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Ways to Reset iPhone Without Passcode Easily

Nov. 21, 2014 10:35 am / 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 when you forgot or lost password, there are only 2 workble methods: one is to find and recover or reset the lost password and then log into your iPhone to reset it, the other one is to put iPhone into recovery mode with iTunes, which is specified in the article How to Enter iPhone Recovery Mode, to factory reset your iPhone. 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 backup data or recover all the lost files.

2 Ways to reset iPhone when you have no passcode:

New Method. Find lost passcode and then reset iPhone

Old Method. Factory reset iPhone without passcode by using iTunes

You can also try to protect your iPhone to avoid passcode loss:

Tips: How to avoid iPhone passcode loss?

How to Reset iPhone 6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4 Without Passcode

Lots of iOS 8.1, iOS 8 and iOS 7 users have tried the methods below and succeeded. The first new way is highly recommended.

New Method -- Find & Reset Lost iPhone Passcode and then Reset iPhone

iPhone Care Pro is the professional iPhone passcode unlocker. It can help to find and unlock your iPhone passcode without losing data when you forgot iPhone screen password. It also acts as the powerful iPhone password reset software. And then you can factory reset your device.

Free download and install iPhone Care Pro on your computer. Run it and then do as follows.

Download Any iPhone System Care Professional Software:

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone with your computer. Click "Trust" when a message says "Trust this computer?" on your device. Choose "Passcode Unlocker" from the main interface. To find out the password, you need to put your iPhone into DFU mode first.

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Step 2. When you successfully get into DFU mode, you will get another window. Click "Copy Passcode" at the button of the interface and you can then paste the passcode to some place. At this point, you could exit DFU mode and then use this passcode to unlock your iPhone.

Step 3. After you unlock iPhone screen password, you are allowed to change or reset iPhone password without jailbreaking and without losing data. It's your choice. But please note that the most important thing before you move to step 4 to reset iPhone, is to backup your data. Factory reset will definitely delete all contents on your iPhone. So you'd better backup all inportant files before reset, and then restore data from the backup after reset. The "Backup & Restore" option on iPhone Care Pro will do help.

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Step 4. Reset iPhone. It's easy to do: connect iPhone to computer, select it when it appears in iTunes, choose the Summary tab, click "Restore iPhone", and click "Restore" button.

Forgot to backup iPhone before factory restore? Have no backup files? Then you can try iPhone Data Recovery to recover all lost important data.

Note: The term "reset iPhone" has two meanings. Refer to iPhone Hard Reset VS Soft Reset.

Old Method -- Reset iPhone without Password with iTunes

You can also try the old method below to reset your iPhone without screen passcode. Then you can use your iPhone as if it never was disabled by forgotten password and no data is lost.

Note: All the steps work for iOS 8, iOS 7 or iOS 6 devices, including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS.

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 Data Recovery Software for iPhone to help you recover all the lost data, including contacts, messages, call history, notes, Safari bookmarks, photos, videos and othe files.

Note: iPhone Data Recovery runs on Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista; if you are using Mac 10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6, etc. go to iPhone Data Recovery for Mac.

Download Any iPhone 6/5/4/3GS 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 6/6 Plus/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. These two modes 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.

Tips: How to Avoid iPhone Passcode Loss

Here are useful tips for you to avoid forgetting iPhone password, so that you would not fall into the tragedy to reset iPhone in a hurry.

Tip 1. 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.

Tip 2. Use Touch ID instead of passcode to unlock iPhone. With just a touch of the Home button, the Touch ID sensor reads your fingerprint and unlocks your iPhone. You can use Touch ID to unlock your iPhone or iPad without having to enter your passcode every time. The Apple Touch ID only applies to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3. There are two ways you can unlock with Touch ID. For more details, see Apple's offical guide: Use Touch ID on iPhone to Unlock iPhone.

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