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How to Reset an iPhone without Password

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Gabriel Hammond

April 20, 2017 (Updated: July 30, 2020)• Filed to: iPhone Tips

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Do you need to reset an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device but don’t have a password or can’t remember yours? This can happen when someone sells you a second-hand device but neglects to share with you the password you need to erase the device and begin using it as new. If this has happened to you, worry not! This article will show you a few ways you can reset the device and begin using it.

1. Use iMyFone Fix iOS System Advanced Mode

If you don’t know the Apple ID or password, then you may need to reset your iPhone to a brand new on before you can begin using the device. There are many reliable software or software you can use, iMyFone iOS System Recovery can help. The following are some of its features and how they can help you.

  • It is useful in the repair of all types of software related problems including a device that is stuck on the Apple Logo, a device that is stuck in recovery mode or even one that just won’t function normally.
  • It has 2 modes to choose: normal mode and advanced mode. It won't cause any data loss on your device using the normal mode, while the advanced mode will erase all the data.
  • It is easy to use and guarantees to fix your device in just a few minutes, in just a few clicks.

Here’s how to use iMyfone iOS system recovery to get your device working normally again.

Step 1: Download and install the program on your computer and then launch it. Click on “Start” to begin.

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Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer and wait for the program to recognize the device. Click “Advanced Mode ” again to continue.

Warning: The content from your device will be erased by using advanced mode.

 Connect the iPhone to the computer

Step 3: To fix the issue, you may need to download the device’s firmware and reinstall the iOS system. Click on the “Download” button to do this and then just wait for the process to be completed.

reintall the iOS system

Step 4: Once the download is complete, the program will begin fixing the device almost immediately. Wait a few minutes for the repair process to be complete and the device will re-start in normal mode.

fixing your system

Hopefully the problem should be fixed after this. If the program was unable to detect the device, it will still be fixed but you may need to set it up as new.

2. Factory Reset the iPhone Without a Passcode Via iTunes

Please note that this solution will only work if you had synced the iPhone with iTunes in the past. There is a chance that iTunes could still remember your passcode and you may not have to re-enter it.

Step 1: Connect the device to your computer using USB cables and launch iTunes. Begin by backing up the data on the device because a factory reset will remove all data.

Step 2: Click on “Restore iPhone” and then click “Restore”.

click on restore iPhone

Step 3: Click Restore again to confirm the process. This will let iTunes erase all your content and settings on your device.

confirm the process

Step 3: Click on “Next” in the software update window and then accept Apple Terms and Conditions by clicking on “Agree.”

Step 4: Now all you have to do is wait while iTunes downloads the iOS software and restores the device.

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