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How to Factory Reset iOS 17 Device Without Passcode

Posted by Brian Davis on Sep 28, 2023 5:00 PM • Category: Unlock iOS
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"Does anyone know how to factory reset iOS 17 iPhone without knowing the passcode? I updated my iPhone to iOS 17 yesterday. I found the storage is almost full so that I want to factory reset my iOS 17 phone. However, I can't remember the passcode. "

While using an iOS device, users may need to factory reset the phone to sell or empty the storage. However, factory resetting an iPhone needs to enter the Apple ID and the correct passcode. What if you forgot the Apple ID passcode? Are there any solutions for users to factory reset an iOS 17 device without knowing the passcode. If you are now finding the answer, this post will help you.

Part 1: Why We Need to Factory Reset an iOS 17 Device

If you need to sell your iOS device on the internet, factory resetting your iOS device is necessary. After factory resetting your iOS device, all the data and content on your device will be erased, including your photo, your chat logs, personal accounts, contacts, etc. Besides, if your iOS device storage is full, you can also factory reset your iOS 17 device to empty the device storage.

Part 2: Solutions to Factory Reset iOS 17 iPhone/iPad Without Passcode

Solution 1. Restore iPhone via iTunes

If you don't know the Apple ID passcode of your iOS 17 device, you can use iTunes to factory reset your device. However, if you want to use iTunes to restore your iOS device, your iOS device should be synced with iTunes before, or you will need to put your iPhone into Recovery mode first. Now, let's see how to factory reset an iOS 17 device by using iTunes.

Step 1. To begin with, you should download and install iTunes on your computer. You can download iTunes from the official Apple website. Then, connect your iOS device to the computer.
Step 2. When your iOS 17 device is detected by iTunes, you will see a little device icon on the top toolbar. Click on the little device icon.
Step 3. Hit on the Summary option.
Step 4. Click on the Restore iPhone/iPad option to factory reset your iOS 17 device without knowing the passcode.

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Solution 2. Factory Reset iOS 17 Device via Find My

If you have another iOS device which is logged into the same Apple ID as the phone you want to factory reset, you can try using the Find My iPhone feature to erase your iOS device without using the computer. You can follow the steps below to make it.

Step 1. Launch the Find My feature on the other iOS device.
Step 2. Select the All Devices option and select the device that you want to factory reset.
Step 3. Hit on the Erase iPhone option to factory reset your iOS 17 device without knowing the passcode.

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Solution 3. Factory Reset iOS 17 Device via TunesKit iPhone Unlocker

By taking the assistance from a third-party tool, users can easily unlock and factory reset iPhone, iPad, iPod touch without knowing any passcode. TunesKit iPhone Unlocker is recommended here. TunesKit iPhone Unlocker is a multifunctional iOS unlocking device that can help users unlock iOS screen, remove Screen Time, bypass MDM restrictions, and unlock Apple ID without any passcode. If you need to factory reset an iOS 17 device, just use the undisable iPhone feature to unlock your phone. With the concise users interface of TunesKit iPhone Unlocker, users can factory reset iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with several simple clicks.

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Now, let's see how to factory reset iOS 17 without passcode by using TunesKit iPhone Unlocker.

Step 1Connect iPhone to the Computer

To begin with, download and install TunesKit iPhone Unlocker on your computer. Launch the program and connect your iOS 17 device to the computer. When your device is detected by TunesKit iPhone Unlocker, click on the Start button.

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Step 2Put your iPhone into Recovery Mode

Here, you will need to follow the onscreen instructions to put your iOS device into Recovery mode. When you put your iOS 17 device into Recovery mode successfully, click on the Next button.

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Step 3Download Firmware Package

In this phase, you will need to download the firmware package to factory reset your iPhone. Before downloading, please check the onscreen information up. If there is nothing wrong, click on the Download button to start downloading.

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Step 4Factory Reset iOS 17 Device

After downloading the firmware package, TunesKit iPhone Unlocker will start to factory reset the iOS 17 device. This progress will not take a long time and you can use or sell your iPhone soon.

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Before selling or sending your iOS device, factory resetting it is important. Factory resetting an iOS device can remove and erase all the data and content from the device to prevent from data leaking. If you can't remember the Apple ID passcode to factory reset your iOS 17 device, you can try using TunesKit iPhone Unlocker or the other two iOS device to make it.

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