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How to Reset iPhone without Passcode

Are you looking for ways how to reset your iPhone without a passcode?

Resetting iPhone without passcode lets you quickly access your iPhone if you forgot the passcode. Frequently changing mobile phones, using two or more handsets, or using too many passwords cause us easily forgetting passcodes.

Here we refer to passcode as the screen unlocking password, which is the first gate to reach the content of your iPhone for security.

In this article, we’ll show you how to quickly reset your iPhone without a passcode, including all iPhone models, step by step.

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How to Reset iPhone without Passcode

What Happens If You Enter Many Wrong Tries of Passcode?

Do you know how many tries to enter the wrong passcode on your iPhone or iPad? 10 times. It’s hard to guess the forgotten passcode in 10 tries. And your iPhone will be locked for wrong passcode entries.

How Reset iPhone without Passcode?

Part 1: Reset iPhone with iTunes or Finder.

You can reset your iPhone with iTunes on a PC or Mac, or on Finder on a Mac.

Prepare your USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer. Plug your iPhone into the computer with the USB.

Step 1. Launch iTunes/Finder on your computer.

Step 2. Locate your iPhone on iTunes or Finder.

For iTunes, On the summary page, click the Restore iPhone option.

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On Finder, also click the Restore iPhone option.

restore iPhone with FinderStep 3. Confirm and restore it.

Step 4. Wait for the iTunes/Finder to download the latest iOS versions and reset your iPhone to factory settings.

Notice: If you have disabled Find my iPhone, you can directly restore it to factory settings with iTunes/Finder. If you have enabled find my, reset it with the Part 2 method.

Part 2: Reset Your iPhone with SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker.

Preparation: Free download and install the program on your computer.

 Step 1. Launch SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker. Then click “Unlock Screen Passcode”.

sd iphone unlocker - StartStep 2. Click Start and plug in your iPhone to the PC or Mac computer using your matched cable.

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Step 3. Download firmware packages.

When the screen shows your iPhone is well connected, click Next and Click Download on the next screen. The firmware packages downloading starts with a progress bar. Wait for the progress bar to go to 100%.  Still waiting for a few minutes, the software will automatically verify the packages.

Step 4. Click Start Unlock.


When the verifying process is finished, click Start to Unlock on the screen. Confirm on the pop-up window by entering “000000”.

You’re done. And the screen saying “Successfully Unlocked!” Simultaneously, your iPhone burst into life with the “Hello” screen.

Things to Do after You Reset Your iPhone without Passcode. 

You can set up your iPhone from the previous backups or you can choose to set it up as a new iPhone without transferring apps & data.

What If My iPhone is Disabled or Locked? Can I Reset It without a Passcode?

Yes. Absolutely. Both solutions in Part 1 or Part 2 can reset your iPhone without passcode even if it’s locked. Remember to put your iPhone to recovery mode connecting to iTunes if it's locked. For more details about recovery mode, Read How to Put iPhone/iPad in Recovery Mode 2021.

What to Do If I Want To Reset My iPhone without Apple ID Password?

Use Part 2 software SD iPhone Unlocker, and in step 2, when launching the software, select “Unlock Apple ID”.

SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker can't remove the iCloud activation lock screen if you require solutions to bypass your iCloud Activation Lock screen, refer to the directions and software tools of our guide: How to Sign Out of Apple ID without Password 2021.

Can I Recover My Data after Resetting iPhone without Passcode? Will I Lose Anything?

Yes, you can recover your data from backups. Besides using iTunes backup or iCloud backup, you can also use iPhone Data Recovery to selectively restore your iTunes or iCloud backups, or from the backups with this third-party software.

The first thing you need to do is to make sure that there is at least one backup if you want to save your data.

If this does not solve your issue, then contact our support. There is a good chance that the issue you are facing will already be in our notice, and we are able to assist.

We hope this article helped you learn how to reset your iPhone without a passcode or password. You may also want to see our guide on How to Bypass Screen Time Passcode, or iPhone 12/11 Won’t Hard Reset – How to Fix It, Can’t Sign Out of Apple ID.

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