Locked your iPhone because you forgot the screen passcode? Don't be nervous. You can clear the screen lock up by restoring iPhone to factory settings. It's right that we usually take iTunes to do this job. But what if you've never synced your iPhone with iTunes? It doesn't matter at all. In this article, we're going to restore locked iPhone without iTunes by using iCloud and iPhone passcode unlocker. These 2 solutions are pretty easy to operate. You can follow the guide if you don't know how to do it.
- Method 1. Restore Locked iPhone to Factory Settings without iTunes via Passcode Removal
- Method 2. Restore Locked iPhone to Factory Settings without iTunes via iCloud
Part 1. How to Restore Locked iPhone without iTunes - iPhone Passcode Unlocker
If there is no access for you to restore a locked iPhone with iTunes, you can use a 3rd-party iPhone passcode removal, Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker, to help you. This professional utility is able to unlock all types of iOS passcodes for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with few clicks.
What's better, you can apply it to rescue disabled iPhone, locked iPhone, second-hand iPhone and more passcode forgotten situations with ease. By restoring iPhone to factory settings, your 4-digit/6-digit passcodes, Touch ID and Face ID can be removed efficiently. Most of all, even the latest iOS models and versions, like iPhone XS/XR and iOS 12, can be supported by this smart tool.
Key Features of Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker:
Restore iPhone without iTunes and passcode
Work for all iPhone models and iOS versions
Support bypassing passcodes in various situations
Unlock 4-digit/6-digit passcodes, Touch ID and Face ID with high success rate
Now, it's time to download and install Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker on your Windows/Mac. Before learning how to restore iPhone without iTunes when locked, you should keep in mind that this program will erase all content and settings from your locked iPhone. If you don't mind or have at least one backup file, you can go on now.
Step 1 Launch program and connect locked iPhone
Run Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker and plug your locked iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Then simply press the "Start" button to continue.
Step 2 Put locked iPhone to DFU or recovery mode
As the instruction shows, you have to set your locked iPhone into recovery mode or DFU mode manually step by step. After that, the "Next" button will turn blue to make it clickable. You can tap on it to go to next step.
Note: Just like the prompt shown at the bottom of the program, if your device fails to activate recovery mode, you can click the available link to switch mode and boot device to DFU mode similarly.
Step 3 Download & verify the firmware package
After entering DFU mode or recovery mode successfully, this program will display all locked iPhone device info for you to check. Confirm the device model and iOS version carefully, correct wrong info by selecting from the drop-down list, and click the "Download" button to start to download and verify the firmware package.
Step 4 Restore locked iPhone without iTunes/iCloud/passcode
It will take a while to finish firmware downloading and verification. After that, you can press the "Unlock" button to factory reset locked iPhone without using a passcode. Once it is unlocked, you can access the device without problem.
Part 2. How to Restore Locked iPhone without iTunes – iCloud "Find My iPhone"
Hopefully, one more available solution to restore passcode locked iPhone without iTunes is to use iCloud. However, you need to meet the following two conditions: 1) you have already enabled "Find My iPhone" on your locked iPhone; 2) you should remember your iCloud account.
Step 1. Open any browser on your computer and navigate to www.icloud.com/find to sign in iCloud with Apple ID and password;
Step 2. Click "Find My iPhone" option and go to press "All Devices";
Step 3. Find your locked iPhone from the list and click "Erase iPhone" to remove all data and passcode. After that, your device will be restored with no passcode protection.