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There are some situations that you have the need to delete everything without password, such as you've got a second hand iPhone, you've forgot the iPhone passcode or even your iPhone screen is broken & frozen that you cannot get into the device and wipe your iPhone. No matter what situation you are in, this post is going to introduce the top 3 ways on how to erase iPhone without password.

Way 1. The iTunes Way to Erase iPhone without Password

Applicable situation:

If you want to use the iTunes way to reset iPhone to factory settings without passcode then this can only applicable for which your iPhone has been synced with the iTunes before. If not, you need to unlock the device and trust the computer to get connected with iTunes.

Get your device ready:

  1. Make sure your Mac or PC is updated. If you're using iTunes, make sure you have the latest version.
  2. If you want to save the information on your iPhone, make a backup
  3. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud, tap Find My iPhone, then turn it off.
  4. For an unresponsive device or one that won't turn on, please try to get the device into Recovery Mode.

Now, get the steps guide below:

  1. Connect your iPhone to computer.
  2. Open iTunes on Windows or Finder on Mac.
  3. Select your device when it appears on your computer.
  4. Once done, click on “Restore iPhone” and follow the instructions to erase iPhone without passcode. Your computer erases your device and installs the latest iOS, iPadOS, or iPod software.

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Way 2. Erase iPhone without Password Via iCloud

You can also erase your iPhone using iCloud. However, please note that you need to know the iCloud password when using this solution. This method is also helpful when you lost your iPhone.

  1. Login to your and enter your login details.
  2. Select “All Devices” on the top part of the browser.
  3. Select your device and click “Erase Device” to erase the device and its passcode.
  4. Now the device is available for restoration from a backup.

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Way 3. Permanently Wipe iPhone without Password and iTunes/iCloud

In addition to iTunes and iCloud, some third-party tools can do better on how to factory reset iPhone without password. iMyFone Umate Pro iPhone Data Eraser can permanently erase iPhone data from being recovery again, including chats on third party apps. Unlike normal factory reset, iMyFone ensures that all data will be completely wiped and the erased data is 100% unrecoverable, so as to secure your personal information.

Applicable situation:

  • Who wants to erase data to be 100% unrecoverable: Data that erased by Umate Pro is no longer recoverable with any recovery tool.
  • Who wants more thorogh iPhone data erasing: Not only the existed data, but all the hidden junk files, caches, previously deleted data and even the third - party apps' using traces can be deleted.
  • Who don't want use iTunes or iCloud password: This is an independent iPhone data erasing tool without the help of iTunes and iCloud.
  • Who won't force to update the iPhone's system version: Unlike iTunes iPhone restore, it can erase iPhone without passcode and not update the system compulsory.

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Steps to Permanently Erase iPhone without Password

Note: For erasing iPhone without password, firstly, you should make sure that "Find my iPhone" is turned off. And you only have to trust the computer for the first time.

Step 1. Download iMyFone Umate Pro iPhone Data Eraser to your computer. Run and install the downloaded file and connect your iDevice – iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Step 2. If you want to erase all data on your iPhone, choose the erase mode like "Erase All Data". If you just want to erase some specific data, then choose from other erasing modes: Erase Private Data, Erase Deleted Data, Erase Private Fragments.

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Step 3. Click “Erase” and then "Erase Now" button to erase everything on iPhone.

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Umate Pro iPhone Data Eraser receives lost of postive reviews from famous media around the world, like MacWorld, iphoneincanada, APPKED, etc.

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Conclusion: Help you Choose the Best Solution

By now, we have already learnt the 3 different ways to reset iPhone without passcode. But which one is best and the most appropriate for you? Please check the table below.

Via iTunes

Via iCloud

Using iMyFone Umate Pro

iPhone System Update Compulsory




Computer Connection




Latest Computer Version Necessary




Disable Find My [iPhone] Necessary




Time Consumption




After reading this article, you may know how to permanently erase iPhone without passcode in different ways. However, if you don't want to get your iPhone system updated compulsory, and want to erase your private data without any recovery chance, iMyFone Umate Pro will highly meet your need, ensuring that data are 100% unrecoverable!

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