Apple ID is an account for all of Apple's operations related to Apple, such as purchasing apps, shopping in the iTunes Store, and iCloud, etc. However, if you forget your Apple ID or its passwords for your iPhone, you cannot access those servers and manage your personal files in iCloud backups. Don't worry, this article will show you some suggestions to reset your iPhone without Apple ID if you have forgotten your Apple ID, making your iPhone accessible again and even though your iDevice is running iOS 11.
Part 1. How to Reset Apple ID Password with Apple's Help
Part 2. How to Reset iPhone without Apple ID when Find My iPhone Is Off
Part 3. How to Recover Lost Data after Resetting iPhone without Apple ID
First of all, before resetting iPhone without Apple ID, you can try to recover your Apple ID with Apple's help. when you find out that you have forgotten your Apple ID, or Apple ID passcode or both of them, you can ask for help with Apple official web site to recover Apple ID. Here's how:
Step 1. Open any browser on your device and visit Find Apple ID page of Apple.
Step 2. Enter your first name, last name and Email address associated with your Apple account in the blank. If you don't remember the Email address you have set with your Apple ID, you can enter your current Email address.
Step 3. Type in the characters (verification code) in the image as prompted in the blank. Or you can click "New Code" to change another code if you can not see them clearly.
Step 4. Click on either "Recover by Email" or "Answer security Questions" option according to your need. Then you can follow the prompts to reset your Apple ID password.
Step 5. Then you might receive an Email with recovery instructions. Simply follow them to reset your Apple ID and password.
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Generally speaking, Apple ID and its password is needed to reset your iPhone. Because you need to turn off your account and disable Find My iPhone feature on your iPhone with your Apple ID. And if you use iTunes to reset your iPhone, you will need to enter your Apple ID when iPhone reboots after restoration.
So to reset your iPhone without Apple ID, you need to make sure that the Find My iPhone option is off on this iPhone and your iPhone can enter Recovery Mode and connect to iTunes. Thus iTunes can help you reset your iPhone without entering Apple ID, however, please be noted that resetting iPhone with iTunes will wipe out all data on your iPhone.
Step 1. Backup your iPhone data in case of data lost before restoring iPhone.
Step 2. Disconnect the USB cable to your iPhone but connect the other side of USB cable to your PC or Mac. Then launch the latest iTunes on your computer.
Step 3. Press and hold the Home button and Power button at the same time for a new seconds to turn off your iPhone.
Step 4. When iPhone goes completely black, connect your iPhone to computer with the other side of USB cord. Then press and hold the Home button till the "Connect to iTunes" screen shows up on your iPhone and let go.
Step 5. Then you will be recovery mode now, and you will receive a message from iTunes, asking you to restore or update your iPhone. Simply click "Restore" option to reset your iPhone with iTunes.
After that, your iPhone will automatically reboot. Then you are suggested to create a new Apple ID and password in time. Then you can restore your iPhone data from your device itself, iTunes backup or iCloud backup.
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As mentioned above, resetting iPhone with iTunes will delete all files from your iPhone, but you can restore iPhone data from iTunes backup or even directly from your iPhone device with the help from a professional Data Recovery tool - Coolmuster iOSRescuer (with its Mac Version) for iPhone, iPad and iPod.
With this tool, even you have no backup, you can also retrieve contacts, messages, notes, photos, music, videos and etc. directly from your iOS device. And it is compatible with all generations of iOS device, including iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/SE, iPad mini, iPad air, iPad 2, the new iPad, iPod touch and etc.
Free download the software with following download links in Mac and Windows version.
Steps to restore iPhone data directly from iPhone device:
Step 1. Launch the program after downloading and installing, then connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Then the program will automatically detect your iPhone and show the interface as below. Select "Recover from iOS Device" and click "StartScan" option.
Step 2. Then you might enter different file types to search for your desired contents, including the deleted ones and existing ones. For example, click "Photo Stream" or "Camera Roll" to select the wanted pictures and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.