[Solved] How To Factory Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password

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Robert Hunt
Aug 17, 20225 min read

Summary: If you want to securely erase information from your iPhone and restore your device to factory settings, you'll be asked to enter your Apple ID passcode. What if you have no credentials for the registered Apple ID? Here's the answer.

Whether you want to sell out your used iPhone, or want to troubleshoot some hard issues, the last defense is to perform a factory reset upon your device. If you forgot your Apple ID passcode, a required steps for the reset, you can refer this article to find a solution.

How To Factory Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password

What Does iPhone Factory Reset Do?

A factory reset on iPhone, also known as iPhone Hard Reset or Master Reset, is an iOS software restore to its original system state by erasing all of the information stored on the device. With a combine of button input, you can factory reset an iPhone restore the device to its original manufacturer settings. It's the most complete and efficient way to wipe out all data and content upon an iPhone.

How To Factory Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password - iTunes

In iOS 15 and later, you can erase/factory reset your iPhone from Settings app. To do so: go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Content and Settings. Factory resetting your iPhone requires to sign out of your Apple ID before continuing, which will ask you to enter your Apple ID passcode.

If your iPhone is enabled with the Find My service, you will have to enter the Apple ID passcode to bypass the iCloud Activation Lock. If Find My iPhone is disabled on the device, you can follow steps below to learn how to use Finder / iTunes to factory reset your iPhone without Apple ID passcode.

How-To Steps To Factory Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password:
  1. Power off your iPhone using using button/buttons mentioned below.
  • To shut down an iPhone 8/8 Plus and all newer models: Press and hold both the Side button and the Volume Down button until you see the Power Off slider.

    Shut_Down_iPhone_13/12/11/X/8
  • To shut down an iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s Plus: Press and hold the Side button until you see the Power Off slider.

    Shut_Down_iPhone_6/6s/7
  • To shut down an iPhone SE (1st generation) and all earlier models: Press and hold the Top button until the Power Off slider appears.

    Shut_Down_iPhone_5s/5c/5/4s/4/SE

After seeing the Power Off slider, drag the slider (left to right) to turn off your iPhone.

  1. Use correct button/button combo per your iPhone model to put your iPhone in recovery mode.
  • For an iPhone 8/8 Plus and all newer models (iPhone 13/12/11/Xs/Xr/X) use the Side button.
  • For an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus use the Volume Down button.
  • For an iPhone SE (1st generation), and iPhone 6s, iPhone 5/5s/5c/4s/4 and earlier use the Home button.

Next, press and hold the right button tightly and immediately connect your iPhone to the computer. Don't unlease the button until you see the Recovery Mode screen (you can see a computer icon and a USB cacle) showing on your iPhone.

4.Open the Finder app on your Mac (macOS ) or the iTunes app on your Windows PC computer. On the left sidebar of iTunes/Finder, you can find your iPhone icon. Use Restore iPhone to factory reset your iPhone without Apple ID passcode.

Restore iPhone

Click Restore and Update if your iPhone is not running the latest version of iOS software. Then you can follow its onscreen instructions to complete this process. After finishing the iPhone Restore, now you can disconnect your iPhone from the computer, then set up and use your iPhone as new.

Restore and Update

How To Factory Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password - iCloud

Again, if the Find My iPhone feature is disabled, you can use iCloud to factory reset/erase your iPhone. It’s easy to do so.

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Go to iCloud.com > Choose the Find iPhone option.

    Find iPhone

  2. Click All Devices at top, then select the iPhone you want to perform factory reset.

    All_Devices

  3. Click Erase [device] > Enter your Apple ID password when asked.

    Erase_iPhone

  4. After erasing your iPhone, you can restore it from an existing backup and use it as normal.

How To Factory Reset iPhone Without Apple ID Password - BuhoUnlocker

Using either iTunes or iCloud to factory reset your iPhone without Apple ID requires you to have the Find My optioned turned off. If it’s not, then you need a powerful Apple ID Remover program to handle this task. BuhoUnlocker is the best one that can factory reset your iPhone even with the iCloud Activation Lock on.

Conclusion

Now can you factory reset your iPhone without Apple ID passcode? If you still have any questions, feel free to ask us and we are happy to help. At last, don’t forget to download BuhoUnlocker to start solving your iPhone passcode issues.

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