The Ultimate Guide to Factory Reset iPhone without iTunes

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    This post offers the ultimate guide to factory reset the device without iTunes. When you don’t want to connect your device to the computer or you don’t have access to iTunes, the solutions on this article will allow you to easily reset the device.

    Let’s get started with the most effective way to factory reset your iPhone without iTunes.

    Use UnlockGo to Factory Reset iPhone without Password

    When you don’t have access to iTunes or you would rather not use iTunes to reset the iPhone, the best solution is a third-party iOS unlocking tool. One of the best is iToolab UnlockGo.

    What is UnlockGo?

    UnlockGo is an iOS unlocking tool that can come in handy when you need to bypass the iPhone’s passcode, remove the iCloud activation lock or factory reset an iOS device without a password quickly and easily.

    It can be used to factory reset the device when you’ve forgotten or lost the password, entered the password too many times, or you when you don’t have access to iTunes or iCloud.

    How to use UnlockGo to factory reset iPhone without a password

    Follow these simple steps to use UnlockGo to factory reset your iPhone without the password;

    Step 1: Download and install the program on to your computer. Run it after a successful installation and then connect the iPhone to the computer. When the program detects the device, click on “Start”.

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    Step 2: The program will need to install the latest firmware on the device.  Click “Download” to download and install the firmware on the device.

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    Step 3: When the firmware download is complete, click on “Unlock Now” to unlock and then reset the device. The process will take only a few minutes. Keep the device connected to the computer until the program notifies you that the process is complete.

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    So easy to factory reset iphone with iToolab UnlockGo, right? This tool can be really helpful to factory reset the device when you’ve forgotten or lost the password, entered the password too many times, or you when you don’t have access to iTunes or iCloud.

    Reset Your iPhone by Using Settings

    If you have access to the device’s settings, you can very easily reset the device to factory settings without needing to use iTunes. Follow these simple steps to do it:

    Step 1: Open the “Settings” app on your device and then scroll down to tap “General”.

    Step 2: Tap “Reset” and then select “Erase All Contents and Settings”. This will erase all the data and settings on the device and return the device to the original factory settings. If a popup appears saying, “Documents and Data are being uploaded to iCloud” tap “Finish Upload then Erase”

    Step 3: Tap “Erase Now” and enter your iPhone passcode to confirm that you want to reset the device.

    If you don’t know your passcode or you’ve entered it too many times, you may need to use your computer or iTunes to factory reset the device. You can also use UnlockGo if iTunes is not an option.

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    Factory Reset Locked iPhone on iCloud.com

    If you had set up Find my iPhone on your device, you may be able to factory reset the device using iCloud.com. To do that, follow these simple steps:

    Step 1: Open iCloud on any browser and then sign in with your Apple ID and password. The Apple ID and password must be the same one you use on the locked iPhone.

    Step 2: Click on “Find iPhone” and then select the iPhone you want to reset under “All Devices”.

    Step 3: In the new window that appears, select “Erase iPhone” and iCloud will send an automatic command to the device to erase all data and settings, essentially factory resetting the device remotely.

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    Factory Reset Locked iPhone Using Find My iPhone

    Another great way to factory reset a locked iPhone is to use the Find My iPhone feature. Just like the solution above, you must have enabled Find My iPhone on the device for this method to work. Follow these simple steps to factory reset a locked iPhone using the “Find My iPhone” feature on another iPhone or Apple device:

    Step 1: Open the “Find My iPhone” app on another iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch that you have access to.

    Step 2: You will be prompted to log in using your Apple ID and password. Make sure that you use the same Apple ID and password for the device you are trying to reset.

    Step 3: Once logged in, you should be able to see the iPhone you want to reset it. Tap on its name to select it.

    Step 4: In the next screen, you will see a number of options on the screen. To factory reset the device, select “Erase iPhone ” and all the data and settings on the device will be erased.

    Please note that the iPhone you want to reset needs to be connected to the internet to receive the reset command.

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    Conclusion

    Perhaps you forgot your password. Or your device is disabled. Or maybe you bought a second-hand device with another Apple ID logged in. In any case, iToolab UnlockGo can remove an Apple ID and iCloud activation lock, no password necessary, from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. That’s crucial, because it allows you to log in with another Apple account.

    Nicole Campbell
    Nicole is the chief editor of itoolab.com. She has been writing about Apple, software, and computer for over 10 years.

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