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How to Erase iPhone without Password - Best 4 Solutions

Posted by Brian Davis on Mar 16, 2022 10:00 AM • Category: Unlock iOS
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"Does anyone know how to erase iPhone without passwords? I want to erase my iPhone and sell it, but the password is forgotten. All the suggestions will be greatly appreciated."

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Sometimes, users need to erase their iPhones because of some reason. If you want to sell a used iPhone, erasing the data of the iPhone would be helpful to protect your privacy. Or you have bought a second-hand iPhone but the device is locked. In today’s post, I will show you some effective ways to erase your iPhone without passwords, iTunes, or computers.

Video tutorial: 4 methods to erase iPhone without password

How to erase iPhone without passcode and computer?

Method 1 How to erase your iPhone without passcode via iCloud

iCloud could be helpful if you can’t remember the password of the iPhone screen. It is not a strange feature for iPhone users to use iCloud to backup their iPhones. To erase your iPhone via iCloud, the Find My iPhone feature should be abled on the locked iPhone, and you need to know the Apple ID and the corresponding password. If you know both, take a look at how to make it via iCloud. You do it on a computer or another iOS device.

Here are the detailed steps for how do I erase my iPhone without passcode via iTunes.

Step 1: Launch a web browser on your computer, then navigate to the iCloud website. Log in to your Apple ID.

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Step 2: In the iCloud interface, you will see a lot of features. Click on the Find My option to the next step.

Step 3: Click on the All Devices tab. Then, find the device that you want to erase in the dropdown.

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Method 2 How to erase iPhone without password via iOS built-in feature

If the operating system of the iPhone that you are going to erase is iOS 15.2 or later, this method would be helpful. With the update of iOS 15.2, users can erase their iPhone without entering the right screen passcode. Like the above method, Apple ID is necessary for this method.

Step 1: Wake your iPhone and keep entering the wrong passcode until the iPhone is disabled.

Step 2: Then, an Erase iPhone option will appear on the button right corner of your iPhone. Click it and enter your Apple ID passcode to erase the iPhone.

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How to erase iPhone without passcode via iTunes/Finder

iTunes and Finder will always come in handy when iPhone users encounter various iOS issues. It is worth noting that if you need to erase your iPhone via iTunes or Finder, you should sync your iPhone with them before. Otherwise, this method will not be able to work, or will require you to enter the screen passcode. If you have a computer and you had synced the iPhone before, take this method a try.

Step 1: Launch iTunes or Finder on your computer. Then, connect your iPhone to the computer via a workable lightning cable.

If you are a Windows user: Click on the little iPhone icon on the toolbar, and you will see a menu on the left interface. Then, click on the Summary tab and select the Restore iPhone option. Follow the guide to erase your iPhone.

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If you are a Mac user: Select your iPhone when it is detected by Finder. Then, click on the General tab and hit on the Restore iPhone option to erase the iPhone.

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How to erase iPhone without passcode via TunesKit iPhone Unlocker

Though you don't know the Apple ID and the password, there are still ways for you to erase iPhone without passwords. Here, I will recommend TunesKit iPhone Unlocker to you. It is a mighty and user-friendly iPhone unlocking tool that allows users to erase their iPhones without entering any passwords, or unlock an iPhone with a broken screen or unresponsive screen. Because of the intuitive interface, users will not meet any obstacles using this software. Here is how to erase your iPhone without passcodes using TunesKit iPhone Unlocker.

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Keyfeatures of TunesKit iPhone Unlocker

  • Available on the latest iOS version including 15
  • Erase iPhone without any password within several minutes
  • Enable to factory reset iDevices without passwords
  • Unlock iPhone/iPad/iPod touch at ease
  • Help to remove Face ID and fingerprint recognition at ease
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Here is a step-by-step guide for how to use TunesKit iPhone Unlocker.

Step 1Connect your iPhone to a computer

To begin with, please connect your iPhone to a computer, and then launch TunesKit iPhone Unlocker. When your iPhone is detected, click on the Start button to the next step.

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Step 2Put iPhone into DFU mode

Then, please put your iPhone into Recovery mode or DFU mode. There will be a detailed guide for how-to in the TunesKit iPhone Unlocker interface.

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Step 3Download firmware package

In this step, TunesKit iPhone Unlocker will start to download a firmware package that can help you erase your iPhone. Before that, please ensure that all the given information is corresponding to your device. Then, click on the Download button to download the firmware package.

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Step 4Wipe iPhone without passcode

TunesKit iPhone Unlocker will start to erase your iPhone when the firmware package is downloaded. It won’t cost too much time.

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After reading this post, erasing iPhone without passwords would be an easy job for you. Most methods require an Apple ID and the corresponding passcode. If you can’t rememeber the Apple ID passcode, using a third-party tool like TunesKit iPhone Unlocker will be an effortless choice. If you have any other questions, you can leave us a comment.

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