In this tutorial, we will show you how to factory reset iPhone without password or passcode. You can make use of this method if you can’t access your iPhone anymore or forgot your Apple ID password.
The purpose of the password is to protect your files and personal data, that’s why you will be asked to enter your Apple ID password before you can reset your iPhone. However if you happen to forget your password, you can also reset your iPhone even without it. But the thing is you may lose some of your files and important data, especially if you haven’t backed up or synced your device with iTunes.
If, however, you’ve already created a backup before, then you don’t have to worry too much.
There’s only one procedure you can do to reset your iPhone without a password, and that’s to reboot it into the Recovery Mode and restore it using Finder on Mac or iTunes on Windows. In this tutorial, we’re gonna be using a Mac, but you can follow the same steps even if you’re using a PC.
Factory Reset iPhone Without Password
To begin, connect your iPhone to your Mac using the lightning cable. If you have the old lighting cable, you will need a USB-C to USB adapter to be able to do so.
Now restart your iPhone into the Recovery Mode.
Do the forced restart, and when the Apple logo shows on the screen, don’t release the Power key just yet. Continue holding it until your iPhone enters the Recovery Mode. You will know if it’s in recovery mode because you’re gonna see this screen.
Now, on your computer, open Finder and then click iPhone.
You will then be prompted to either Update your iPhone or to Restore it.
The Update button will only be enabled if there’s a new firmware that’s not installed on your iPhone yet. But even if you restore the device, it will still be updated to the latest version. So click Restore to proceed.
Please take note that all your files and data will be deleted if you haven’t made a backup. If you are sure you want to do this, then click Restore and Update, and then follow on-screen instructions.
Once your iPhone is fully restored, you will have to set it up again for you to be able to use it.
If you restored your iPhone because you forgot your password or security lock, then you should be able to access it now.
We hope that this troubleshooting guide can help you.
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