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How to Reset iPhone without Passcode and Computer (Updated)

If you forget the password and need to reset an iPhone but don't have a computer handy, there are some effective methods to reset an iPhone without needing a passcode and computer.

Alice Estelle
Updated on Feb 1, 2024

Using Find My app, iCloud and the Forgot Passcode? option can factory reset iPhone without a passcode or computer.

While a strong passcode can effectively protect your privacy and data, it will be a headache when you forgot iPhone passcode. You will be locked out of your iPhone by an iPhone Unavailable or Security Lockout prompt. When your iPhone is locked, restoring your iPhone to its default settings is the only solution.

But some people wonder if there's a way to reset an iPhone without a passcode and computer, other than the traditional use of iTunes. Don't worry, this post will show you how to reset iPhone without passcode and computer. And it also covers how to factory reset iPhone without password, such as using iPhone Unlocker to access your iPhone again without any effort.

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Before resetting an iPhone

It's important to know that resetting iPhone without passcode and computer will erase all data and settings on the iPhone, including photos, videos, messages, applications, as well as the passcode you set.

After you reset the iPhone, you need to set up your iPhone from scratch and create a new passcode. If you made a backup before you forgot your passcode, you can recover your deleted data during the process of setting up your iPhone.

How to reset iPhone without passcode and computer

To do a reset on an iPhone without computer and passcode, there are three possible ways.

Factory reset iPhone without passcode or computer via Forgot Passcode?

If you're using an iPhone with iOS 17 or later, such as the iPhone 15 series, your device will come with a Forgot Passcode? option that enables you to reset your iPhone without needing passcode and computer.

Forgot Passcode? is a new feature developed by Apple that lets you erase your iPhone or use an old password to unlock the device when you forget your password. However, there are some conditions that need to be met to trigger the Forgot Passcode? option:

  • Your iPhone should use iOS 17 or later.
  • Your locked iPhone must have a cellular or Wi-Fi network connection.
  • The Apple ID and password will be needed during the reset process.

Here's how to reset your iPhone without a passcode and computer using Forgot Passcode?:

1. Keep entering the wrong passcode until the Forgot Passcode? option appears in the lower right corner of the iPhone Unavailable or Security Lockout screen.

2. Tap on the "Forgot Passcode?" option to continue.

3. Select "iPhone Reset."

4. Enter your Apple ID and password when prompted.

5. Tap "Erase iPhone" to permanently delete your data and settings on iPhone.

Note: If your iPhone is running a system lower than iOS 17 but higher than iOS 15.2, what you see on the iPhone Unavailable lock screen will be the Erase iPhone option instead of Forgot Passcode?. Tap Erase iPhone twice in a row and then enter your Apple ID account to trigger the steps to reset iPhone without the password or computer.

Reset iPhone without passcode and computer via Find My

With an extra iPhone or iPad, you can use the Find My app built into iOS devices to reset your iPhone to its factory settings without passcode or computer. The Find My app not only helps you locate and track shared devices, it can also remotely wipe your iPhone without password.

If your locked iPhone has the Find My enabled and are connected to a cellular or Wi-Fi network, you can follow these steps to reset your iPhone:

1. Open the Find My app on another iPhone or iPad that is signed in with the same Apple ID as the locked device.

2. Select "Devices" at the bottom and pick the iPhone you want to reset from the list.

3. Scroll down the page and tap on the "Erase This Device" option.

4. Tap the "Continue" option and then tap the "Erase option" on the top right corner to perform a factory reset on the iPhone without having a passcode and computer.

When the iPhone restart with the Hello screen, you can set it up and restore your lost content from previously created backups.

Reset an iPhone without password and computer via iCloud

If you don't have another iPhone or iPad, but have an Android or other phone available, you can go to the iCloud website to reset your iPhone without a password or computer. It works similar to Find My App.

1. Visit icloud.com on your mobile browser.

2. Log into iCloud with your Apple credentials.

3. Select the "Find My" option from the widget.

4. Click "All Devices" above the map and select your device

5. Choose Erase iPhone > Erase in the pop-up boxes.

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How to factory reset iPhone without passcode

Although the above methods all enable you to reset the iPhone without a password and a computer, they all need to meet certain prerequisites. If none of these methods apply to you, you'll need to reset your iPhone with the help of a computer.

Reset iPhone without passcode via iPhone Unlocker

iPhone Unlocker is a multifunctional third-party tool that helps you bypass the lock screen passcode and erase all the contents stored on your iPhone, allowing you to factory reset the iPhone when you forget your passcode. It works with all iPhone models, including iPhone 15/14/13/12/11, and can remove the screen passcode, Face ID, Touch ID and Screen Time.

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1. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a data cable and launch iPhone Unlocker, then select the "Wipe Passcode" mode and click "Start."

2. In order for the software to recognize your iPhone, click on the "Device connected but not recognize?" link and follow the instructions to put your iPhone into Recovery Mode.

3. After selecting and confirming the information about your device, click "Start."

4. The software will download the appropriate firmware package for your iPhone.

5. Once the software is downloaded, follow the prompts to enter "0000" and click "Unlcok" to initiate the reset process.

Reset iPhone without password via Recovery Mode

Resetting your iPhone using Recovery Mode is one of the traditional methods recommended by Apple. If you have a Windows PC or a Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier, do this through iTunes; if you're on a Mac with macOS Catalina or later, use Finder.

1. Run iTunes or Finder on the computer and turn the iPhone off.

2. Plug the iPhone into computer and put it into Recovery Mode with the correct combination of buttons.

  • For iPhone 8 series or later series: Press and release the Volume up button quickly, press and release the Volume down button quickly, then long press the Side button until the Recovery Mode appears on the screen.
  • For iPhone 7 series: Keep pressing the Volume down button and the Side button at the same time until the Recovery Mode appears on the screen.
  • For iPhone 6 series and earlier series: Press and hold the Home bottom and the Side button until the Recovery Mode appears on the screen.

3. When a prompt pops up, giving you the option of Restore or Update, select "Restore."

4. Select the "Restore and Update" option in the next pop-up window.

Tip: Make sure your iPhone stays in recovery mode and connected properly during this time.

How to hard reset your iPhone

Sometimes your iPhone is stuck or unresponsive. You can reset your iPhone without a computer through Hard Reset.

iPhone 8 and later: Press the Volume up button and then the Volume down button, then press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

iPhone 7 or 7 Plus: Press and hold the Volume down and Side button at the same time until the Apple logo appears.

iPhone 6 and earlier: Press and hold the Side button and Home button at the same time, and then release the buttons when the Apple logo appears.

About Alice Estelle
Alice Estelle has been a newspaper editor and a book editor with extensive writing experience. She also has deep research in the field of mobile software and is keen on exploring and solving various problems of iOS and Android systems.
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