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How to Factory Reset iPhone without Apple ID

Due to some reasons, like failing to access to the internet, black screen, system broken, forgetting Apple ID..., there is big chance that you might want to reset your iPhone. Unfortunately, without using Apple ID for a while, sometimes you are much likely to forget your Apple ID and its password. Without your Apple ID, it'll be quite hard to download Apps from the Apps Store, and not mention to back up your iPhone data on iTunes or iCloud. So what if we encounter with such similar issues, how can we do? To be honest, there isn't exist any way to avoid this trouble for good, resetting iPhone might help you fix this issue to some extent. Today here, I will show you how to reset iPhone even forgetting Apple ID.

Note: You just need to follow the below instructions to reset your iPhone without an Apple ID. One more thing that you need to remember is that make sure to keep a backup for your storage of your precious iPhone. The instructed reset may delete all your necessary data. Please do carefully at your own risk.

How to Reset iPhone without Apple ID

Follow the steps to put your iPhone in DFU mode which allows you to update firmware and iOS without entering your Apple ID. Now, let's see how to reset your iPhone to factory defaults by entering into DFU mode.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and connect iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

Step 2: After that, turn off you device. Then press and hold the Home button for 3 seconds.


Step 3: Then press and hold the Power and Home button for 10 seconds. When you see the Apple logo disappears, you can release the Power button.

Step 4: When iTunes detects that your iPhone is in recovery mode, you can release the Home button.


Step 5: When you see the interface below, please click on Restore iPhone. Then you will be notified after the reset and your iPhone will take a restart.


You can start to follow the guide to reset your iPhone without Apple ID.

Top 3 Tips for Factory Reset iPhone

A factory reset is nothing but an inbuilt option to wipe out your iOS device completely, removing any and every personal setting of yours on your iPhone. It is a great way for you to get your iPhone back to its original, out-of-box state, and especially useful when you want to troubleshoot your iPhone for all kinds of errors such as the ones to do with a particular software or while disposing your iPhone or giving it away to someone.

Tip 1: Always back up your iPhone

Before you begin the process of resetting or restoring your iPhone, it is highly recommended that you create a backup of your iPhone, so that you do not end up losing out on all the important data that might be stored in your iOS device such as contacts, images, music, and apps, etc. You can either create the backup on iCloud or iTunes. Both ways involve detailed steps as given in this tutorial - How to factory reset iPhone.

Tip 2: Know the reset option that will work for you the best

iPhone also offers a few types of reset options, you must know which one would be the best for you. For example, you should choose the option of 'Reset All Settings' in case you want the phone to be reset without your existing data being deleted, and the option of 'Erase All Content and Settings' must only be selected when you are sure that you would not be needing the data on the device at all or you have already created a backup of the same.


Tip 3: Always update iTunes before the reset

It is recommended that you ensure the latest version of iTunes is installed on your computer, so that the process of resetting completes without any unnecessary hiccups. For the latest version of iTunes, you can either follow this link - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5654 or simply update the iTunes on your computer, via its interface, as shown in the image below.


Editor's Note:

After resetting your iPhone, you may want to restore your iPhone. Yeah, you easily restore your iPhone from backup files, like restoring from previous backups in iTunes or iCloud. However, you can't restore part of data or extract any content from iTunes and iCloud backups. But iRefone (available for Mac and Windows users) - a professional and easy-to-use iPhone Data recovery tool can help you do it. It enables you to preview and restore the backup file selectively.

You can refer to the guide Restore iPhone Backup Entirely or Selectively to learn more.

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