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Ways to Reset iPhone Without Passcode Easily

2014-08-27 10:35:24 / Updated by Jerry Cook to Apple Devices
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Forgot iPhone passcode? iPhone is stuck in the locked or disabled screen? The effective way to get access to your locked iPhone is to reset iPhone without passcode.

To reset your iPhone without the forgotten or lost password, you need to put iPhone into recovery mode, which is specified in the article How to Enter iPhone Recovery Mode. However, If you factory reset iPhone without passcode, all data on your iPhone will be erased and your iPhone would be like a new one. This means you have to find out ways to recover all the lost files.

How to Reset iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4 Without Passcode

Follow the 2 steps below to safely restore iPhone without passcode and then recover iPhone files with iPhone Data Recovery. Thus, you can use your iPhone as if it never was disabled by forgotten password and no data were lost.

Note: All the steps work for iOS 8, iOS 7 or iOS 6 devices.

Step 1. Reset iPhone Without Password By Using iTunes

You can use iTunes to reset iPhone to its factory settings so that you can unlock iPhone without passcode. Here is how:

Then iTunes will wipe iPhone without passcode, which means iTunes will delete all of your iPhone data, settings, apps, including the password. This method works for almost all iOS users, but in some rare circumstances, you may fail with it. If so, refer to the article iPhone is Locked to successfully reset your iPhone without password first.

Step 2. Recover iPhone Data after You Reset iPhone Without Password

As mentioned above, after you successfully restore iPhone, it will be at the factory settings state, since all data are wiped. If you have used iTunes to backup your iPhone before, you can simply restore iPhone data from the backup.

However, most of you may not have any backup files for your iPhone. If you are in this case, use iPhone Data Recovery to help you recover all the lost data, including contacts, messages, call history, notes, Safari bookmarks, photos, videos (totally up to 15 types of files).

Note: iPhone Data Recovery runs on Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista; if you are using Mac 10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6, etc. go to iPhone Data Recovery for Mac.

Download iPhone Data Recovery Software:

Secure Download Windows
Secure Download Mac

Here is the example on how to use iPhone Data Recovery to recover data from your iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS.

You may have noticed that there is the "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File" mode and the "Recover Data from iCloud Backup File" mode in iPhone Data Recovery. This mode will help you recover the lost iPhone data from your previous iTunes & iCloud backup files. If you don't want to recover data with iTunes or iCloud after you reset your iPhone without passcode, have a try with this professional software.

Some iPhone users have asked us how to reset iPhone passcode without computer. This is extremely hard, honestly speaking, especially for those green hands. Therefore, we highly recommend you to use the methods we introduced above.

Here is a tip for you to avoid forgetting iPhone password, so that you would not fall into the tragedy to reset iPhone in a hurry. That is, write down your iPhone password on a paper and keep it in a safe place. This also applies to any password you have in daily life.

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