3 Methods to Reset iPhone without Apple ID Password

Resetting your iPhone is nearly impossible, especially if you don’t remember your Apple ID and Apple Password.

But all is not lost! There are a few methods that can allow you to reset your iPhone even with no Apple ID password or recover Apple ID and then rest your iPhone.

Either way, this step-by-step article will guide you through the process of resetting your iPhone, even when you don’t remember your password.

Why it requests Apple ID and password after resetting your iPhone?
How to remove Apple ID and reset iPhone using toolkit?
Reset iPhone using iTunes in recovery mode
How to recover Apple ID or reset Apple ID password?

Why it requests Apple ID and password after resetting your iPhone?

Apple’s iOS device, including the iPad, iPhone, and iPod comes with a security feature known as Activation Lock. This is a security measure designed to prevent unauthorized access to your device in case it’s lost or stolen.

The feature gets activated once you enable the Find My iPhone feature on your device. Apple stores your device’s serial number, along with your Apple ID in its database.


Even after the device gets restored, it will register with Apple’s database and see the Activation Lock feature is activated based on the serial number of the device. And you have to log in your Apple ID to activate your iPhone before you can use it.

To bypass the Activation Lock, someone has to enter the correct Apple ID and Apple password. Failure to that, the device won’t grant them any access.

How to remove Apple ID and reset iPhone using toolkit?

In this section, we will introduce you to the FORecovery toolkit, one of the most effective methods to remove Apple ID.

FORecovery – iPhone Unlock allows you to reset your iPhone with Apple ID or password easily and within a few minutes. Furthermore, it reliable, trustworthy, and easy to use.

As a professional iPhone Unlock toolkit, it can:

  1. Support all iOS version and devices, including iPhone 13/12/11, iPhone X/XS series.
  2. Unlock iPhone lock screen like password, passcode, fingerprint, Face ID.
  3. Remove any traces of the iCloud account and Apple ID from iPhone when resetting. Prevents you from being tracked and blocked by previous Apple ID
  4. Reset iPod, iPad, and iPhone without Apple ID, whether the “Find My iPhone/ Find My iPod” feature is on or off

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Steps to remove Apple ID and reset iPhone device via FORecovery

  • Install the software to your Windows or Mac PC.
  • Launch the toolkit and click” Unlock Apple ID”.

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  • Connect your iPhone device to your PC, unlock the device screen, and choose “Trust” from its screen; that’s if you haven’t trusted the system in the past.

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  • Tap “Start to Unlock” to get rid of the Apple ID and iCloud account linked to your iPhone, iPod, or iPad.

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  • At this stage, you’re presented with 2 scenarios.  In scenario one, if your iPhone “Find My iPhone” feature is disabled, then the software will instantly start unlocking your device.


  • In the next scenario, if “Find My iPhone” is enabled, you must reset all your iDevice settings. To achieve this, go to your iPhone Setting Menu> General > Reset All Settings.

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  • Once you confirm to reset all your iPhone settings, the program will start unlocking your iCloud account and Apple ID.

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  • When the process is completed, your Apple ID and iCloud account won’t be linked to your device.  You can set your iPhone with the same Apple ID or create a new one.

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  • There you have it! Unlocking your iPhone passcode is a hassle-free process, and you don’t have to be a genius to do it.

Reset iPhone using iTunes in recovery mode

The second effective method is to reset your iPhone via iTunes in Recovery mode. Place your iPhone in recovery mode, and connect to a PC using iTunes. Then you can restore your iPhone to factory setting without the Apple ID verification. Here are the required steps.


  • Connect your iPhone to your PC then open iTunes.


  • Boot your iPhone into recovery mode

– For iPhone 13/12/11 and iPhone X/XS Series: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Press and hold the Side button until iPhone begins to restart, and keep holding the Side button until you see the Recovery Mode screen (connect to iTunes symbol).


– For iPhone 8/7/6 with the Home button: Press and hold both the Home and Power button simultaneously to force restart your iPhone. Continue holding till you see the Recovery Mode screen (connect to iTunes symbol).

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  • Don’t let go of the button till you see the connect to iTunes logo. It will take at least 10 seconds for the iPhone Recovery Mode screen to appear.


  • ON the iTunes screen, you’ll see the option to Restore or Update.  Select Restore. iTunes will restore your phone.

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  • Finally, Reset your device. If you had a backup in iCloud or iTunes, you can restore your old data.

How to recover Apple ID or reset Apple ID password?

You need to know your email address for your Apple ID, so you can recover or reset Apple ID. In this section, we’ll show you how to reset your Apple ID using 3 simple methods.

The first method functions well for users who can access their phone. The second and third methods are convenient for users who can’t access their phones.


Methods 1

  • Head to Settings > Click on your name> Password & Security> Change Password.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to change your password. If you can’t see your name at the top of the setting men, then you’re not signed in to iCloud.
  • If that’s the case, click “Sign in to your iPhone” > “Don’t have an Apple ID or forgot it”, then follow the on-screen instruction to update your password.


Method 2

  • Visit iCloud.com
  • Tap “Forgot Apple ID or password” and the browser will direct you to a new page.
  • Input your email address linked to your Apple ID and tap on “Continue”.
  • Follow the instruction to reset your password.


Method 3

  • Open Find My iPhone app on any iOS device.
  • Ensure on the sign in the screen, the Apple ID is empty, then Click “Forget Apple ID or Password” and follow the on-screen steps to reset your Apple ID password.


We hope all the methods and instruction we’ve mentioned will prove useful to you. We recommend you use FORecovery – iPhone Unlock as your first choice to reset your iPhone if you’ve forgotten your Apple ID or password since it doesn’t have any limitations. However, don’t overlook the other solution, they’re also worth a try.