Can You Reset iPhone/iPad without Apple ID

In the recent past, many iPhone users have asked us on several occasions if they can reset their iPhone to factory settings without Apple ID. When we enquire while these users want to reset their iPhone without Apple ID, we got the following reasons:

  1. Apple ID password is forgotten.
  2. The user bought a second-hand iPhone and doesn’t know the previous owners Apple ID and password.

If any of these scenarios are similar or described the reason why you need to reset your iPhone without Apple ID, then this post will enlighten you on how to reset your iPhone without Apple ID.

Can You Possibly Reset iPhone/iPad without Apple ID?

Before we state whether it’s possible to reset iPhone without Apple ID, we shall first define what Apple ID is. Apple ID is a service used by Apple Inc. to authenticate or sign in on an iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac computer.

The essence of Apple ID is to protect the privacy of your information, which are stored in iCloud. Therefore, before you can use iCloud, email or iTunes on your iPhone, you must create an Apple ID and password that will protect these accounts.

Nevertheless, if Find My iPhone feature of iCloud is not enabled in your iOS device, then you can easily reset your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without Apple ID. But if Find My iPhone is enabled, you need to use a right tool.

How to Reset iPhone/iPad without Apple ID (iOS 12 Supported)

This way works whether Find My iPhone is on or off.

Sometimes, you may have the need to reset your iPhone or iPad but have no access to the Apple ID. This scenario is most common when you’ve just gotten a second-hand device. If you find yourself in this situation, you definitely will be unable to access the device using a password, passcode, or any other form of verification. iMyFone LockWiper ensures that you do not have to worry about authorized access. With the software downloaded on to your Mac or PC, you will be able to reset your iDevice without the existing Apple ID.

What Can LockWiper Do?

  • Completely wipe off the existing Apple ID on the device without a password.
  • 100% reset your iPhone or iPad and erase every shred of data on it.
  • Fully erase former Apple ID and prevent any tracking possibilities.
  • LockWiper allows you switch from the existing Apple ID to another or to create a new one if you do not already have one.
  • Enjoy un-restricted/limited access to any iDevice features, including iTunes, App Store, and every other iCloud or Apple ID services and features.

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Download LockWiper and Reset iPhone without Apple ID Here:

Step 1. Download LockWiper to your computer and follow the prompts to install.

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Step 2. Connect your device to the Mac or PC and trust connection.

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Step 3. Choose “Unlock Apple ID” mode and click “Start” to begin unlocking device.

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Step 4. If "Find My iPhone" is enabled on your device, go to Settings > General > Reset, press "Reset All Settings" to proceed.

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Step 5. Wait for unlocking process to run to its end. When complete, it will have erased the existing Apple ID and completely reset the device.

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How to Reset iPhone/iPad without Apple ID When "Find My iPhone" is Off

If “Find My iPhone” feature of iCloud is not enabled on your iPhone, then you can directly reset your iPhone from Settings.

On your iPhone, go to “Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings”. If you set up iPhone password, you need to enter to confirm. When it’s confirmed, it will start resetting your iPhone.

Erase All Content and Settings

Final Words:

We’ve extensively discussed how to reset iPhone without Apple ID. However, this post will not be complete if we don’t urge you to download, install and use iMyFone LockWiper in solving issues pertaining to unlocking locked or disabled iPhone/iPads.

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