If you lock your iPhone's screen and for some reason forget or don't know the password, you will no doubt be prevented from accessing your iPhone properly to perform normal operations. In this case, what should you do if you need to factory reset locked iPhone without iTunes as you have never synced the device to iTunes before? Indeed, it sounds like a tough thing to do. But don't panic. Here are two helpful tips to rescue you from various restrictions.
- Solution 1. Factory Reset Locked iPhone with iCloud
- Solution 2. Restore Locked iPhone to Factory Settings with iPhone Unlocker
Part 1. How to Factory Reset Locked iPhone without iTunes via iCloud
With the exception of iTunes, iCloud is a good option for iPhone users to factory reset/restore iPhone. On condition that you have turned on the "Find My iPhone" on iPhone settings, you can take the following steps to bypass the screen passcode easily.
Step 1: Navigate to iCloud.com and sign in your own account with Apple ID & passcode;
Step 2: Access "Find My iPhone" option and select your iPhone from the list of "All Devices";
Step 3: Click on the "Erase iPhone" option in the bottom right corner to restore your locked iPhone to factory settings.
Part 2. How to Factory Reset Locked iPhone without iTunes via Joyoshare
You can apply an iPhone passcode removal, like Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker, to unlock your iPhone in a professional way. It has excellent ability to factory reset iPhone without iTunes, iCloud and passcode.
More than that, Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker makes it easy to unlock 4 kinds of screen passcodes, including 4-digit/6 digit passcodes, Face ID and Touch ID. No matter how your iPhone gets locked, like multiple wrong passcodes attempts, second-hand iPhone with unknowing password, etc., this brilliant program can be a good assistant to remove the screen lock efficiently.
Main Features of Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker:
Restore iPhone without iTunes safely
Bypass iPhone passcode in any scenario
Support 4 kinds of iPhone screen passcodes
Compatible with iOS 12 and the latest iPhone models
Before showing how to restore iPhone without iTunes when locked by using Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker (Windows/Mac), you'd better be clear about that all your iPhone data will be erased as normal factory reset operation does. If it's acceptable, you can get started now.
Step 1 Run program and connect iPhone
Download and install Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker from the official website. Then launch the program and plug iPhone into your computer. Simply press the "Start" button to continue.
Step 2 Set iPhone into DFU/Recovery Mode
Put your iPhone into DFU Mode or Recovery Mode according to the onscreen instruction. Once the device is successfully set, the "Next" button will turn blue. Just click on it to go on.
Step 3 Download and verify the firmware package
Have a careful check on the detected and displayed device info. Correct wrong point from the dropdown list. Next you can tap on the "Download" option at the right bottom to start to download and verify the firmware package.
Step 4 Factory reset locked iPhone
The program will begin to unzip the firmware and help to unlock your iPhone passcode when the downloading and verification are completed. To do it, you should click the "Unlock" button and keep iPhone connected during the whole process. After a while, your iPhone will come back to factory settings.