Three Ways to Factory Reset iPhone with/without iTunes or without Password

Factory Reset iPhone

"I want to reset my iPhone to factory settings for selling my old iPhone 5. Is there any way to make it?"

"I buy a second-hand iPhone 6 Plus, but the seller did not tell me the lock screen password. I want to reset this iPhone, and make it look new. How to factory reset my iPhone without password?"

For various reasons, you may wonder the way of resetting iPhone to factory settings. If you have the password, you will find it easy. However, if you are unfortunate to forget password, you may find it difficult to reset iPhone back to factory settings without password. No worries, when you are reading here, you will get the solutions. In this post, we will share you four ways to factory reset iPhone 7/6/5/4/3GS with/without iTunes or password.

Method one: How to factory reset iPhone without computer

If you are urgent to reset iPhone without computer at your hands, then you can make it with the following steps.

What you require:

iPhone and screen password

On your iPhone, go to "Settings" > "Reset" > "Erase All Content and Settings" > enter your screen password to confirm the changes, and then reset an iPhone without computer.

Reset iPhone without Computer

Method two: How to do a factory reset on iPhone without password – with iTunes

If you forgot the iPhone screen password, or do not know the password for some reasons, then you can use iTunes to reset iPhone with iTunes.

What you require:

iPhone, USB cable, iTunes on computer

Step 1 Plug iPhone to computer with USB cable, meanwhile you need to launch iTunes on your computer.

Step 2Hold "Home" and "Power" button at the same time for 10 seconds. As soon as the screen goes black, release the "Power" button while continue holding the "Home" button, until iTunes pops up the message that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.

Step 3The pop-up window gives you the option to update or restore your iPhone. Here you need to select "Restore" and follow the steps as told to reset your iPhone to factory settings.

Reset iPhone with iTunes

During the whole process, your iPhone will restart and you need to wait patiently for the whole process of resetting iPhone to factory settings.

Method three: How to reset iPhone to factory settings without iTunes

In this part, we will share two solutions to help you make iPhone to factory reset without iTunes.

iPhone frozen/black screen/disabled? Reset iPhone with iOS System Recovery

If your iPhone get stuck in black screen/white screen/Apple logo, or frozen, and you cannot let it respond you, then you can reset your iPhone without iTunes, but iOS System Recovery, which can fix your disabled iPhone to normal and factory reset your iPhone.

What you require:

Frozen/disabled iPhone, USB cable, computer and iOS System Recovery

Step 1Run this software on your computer, while connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable. Choose "iOS System Recovery" > "Start".

Detect iPhone

Step 2Do as the image told to put your iPhone recovery mode or DFU mode in three steps.

DFU or Recovery Mode

Step 3Choose "Advanced mode" > "Confirm" to select iPhone category, type, model, etc. information. And then click "Repair" to start to fix your iPhone and make it restore to factory settings.

Reset iPhone

You can learn the steps from the video below:

How to factory reset iPhone with erasing all content and settings permanently

If you want to reset iPhone to erase all content and settings for iPhone sale or donating, then you have to make sure you have wiped out all your iPhone data and settings. FoneEraser is the exact one tool that can help you.

What you require:

iPhone, USB cable, computer and FoneEraser

Step 1Connect your iPhone to PC, meanwhile, launch FoneEraser on your iPhone.

Step 2Wait seconds for this software to detecting your iPhone, and choose erasing level from "Low", "Medium" and "High".

Step 3Click "Start" to erase all your iPhone data and settings permanently to make your iPhone reset to factory settings.

Erase iPhone Content and Settings

By now, all the ways of resetting iPhone have been shared here. You can choose the best way for you to factory reset iPhone according to your real situations. No matter which way you use, you can make factory resetting for your iPhone 7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS (iOS 10 included).

If you lose data after resetting iPhone to factory settings without making backup, you can learn from this post to recover iPhone data after restoring iPhone to factory settings.

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June 02, 2017 16:21 / Updated by to iPhone
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