When you plan to sell or give your old locked iPhone away to others, have you ever considered to remove all your personal information since it could be recovered easily by someone up to no good? Or if you forget the passcode or type the wrong passcode too many times, it won’t be that simple to get your phone back to “normal”. Here we provide you with four feasible methods to perform factory reset on a locked or disabled iPhone, including the traditional Apple’s way and iMyfone Umate pro’s way. Then you can have a comparison and make your own choice.
Notice: This method will only work when you have synced your iPhone with iTunes and turn off “Find My iPhone”
Step 1: Connect your phone to your PC via a USB cable.
Step 2: Launch your iTunes on your computer that you synced with before. If you are required a passcode enter, jump to Method 3 and try to use Recovery Mode.
Step 3: Click“ Back up now ”to back up your iPhone first since all your media and other data will be erased after reset.
Step 4: Click “Restore iPhone” when you are ready.
Step 5: A warning will turn up to check whether you are sure to restore your iPhone since all your dat will be erased and “the newest version of the iPhone software will be installed”. Please press“Restore”.
Step 6: At last, your iPhone will restart and you can set it as a new phone or begin a recovery from a backup.
Notice: This method will work when you have “Find My iPhone” enabled and your iPhone is connected to a network.
Step 1: Log in with your Apple account on the icloud.com/find website.
Step 2: Tap on “All Devices”.
Step 3: Then you will see several devices are listed. Click the one which you wish to reset and then tap on “Erase iPhone”. All the data in your iPhone will be erased including your passcode.
Notice: If you have never backed up with iTunes or enabled “Find My iPhone”in iCloud, you can choose the recovery mode to perform a hard reset.
Step 1: Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.
Step 2: This step should be based on which iPhone model you have.
Step 3: Tap “Restore”and then iTunes will download software for your iPhone.
⚠ If it doesn't work, learn how to Factory Reset Locked/Disabled iPhone via DFU Mode.
To Unlock a Disable iPhone, you can do it by restore iPhone firmware with iOS System Recovery
Step 1 Download and Install iOS System Recovery on your computer. Launch it after the installation.
Step 2 Select iOS System Recovery on the main interface.
Step 3 Connect your Disabled/Lock iPhone to your PC and the program will detect your iPhone automatically.
Step 4 Click Start and Select the model and iOS version then start to Download the firmware. please don't touch your iPhone then the program is unlocking your iPhone.
Step 5 Wait about 5 minutes, your iPhone will be restored to normal status.
When your iPhone is disabled or attacked by virus, or you just simply want to have a fresh new iPhone, you can refer to this passage which is a complete guide on how to factory reset your locked iPhone in four different ways.