How to Factory Reset iPhone 12 Without Password

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How to Factory Reset iPhone 12 Without Password

If you are looking to factory reset your iPhone 12 but don’t have the password, don’t worry! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of resetting your iPhone 12 without needing the password.

Whether you have forgotten your password or bought a second-hand device with a locked screen, these steps will help you start fresh with your iPhone 12.

Step 1: Backup Your Data

Before proceeding with a factory reset, it is essential to back up your data. This way, you won’t lose any important files or contacts during the process. Here’s how to do it:

  • Connect your iPhone 12 to Wi-Fi: Make sure your device is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.
  • Go to Settings: Open the Settings app on your iPhone 12.
  • Select your Apple ID: Tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen.
  • iCloud Backup: Scroll down and tap on “iCloud” and then “iCloud Backup”.
  • Toggle iCloud Backup ON: Enable the “iCloud Backup” option if it’s not already turned on.
  • Backup Now: Tap on “Back Up Now” and wait for the backup process to complete.

Step 2: Erase All Content and Settings

Once you have backed up your data, it’s time to erase all content and settings on your iPhone. Follow these steps:

  • Connect to a computer: Use a lightning cable to connect your iPhone 12 to a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed.
  • Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode: Press and release the volume up button, then press and release the volume down button. Finally, press and hold the side button until the recovery mode screen appears.
  • Restore iPhone: On your computer, you will see a prompt in iTunes asking you to restore or update your device.

    Choose “Restore” to begin the process.

  • Follow on-screen instructions: iTunes will guide you through the process of restoring your iPhone 12. Wait for the process to complete.

Step 3: Set Up Your iPhone as New

After your iPhone has been restored, you can set it up as new by following these steps:

  • Welcome Screen: When your iPhone restarts, you will see a welcome screen. Slide from left to right to begin setup.
  • Select Language and Region: Choose your preferred language and region settings.
  • Connect to Wi-Fi: Connect your iPhone 12 to Wi-Fi for activation purposes.
  • Set Up Touch ID or Face ID (optional): If desired, set up Touch ID or Face ID for added security.
  • Create a Passcode (optional): You can choose to create a new passcode for your device.
  • Skip or Sign In with Apple ID:
    If you don’t want to sign in with an Apple ID, you can choose to skip this step. However, signing in with your Apple ID will allow you to restore your iCloud backup and access other Apple services.
  • Agree to Terms and Conditions: Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Set Up Siri: Choose whether or not you want to enable Siri on your iPhone 12.
  • Continue to Finish Setup: Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the setup process.


Congratulations! You have successfully factory reset your iPhone 12 without a password.

Remember, this process erases all data on your device, so it’s crucial to back up your data beforehand. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can start fresh with your iPhone 12 and enjoy a clean slate.

Remember, factory resetting should only be done when necessary or as a last resort. It’s always a good idea to explore other options or seek assistance from an authorized service provider if you encounter any difficulties.

Note: This tutorial is intended for informational purposes only. Resetting an iPhone without proper authorization may violate Apple’s terms of service or local laws.

Perform these steps at your own risk.

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