Perhaps you've had your iPhone for a long period of time and want to reset it, give it to someone else, or buy a new device. Perhaps you were on a budget and purchased a used iPhone, but it retained the previous owner's information. When you attempt to reset the iPhone, you may notice that you do not have the phone's Apple ID password, potentially ending your chances of successfully resetting the device.
Now, you might be thinking that can you reset iPhone without Apple ID?
Indeed! There are some methods for resetting an iPhone or iPad without using Apple ID. So, without further delay, let’s move straight to those methods.
- Part 1: 3 Practicable Methods on How to Reset iPhone without Apple ID
- Part 2: Comparison of the Three Methods
- Extra Tips: How to Reset New Apple ID Password
Part 1: 3 Practicable Methods on How to Reset iPhone without Apple ID
There are several ways to reset your iPhone without using your Apple ID password, but this article would focus on the three simplest and most effective methods for unlocking your iPhone without your Apple ID password.
The following sections will help you with how to reset iPhone without Apple ID.
Method 1: Reset iPhone without Apple ID with Reset Tool
The easiest and reliable method to factory reset iPhone without Apple ID is by using the PassFab iPhone Unlocker. Follow the steps below to know how you can use it to reset your password without Apple ID.
Step 1: Setup and launch PassFab iPhone Unlocker on your device. You can easily download the software from the button.
Step 2: Select the "Unlock Apple ID" option.
Step 3: Now, connect your iPhone to the laptop that is running PassFab iPhone Unlocker.
Note: If this is your first time connecting and your phone has a lock screen passcode, you must first unlock the screen and press "Trust" on your device, then insert your device passcode again to accept the computer.
Step 4: Click “Start” to unlock your Apple ID.
Step 5: If Find My iPhone is off on the iOS device, PassFab iPhone Unlocker will immediately unlock Apple ID upon detection.
Step 6: You must wait a short period of time for your Apple ID to be unlocked once it has been deleted from your phone. Then click “Done” and you can now sign in with your new Apple ID and access all services.
Method 2: Factory Reset iPhone without Apple ID via iTunes
iTunes, the iPhone's default media player, is mainly a music application. However, it can also be used to factory reset the phone and for other purposes such as upgrading the device. If you ever login the iTunes before, you are not requires to input Apple ID password.
So, let’s have a look at how to factory reset iPhone without Apple ID password using iTunes:
- Launch iTunes on a device that has been previously synced and link your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
Synchronize the iPhone with iTunes to create a backup. Once the backup is completed, tap on "Summary" and then on the "Restore iPhone" icon.
- Tap on “Restore” again to affirm your operation.
Method 3: Reset iPhone to Factory Settings using Settings
If you do not have access to a laptop or computer, there is always a way to factory reset your iPhone without using a computer! You will reset your iPhone by erasing all of its contents and settings. However, before using this way, you should make sure that “Find My Phone” is disabled and you know the screen passcode. Besides, this way has low probability. Simply follow the instructions below to know how to reset an iPhone without Apple ID:
- From the iPhone, navigate to "Settings" and then to "General”.
- Choose the "Reset" option from the "General" menu.
Now, tap "Erase All Contents and Settings", which will perform a factory reset on your phone.
Then click on “Erase iPhone”, and enter your password.
- At last, click “Set up”.
Part 2: Comparison of the Three Methods
By comparing these three ways, you will know which method is easiest and suitable to factory reset iPhone without Apple ID password for you.
|PassFab iPhone Unlocker||iTunes||Device Settngs|
Efficient and safe
Suitable for beginners
No need for Apple ID password or lock screen password
May requires Apple account
May not available
No need for Internet
No need for a computer
Requires lock screen password
Extra Tips: How to Reset New Apple ID Password
I’m sure that after reading the above methods, you know how to reset iPhone to factory settings without Apple ID. However, in upcoming sections, we will discuss ways to reset the new Apple ID password.
Way 1: Enter Web to Reset Apple ID Password
Follow the steps below to know how to reset Apple ID password on website.
Step 1: In any web browser, navigate to Apple ID page and click “Forgot Apple ID or Password?”
Step 2: Continue and enter your Apple ID.
Step 3: Input the phone number that is bound to your Apple ID. Then click “Continue”.
Step 4: Then choose a method of validation and follow the hints to change your password.
Way 2: Use Find My Phone to Reset Apple ID Password
This is the other way to reset new Apple ID password. Follow the steps below to know how to reset Apple ID password with Find My Phone.
- Launch the Find My iPhone application.
As the "Sign In" screen opens, ensure that the Apple ID area is not blank. Click "Sign Out" if you do not see a "Sign In" screen. Ensure that the Apple ID area is vacant after you sign out.
Then enter your lock screen passcode after seclecting "Forgot Apple ID or Password?".
- Then follow the instructions to change your Apple ID password successfully.
Way 3: Go to Settings to Reset Apple ID Password
Follow the steps below to reset Apple ID password on your devices.
Prior to continuing, ensure that your device is running iOS 10 or later. Go to settings, tap [Your Name] > Password & Security, then tap on "Change password".
- Following that, enter the lock screen passcode that you use to access your phone.
- Type a new password in both fields of the "Change Password" screen that appears and tap "Change.” Now that you've created a new Apple ID password, you can use it on any of your other devices.
I’m sure that after reading this article, you are well aware of how to reset iPhone without Apple ID. Although I have explained 3 methods in this article, but the most suitable one is using the PassFab iPhone Unlocker.
Moreover, I have also explained how you can reset your Apple ID password using different methods. Don’t forget to check them as well if you need.
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