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How to Factory Reset iPhone without iTunes? (Accessible & Disabled iPhone)

When a lot of trash or caches on iPhone slow your iPhone or lessen your iPhone storage and you are unwilling to manually clear them one by one, factory reset can be a quick way to troubleshoot on iPhone. There are many ways to factory reset an iPhone, however, many people may prefer other optional ways rather than iTunes for various reasons. Well, this article offers you five optional ways to factory reset iPhone without iTunes. Simply read more details to learn how to factory reset iPhone without iTunes.

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Part 1. How to Factory Reset iPhone without iTunes
1.1 How to Factory Reset iPhone without iTunes via Coolmuster iOS Eraser
1.2 How to Reset iPhone without iTunes via iPhone Settings
Part 2. How to Factory Reset Disabled iPhone without iTunes
2.1 How Do I Restore My Disabled iPhone to Factory Settings without iTunes via iCloud
2.2 How to Reset a Disabled iPhone without iTunes via Find My iPhone
2.3 How Do You Factory Reset a Locked iPhone Using Siri (iOS 8 - iOS 11)

Part 1. How to Factory Reset iPhone without iTunes

In this part, we are introducing top two ways to factory reset iPhone without iTunes, however, before you begin, remember to back up iPhone to avoid any data loss.

1.1 How to Factory Reset iPhone without iTunes via Coolmuster iOS Eraser

Coolmuster iOS Eraser is the best ever app to factory reset iPhone without iTunes. Using it, you can perfectly erase all private data, system settings, deleted files and other files on iOS device in one click without restoration. Besides, it also supports to permanently delete contacts, SMS, call logs, music, videos, photos, apps, app data, reminders, calendars, bookmarks, browsing history, voice memos, notes and settings (iCloud & iTunes account settings). But how does it permanently delete?

Coolmuster iOS Eraser provides three progressive security levels to permanently erase iPhone contents, and you can select any mode according to your need. The Low Level, quickly erases your iPhone/iPad/iPod data and makes it unrecoverable, besides, it is also the quickest mode to factory reset iPhone. The Medium Level permanently erases all iPhone/iPad/iPod data and uses junk data to overwrite all existing and deleted data on your iDevice.

And the High Level, which is the safest and most time-consuming option, deletes all data permanently and overwrites all data twice. Well, Coolmuster iOS Eraser is read-only, completely clean and safe, and requires no jailbreak before you reset iPhone with it. In addition, Coolmuster iOS Eraser works well with all iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, such as iPhone SE 2020/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs Max/Xs/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/6S Plus/6S/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4, etc.

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How to factory reset iPhone without iTunes?

1. Install and launch Coolmuster iOS Eraser on your computer.

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2. Connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable, unlock it and tap Trust on your iPhone when Trust This Computer? pops up on iPhone. Then click Continue on this program to let it automatically detect your device. After successful connection, you will see the main interface as below.

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3. Factory reset iPhone without iTunes. Click Erase from the main interface, choose the Security level for erasing data and enter delete in the blank field to confirm. Then click Erase below and tap OK in the pop-up window to confirm your choice again. After that, the program will start to erase data on iPhone.

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When the erasing process is complete, your iPhone will automatically reboot. Then you can unlock your device and click Try Again on this program to continue overwriting your iPhone or to eject iPhone from computer after that, according to the security level you choose.

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1.2 How to Reset iPhone without iTunes via iPhone Settings

Another way to reset iPhone without iTunes is by setting on your iPhone by using your Apple ID and password. Let's see how to factory reset iPhone without iTunes via iPhone settings.

How to factory reset iPhone without iTunes?

1. On iPhone, go to Settings > General > Scroll down to select Reset.

2. Select Erase All Content and Settings > Enter Apple ID and password on the pop-up screen to verify.

3. Tap Erase iPhone on the warning screen to begin to factory reset your iPhone.

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Tips: Click here to learn what happens if you reset your iPhone or iPad.

Part 2. How to Factory Reset Disabled iPhone without iTunes

Well, if your iPhone is disabled, locked, lost or stolen, you can also factory reset iPhone without iTunes using the following three methods.

2.1 How Do I Restore My Disabled iPhone to Factory Settings without iTunes via iCloud

iCloud is an online cloud storage platform for users to sync iPhone data developed by Apple Inc.. Restoring from iCloud Backup will erase all data and settings on your iPhone. Hence, if you cannot access your iPhone, you can try iCloud to factory reset iPhone without iTunes. However, note that if you use this method, all previous data on iPhone will be erased and replaced by the new iCloud backups.

How do I restore my disabled iPhone to factory settings without iTunes?

1. Visit iCloud official website on your computer or other mobile devices and sign in with the same Apple ID that you used on the disabled iPhone.

2. Wait for a while and then go to Settings > Restore > Click the last iCloud backups > Tap Restore.

3. After the whole process is over, your iPhone will become accessible and all data will be covered by the iCloud backups.

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You may like: How to Factory Reset A Locked iPhone?

2.2 How to Reset a Disabled iPhone without iTunes via Find My iPhone

The second way to factory reset a disabled iPhone without iTunes is using the Find My iPhone feature, which is usually used to locate, lock or reset iPhone remotely. Note that you need to activate Find My iPhone feature on your iPhone before it is locked, or you cannot use this way to reset a disabled iPhone.

How to reset iPhone without iTunes?

1. Open iCloud official website via a browser on your computer and log into iCloud with the Apple ID and password you used on locked iPhone.

2. Select Find iPhone > All Devices and click your disabled iPhone > Tap Erase iPhone.

3. After that, your disabled iPhone will recover to factory status without a screen lock and you will also lose all iPhone data and settings.

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2.3 How Do You Factory Reset a Locked iPhone Using Siri (iOS 8 - iOS 11)

If you are using an iPhone which runs an OS between iOS 8 to iOS 11, you can use Siri to factory reset a disabled iPhone and bypass the lock screen password. And this will not erase the device data.

How to factory reset iPhone without iTunes?

1. Press and hold the Home button on disabled iPhone to activate Siri > Ask Siri What time is it? > Tap on the clock that appears on the screen.

2. Then you will see the World Clock screen, tap + icon at the top right corner to add a new clock > Enter a city name in the search box > Click Select All.

3. Choose Share from the options that appear > Message > Enter anything arbitrarily in the To field and tap Return on the keyboard > Select the highlighted text in the To field > Tap + icon behind > Click Create New Contact from next screen

4. Hit Add photo > Tap Choose Photo and you will come into Photo Library. Do not select photos and wait for a while, then press the Home button to unlock your iPhone. After that, you can use Coolmuster iOS Eraser to factory reset iPhone without iTunes.

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The Bottom Line

Sometimes, we may need to factory reset iPhone to troubleshoot an iPhone quickly. No matter your iPhone is disabled or accessible, you will always find a way to factory reset iPhone without iTunes in this article. Among the five solutions in this article, the Coolmuster iOS Eraser is the best and easiest way to use and I highly recommend you to try it. Of course, you can try other optional ways if you are interested.

In addition, if you encounter any problem during use, feel free to leave a comment below.

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