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:
- Apple ID password is forgotten.
- 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.
There are times when you would like to reset your iPhone without Apple ID, and we’ve mentioned that the most common scenarios are when you forgot your Apple ID and when you buy a second-hand iPhone. However, it’s possible to reset iPhone in these situations using iMyFone LockWiper; an iPhone unlocking software which works on Windows and Mac.
iMyFone LockWiper can easily factory reset your iPhone when you don’t have an idea how to retrieve your Apple ID. It neither requires Apple ID or Password, asks for iPhone passcode, nor a request for any form of verification. All you need to utilize this tool is to download and install it on your computer and use it to reset your iPhone without Apple ID.
Download LockWiper and Reset iPhone without Apple ID Here:
Step 1. Launch iMyFone LockWiper on your computer, and connect your iPhone using Apple’s original USB cable. Then, click “Start” on LockWiper Home interface.
Step 2. Choose your iPhone model, and follow the instruction to put your iPhone in DFU mode.
Step 3. Download your iPhone’s firmware package by clicking “Download” tab.
Step 4. Click “Start to Verify” then. Next, click “Start Unlock”, enter “000000” into the box and click “Unlock” to begin unlocking your iPhone. You can follow the on-screen guide to complete the process.
Note: You can reset your iPhone without any password using LockWiper. When it’s done, the screen lock password will be removed from iPhone. But if Find My iPhone was enabled previously, you need to enter the Apple ID password to activate it. That means, LockWiper doesn’t remove Apple ID account.
What Else Can LockWiper Do
- Forgot your iCloud password but want to reset iPhone? LockWiper reset it without entering any password.
- iPhone is locked with 4/6-digit passcodes, Face ID or Touch ID? Let LockWiper removes any type of lock you set.
- Got a second-hand iPhone which was locked on sale? LockWiper helps you get into the device.
- iPhone says “iPhone is disabled, try again XX minutes later” or “iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes”? LockWiper helps bypass the disabled screen.
- iPhone lock screen is frozen? iPhone is stuck at Apple logo, black/white screen? iPhone us stuck at boot loop? No worries, all these issues can be fixed by LockWiper.
In a word, LockWiper handles everything related to screen or restore failures.
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.
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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