iCloud information is still needed to set up the device or restore the data from an iCloud or iTunes backup after resetting the device.
  • Unless you had backed up the iPhone before you forgot the iPhone passcode, you would find no way to rescue the data erased by the reset.

Now, choose one of the ways below to reset your iPhone without the password. Besides, if you are wondering how to factory reset iPhone 6 without a password, you can also bypass iPhone 6 passcode with Siri other than using the tips below.

Method 1. How to Reset iPhone Without Password Using Third-Party Software

If you're searching for the quickest way to reset your iPhone without a password, this professional iPhone unlocker - EaseUS MobiUnlock is for you! It is helpful when you forgot the iPhone passcode and want to remove the password from your device. Using the tool to unlock an iPhone will erase all its data and achieve your goal of resetting the device. If you don't want to face data loss, don't forget to back up your iPhone beforehand. Then, you can follow the instructions below to reset an iPhone without a password:

Step 1. Run EaseUS MobiUnlock, connect your iPad to the computer, and then click the "Start" button.

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 instead.

Download or select firmware

Step 3. After you download or select the firmware, click "Verify Firmware" to continue.

Verify firmware

Step 4. After the verification, click "Unlock" and enter the required information in the new window. Afterward, simply click "Unlock" to start unlocking your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. 

Unlock the device

Step 5. Wait for the tool to reset your device without a passcode.

Wait for the process to complete

Method 2. How to Factory Reset iPhone Without Password Using iTunes

Although iTunes has been discontinued officially, you can still use it as before. When it comes to resetting iPhone without a password, iTunes will help as long as you put your device under recovery mode. Recovery mode is a facility that allows you to restore an iOS operating system. When you reset your iPhone using iTunes, iTunes will download and reinstall the latest iOS on your iPhone, and then your device is reset.

To reset an iPhone without a password using iTunes:

Step 1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Enter the recovery mode on your iPhone.

  • On iPhone 8/8 Plus and later: Press and hold the power button and one of the volume buttons until the power off slider appears. Toggle the slider to turn off the iPhone. Press and hold the power button and connect your device to the computer. Keep holding the button until the iPhone turns into the recovery mode screen.
  • On iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold the power button until you see the slider. Toggle the slider to turn off the iPhone. Press and hold the Volume Down button and connect the device to the computer. Keep holding the button until you see the recovery mode screen.

Step 3. Restore your iPhone.

Now you can see a popup window in iTunes saying, "There is a problem with the iPhone 'iPhone name' that requires it to be updated or restored." Select "Restore" to reset your iPhone without a password.

Step 4. Set up iPhone.

Wait for the restoring process to finish. Afterward, go to your iPhone and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your iPhone or restore the backup data.

How to reset iPhone without password using iTunes

Method 3. How to Factory Reset iPhone Without Password Using iCloud

If you have enabled Find My iPhone on your device, you can reset your device and erase its data via Before using this method, here are some preparations you need to make.

  • Prepare the Apple ID and password connected to the iPhone you plan to reset.
  • Prepare another trusted iOS device that can receive verification codes.

If everything goes smoothly, you can follow the below steps to factory reset your iPhone using iCloud.

Step 1. Go to visit and sign in with your Apple ID and password (the one you use on your iPhone). Or you can also do the same thing on an iOS device with Find My app installed.

Step 2. Once you log in, choose "Find iPhone" from the options available.

Step 3. Click "All Devices" and select the iPhone you want to perform the factory reset on.

Step 4. Click "Erase iPhone" to reset your iPhone without a passcode.

How to reset iPhone without password using iCloud

Extra Tip: How to Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password

A similar issue is how to reset iPhone without an Apple ID password, namely an iCloud password. If you have signed in to iCloud on your iPhone but forgot the Apple ID password now, you can easily reset the iPhone without an Apple ID password by following the steps below:

Step 1. Open the "Settings" app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Go to "General" > "Reset".

Step 3. Choose "Erase All Content and Settings."

Step 4. Enter your iPhone passcode (for the lock screen) and click "Erase iPhone."

How to reset iPhone without Apple ID password

Remember, this tip only works when you have signed into iCloud, and the feature Find My iPhone is disabled.

The Bottom Line

There is more than one way to reset an iPhone without a password. The things you should pay attention to are that:

You need to remember the Apple ID and password on the device to use it after the reset.

If you do not have a backup, the data erased by the reset will be gone forever.

It is necessary to stress the importance of remembering the lock screen password on your iPhone. The palest ink is better than the best memory. It is useful to write down the passcode somewhere you can access it when you need it, which will free you from resetting or erasing your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to remove the iPhone passcode.



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