Passcode has been forgotten and can’t use iTunes to reset.
Is there any way to wipe an iPhone 6 or perform a hard reset? All of our data has been backed up to the cloud, but we can’t get there because iTunes wants the passcode to continue to run the reset.
The Apple iPhone carries more and more important data and documents with you. Then mobile security becomes a big issue these days. So people always use a passcode on iPhone, iPad device to protect their device from unauthorized access. However, it would be a bigger issue if you forget the password, you won’t be able to access your files and do any factory resetting action on your iPhone.
If you forgot the passcode for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or your device is disabled, you can try to erase your device with iTunes by entering your iPhone into recovery mode. However, your iPhone will be restored to a state of a new phone. All the data and settings on your iPhone will be gone. If your phone data is not important and you don’t care about data loss, you can follow the steps as below.
- Connect your iPhone with computer, through the USB cable that comes with the device.
- Open iTunes. Obviously it will ask you for a passcode, now turn off your iPhone, put it into recovery mode.
- Enter Recovery Mode:
Press and hold down the Home button on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad (for iPhone 7, press and hold down the volume down button). Then plug your device into PC/Mac and make sure iTunes is running. When you see the Connect to iTunes screen, release the Home button or Volume down button.
- When iTunes detects that your iPhone is in recovery mode, you can restore it now.
- Click on Restore iPhone. Then you will be notified after the reset and your iPhone will take a restart.
Clicking Restore will erase all the data and settings on your iPhone. If you previously synced your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud, you can restore from the backup after that. If you haven’t backed up your iPhone, the only way you you can get back your files is using the third-party iPhone data recovery to retrieve the lost data from iPhone after factory reset without Apple ID.
Have important files like contacts, photos or messages on your iPhone and you don’t want to take the risk to lose them, it’s better to use a third-party iOS system restore tool to factory reset your iPhone without iTunes in case you don’t have the password. Read on to get the solution.
Alternatively, Factory reset iPhone without passcode and iTunes
If you don’t want to lose any data as your contacts, photos, messages, and other files means much for you, you can try another way – iOS System Restore. It can help you to perform hard factory reset your locked iPhone without losing any data. Just follow the simple steps below.
- Fix all iOS operating system issues to normal without data loss.
- Recover iOS system from various situations like recovery mode, white Apple logo, black screen, white screen of death and more.
- Work for all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Step 1: Start iOS system restore program
Download dr.fone toolkit – iOS System Recovery by selecting the Windows or Mac version download link. Then install and run it on your computer.
Step 2. Connect your locked iPhone to computer
Open your iPhone (even if it is locked), then plug in the computer with the USB cable. If iTunes launches automatically, close it.
Step 3: Select ‘System Recovery’ to continue
From the opening screen of dr.fone, click System Recovery.
Step 4: Start restore iPhone to factory resetting
The program will come to the next window, showing the instructions about system recovery. Click Start to after reading the note.
Now you should select the model of your iPhone device, and click ‘Download’ to download the firmware package.
Step 5: Restore iPhone to factory settings, no data loss
The program will automatically start repairing your iOS system issues and restore your iPhone to factory settings, without any data loss. You just need to wait until the process completes.
When the repair of the operating system is complete, you have factory reset your locked iPhone without iTunes successfully. No you can start using your iPhone normally.