4 Ways about How to Factory Reset iPhone with Ease

Sometimes the system of your iPhone may crash or you have your iPhone locked by inputting the wrong password six times in a row, sometimes you may want to clean up all data stored before getting your iPhone repaired, or sometimes you may be intended to sell or discard it but worried about the issue of privacy disclosure. On these occasions, you need to restore iPhone to factory settings, but how can you smoothly unlock it when you have forgotten the correct password? Targeted at such situation, there are 4 ways for you to reset the iPhone, especially get it permanently reset by using the software iMyFone Umate Pro for Win/Mac.

Pick a Way to Factory Reset Locked / Disabled iPhone without Password

According to different situations, there are different solutions for you to factory reset your unlocked iPhone without password. Thus, you first need to choose the best way in light of your own iPhone.

1 If you are unwilling to reset your locked iPhone with iTunes, you can try iOS System Recovery, a tool which is capable of permanently resetting your locked iPhone. It is relatively the safest way to protect your personal privacy because all data have been completely deleted.Read How to Reset Lock/iPhone with iOS System Recovery >

2 If your iPhone has synced to your computer on which iTunes is installed, the locked iPhone can be reset without password by the operation of iTunes.Read How to Reset iPhone with iTunes >

3 If you find Find My iPhone still effective when entering iCloud, you can use iCloud to reset your iPhone.Read How to Reset iPhone with iCloud >

4 If your iPhone has not synced with your computer on which iTunes is installed, or your computer does not give a response even if it launches iTunes to unlock the iPhone and meanwhile you have closed “Find My iPhone” on iCloud, you have to use recovery mode to factory reset your iPhone.Read How to Hard Reset iPhone with iPhone Recovery Mode >

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How to Permanently Reset Locked iPhone with iOS System Recovery

If you are unwilling to reset your locked iPhone with iTunes, the application iOS System Recovery is a wise choice for you. Different from other ways to reset locked iPhone which only keep personal data hidden, such way can ensure that your iPhone will be 100% overwritten and unrecoverable. Thus, it is the first option for you to reset the locked iPhone when considering the protection of privacy to the largest extent.

iOS System Recovery has Erase All Data function to achieve a complete reset and an optional remove of some private data.

Steps to Reset an iPhone Permanently

Note:Before resetting your locked iPhone without passcode, you must ensure that “Find my iPhone” is turned off. And export all you iPhone data.

Step 1 Install the application iOS System Recovery on your computer and meanwhile connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2 Open the program, click on the mode Erase All Data.

Step 3 Click on the button Erase, then all data of your iPhone will be permanently deleted.

Key Features of iOS System Recovery:

  1. Permanently Delete Data: Umate Pro can clear all data hidden in your iPhone at the degree of 100%, without any possibility of recovery. Some files permanently erased by manual operation may still remain on your iPhone.
  2. Such applications as Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Chrome, WhatsApp can delete private chats of WhatsApp and WeChat and some private messages hidden in the third-party apps.
  3. Removing junk data can release more space for your iPhone.
  4. Some private information hidden in third-party apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and private chats of WhatsApp and WeChat can also be erased.

    How to Factory Reset Locked iPhone by Using iTunes

    If your iPhone has synced to your computer on which iTunes is installed, the locked iPhone can be reset without password by the operation of iTunes.

    Step 1 Connect your iPhone to the computer with which your iPhone has synced before. If not, try to Perform Factory Reset Locked/Disabled iPhone via Umate pro.

    Step 2 Open iTunes. At this moment, if the password needs inputting, you can put iPhone into recovery mode or use another computer with which your iPhone has synced before to reset.

    Step 3 Back up your iPhone. If iTunes does not make a backup automatically, you should sync and back up your data by mutual operation.

    Step 4 When finishing step 3 smoothly, click on Restore iPhone.

    Step 5 Once the Setup wizard occurs on your iPhone screen, tap Restore from iTunes backup.

    Step 6 Select your iPhone in iTunes. Choose the backup that you really want to get.

    How to Reset Locked/Disabled iPhone with iCloud

    If you find “Find My iPhone” still effective when entering iCloud, you can use iCloud to reset your iPhone. Also, if your iPhone is lost but you have turned on “Find My iPhone” on iCloud before, you can erase all data by locating your iPhone through the browser to protect personal privacy.

    Step 1 Open your computer and enter Internet Explorer. Log in iCoud.com and then input the correct iPhone ID.

    Step 2 Click on the button “All Devices”.

    Step 3 When you see your iPhone listed on the computer, click it and click Erase iPhone, which will help you to remove all the data left on your device, including the password.

    You must ensure that your device is connected to a network.

    How to Factory Reset Locked iPhone with Recovery Mode

    If your iPhone has not synced with your computer on which iTunes is installed, or “Find My iPhone” on iCloud fails to work, you can use recovery mode to factory reset your iPhone.

    Step 1 Connect your iPhone to a computer and launch iTunes.

    Step 2 Put your iPhone into Recovery Mode. You should make different operations according to different types of iPhone.

    1. On an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volumn Down button.Then press and hold the Side button until the recovery- mode screen comes up.
    2. On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and keep holding both the Side and Volume Down buttons at the same time until the recovery-mode screen comes up.
    3. On an iPhone 6s and older one: Press and keep holding both the Home and Side buttons at the same time until the recovery-mode screen comes up.

    Step 3 When the option to Restore or Update occurs, click on the Restore button. Then iTunes will download the necessary firmware for your iPhone.

    Step 4 Only told by your iPhone that all processes have been finished, you are allowed to set up and use it again.

    ⚠ If it doesn't work, try to enter iPhone DFU mode.

    It is a simple way which does not involve in iTunes and iCloud, but you must ensure that Find My iPhone is not activated.