How to Hard Reset iPhone without Passcode?

Apple features a hard reset function to help erase your device and reset it to factory setting. It is handy for you when you want to sell your Apple device. If your iPhone gets slow due to full memory, you can also use the hard reset function to quickly free up your iPhone. Don’t forget back up your important files to iTunes or iCloud before the hard reset.

However, if your iPhone gets stuck in the locked or disabled screen while forgetting screen passcode, a hard reset is the only choice for you to enable your iPhone. This article will provide you with three feasible solutions about how to hard reset iPhone without passcode.

How to Hard Reset iPhone without Passcode, with 3-party Software (Apply to All)

iMyFone LockWiper as an easy and secure application can bypass the screen lock and return your iPhone to a factory setting directly. It provides solutions for all security issues on Apple devices. It is convenient to use when you get stuck in your disabled, second-hand or broken iPhone. Here are the main features of LockWiper.

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Key features of iMyFone LockWiper:

  • Hard reset your iPhone without passcode within 5 minutes.
  • Unlock all of the iPhone screen locks without difficulty: digital password, Face ID, Touch ID.
  • Quickly unlock Screen Time or Restrictions passcode while keeping your data complete and safe.
  • Remove the previous Apple ID and iCloud account without password, especially for your second-hand Apple devices.
  • Available for all the iOS versions including the latest iOS 13; suitable for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch in all models

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How to hard reset iPhone without passcode by using iMyFone LockWiper:

Step 1. Choose "Unlock Screen Passcode", and tap "Start". Connect your iPhone to a computer with a cable.

remove iphone screen lock

Step 2. Click "Download" to download the required firmware.

download firmware package

Step 3. Click "Start to Extract" to extract the firmware.

verify firmware package

Step 4. Tap on "Start Unlock". Then enter "000000" to confirm and begin the procedure.

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Step 5. The software will take a few minutes to hard reset your iPhone.

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How to Hard Reset iPhone without Passcode, with iTunes

If you have synced your iPhone to iTunes on a computer, you can restore the iPhone to its original state by iTunes. This process will reset your iPhone while wiping all personal data from your device.

How to hard reset iPhone without passcode by using iTunes:

Step 1. Launch your iTunes with the latest version on the computer you synced with.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer.
Step 3. Go to "Summary > Restore iPhone".

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Step 4. Tap "Restore" to double comfirm.

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Note:
If the iTunes asks for a passcode, you need to change to another computer that you have synced with.

How to Hard Reset iPhone without Passcode, with iCloud (Remotely Reset)

If you have set up iCloud on your iPhone and enabled Find My iPhone feature, you can use iCloud to hard reset your iPhone. You don’t need to sync your iPhone to your computer, iCloud can get everything done remotely.

How to hard reset iPhone without passcode by using iCloud:

Step 1. Make your iPhone connect to the strong network (WiFi or Cellular).
Step 2. Go to www.icloud.com, log in your iCloud.

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Step 3. Use the "Find iPhone" feature.

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Step 4. Select your iPhone, then choose the "Erase iPhone" button.

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Note:
If you have never enabled Find My iPhone feature, you cannot use this method.


For your convenience, we have compared the 3 methods with an intuitive form:

Methods and Metrics
iTunes
iCloud
Find My iPhone Enabled
yes
yes
Find My iPhone Disabled
yes
yes
Never Synced to iTunes
yes
yes
Have Synced to iTunes
yes
yes
yes
iPhone without Network
yes
yes
Broken/Frozen/Black Screen
yes

This articles provide 3 approaches to let you know how to hard reset iPhone without passcode. You can view the form to compare each method, and choose a way that suitable for you.