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How to Restore iPhone X without Apple ID

January 23, 2018 04:59 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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“I bought an iPhone X from a guy who forgot his Apple ID. How can I restore the phone and add it to my account?”

-from Official Apple Discussions

As the increase use of iPhone X, common issues are taken place from this brand new Apple device. On occasion, you might have to restore iPhone X owing to various reasons such as malfunction and look for a means to perform the restoration. In the next section, I’m about to describe top 2 methods to restore or reset iPhone X without Apple ID at ease.

Option 1. Reset iPhone X without Apple ID Using Tenorshare ReiBoot

How to reset iPhone without Apple ID when Find My iPhone is on? Fortunately, there’s still an effect way to resolve the problem with Tenorshare ReiBoot. It offers a simple but professional solution to reset iPhone X to factory setting without Apple ID, iTunes or Find My iPhone. Let’s see how to use it as below:

Step 1. Download, install and run Tenorshare ReiBoot to any Windows or Mac computer. Connect your iPhone X to that computer via USB cable.

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Step 2. Just hit on “Factory Reset iPhone” button form settings of the main user interface, click on “Fix Now” button and go ahead to the next step.

repair operating system

Step 3. If you have downloaded the package, hit on “Select”, otherwise, click on “Select” and begin to restore iPhone X without iTunes, without Apple ID and without password.

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Option 2. Restore iPhone 10 without Apple ID from iTunes

How can I reset an iPhone without the Apple ID password? Generally speaking, if there’s no idea about Apple ID, you might restore iPhone with iTunes no matter what iPhone model it is. Take note that Find My iPhone should be turned off in this solution. However, what if Find My iPhone is on and you are eager to restore iPhone X with iTunes? You have to enter recovery mode manually. The steps are so straightforward, read them as below:

1. Put your iPhone X into recovery mode with Power and Volume Down buttons or using FREE Tenorshare ReiBoot to achieve that with just one click. Your device will become like the following screenshot.

iPhone in recovery mode

2. Connect iPhone 10 to any computer that has installed iTunes with latest version and then run iTunes.

3. Your iTunes will detect iPhone X in recovery mode and you must restore it before getting used with iTunes. It may ask you pressing passcode or Face ID to unlock iPhone or trust your computer at the first connection.

iPhone recovery mode detected

4. Hit on the iPhone icon from iTunes and you can see “Summary” tab in Settings option on the left side of the Window. Hit on “Restore iPhone…”

 connect iPhone X to iTunes

5. It will pop up a little screen and ask you to choose a backup to restore. Select target iPhone Name from the drop-down list and click “Restore” button. Your iPhone 10 contacts, calendars, notes, text messages, other data and settings will be restored gradually.

restore iPhone with iTunes

Extra Tips: Restore iPhone X without Computer via Find My iPhone

As long as you have ever signed in Apple ID on another Apple device (not your iPhone X) before, then “Find My iPhone” app is able to restore iPhone X as well. Go to any iPhone you have automatically signed in with your Apple ID before and open Find My iPhone app, there will appear 3 buttons, “Play Sound”, “Lost Mode” and “Erase iPhone”. Choose “Erase iPhone” to restore iPhone X permanently. Obviously, this method is realizable.

find my iPhone

From the above tips and tricks you could see how to restore iPhone X without Apple ID easily and quickly. As far as I’m concerned, Tenorshare ReiBoot is the top simplest way for you. Last but not least, it is of great significant to backup iPhone X data before restoration.

Free Download For Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
Secure Download
Free Download For macOS 10.14 and below
Secure Download
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