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Factory Restore iPhone X/8/8 Plus without Apple ID and iTunes

August 17, 2018 04:59 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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Occasionally, you need to factory reset your device to troubleshoot various kinds of errors. But what if there is something wrong with the iTunes, or worse still, you forgot your Apple ID or lockscreen passcode, how to restore your iPhone X to factory settings? Now follow this post and learn 2 ways to reset iPhone X(10)/8/8 Plus to factory settings without Apple ID and iTunes.

Method 1: Restore iPhone X/8/8 Plus without Apple ID and iTunes Using Tenorshare ReiBoot

In such a situation, you can reset your device to factory settings by taking advantage of a third-party restore tool, like Tenorshare ReiBoot, which offers a deep system repair solution to reset any iPhone/iPad to factory setting without iTunes and no Apple ID required during this process, then gets your device back to normal. Let’s take a look at how it works:
To get started, please make sure have Tenorshare ReiBoot downloaded and installed on your computer, then connect your iPhone to your PC/Mac.

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Run Tenorshare ReiBoot, then directly go to Menu on the right upper side, then select Factory Reset iPhone from drop-down lost. After that, it will jump to System Recovery –Advanced Mode


Next, hit Fix Now. Then click on “Download” button to download and install the latest firmware.

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Once the firmware package is downloaded completed and successfully. Click “Start Repair” to start system recovery. Once the system recovery is done, your device will reboot as normal.

Then you can get your renewed iPhone/iPad. All data and settings have been restored to factory settings.

Method 2: Restore iPhone X/8/8 Plus to Default Settings Using Find My Phone

If you have previously logged into your Apple ID on different iPhone, then Find My Phone can help you factory reset iPhone X without Apple ID.
Go to any one iPhone you have logined with your Apple ID before, launch Find My Phone, then you will find all the device related the same Apple ID will be listed out, simply select the target iPhone X/8/8 Plus.

You'll find three options: Play Sound, Lost Mode, and Erase iPhone. Select 'Erase iPhone' to perform a factory reset.

erase iphone

Extra Tips: Recover What You Lost after Restore iPhone X/8/8 Plus to Factory Settings

As we mentioned above, to factory reset your iPhone will definitely lead to the data loss. If you have backed up your device before restore your device, then things will be much easier, but if not, you still can get what you lost back with UltData, a professional iPhone data recovery program to help you recover lost iPhone data. Now get UltData by clicking here.

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Step 1: Then connect it to your computer with USB cable. Next launch UltData on your computer.

Step 2: When the software detects your iPhone. You can tick what you would like to scan and recover, or just simply check “Select All” to start a comprehensive and deep scan, then click "Start Scan" to proceed.

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Step 3: Check the files you need and click "Recover". You can either to recover lost iPhone files to computer or directly recover them to your device.


So, now you know the tricks to restore iPhone to factory settings without Apple ID/iTunes (iOS 12 included). I believe you will benefit these methods. Surely there are a lot of other iPhone restore tools available on the market, if you have any other recommendations, please be generous and share with us in comments.

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