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“Hey..I bought iPhone 6 from some one … I wanted to reset the iPhone back to factory setting but it keeps asking me for the apple ID and password and I don’t know. Is there any possible way factory reset iPhone 6 without Apple ID? Helpfull answer will be appreciated.” -- Austin
You might just be in the case as Austin. Or you may just forgot your Apple ID. Regardless of your reasons, there are a few ways to reset your iPhone 6 without an Apple ID:
How to Reset iPhone 6/6s without Apple ID Using iTunes
Here is a basic method for iPhone 6/6s reset without Apple ID. Keep in mind that you should turn Find My iPhone off first before you do this. Also make sure that iOS is up to date in order to avoid any problems.
Step 1: Back up your iPhone before anything else. You don’t want to lose any data accidentally.
Step 2: Make sure that iTunes is up to date on your computer. You can do this by going to the Help menu and checking for updates.
Step 3: Connect your iPhone 6/6s to your computer.
Step 4: Open iTunes, if you haven’t already.
Step 5: Turn off your iPhone. Then put it into recovery mode by pressing and hold the Power and Home buttons for about 10 seconds.
Step 6: Click on your device on iTunes and it will take you to the Summary page. Click on “Restore iPhone.”
Step 7: On the new screen, click Restore.
Step 8: There will be instructions that come up on the screen. Just follow them and then wait after you’re done. Let iTunes reset your device. Don’t turn the device off and don’t disconnect it from the computer.
How to Reset iPhone 6 without Apple ID without iTunes
Now, the iTunes method may be one of the official ones, but it has certain limitations. For example, when you reset your iPhone using any of Apple’s official methods, this does not permanently erase all of the data. Sure, it has been wiped from view, but your private data can still be recovered using recovery software. This can make you vulnerable to identity theft if you sell or give away your iPhone.
Instead, you can use an iPhone data eraser called iMyFone Umate Pro Win/Mac to erase all of the data on your iPhone 6/6s permanently. This is like a reset, except it’s better because your data will be 100% unrecoverable. Even hackers won’t be able to see your private data.
How to permanently delete all the data on your iPhone 6/6s using Umate Pro:
Note: For resetting iPhone 6 without Apple ID, firstly, you should make sure that "Find My iPhone" is turned off.
Step 1: Download and install iMyFone Umate Pro. Connect youriPhone 6/6s to your computer.
Step 2: Open Umate Pro. Click Erase All Data. Click Erase (the green button).
Step 3: Choose the security level that you want, then type “delete” into the box to confirm. Click Erase Now. Now wait while your data is permanently deleted. This cannot be undone!
Features of Umate Pro:
- Delete private data permanently from various apps on iPhone.
- Delete private fragments that third-party apps can leave even after you delete them.
- Permanently erase previously deleted files and data.
- Search for junk files and clear up space.
- Back up and losslessly compress photos, or mass delete photos and videos.
When it’s time to reset your iPhone 6, you can try using Apple’s methods if your privacy doesn’t concern you. However, if you care about keeping your data safe, use a third-party app like iMyFone Umate Pro to erase all of your data permanently and easily.