By Lena / Last update November 25, 2020

Generally speaking, iPhone reset can be done on the device directly. Simply go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings and that’s it. However, you have forgotten the passcode that is required to continue the erasing. What’s worse, your iPhone may be disabled because you have entered the wrong password too many times.

So is it possible to reset iPhone from iTunes without passcode? Luckily, it’s workable! No matter whether you have synced your iPhone with iTunes before, there are ways to make it. Keep reading to get the solution.

How to Erase iPhone from iTunes?

Here are two methods that can help you reset iPhone from iTunes without passcode. Please download and install the latest version on computer.

◆ If you have synced your iPhone with iTunes before:

1. Run iTunes > Connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable.

2. Click the Device tab > Click Summary > Click Restore iPhone... option.

Restore iPhone

3. Click Restore to confirm.

It will erase all data on your device and install the latest iOS on your iPhone.

◆ If you never sync iPhone with iTunes:

1. Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode:

For iPhone X or later, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus:

- Make sure your iPhone isn’t connected to your computer.

- Press and hold the Side button and one of the volume buttons until the power off slider appears > Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone > Then connect your iPhone to computer while holding the Side button > Keep holding the Side button until you see the recovery mode screen.

For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:

- Make sure your iPhone isn’t connected to your computer.

- Press and hold the Side button until the power off slider appears > Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone > Then connect your iPhone to your computer while holding the Volume Down button > Keep holding the Volume Down button until you see the recovery mode screen.

For iPhone SE (1st generation), and iPhone 6s and earlier:

- Make sure your iPhone isn’t connected to your computer.

- Press and hold the Side (or Top) button until the power off slider appears > Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone > Then connect your iPhone to your computer while holding the Home button > Keep holding the Home button until you see the recovery mode screen.

2. A pop window will appear and you should click Restore to reset your iPhone.

iTunes Recovery Mode iPhone

How to Erase iPhone without iTunes?

For anyone who wants to erase iPhone to sell, it’s recommended to use professional iPhone data eraser to wipe iPhone deeply to ensure that data recovery becomes impossible. AOMEI MBackupper is such a tool that provides a 1-click erase solution - Permanently wipe iPhone data making it unrecoverable.

Steps to Erase iPhone Data Permanently

1. Free download AOMEI MBackupper on your computer > Launch it and plug in your iPhone.

2. Click Erase iPhone under Tools.

Erase iPhone

3. Tick the option "I have understood the consequence of erasing data, and I am sure to erase data" and there will be two options available > Select Deeply erase data to prevent recovery option.

Erase Options

4. Click Erase iPhone > A warning message will appear and click Yes to confirm.

Begin Erase

Conclusion

That’s all for how to reset iPhone with iTunes. If you have a password-locked iPhone, you can put it into Recovery Mode to restore it. In addition, if you want to sell your iPhone, you can try AOMEI MBackupper to deeply wipe your device, so that no recovery tool can retrieve your personal files.