How to Factory Reset iPhone SE without Passcode 2024

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2024-06-06 / Update for  Reset iPhone

If you just bought the new iPhone SE 3rd Gen, or still use the iPhone SE 2020, and find some software issues and want to factory reset it. Or more commonly, you forget the passcode to unlock iPhone SE. For whatever reasons, get started to learn 5 ways to do iPhone SE factory reset without passcode comprehensively.

Part 1. iPhone SE Factory Reset Without Passcode/Apple IDHot

If you do not know the password and want your iPhone SE to get unlocked, Tenorshare 4uKey can be your go-to solution. It will factory reset iPhone SE without password or Apple ID and remove the screen lock permanently. Also, it supports a wide range of iOS versions and iPhone SE devices, including iPhone SE 3rd Gen and iPhone E 2020

Why Choose Tenorshare 4uKey for iPhone SE Factory Reset

  • Remove screen lock on iPhone SE and other iPhones.
  • Factory reset iPhone SE without a passcode or Apple ID.
  • Support factory resetting all iPhone models, including the latest iOS versions.
  • User-friendly interface and easy to follow process.
  • Safe, reliable and easy to use.

Steps to Factory Reset iPhone SE Without Passcode/Apple ID

  • Download, install and run 4uKey on your computer. Click on Start to begin the process.

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  • Connect your iPhone SE to the computer, and read the notes. Then click on Next.

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  • Download the firmware package. The firmware may take some time to download.

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  • Once the download has completed, click on Start to Remove to factory reset iPhone SE without passcode.

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  • In a few minutes, along with passcode removal, the iPhone SE factory reset has been done.

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Video Tutorial

Watch this video below to factory reset iPhone SE. All iPhone models are suppported.

Part 2. How to Factory Reset iPhone SE with Buttons

If you prefer a more manual approach, there are two ways to do iPhone SE factory reset using the device's buttons:

Way 1. Hard Reset iPhone SE

The hard reset, also known as a force restart, is a straightforward way to reset iPhone SE without a passcode. This method is quick, easy, and does not require any additional software or tools. While performing a hard reset, all data and settings on the iPhone SE will be completely erased. You will lose any personal information, apps, and other content stored on the device.

  • Press and hold the Side button (also known as the power button) for about 10 seconds.
  • After the device turns off, press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo or a black screen.
  • Once you see the Apple logo or a black screen, release the Side button. Your iPhone SE will then restart.
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Way 2. iTunes

To factory reset iPhone SE, the recommended way by Apple is to restore iPhone with iTunes. All you need is a computer, the latest iTunes, and a cable that can connect your iPhone SE to the computer.

This method is based on the recovery mode of the iPhone, which allows for the erasure of all data and settings on the device, restoring it to its original factory state. And the process of initiating recovery mode, connecting to iTunes, and performing the reset can be time-consuming compared to other methods of device reset.

  • Take your iPhone SE and connect it with your computer and open iTunes.
  • If iTunes does not recognize your iPhone, enter your iPhone into recovery mode. To do that:

    • For iPhone SE 2/3 (and iPhone 8 or later): First press volume up button quickly and then the volume down. Then press and hold the power button until you see the recovery mode screen.
    • For iPhone SE 1 (and iPhone 6 or below): Press the home and power button simultaneously, until you see the removery mode icon on your iPhone SE.
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  • Now on your computer, you will see a message on iTunes saying that there is a problem. Click on Restore.

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  • The process takes some time to complete and wait for your iPhone SE to start up on itself.

How to Factory Reset iPhone Se Without Computer (With Apple ID)

If you don't have access to a computer, you can still factory reset iPhone SE without passcode or iTunes with the following two methods. Note that the prerequisite is that you know the Apple ID and password.

Note: If you don't know the Apple ID, the best way is to use Tenorshare 4uKey for iPhone SE factory resetting without any passcode.

Way 1. Settings

In order to reset iPhone to factory settings, you normally require Apple ID password if you want to do it from settings easily. All you need to do is follow the directions given below.

  • Open Settings and go to General. In the bottom, look for Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  • Tap on Erase All Contents and Settings > Continue. Then enter you screen passcode to complete the procedure.

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Way 2. iCloud Find My

If you have lost access to your iPhone or dropped it somewhere and need to clean all the data from it, then using iCloud Find My is a good option to factory reset iPhone SE.

With just an internet-connected device and your Apple ID, you can start the reset from anywhere, no need for the iPhone SE itself. However, the iCloud reset might take longer since it involves remote control over the internet.

  • Head over to and sign in.
  • Select the iPhone SE and then on the next screen select Erase iPhone.

    Note that this is available unless you have enabled Find My on your iPhone SE and connected it to network.

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  • Start the erasing process. Once completed, iCloud will tell you.

FAQs of Factory Reset iPhone SE

Q1: What Happens After I Factory Reset My iPhone SE?

A factory reset completely wipes the iPhone SE clean, erasing everything on the device.

Q2: How to Soft Reset iPhone SE

Soft reset iPhone SE actually means just restart the iPhone once. Press and hold the side/top button. Once the slider appears, swipe on it. Once it has shut down, hold the power button until it turns on again.

Q3: How Do I Force My iPhone SE to Factory Reset with Buttons?

To force factory reset iPhone SE, you can use hard reset buttons and iTunes recovery mode.

Q4: Is It Safe to Factory Reset iPhone SE?

You can use Tenorshare 4uKey, a safe and secure tool to reset iPhone SE without a passcode/Apple ID. This tool is simple to use and poses no security concerns.

In a Word

iPhone SE is an amazing phone, especially the new 3rd Gen. However, if you need to perform iPhone SE factory reset due to whatever reason, you use Tenorshare 4uKey, hard reset, iTunes, settings and iCloud’s Find My. Among them, 4uKey stands out as the best solution for factory resetting iPhone SE without passcode or Apple ID in simple steps.

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