How to Factory Reset iPhone Without Apple Id Password or Computer

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you facing difficulty in resetting your iPhone because you forgot your Apple ID password and don’t have access to a computer? Don’t worry, in this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of factory resetting your iPhone without needing either your Apple ID password or a computer.

Before You Begin

Before proceeding with the factory reset, there are a few important things to keep in mind:

  • Backup Your Data: Resetting your iPhone will erase all data and settings. So, it’s crucial to backup your important data such as photos, contacts, and documents to iCloud or any other cloud storage service.
  • iCloud Activation Lock: If your iPhone has iCloud Activation Lock enabled, you will need to provide the Apple ID password associated with it during the setup process after the reset. This method is only applicable if you have forgotten the password for an Apple ID that is not connected to an iCloud Activation Lock.

The Steps

Now let’s dive into the step-by-step process of factory resetting your iPhone without an Apple ID password or computer:

Step 1: Connect to a Wi-Fi Network

If you are already connected to a Wi-Fi network, skip this step. Otherwise, follow these instructions:

  1. Unlock your iPhone and go to the home screen.
  2. Tap on the “Settings” app.
  3. In the Settings menu, tap on “Wi-Fi”.
  4. Select a Wi-Fi network from the available list and enter its password if prompted.
  5. Your iPhone should now be connected to Wi-Fi.

Step 2: Start the Factory Reset

Once your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi, you can proceed with the factory reset:

  1. Go to the home screen and open the “Settings” app.
  2. In the Settings menu, tap on “General”.
  3. Scroll down and tap on “Reset”.
  4. In the Reset menu, select “Erase All Content and Settings”.
  5. A warning message will appear. Tap on “Erase iPhone” to confirm.

Note: Depending on your iPhone model and iOS version, the options might be slightly different. However, you should be able to find a similar option for resetting your iPhone.

Step 3: Set Up Your iPhone

After confirming the factory reset, your iPhone will start erasing all data and settings. Once the process is complete, you will be greeted with the initial setup screen:

  1. Select your preferred language and region.
  2. On the Quick Start screen, select “Set Up Manually”.
  3. Choose a Wi-Fi network and enter its password if prompted.
  4. You will then reach the Activation Lock screen. Tap on “Unlock with Passcode”.
    • If you don’t remember your passcode either, tap on “Forgot Passcode?”. Follow the instructions provided by Apple to recover or reset your passcode.
    • If you remember your passcode, enter it to proceed.

Congratulations! You have successfully factory reset your iPhone without needing an Apple ID password or computer. You can now set up your iPhone as a new device or restore it from a backup.

Conclusion

In this tutorial, we learned how to factory reset an iPhone without an Apple ID password or computer. It’s important to remember that this method only works if you have forgotten the password for an Apple ID that is not connected to an iCloud Activation Lock. If your iPhone has iCloud Activation Lock enabled, you will need the associated Apple ID password during the setup process after the reset.

Always make sure to backup your data before performing a factory reset to avoid losing any important information. Follow these steps carefully, and you’ll be able to reset your iPhone and start fresh!

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