Are you looking for some ways to factory reset iPhone without Apple ID password or passcode? If that's the case, you need to make sure you back up iphone to computer or a cloud-based service. A factory reset would delete everything that is previously on your iPhone.

If you forget your Apple ID password or the iPhone passcode, don't worry. In this article, we will share with you some solutions to factory reset iPhone without Apple ID password or passcode. Now let's get right to it!

How to Factory Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password or Passcode

If you forget the iPhone passcode and get locked out of your iPhone unfortunately, you can enter the Apple ID and password to erase the device and bypass the lock screen. But what about you forget your Apple ID password? In the following, we will show you how to factory reset iPhone without Apple ID password or passcode. Keep reading!

1. How to Reset iPhone Without Passcode with an All-in-one Solution

First, we will introduce an all-in-one solution - EaseUS MobiUnlock for iOS. This efficient software is able to reset iPhone without Apple ID password and passcode. With EaseUS MobiUnlock, you can also reset Screen Time passcode without Apple ID if you have set it before. In addition, it also enables you to remove Apple ID from iPhone when you forget it or get a second-hand iPhone.

Click the button below to download it and start to use it to reset your iPhone without passcode.

Step 1. Open EaseUS MobiXpert on your computer. Then select "System Repair" > "Reset Device".

MobiXpert hompage

Step 2. Click "Factory Reset." Then connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable when prompted.

select Standard Reset

Step 3. When you're done, your iPhone will enter the recovery mode automatically. If it fails, you can also follow the on-screen guide to enter the recovery mode manually. Now click "Next" > "Repair now" to download the iOS firmware and start the factory reset.

click Repair Now

Step 4. Wait for the process to complete. Then click "Done" to close it.

the process is completed

After you perform a reset with EaseUS MobiUnlock and restart the device, you will be asked to enter the Apple ID and password to activate it. After activation, you can your iPhone normally.

Once you unlock your iPhone and you can restore iPhone from iCloud backup if you have backed up your iPhone to iCloud before.

2. How to Reset iPhone Without Passcode Using iCloud

In addition to EaseUS MobiUnlock for iOS, you can also use iCloud - Find My iPhone to reset and unlock your iPhone. Before using this service, make sure the Find My feature is enabled on your locked iPhone. Only in this way can your locked iPhone be detected in this service.

To reset iPhone without passcode using iCloud, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Go to on your computer.

Step 2. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 3. Select Find iPhone.

Step 4. Then click your locked iPhone.

Step 5. Select Erase iPhone. Then select Erase to proceed.

Step 6. You will be prompted to enter your Apple ID password and perform two-factor authentication for verification.

Step 7. Click Trust when asked if you trust this browser.

Step 8. Select Next > Done to start erasing your iPhone wirelessly.

unlock iPhone via iCloud

That's all it takes to factory reset your iPhone with iCloud remotely. That would be better if you have an iCloud backup to restore all the data after the factory reset.

3. How to Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password or Passcode with iTunes

In terms of desktop software, iTunes is also available to reset your iPhone without Apple ID password when you forget the lock screen passcode. Here's a prerequisite for this method. Make sure the Find My feature is disabled on your locked iPhone because this setting will stop your iPhone from restoring to its factory status.

Download iTunes on your Windows PC. If your computer is a Mac, check if your Mac is macOS Mojave or earlier. If so, you can use iTunes to restore your iPhone. If your Mac is running macOS Catalina or later, you can use Finder instead of iTunes.

Here we will take a Windows PC or a Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier as an example. Now follow us to learn how to reset your iPhone without Apple ID password or passcode with iTunes:

Step 1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer. And then open it.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable.

Step 3. Put your iPhone in recovery mode. Click here to see step-by-step instructions according to different iPhone models.

put in recovery mode

Step 4. Click the Device icon in iTunes once the recovery mode screen appears on your iPhone screen.

Step 5. Select Summary on the left sidebar.

Step 6. Click Restore iPhone under the device information.

Step 7. Click Restore in the pop-up window to continue.

Step 8. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

use iTunes to restore iPhone


In this article, we have explained three ways to help you factory reset your iPhone without Apple ID password or passcode. Among these three approaches, we recommend EaseUS MobiUnlock for iOS most if you want to unlock your iPhone when you forget the device passcode or Apple ID password.

You are welcome to download EaseUS MobiUnlock for iOS here or you can go to EaseUS official website for more relevant information about this software. In addition, you are able to view our other products or related articles if you're interested.

FAQs on How to Factory Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password or Passcode

When it comes to how to factory reset iPhone without Apple ID password or passcode, you may come across some problems. Don't panic. If you have any questions about this topic, check the commonly asked questions below.

1. Why am I being prompted to change my Apple ID password?

If you are prompted to reset your Apple ID password, it means your iOS version is outdated and it's better to update it to a recent version. Go to Settings > General > Software Update, and select an available iOS version to download and install it now.

2. How to force my iPhone to restart when it's frozen or not responding?

  • Press the volume up button and let it go swiftly.
  • Do the same as the previous step for the volume down button.
  • Long-press the side button and release it until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

3. Will my Apple ID be deleted after a factory reset?

No. The Apple ID exists and is connected to your device permanently. It won't be erased or deleted after a factory reset. If you erase and reset your iPhone, you will be asked to enter the Apple ID and password to access the device.

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Jean has been working as a professional website editor for quite a long time. Her articles focus on topics of computer backup, data security tips, data recovery, and disk partitioning. Also, she writes many guides and tutorials on PC hardware & software troubleshooting. She keeps two lovely parrots and likes making vlogs of pets. With experience in video recording and video editing, she starts writing blogs on multimedia topics now.

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Gorilla joined EaseUS in 2022. As a smartphone lover, she stays on top of Android unlocking skills and iOS troubleshooting tips. In addition, she also devotes herself to data recovery and transfer issues.

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