You may want to reset your iPhone if you have been using it for a long time and you’re going to sell it or give it to someone else. Or if you purchased a used iPhone and it still has all the contents and settings from the previous owner, you may also need to factory reset the device.
Whatever the reason, you may find it very difficult to reset an iPhone if you don’t have the right Apple ID and password. But don’t worry, there are still some workarounds to that and we will take a look at three of them in this article. Follow the detailed steps below to reset iPhone without Apple ID/password.
You are able to reset an iPhone from the device’s Settings. But to do that without the Apple ID password, you need to meet the following requirements:
With that said, here’s how to reset iPhone directly from the settings:
Another good way to reset the iPhone without Apple ID is to restore the device in recovery mode via iTunes. Here’s how to do that:
Step 1: Launch iTunes and connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cable.
Step 2: Follow these simple steps to put the device in recovery mode while it is connected to the computer.
Step 3: When a message appears in iTunes, click “Restore” and iTunes will attempt to update the device to the latest version of iOS and reset the device.
Note: If the process takes more than 15 minutes, the iPhone will exit the recovery mode and you may have to repeat steps 2 and 3 again. After resetting, your iPhone may also be stuck at the iCloud activation lock, and you still need the Apple ID password to set it up.
The solutions above are not useful if you can’t unlock the device or if it is damaged in some way. The best solution in this case is using third-parry tools that designed to remove the Apple ID without password and allow you to easily access the device. Here we recommend FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker, which can help you reset iPhone without Apple ID even when Find My iPhone is on.
Step 1: Download and install FoneGeek iPhone Backup Unlocker on to your computer and then launch it. Click on "Unlock" and choose "Unlock Apple ID", then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cable.
Step 2: You need unlock the iPhone screen and tap "Trust" on the device if it is connected to this computer for the first time. Then wait for the program to detect iPhone automatically.
Step 3: Once the program detects the device, click on "Unlock Now: and it will immediately begin factory resetting iPhone and removing the Apple ID on the device when Find My iPhone is off.
Step 4: When Find My iPhone is on, you need reset all settings on iPhone: Go to Settings > General > Reset All Settings. After that, the iPhone will restart and the program will begin removing Apple ID.
Once you’ve reset your iPhone to factory settings, you may need to restore data back to the device. You can choose to restore your iTunes or iCloud backup to the iPhone but a full restore will overwrite all existing data on the device. Thus, we suggest you try FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery to selectively restore data from iTunes/iCloud backup.
Note: If you choose to “Restore to Device”, you will have to connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer using a USB cable.
With the methods above, you can easily reset the device even if you don’t have the Apple ID password. Select a solution that works for you and follow the steps to implement the solution completely. If you prefer a simple and quick way, FoneGeek iPhone Password Unlocker can be your best choice. It can help you factory reset iPhone without Apple ID password as well as remove the Apple ID from the device, and you won’t be stuck at the iCloud activation lock screen.
By Edwin J. Parke
Posted on Mar 03, 2019, 19:48:53
As a professional writer who is interested in technology, Edwin J. Parke has helped thousands of users by offering various tips to solve their problems.