Question

Is it possible to reset iPhone without Apple ID when Find My iPhone is on?

Yes, there are several methods you can use to reset an iDevice if you don't have the right Apple ID and password to bypass the activation lock screen and manually turn off Find My iPhone.

Part 1. Reset iPhone without Apple ID When Find My iPhone Is On

Apple engineered the Find My iPhone feature in such a way that it would be very difficult to remove it without providing the right Apple ID and password. The official way to remove FMI if you don't remember your iCloud credentials and you're the original owner of the device is to contact the store where you purchased the iPhone. They can help you remove the activation lock as long as you provide proof of purchase. Other than that, there are some alternative ways to reset iPhone without Apple ID when Find My iPhone is on:

1 Reset iPhone without Apple ID or Password by iSalvor

WooTechy iSalvor is a powerful bypass tool developed by an experienced and professional team.You can use it to easily turn off Find My iPhone and reset iPhone without Apple ID or password.Besides, iSalvor can also remove different screen locks and bypass activation lock.

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Features of iSalvor Find My iPhone Removal Tool

  • Reset iPhone without Apple ID: disable Find My [device] and remove Apple ID completely.

  • Use your device as brand new: get sccess to all features after unlocking.

  • Stop the previous Apple ID from working: The iPhone can’t be tracked, blocked, or erased by the previous owner.

  • 100% safety: The program is free from any viruses and does not trigger any alerts by your antivirus.

  • Multiple OS support: You can install it on a Windows or Mac computer.

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Steps to use WooTechy iSalvor to reset iPhone when turn off Find My iPhone is turned on.

When you want to turn off Find My [device], you'll be prompted to enter the Apple ID and password. If you have encountered this screen, just follow the following steps.

Step 1. Launch iSalvor

Download and setup WooTechy iSalvor on your Mac or Windows computer. Launch the program, and you'll be asked to choose the Mode you want. Select “Turn Off FMI”.

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You will be prompted to connect your iDevice to the computer using a USB cable. If you receive an alert asking if you “Trust This Computer”,  select “Trust”  to ensure that the software recognizes it.

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Step 2. Jailbreak the iPhone

iSalvor needs to jailbreak your device before you can reset iPhone without Apple ID when Find My iPhone is on. The software will automatically recommend the jailbreak package and tutorials based on the device model.

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Step 3. Turn off FMI

Following a successful jailbreak, iSalvor will attempt to turn off Find My device. You need to keep your device linked to the computer, and your internet needs to be stable. However, the iDevice needs to be disconnected from the internet.

start to turn off find my iphone

iSalvor will alert you that it has finished turning off Find My iPhone. You'll be asked to verify the FMI status on an external website, and the link will be provided in the software. The device details such as the device model and serial number will be displayed to help you confirm the status.

Next, specify if Find My [device] is ON or OFF based on the website’s results and select “Confirm” to continue.

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If the Find My device was turned off, iSalvor will successfully remove the Apple ID from the device. After the Apple ID has been removed, you can reset the iPhone. This will allow you to set up the device afresh using new credentials.

the process of turning off find my iphone

Reset your device by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Since you have already removed the Apple ID and password, you’ll not receive a prompt to enter the password and use it as a new device.

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2 Restore iPhone without Password by AppleiPhoneUnlock

AppleiPhoneUnlock is a web-based iCloud activation unlock tool. They only ask users to provide the phone’s IMEI in order to facilitate the unlock. AppleiPhoneUnlock claims that they can remove the previous owner’s iCloud account permanently and that their service works on all iPhone models, including the latest iOS 14.

Something to note about AppleiPhoneUnlock

According to the service, the device serial number should not be reported as lost or stolen in order for their team to perform a successful unlock. You need to pay about $28, and the issue will be resolved in 72 hours.

We found that many users have complained that the service failed to achieve a successful unlock. Some past customers were even asked to pay more after paying the initial fee. Many online reviewers have stated that the service is a scam.

Steps to restore iPhone without Password by AppleiPhoneUnlock

Step 1. Visit the AppleiPhoneUnlock page.

AppleiPhoneUnlock online service

Step 2. Find your device serial number by dialing “*#06#”.

Step 3. Enter the device serial number on AppleiPhoneUnlock and choose the device model. Once you select “Remove Activation Lock”, you'll be prompted to make a payment.

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Part 2. Reset iPhone without Apple ID When Find My iPhone Is Off

If Find My iPhone is off, you’ll have a much easier process of resetting the iPhone even without your Apple ID.

1 Reset iPhone without Password by iTunes

For this method to work, you need to have synced the device with your iTunes app on your computer.  It's also recommended that you backup your information so that you don't lose it after the reset for easier recovery.

Steps to reset iPhone without Apple ID

Step 1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. Back up any information if you need it later.

Step 2. Once the device is recognized, select it.

Step 3. On the device general settings, you’ll see “Restore iPhone”. Note that this will not work if Find My is still enabled. You will be prompted to select “Restore” again to confirm your decision.

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Just wait as iTunes restores your iPhone, and after it's done, you can use it without passcode and set it up as if it were new.


2 Erase iPhone without Password by DFU Mode

The DFU mode or recovery mode may allow you to reset iPhone or iPad provided Find My iPhone is turned off. The Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode is used when updating or downgrading the OS version. You may also use it to factory reset the device and solve a number of technical issues, for instance, if the phone keeps rebooting endlessly

Erasing iPhone by DFU steps

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer and connect the iPhone using a lightning cable.

Step 2. Place your phone into DFU mode. For an iPhone 6, you simultaneously hold the Sleep-wake button and Home button for up to 10 seconds, followed by releasing the sleep-wake button and holding the home button for another 5 seconds.

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triangle For iPhone 7, you simultaneously hold the Volume Down and Power Button for 10 seconds, followed by releasing the Power Button but holding onto the Volume Down button for another 10 seconds.

triangle In iPhone 8 or later models, you quickly press and release the Volume Up button and the Volume Down button. Afterward, you hold the Volume Down Button and Power Button for 5 seconds. You then release the Power Button but hold on to the Volume Down button for another 10 seconds.

Step 3. iTunes will alert you if it detects that the iPhone has entered into recovery mode. It will inform you that you need to fix or update your iPhone.

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Step 4. Following a successful restoration, you need to set up the device again.

Part 3: Common Questions for Resetting iPhone without Apple ID When Find My iPhone Is On

Q1. Can I activate my iPhone without an Apple ID after using iTunes?

It is possible to activate your phone without Apple ID if you can successfully restore it using iTunes. The only requirement is that the Find My iPhone feature should be turned off. If it's still on, you’ll need to provide the right iCloud credentials.

Q2. How do I factory reset my iPhone with Find My iPhone on?

Unfortunately, you can't factory reset your iPhone if the Find My iPhone feature is still on. You need to use a third-party tool like iSalvor.

Q3. How to reset Apple ID Password on your device?

In case you forgot your Apple ID password, go to Settings > Your Name > Password > Change Password. If your device has been locked by a passcode, you'll be prompted to enter it. Afterward, just follow the on-screen instructions to update your account with a new password.

Q4. How do I reset my iPhone for a new user?

Are you selling or gifting your iDevice to someone else? You need to turn off Find My iPhone and unlink the iPhone with your Apple ID. After doing this, you can erase all content and settings.

Conclusion

WooTechy iSalvor is the ideal choice if you want to reset iPhone without Apple ID when Find My iPhone is on. After turning off FMI, you can set up the device again using new credentials. The previous Apple ID cannot be used to erase, track, or lock the device. The software also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee to ensure that you have peace of mind when using it.

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