Maybe you have had your iPhone for a long time, and you want to reset it, give it to somebody and purchase a new device. Or you were on a budget and ended up purchase a second-hand iPhone, but it still had the previous owner's data on it. When you try to reset the iPhone, you may realize that you do not have its Apple ID password, which can take away all your hopes of resetting your iPhone.

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Is it Possible to Reset an iPhone/iPad without Apple ID?

Yes! There are ways to reset an iPhone or iPad without Apple ID. Some methods will reset your device only when the "Find My iPhone" is turned off. However, you will find a way here to reset/erase your iPhone without your Apple ID no matter the "Find My iPhone" is on or off.

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Three Methods to Reset iPhone without Apple ID Password

There are many ways to reset iPhone without an Apple ID password. This article focuses on the three easy and most efficient ways to get your iPhone unlocked without an Apple ID password.

The three methods on how to factory reset iPhone without Apple ID discussed below:

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Method 1. Reset iPhone without Apple ID via Reset Tool

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  • · Reset/erase your iPhone or iPad without Apple ID, whether “Find My iPhone” is on is on or off. R
  • · Remove any traces of Apple ID and iCloud account from iPhone when resetting.
  • · It won’t be tracked or blocked by the previous Apple ID.
  • · Support resetting iPhone 6/x/10/12, even the latest iOS 15 system.
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Reset/Erase iPhone without Apple ID via LockWiper

Here's the step-by-step process on reset iPhone without Apple ID password using iMyFone LockWiper. Let's see how it work!

Reset iPhone without Apple ID and Password [2021 & iOS 14 Supported]
  • Step 1: Launch the software on your computer, choose the "Unlock Apple ID" mode and connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer.
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  • Step 2: Click the "Start to Unlock" tab to remove the Apple ID and iCloud lock.
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  • Situation 1. If FMI is disabled on the iPhone or iPad, then our software will automatically erase Apple ID.
  • Situation 2. If FMI is enabled on the iPhone or iPad, then you’ll need to reset your settings by clicking “Settings > General > Reset All Settings”.
  • Step 3: Once the process is complete, the iCloud account won't be in the device anymore.
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Since the Apple ID and iCloud account will be removed as well, you can set up your device with another Apple ID or even create a new Apple ID. Unlike other methods, you won't be stuck at the iCloud activation lock screen.

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Method 2. Reset iPhone without Apple ID via iTunes

The iTunes method is efficient if Find My iPhone is not enabled in the device. You should use the latest version of iTunes to avoid running into errors in the process.

How to Reset?iPhone without Apple ID?via iTunes

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your Windows or Mac computer.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer using the original Apple USB cable.

Step 3: If asked to provide your device passcode or Trust This Computer, respond promptly.

Step 4: Select your device when it appears on the iTunes bar, and click “Restore iPhone...”.

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Step 5: Click “Restore” again to confirm your request and your computer will erase your iPhone or iPad, and install the latest iOS on the device.

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Step 6: Once the process is complete, your iOS device will restart.

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The iTunes method of resetting the iPhone without Apple ID only works when Find My iPhone is disabled.
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Method 3. Reset iPhone without Apple ID via Settings

It’s possible to reset the iPhone without Apple ID?password?from the settings app. There are few limits to this method such as Find My iPhone must be disabled, and you must know the restriction passcode if any.

How to Erase the iPhone without Apple ID:

Step 1: Launch your Settings app.

Step 2: Click “Reset > Erase All Content and Settings” tabs.

Step 3: Enter your passcode when prompted, and click “Erase iPhone”.

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Note: This method requires your iPhone passcode and Find My iPhone status disabled.

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Tips You May Need: Recover Apple ID or Reset Apple ID Password

1. How to Reset Apple ID Password

If you’ve forgotten your Apple ID, you will be shut out of many essential Apple services and apps. However, there are ways you can do to recover your Apple ID, so you don’t need to bother reset iPhone without Apple ID. You can attempt to recover your Apple ID by the methods below.

A Find Apple ID on Device

Check your Apple ID in iCloud: Go to Settings, then?tap?[your name]. If you are using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings, then tap?iCloud.

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Check your Apple ID in iTunes & App Store settings: Go to Settings, tap?[your name], then iTunes & App Stores. If you are using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings, then iTunes & App Stores.

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If you’ve signed in your Apple ID, then you will find them immediately on your phone.

B Find Apple ID through the Web Page

Step 1. On your device, locate the?Find Apple ID page?on any browser. Then click on "Forgot Apple ID or password?"

Step 2. On the next page, click on "look it up".

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Step 3. You will find a form that must be completed to proceed. Complete the form by entering your first and last name and email address. Then click on Continue button.

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It will show you the Apple ID in the next webpage:

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You can check here to learn more details about how to recover your Apple ID.

2. How to Reset Apple ID Password

The guide to resetting Apple ID vary depending on the type of security you chose when setting up your account. You may be asked to verify your phone number, use two-step-verification, two-factor-authentication, or answering security questions.

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A. Two-step verification

If your Apple ID is protected with two-step verification, you can use the Recovery Key provided when you enabled the protection.

B. Two-factor authentication

If the two-factory authentication has been enabled for your Apple ID account, you can reset your Apple ID password using any trusted devices.

C. Security questions

If you have set up security questions for your account, then you can get an email to reset your password.

You can check here to know more details about how to reset your Apple ID password.


FAQs You May Want to Know about Resetting iPhone without Apple ID

#1. How do I get rid of someone else's Apple ID on my iPhone?

If you don’t know the Apple ID password, you can use a third-party tool like iMyFone LockWiper to remove the?previous?Apple ID on your iPhone.

#2. What to do if I have forgotten my iPhone passcode?

You can Apple password reset your iPhone to erase it. That will delete all your data and settings, including the passcode. Later, restore your data and settings from backup.

#3. How can I erase my iPhone without Apple ID password?

You can reset iPhone without Apple ID by using the Recovery Mode. Press the ‘Home’ button and ‘Wake/Sleep’ button until the ‘Recovery’ screen appears. Then press the ‘Volume Down’ and ‘Wake/Sleep’ buttons. This may slightly differ on various iPhone versions. Then click ‘OK’ on the pop-up window in iTunes > ‘Summary’ > ‘Choose Restore iPhone’.

#4. How do I get rid of someone else's Apple ID on my iPhone?

Do an Apple ID password reset to clear a previous owner’s Apple ID on your iPhone. Open ‘Settings’ and tap [previous owner’s name]. Next, scroll to the bottom of the screen and hit the ‘Sign Out’ tab. Then enter the ‘Previous owner’s Apple ID password.

#5. Why am I being asked to reset my Apple ID password?

Your iPhone may keep asking you to reset Apple password ID when it’s running on an outdated iOS version. To solve this issue, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘Software Update’ and check out for any available iOS update. Finally, tap the ‘Download’ option and install an iOS update that’s available.


It is possible to reset, erase or wipe your iPhone even if you do not have your Apple ID password. The only option you can use that does not have any limitations is iMyFone LockWiper. If you are worried that LockWiper may not solve your issues, you can use its trial version to confirm whether it will be able to work for you before paying for it.

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