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How to Wipe iPhone without iTunes

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Michael Watson

January 9, 2018 (Updated: July 16, 2020锛

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Hello, this is Jake. My iPhone 7 gets stuck quite often. So, I was wondering how to get my iPhone wiped off without using iTunes and in error-free working state like a fresh new iPhone. I don't wanna use iTunes as it gives me error. Please suggest an easy way to get this done in quite lesser time as much as possible. Thanks!


Hi Jake, we totally understand your situation and upon your query we have specially designed today's post that will serve your needs. Moreover, there also some people who search for an iTunes alternative that can help them in an easy way to wipe off iPhone without the use of iTunes. If you are one of them, read the post carefully, solutions to your needs are contained within this article.

1. Factory Reset iPhone

You can wipe your iPhone through iTunes, however it's a bit time consuming and errors might appear sometimes. Without using iTunes, you can easily factory reset your iPhone in some simple steps by erasing all content and settings on your iPhone.

  • Open your iPhone's "Settings" and tap on the "General" tab.
  • Here you will have number of options on the screen. Just scroll down and tap on "Reset" button.
  • Now you will see multiple reset options. Click on the option that says "Erase all content and settings".
  • Then, it will ask you to confirm your actions. Tap "Erase iPhone", it will start the process and will be completed in few minutes.

factory reset iPhone

2. Tool You'll Need to Wipe iPhone without iTunes 聽

Here is the best and easiest way in which you can wipe your iPhone without using iTunes. The tool is iMyFone D-Back and it's 100% safe and trusted software which can wipe your iPhone in just a few minutes. Let's look at some key features of iMyFone D-Back:

iMyFone D-Back (iOS 11.2 Supported)

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Key Features:

  • Equipped with 4 intelligent recovery modes and a "Fix iOS System" feature which can completely reinstall iOS on iPhone.
  • Recover your lost data from a wide range of data loss scenarios like accidental deletion, factory reset, or broken iPhoneetc.
  • Supports more than 20 different file formats including contacts, photos, some third-party messenger apps like WhatsApp, Kik, Line, Viber and WeChat.

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Tutorial on Wiping Your iPhone without iTunes via iMyFone D-Back:

First, you need to download and install the iMyFone D-Back software from their official website. Now connect your iPhone with a USB cable and launch the program.

Step 1 鈥 On the left panel you will have a bunch of options; just go to the last one i.e. "Fix iOS system". Three options will show on the screen i.e. "Standard mode", "Exit recovery mode" and "Advanced mode". Click on the "Advanced mode".

Choose the standard mode to fix iOS

Step 2 鈥 Now you will need to put your iPhone in DFU or Recovery mode. To do this, simply follow the onscreen instructions carefully. The the program will detect your iPhone.

put your device into DFU mode

Step 3 鈥 Lastly, hit on Download and the software will download the latest iOS version compatible with your device.

download firmware package

Step 4 - Click Start to Fix after downloading the firmware, and the program will verify the program and wipe off your iPhone completely and then install the downloaded latest iOS version automatically.

finished fixing iOS system

3. Selectively Restore iPhone via iMyFone iTransor

Despite being the standard iOS data management software, iTunes has its limitations. You are not allowed to restore an individual app data from the backup using iTunes, but when we restore, we usually don't need the whole data. In case after wiping off your iPhone, you wish to restore your data selectively from a previous backup you can opt for a powerful tool iMyFone iTransor which overcomes the shortcomings of iTunes and can restore your data completely or selectively from your previous backup file including both iTunes or iCloud backup.

Note: iMyFone iTransor also allow you to backup only a certain type of data such as WhatsApp, WeChat, Messages. It doesn't overwrite your previous backup with the new one. You can extract 16+ types of data from iCloud and iTunes backup using this tool. It is fully compatible with iOS 11.2 and the iOS devices including iPhone 8, 8 plus and iPhone X.

Guide on How to Restore iPhone from iTunes/iCloud Backup Selectively

Step 1 鈥 Download and install iMyFone iTransor from its official website. Launch the program and connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

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Step 2 - It will detect your device immediately and then you need to click "Restore Backup to Device" option available on the left panel.

choose to restore a backup

On the screen you will now have a list of backups, you are now required to choose a backup to restore.

(A) 鈥 Choose the preferred iTunes backup file you wish to restore your data from.

(B) - Choose your iCloud backup and if in case it doesn't shows what you are looking for, you will need to select an option from the bottom of the screen that says, "Download iCloud Backup".

iTunes Backup Restore Steps:

Step 3 鈥 Now, there you will have an option on the screen i.e. "Restore Partial Backup", tap on it. Then choose the data types you wish to restore.

click restore a partial backup

Step 4 鈥 Hit Next and choose the data types that you want to restore. In just a few moments, it will load all the data from your backup on your screen.

choose the data type you want to restore

Step 4 鈥 Mark the data you wish to restore, and hit "Restore" button. The process will begin and completed in a short while.

preview data in backup

iCloud Backup Restore Steps:

Step 3 鈥 Enter your credentials for your iCloud account, choose the relevant backup file and then hit "Next". After that it will show you an option for choosing the required data types that you want to restore, select the one that you need and hit "Next".

iCloud backup list

Step 4 鈥 It will start downloading the backup now and you will see the preview for your content after the download completes. Afterwards, simply click on "Restore" and the process will be completed in just a matter of few minutes

preview data in iCloud backup

We hope that you have found the information helpful. For any other issue or query leave a comment down below and we will try to work on it. Thanks!

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