[Solved] How To Factory Reset Locked iPhone Without iTunes

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Robert Hunt
Aug 30, 20225 min read

Summary: Maybe you are planning to sell or trade in your iPhone, or just having inextricable issues, consider factory resetting your device to erase all content and data, and put it back to factory status. In this article, we will explain how to factory reset your locked iPhone without iTunes.

By performing a factory reset on your iPhone, you are about to put it back to its manufacturer condition. By doing so, you'll completely erase all content and data upon it. Factory reset an iPhone is good for selling or giving away your device without the concerns of leaking your data.

This article will help you to factory reset your locked iPhone without using iTunes. Multiple ways are included.

How To Factory Reset Locked iPhone Without iTunes

How To Factory Reset iPhone Without iTunes - Settings App

iTunes is one of Apple recommended method to factory reset an iPhone (Enter your device into Recovery Mode > Use Restore in iTunes). But if you don't have iTunes installed on your computer, or you just not a fan of complicated iTunes, use methods below to factory reset your iPhone without iTunes (you need to have both your Apple ID passcode and screen passcode).

Here's what you need to do:

  1. First of all, in iOS 15 and later, you can erase/factory reset your locked iPhone in Settings app. To do so: go to Settings > General.

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  2. Transfer or Reset iPhone.

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  3. Erase All Content and Settings.

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  4. Then you'll be asked to enter your passcode.

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  5. Next, let iCloud uploading your data and creating backup for your device. The backup time depends on the usage of your iPhone device.

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  6. After completing iCloud backup, enter your Apple ID passcode to start factory reset your iPhone.

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How To Factory Reset Locked iPhone Without iTunes - iCloud

If your iPhone is totally locked up and you cannot access your device by any means, then you can use iCloud to factory reset / remote erase your locked iPhone without iTunes. Here are the steps to go.

Here's what you need to do:

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

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

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

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

How To Factory Reset Locked iPhone Without iTunes - BuhoUnlocker

If you have neither iTunes, or an iCloud account that linked to your locked iPhone, then you need a third-party software utility to factory reset your iPhone. BuhoUnlocker is the best in class solutions that can help you unlock your security lockout iPhone and do the factory reset for your locked device.

Conclusion

Prior to do factory reset on your locked iPhone, be sure to have backup for your content and data so you can restore it later. At last, don’t forget to download BuhoUnlocker to start solving your iPhone Factory Reset issues.

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