How to Factory Reset iPhone without Passcode (iPhone 11 included)

There are many reasons that you may want to factory reset your iPhone 11/Xs/Xs Max/XR/X/8/7/6s/6/5s. I am going to list some of the scenarios here:

  • You want to erase all personal data in iPhone before giving away or selling it.
  • You forgot the iPhone passcode.
  • iPhone is disabled or locked.
  • Get a second-hand iPhone with passcode.
  • iPhone is suffering severe damage and needs a factory restore.

Having known the reason for resetting an iPhone, we can now proceed on how to factory reset an iPhone without password.

Way 1. How to Factory Reset iPhone without iTunes via Settings

Some users want to factory reset iPhone by deleting all personal data and erase all contents, but they don't want to do this in iTunes as iTunes is a very complex tool in restoring iPhone.

Navigate to iPhone Settings app > General > Reset, tap on Erase All Contents and Settings.
erase iphone from settings app
After resetting your iPhone, you can restore from iCloud backup if you have an iCloud backup.
restore from icloud backup

Way 2. Factory Reset Disabled/Locked iPhone without Passcode and iTunes

If you forgot your iPhone passcode or iPhone is disabled after entering wrong passcode for too many times, you can use an iPhone passcode unlocker tool – Tenorshare 4uKey to bypass iPhone passcode and factory reset iPhone without iTunes. It will unlock iPhone without passcode in simple steps.

  • Connect your locked/disabled iPhone to computer and open 4uKey. Click Start button on the main interface.
    factory reset locked iphone without itunes
  • 4uKey will instruct you to download the latest firmware package.
    download firmware package
  • With the downloaded firmware package, this iPhone passcode unlocker will start removing passcode from your iPhone/iPad. After password remove, your iPhone will be restarted and you will be greeted by the classic "Hello" screen.
    bypass iphone passcode successfully

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Have learnt how to factory reset iPhone without passcode and iTunes, some users may also have the need to factory reset iPhone with iTunes or iCloud. We will also introduce them , but I think the above method is the best way to factory reset iPhone.

Way 3. How to Factory Reset Locked iPhone with iCloud

This way of resetting iPhone to factory settings without passcode requires that you have enabled Find My iPhone in your device. If not, please skip to the other methods in this post.
  • Go to in your computer browser and log in with your Apple ID and password.
  • Click Find My iPhone and hit "All Devices" at the top of your browser window. The iPhone that you need to reset should be listed. Click on it and tap on Erase iPhone option. This will erase iPhone passcode and all data.
    factory reset locked iphone with icloud

Way 4: Factory Reset iPhone with Tenorshare ReiBoot

If the above methods cannot factory reset your locked iPhone, I think the following method can solve the issue well. I recommend the Deep Repair Mode of Tenorshare ReiBoot to factory reset locked/disabled iPhone and improve your device's performance. As a professional iOS system repair tool, ReiBoot can fix 50+ types of iPhone problems.

  • Launch ReiBoot and select Repair Operating System feature, you'll enter a interface like below.
    repair operating system
  • The default mode will factory restore iPhone system without data loss. If your iPhone won't turn on, iPhone black screen of death, iPhone stuck on Apple logo, or other system problems, just click "Start Repair" and follow the procedures to recover iOS without erasing data.
  • But, if you'd like to factory reset iPhone by wiping out all data, or your iPhone is disabled and the standard repair does not help, you can factory reset iPhone with ReiBoot to restore iPhone/iPad to factory settings.
    factory reset iphone
  • This way of resetting iPhone will wipe out all data and reinstall the latest iOS to your device.
    tenorshare reiboot advanced mode

Extra Tip: Factory Reset Locked iPhone with iTunes

The precondition to take advantage of this method is that you have synced your iPhone with iTunes. Please back up your iPhone beforehand because all data will be wiped out after factory reset.

  • Connect iPhone to computer and open iTunes.
  • In Summery tab, click "Restore iPhone" option and then "Restore" in the popup confirmation window.
    restore iphone in itunes
  • Wait for the process to complete and you can access to iPhone without passcode. After restore, you can click Restore Backup in iTunes to restore iPhone from latest backup file.


Here in the article we introduce 4 different ways to factory reset iPhone . Tenorshare 4uKey is top recommended to reset without iPhone passcode, and we also introduced how to factory reset iPhone with iTunes or iCloud.

  Updated on 2020-01-07 / Update for  iPhone Tips

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