If you’re like most people, you probably think of your iPhone as a very reliable device. But what would you do if it stopped working or became inaccessible for some reason? You will consider trying resetting it yourself, but the fact is that you can’t reset your iPhone a without passcode.
If you forgot your iPhone passcode, it is still possible to reset your device – but you will need to do it in some different ways. This article will show you how to reset your iPhone without a passcode.
What is Resetting an iPhone?
A reset is a process of erasing all the data from your iPhone and restoring it to the factory settings. This means that all your photos, videos, apps, and other data will be erased from your device. It is important to backup your data before you reset your iPhone, as you will not be able to retrieve it after the reset – it’ll now be a brand new device.
Resetting your iPhone can be helpful if you’re having problems with it or want to sell it and start fresh with a new iPhone.
Why reset your iPhone if you forget your passcode?
In case you forgot your iPhone passcode, you can’t just enter it and unlock your device – even if you know what it is. That’s because your iPhone is designed to prevent anyone from trying to guess your passcode an unlimited number of times.
If you enter the wrong passcode too many times, your iPhone will be disabled for a specific amount of time. After that, you’ll have to enter the correct passcode to unlock it. You’ll need to reset your iPhone if you can’t remember your passcode.
How to Reset an iPhone Without a Passcode Via Find My iPhone
If you’ve enabled Find My iPhone on your device, you can use it to reset your passcode. This feature allows you to erase your iPhone if it’s lost or stolen remotely.
iPhone users should ensure they have backed up their data before resetting the device. If you don’t store it on either iCloud or a computer, then there’s no way to get back into your phone after powering off without deleting all of its contents first – which could be ruinous for someone who doesn’t know what he/she is doing with sensitive information like bank accounts numbers and email passwords.
Here’s how to reset your iPhone without passcode or password using Find My iPhone:
How to Reset an iPhone Without Password and Computer Using iOS 15.2 or above
If you’re running iOS 15.2 or above, you can reset your iPhone without a passcode and computer using the following steps:
If you incorrectly guess the passcode on the iPhone lock screen seven times a row, you’ll see the Erase iPhone option in the bottom right corner.
Tap Erase iPhone, then tap that again to confirm and type in the iCloud account’s credentials – Apple ID password.
Then your iPhone will automatically reset and restart
How to Reset an iPhone Without a Passcode Through iTunes
If you cannot use the Find My iPhone feature, there is another way to reset your phone. This method will delete all data on an iOS device, making it unable to recover lost content such as photos or videos from earlier dates before doing so.
For iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or later
Press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons on your iPhone 8 or later. Then, slide the Power Off slider to turn off your phone. Once your phone is turned off, connect it to your computer while still holding the side button. Keep holding the side button until you see the recovery mode screen.
For iPhone 7 or 7 Plus
Hold the side button until you see the Power Off option. Connect the phone to the computer while maintaining pressure on the volume down button. Continue to keep the volume down button pressed until the recovery mode screen appears.
For iPhone 6S or earlier
Hold the side button until the Power Off option appears. Slide the switch to turn off the phone and then connect it to the computer while pressing the Home button. Continue to press and hold until you see Recovery Mode on your screen.
For all three iPhone models mentioned above, if your phone gives you the option to update or restore iPhone, select “restore.” You can now access your phone and reinstall any backed-up data.
How to reset iPhone without passcode and iTunes Using iSumsoft
Here’s how to use iSumsoft to reset your iPhone without a passcode:
On your PC, download and install iSumsoft iPhone Passcode Refixer. Once installed, launch the program.
Choose the “Unlock Lock Screen”.
Tap the “Start” button.
Now, click Next on the Software page after ensuring that the iPhone is connected to the computer.
To factory reset your iPhone, click the Download button to download the firmware necessary for this.
Wait for the firmware download to finish. It takes a few minutes, depending on your computer’s network speed.
The software will automatically start unlocking the iPhone when the firmware is installed. This process will reset the iPhone to factory settings and remove all data.
After some time, the process is done, and a message “Unlocked iPhone successfully” will appear. You can now use it without a passcode.
Video Tutorial on Resetting iPhone Without Passcode
FAQs on iPhone Reset
Can you factory reset an iPhone if it’s locked?
The device will reset automatically if the lock is lost or erased without a PC connection. Another little nugget of iOS 15.2 news was the ability to erase and reset a locked Apple iPad without a computer.
Can I factory reset iPhone without a passcode?
You can reset your iPhone password to recovery mode if you don’t know your iPhone password. It won’t be easy to utilize an iPhone unless you know its passcode. You’ll need a cloud backup after restoring the iOS device.
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to reset your iPhone and don’t have your passcode, there are still several ways you can do it.
We’ve outlined four methods for resetting your iPhone below, so choose the one that works best for you and follow the steps.
Ahmed Baig is the editor-in-chief at MICGadget.com, where he has been reporting on gadget news and trends for over 11 years. Ahmed's work has been featured in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired. When he's not writing about technology, In my spare time, I enjoy playing cricket, hiking and spending time with my family and pets.