Forgot an iPhone Passcode? How to Reset iPhone without Passcode?

By Andre Cooper on Aug 9, 2016 22:15:00 PM.

A password can protect the contents of your iPhone from unauthorized access, offering an additional line of defense when storing business files on the device. If you forget the password, however, or if a former employee fails to share the information before returning the device, you can bypass the password and regain access to the iPhone by performing a system restore. This will get around a locked down iOS device that is stuck on the password screen, but all of things on iPhone will be lost.

So how to factory reset iPhone without passcode? If that happens, your last resort would be to hard reset your iPhone by booting it in Recovery Mode, connecting it to your computer, and then using iTunes. Another option is to use any other efficient third-party tool to hard reset your locked phone. The step-by-step instructions on how you can do this are given below.

Hard Reset a Locked Forgotten Password iPhone with iTunes

Using a backup created in iTunes before the password existed offers the best solution, but if no backup exists, you still can use iTunes to restore the device. Restoring the iPhone without a backup will result in the loss of the data currently stored on the device.

Step 1Turn your iPhone off.

Hold down the iPhone’s “Sleep/Wake” button until the slider appears on the screen, and then use your fingertip to slide the slider to turn off the device.

Step 2 Connect the original data cable's USB connector to the PC's USB port.

Connect the iPhone’s USB cable to an available port on your computer. Don’t connect the iPhone at this time.

Step 3Choose iPhone to PC while holding down the Home button.

Hold down the iPhone’s “Home” button as you connect the other end of the USB cable to the device. The iPhone will turn on automatically.

Step 4 Enter iPhone Recovery Mode.

Continue to hold down the “Home” button until the “Connect to iTunes” message appears on the screen. Release the “Home” button. A message appears stating that iTunes detects the iPhone as a device in recovery mode. On your computer, if iTunes doesn't start automatically, launch it manually.

Step 5 Click Restore on iTunes.

Click “OK” and then click “Restore” to start the restore process. This will erase all data currently stored on the device.

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On the iTunes confirmation box, read the message carefully and click Restore and Update. And then follow the steps. Wait until a copy of iOS compatible for your iPhone is downloaded, and iTunes uses it to restore your phone to the factory settings. This will erase all data currently stored on the device.

Hard Reset a Locked Forgotten Password iPhone without iTunes

Another option is to use any other efficient third-party tool to hard reset your locked forgotten password iPhone. This iPhone Data Recovery tool helps you perform many troubleshooting tasks on your iPhone including data recovery from iTunes backup file, data recovery from iCloud backup, scanning an iOS device for lost or deleted files, etc. It is able to troubleshoot iPhone system issues, fix with various iOS system issues like Recovery Mode, white Apple logo, black screen, looping on start, etc.

The step-by-step instructions on how you can reset iPhone without password are given below. This guide is based on the Windows version of iPhone System Recovery. If you are a Mac user, please download the Mac version. The operation is similar.

Step 1Choose the Repair iOS System feature.

Run this iPhone System Recovery tool and click "More Tools" in the main window, then choose "iOS System Recovery".

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Step 2 Connect your iPhone to PC.

Power on your iPhone (even if it is in locked state). Connect your iPhone to your computer with its USB cable. If iTunes launches automatically, close it. When the iPhone System Recovery tool detects your iOS device, click "Start" to continue the process.

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Step 3Download and select firmware.

To fix your iPhone operating system, you need to download the firmware for your iPhone first. The iPhone System Recovery tool will recognize your iPhone and offer the latest iOS version for you to download. You just need to click "Download" and wait. The software will finish it for you automatically.

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Step 4 Fix your iPhone operating system to normal.

When the download is complete, the program will continuously start repairing your iPhone, to reset your iPhone without password, get your iPhone out of recovery mode and Apple logo looping, or get your iOS device to work properly. In a few minutes, it will tell you that your iPhone is restarting to normal mode. The whole process of reseting your iPhone operating system takes you less than 10 minutes. You won't lose anything during the whole repairing process.

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Out of many ways to restore a locked iPhone without password, the ones given above are cheapest, simplest, and quickest. Where iTunes gives you a free solution, This iPhone Data Recovery toolmakes the entire process effortless and simple. This is the magic that iPhone System Recovery does. Simply download and have a try.

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