How to Factory Reset Locked iPhone without iTunes

Has your iPhone gotten locked? Many people often find themselves stuck in this kind of situation. Various reasons can cause such issue like, you just forget the password, your children mistakenly input the password for fun, or someone is trying to intrude on your device illicitly without your awareness. Anyhow, if your iPhone gets disabled, the only way to fix it is to restore your iPhone. There are different method you can take to factory reset your iPhone in just a few minutes. In this article we will be discussing how to factory reset your iPhone without iTunes in the most convenient way.

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1. How to Factory Reset Locked iPhone without iTunes

The most effective and easy way to factory reset locked iPhone is to use iMyFone iOS System Recovery. If you don't prefer using iTunes for factory resetting iPhone, the tool can be counted as the best choice there. iMyFone iOS system recovery is an easy to use software that promises to fix almost any iOS issue and will factory reset your iPhone without iTunes fruitfully. The program has various modes that are offered by one of its main feature "Fix iOS System" which work accordingly to the type of situation the users stuck with.

iMyFone iOS System Recovery (iOS 11.1 Supported)

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Key Features:

  • It can fix several issues like iPhone stuck at black/white screen, apple logo, restart issue and can fix a locked iPhone in a simple process.
  • The program can reinstall the iOS firmware and wipe an iOS device completely. It is 100% free from unwanted malwares.
  • The distinctive modes of the "Fix iOS System" namely "Standard Mode", "Exit recovery Mode" and "Advanced mode" work intelligently according to the different types of problems.
  • Using the standard mode of the program, you can fix any iOS issue without losing any of your precious data.
  • The software is fully compatible with all the latest iOS devices as well as iOS 11.

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To factory reset your iPhone without iTunes, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Download and install the iMyFone iOS system recovery software directly from its official website.

Step 2: Now launch the program, while connecting your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable. You will have three different modes on your screen. Simply press the option "Advanced Mode".

Choose the mode to fix iOS

Step 3: Follow the on-screen guidelines to enter your iPhone in the DFU/ Recovery mode. It will automatically detect your device to give you a suitable firmware, or you can also select the corresponding firmware manually in case it doesn't. All you need is clicking on the "Download" button to start the installation.

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Step 4: Once the installation is complete, an option will come on the screen "Start to Fix". Tap on it and it will begin the process.

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Just wait for a few minutes and your device will be unlocked.

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2. Is It Possible to Recover Data from Factory Reset iPhone?

If you find a website claiming that you can recover your lost data directly from iPhone after a factory reset, you can close the page. In reality, it is almost impossible. No recovery tool in the market now can do that. Sure, if you have a backup either in iTunes or iCloud, you can restore the backup to your device.

That's why, it is always recommended to create a backup regularly, as you never know what kind of situation you may come across and then lose all your valuable data. If you have a backup you can easily restore your iPhone's data using iTunes or any other software. Today we are discussing about a similar software which can selectively backup and restore your iPhone. It is iMyFone D-Port Pro. Unlike iTunes, it allows users to selectively restore your data such as WeChat, Messages, WhatsApp (more data types will be supported in the next version) from your iTunes and iCloud backup.

Here is the guide on how to restore iPhone selectively using iMyFone D-Port Pro

Step 1: Head to the official website of iMyFone D-Port Pro to download the software. Run the program and connect your iPhone to the PC via lightning cord.

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Step 2: The device will be detected automatically and on the next page choose the option "Restore Backup to Device" which you will find on the left panel. A list of backups will show on the screen now, select the one which you wish to restore.

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Step 3:  On the next screen, tap on the option "Restore Partial Backup", then you need to select the data types you wish to restore.

choose the data type you want to restore

Step 4: Click on "Next" to initiate the process. It will take a couple of minutes to load all the data. Select the data you want to restore, and press "Restore". The procedure will begin and will be completed in few minutes.

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3. Backup iPhone Regularly and Selectively (Free Way)

With the same program introduced above which is iMyFone D-Port Pro, you can backup your iOS data selectively as well. Follow the tutorial below to back up your iPhone selectively via iMyFone D-Port pro. Now only WeChat, WhatsApp, and Messages can be backed up separately. If you want to backup your iPhone in another way like exporting the data to your computer, you can use this program to export 18 types of data from your device.

Step 1: Download iMyFone D-Port Pro. Install and run the program on your PC while connecting your iPhone with a USB cable.

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Step 2: As soon as you open the program, you will have three options on the left side of the screen. Choose the first option "Backup & Export from Device".

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Step 3: Now choose what data you wish to backup. Hit "Back Up" on the next screen, then the program will start to backup the data type you choose on your device.

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Step 4: Wait for a while, you will get a backup for a particular app.

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You can download the free trial version to have a test of the features of this program. We hope you found this article useful. Leave your opinions if you have any in the comment section below or any query for more assistance.