How to Factory Reset iPhone SE without Password 2023
If you just bought the new iPhone SE 3, 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 iPhone SE factory reset comprehensively.
- Part 1: How to Factory Reset iPhone SE in Settings
- Part 2: Top 3 Ways to Factory Reset iPhone SE without Password
- Part 3: 2 FAQs Related to iPhone SE Factory Reset
Part 1: How to Factory Reset iPhone SE in Settings
In order to reset iPhone SE to factory settings, you normally require 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.
Part 2: Top 3 Ways to Factory Reset iPhone SE without Password
Let’s assume that we have either forgotten the password of iPhone SE, or we got a second-hand iPhone SE from someone and they forgot to tell us the password. Whatever maybe the case, you need to factory reset iPhone SE without the password, then there are some methods to do this too.
Watch this video or read the detailed steps below to factory reset iPhone SE. All iPhone models are suppported.
1. Factory Reset iPhone SE with 4uKey
If you do not know the password and want your iPhone SE to get unlocked, Tenorshare 4uKey will factory reset iPhone SE without password and remove the screen lock permanently.
Download, install and run 4uKey on your computer. Click on Start to begin the process.
Connect your iPhone to the computer, and read the notes. Then click on Next.
Download the firmware package. The firmware may take some time to download.
Once the download has completed, click on Start to Remove to factory reset iPhone SE without passcode.
In a few minutes, along with passcode removal, the iPhone SE factory reset has been done.
2. Reset iPhone SE to Factory settings by 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.
- 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.
Now on your computer, you will see a message on iTunes saying that there is a problem. Click on Restore.
- The process takes some time to complete and wait for your iPhone SE to start up on itself.
3. Factory Reset iPhone SE via 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.
- Head over to https://www.icloud.com/find 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.
- Start the erasing process. Once completed, iCloud will tell you.
Part 3: 2 FAQs Related to iPhone SE Factory Reset
Question No. 1: How to Hard Reset iPhone SE
Answer: The process to hard reset iPhone SE is the same as how to enter iPhone into recovery mode, but do no need to connect it to iTunes on computer.
Question No. 2: How to Soft Reset iPhone SE
Answer: 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.
In a Word
iPhone SE is an amazing phone, especially the new SE 2022. However, if you need to perform a factory reset iPhone SE due to whatever reason, you access the reset option from settings, use iCloud’s Find My, iTunes, or if you do not remember the passcode, using Tenorshare 4uKey and performing an iPhone SE factory reset successfully.