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How to Reset iPhone without iCloud Password

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Gabriel Hammond

April 20, 2017 (Updated: July 15, 2020锛

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鈥淚 would like to know whether it is possible to reset iPhone running iOS 11 to factory settings without an iCloud password. I only want to delete an iCloud account from my iPhone and create a new one but I don鈥檛 have the old iCloud account passcode. Can anyone help?鈥

This is a really common problem especially when someone purchases a second-hand device without realizing that the device is stolen until it requires an iCloud password. Fortunately, there are ways around this problem. This article will share with you just a few of the most effective ones.

1. Use iMyFone iOS System Recovery Tool鈥檚 Advanced Mode

One of the best solutions for you if you don鈥檛 have an iCloud password, is iMyFone Fix iOS System software which supports iOS 11. This tool can fix just about any issue your device may be facing and since it installs the latest firmware on the device, it will then help you bypass the passcode. We must however warn you that you will lose all the data on the device if you use the advanced mode. We鈥檒l show you how to use this tool to fix the device in a moment. But before then, the following are some of its features.

  • It is a tool used to fix an iOS issue including a device that is stuck in DFU mode, recovery mode on the Apple Logo or one that won鈥檛 respond.
  • It can be used to update the iOS (including the latest iOS 11) on your device without having to use iTunes.
  • It is very simple to use and highly effective.

Step 1: Download and install iMyFone Fix iOS System to your computer and then follow these simple steps to fix the device.

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Step 2: Launch the program and then choose "Advanced mode" in the screen. Connect the iPhone to the computer. Then please follow the instructions to put your device into DFU mode or Recovery mode.

enter advanced mode

Step 3: The program will need to install the latest firmware to fix the device. Click 鈥淒ownload鈥 and wait while it downloads the firmware.

select the firmware

Step 4: Once the download is complete, the program will begin fixing the device immediately. When the process is complete, the device will restart and it should hopefully work just fine.

bypass the icloud lock and reinstall the system

2. Try an iCloud Remove Service

If the solution above fails to produce the desired result, you have the option to use an iCloud removal service. Two of the best and how to use them are outline below.


It is one of the best solutions in the market. Here鈥檚 how to use it.

Step 1: Go to DoctorUnlock on any browser and enter the device鈥檚 IMEI number. If you don鈥檛 have the IMEI number, you can get it by dialing *#60# on your device or clicking on the 鈥淚鈥 button if the device is yet to be activated.

Step 2: Click on 鈥淯nlock Now鈥 and then make payment (about $50) and enter your email address. You will then only need to wait 1-3 days for the device to be unlocked.

Use to bypass iCloud lock


AppleiPhoneUnlock is another great alterative and much like the first solution, it is fairly easy to use. Here鈥檚 how.

Step 1: Head on over to AppleiPhoneUnlock聽iCloud Unlock and enter the IMEI number.

Step 2: Make payment and wait for the device to be unlocked.

Use to bypass iCloud lock

3. Use the DNS Method

You can also choose to use the DNS method and although it may work, we must warn you that it may also fail sometimes. Here鈥檚 how to do it if you don鈥檛 want a paid service.

Step 1: Hold down the Sleep and Home button or the Volume Down and Power button (for iPhone 7) to reboot the device and get to the set-up screen.

Step 2: Follow the on-screen instructions until you get to 鈥淐hoose a Wi-Fi Network.鈥 Click on the 鈥淚鈥 near the Wi-Fi symbol and choose 鈥淒NS.鈥 Type in the following numbers.

  • USA/North America:
  • Europe:
  • Asia:
  • In the rest of the world:

Step 3: Tap on the back button to get back to the previous page and then tap 鈥淛oin.鈥

Step 4: Finally, tap the back button again to prevent the iPhone from activating and also to return to the previous page.

You should see on the screen. Simply tap on the menu to access the apps and find one that may contain the iCloud login information you need.

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