Did the FaceID on your iPhone get damaged and you're unable to unlock your phone? Or perhaps you forgot the password to your phone?

Or maybe you just bought a used iPhone and the previous owner forgot to reset the settings or remove FaceID?

If you need to factory reset your locked iPhone without iTunes for any reason, don't worry! Continue reading as we're going to show you exactly how you can factory reset a locked iPhone without iTunes.

Factory Reset Locked iPhone Using MobiUnlock

EaseUS MobiUnlock is a reliable software program that's available on both Mac and PC. It can remove your iPhone's FaceID, passcode or password, Apple ID, and even turn off Find My.

The EaseUS MobiUnlock can also remove the iTunes backup encryption as well as the screen time passcode.

Using the EaseUS MobiUnlock, you can also factory reset a locked iPhone without the need for iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac with a USB cable. Choose "Unlock Screen Passcode" from the main interface.

Launch EaseUS MobiUnlock

Step 2. When the iPhone unlocker detects your iOS device, click "Start" to continue.

connect your device to computer

Step 3. Check your system version and click "Next" to download firmware for your iPhone.

Download or select firmware

Step 4. After the downloading completes, click "Unlock Now" and then you will see a warning window. Read it in detail, follow the instruction, and then click "Unlock" to unlock iPhone without passcode or Face ID.

Unlock the device

Step 5. Wait for the iPhone locking tool to unlock iPhone without Face ID or passcode.

Wait for the process to complete

Factory Reset Locked iPhone Using Find My

Apple built Find My into all of its products to keep track of each other, remotely delete the content on the device, or sound an alarm in case one of your Apple devices is lost or stolen.

If you want to factory reset an iPhone without using a computer or your iTunes, you can do that using Find My.

The only thing you'll need is another Apple device. You'll either need a second iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch, iPad, or one of your family members' iPhone's.

Once you have one of these devices, here's how to factory reset a locked iPhone using Find My:

Step 1. Open "Find My" on any of your other Apple devices other than your iPhone.

Step 2. Select the "Devices" tab and select your iPhone that you want to factory reset from the list of your other Apple devices.

Step 3. Open the settings page of that device and tap "Erase This Device."

Step 4. Now your iPhone will reset without you using iTunes or the computer.

erase this device

Reset Locked iPhone Without iTunes via iCloud.com

Another way you can reset a locked iPhone without iTunes is by using iCloud on your PC.

Step 1. Visit iCloud.com in your browser.

Step 2. Login to your Apple account using your Apple ID credentials.

Step 3. Open "Find My" and then click on the "Devices" tab to bring up a list of your Apple devices.

Step 4. Select your iPhone from the list that you want to factory reset.

Step 5. Choose the option "Erase This iPhone."

Step 6. Now the iPhone you wanted to factory reset will start factory resetting automatically.

all device

Factory Reset Locked iPhone via Erase iPhone

If you have access to your iPhone and also remember its password, you can manually factory reset your iPhone by opening the Settings page on your iPhone and then resetting it.

Here's how to factory reset an iPhone manually:

Step 1. Open "Settings" and tap on "General."

Step 2. Scroll down to the end and tap on "Transfer or Reset iPhone."

Step 3. Choose "Reset" and then choose "Reset all settings."

Step 4. You'll be prompted to enter the passcode for your iPhone. Enter the passcode to proceed.

Step 5. Now allow some time for the iPhone to be reset.

Step 6. Once your iPhone has been reset, press and hold the power button to turn it on.

reset all settings option

FAQs on Factory Reset Locked iPhone Without iTunes

If you have further questions about how to factory reset a locked iPhone without iTunes, we address a few of your questions here. Check it out!

1. How do you factory reset a locked iPhone without a computer?

The best solution to factory reset a locked iPhone without a computer is using Find My, but if you don't own different Apple devices or you're the only person in your friends and family that's using the iPhone, in that case you can reset iCloud.

2. How do I force my locked iPhone to factory reset?

You can do so by using EaseUS MobiUnlock, which has tons of crazy features. It can reset your iPhone without losing your data, remove your passcode/ password, remove FaceID, and so much more.

If you want to force factory reset your locked iPhone, the best method is to use EaseUS MobiUnlock, if not you can also use Find My.

3. Can you still factory reset a locked iPhone?

Yes, you can factory reset a locked iPhone.

The Conclusion

Unlike previous iPhone iterations where you need to enter the passcode or the password to open your iPhone each time. FaceID and TouchID ruined the habit and increased our chances of forgetting our passwords.

If you got locked out of your iPhone, follow our above solutions, and you should gain access to your iPhone once again.

We hope this article was helpful to you!

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Updated by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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Written by Sofia Albert

Sofia has been involved with tech ever since she joined the EaseUS editor team in March 2011 and now she is a senior website editor. She is good at solving various iPhone and Android issues, such as iPhone or Android data transfer & recovery. Rich experience in software companies helps her create a lot of popular articles.

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