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How to Reset iPhone 6/6s without Apple ID [Solved]

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“Hey..I bought iPhone 6 from someone … 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 forget 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 without Apple ID without iTunes

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 iPhone Data Eraser/iPhone Data Eraser for Mac to erase all of the data and settings 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.

Umate Pro iPhone Data Eraser is fully compatible with iOS 11 and receive lots of positive reviews from macworld.co.uk, Makeuseof.com , Cultofmac.com etc.

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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).

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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!

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Features of Umate Pro iPhone Data Eraser:

  • Erase all the data and settings on your iPhone permanently.
  • Delete private data permanently from WhatsApp, WeChat, Kik, Viber, and 10+ more on iPhone.
  • 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.

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.

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Step 6: Click on your device on iTunes and it will take you to the Summary page. Click on “Restore iPhone.”
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Step 7: On the new screen, click Restore.
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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.

Reset Apple ID Password with Apple Support

Actually Apple provides a convenient way to do this if you have forgotten your Apple ID, or Apple ID passcode or both of them. Before resetting iPhone without Apple ID, you can ask for help with Apple official web site to recover your Apple ID. Here's how:

Step 1. Visit Find Apple ID page of Apple on your device.
Step 2. Enter your first name, last name and Email address associated with your Apple account. If you don't remember the Email address you have set, then just try to enter your current Email address.

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Step 3. Click on either "Recover by Email" or "Answer security Questions" option according to your need. Then you can follow the prompts to reset your Apple ID password.
Step 4. Then you might receive an Email with recovery instructions. Simply follow them to reset your Apple ID and password.

Tips: If you have forgotten your Email or your security questions, failing to reset your Apple ID with the website, you can contact Apple directly. They will help you reset your iPhone as long as you can convince them you are the owner of your iPhone or show them your purchase receipt.


Have you found the right way to reset your iPhone without Apple ID? I hope this article can help you solve your problem. If you find out you need to permanently erase all data on your iPhone, I believe iMyFone Umate Pro can help you a lot. If you have any better idea, don’t be hesitating to share on the comments with us!

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