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Top 3 Ways to Restore Locked iPhone to Factory Settings without iTunes

January 16, 2018 03:29 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Tips
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Forgot iPhone passcode and got locked out of your device? Many people may find themselves get stuck in such a situation. Actually, this can happen due to various reasons like, you just forgot the password, someone wanted to steal a glance at your iPhone and mistakenly enter the wrong password so that result in your iPhone being disabled. In such a case, the only way to fix it is to restore your iPhone. There are several methods can help you factory reset iPhone without passcode in just a few minutes. In this post we will guide to factory reset locked iPhone X/8/8 plus/7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus without iTunes in the most convenient ways.

Solution 1: Erase iPhone Lockscreen Passcode with iCloud

If you are looking for a way to reset iPhone to factory settings without iTunes or passcode, you can use this method if you have enabled the feature Find my iPhone on your device before. Find My iPhone should be able to help you wipe out all the data on your device. To do this:

Step 1: Head over to and log in your Apple ID on another device or computer.

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Step 2: Then click “Find My iPhone”, and hit “All Devices” at the top of your browser window.

Choose the device that you want to erase passcode from and click “Erase”.


Step 3: After this, all the settings and passcode on your device will be erased. And you are capable of restoring iPhone from backup or set it up as new.

Solution 2: Reset iPhone to Factory Default when Locked with Tenorshare iPhone Unlocker

But what if you don't have Find my iPhone set up for use, then you have to find an alternate to bypass iPhone passcode. Another way to restore iPhone without iTunes and passcode when forgot iPhone screen lock passcode is using an iPhone passcode removal like Tenorshare 4uKey. It is capable of removing forgotten password including Touch ID and Face ID info in a few minutes without iTunes.

Download and install Tenorshare 4uKey to a PC/Mac before we get started.

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Step 1: Launch Tenorshare 4uKey and connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable.


Step 2. Once your device has been detected, simply hit Start to remove iPhone passcode.


Step 3. Before unlocking iPhone passcode, you have to download the latest iOS firmware package online.

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Step 4. When the firmware is downloaded to computer, click on “Unlock Now” to start factory restoring iPhone without passcode.

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Step 5. When iPhone passcode has been removed successfully, you will notice you can enter your iPhone without entering any passcode.

Solution 3: Using Tenorshare ReiBoot to Restore Disabled iPhone without iTunes or Passcode

You have another option to restore disabled iPhone to factory settings without iTunes with a system restore tool-Tenorshare ReiBoot.

Now grab the latest version of Tenorshare ReiBoot by clicking the download icon below:

Launch the Tenorshare ReiBoot and connect your iPhone to your computer using the cable. Click “Factory Reset iPhone” from the upper corner to get into the advanced system recovery interface directly.

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In the Advanced Mode, click “Fix Now” to start downloading firmware package.

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Download the matched firmware package by clicking “Download” button.

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Once the firmware package is downloaded completed and successfully. Click “Start Repair” to restore your iPhone to factory settings.

So that's basically the things you can do to factory reset an locked iPhone. But just as it was mentioned in the tips section, if you fear to make some tweaking to your iPhone, just don't mess up with it. Bring it right away to an experienced troubleshooter to have your forgotten passcode problem resolved.

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