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[iOS 15 Included] How to Reset iPhone/iPad without Apple ID Password


Apr 18, 2021 (Updated: Sep 08, 2021) • Filed to: iPhone Passcode Unlocker

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iPhones and iPads have some special security features that keep your data safe. It prevents intruders from using the device, and even if the device is stolen, your data cannot be stolen. However, if you have forgotten your Apple ID and Password, you cannot use certain features and reset your device. Often people forget Apple ID and Password, so they cannot reset the device because they will have to enter the credentials.

We are here to help you out in resetting your iPhone/iPad if you don't remember the Apple ID and Password. We will discuss various methods so that you can do it on your own. Let's start the discussion.

Part 1: Reset iPhone/iPad without Apple ID Password (iOS 15 Supported) 

The safest and easiest way to reset iPhone/iPad without Apple ID and Password is by using WooTechy iDelock. It will not only remove the ID and password permanently, but it will also reset the device and update the iOS version to the latest. You can use it on all iOS versions including the latest iOS 15.

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Features of iDelock:

  • 1. iDelock can permanently remove the Apple ID and password, so you can use a new one after removal.

  • 2. It only requires a few simple steps to reset the device, and it will be done within a few minutes.

  • 3. iDelock can also be used for other purposes, such as removing MDM lock, screen passcode, screen time passcode, iTunes backup, and a few more things.

  • 4. Before buying the tool, you can confirm its compatibility using the free version. Once you are satisfied, you can buy the tool and reset the device.

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How to Reset iPhone/iPad without Apple ID and Password Using iDelock

Watch Video Tutorial of How to Reset iPhone/iPad without Apple ID Passwordin 2021

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[Video Transcript]

Step 1: Lunch iDelock on your computer. iDelock will show you six options; you need to click on Unlock Apple ID.

unlock apple id

Step 2: Connect the device to your computer via USB cable. Enter the passcode on your device, and you will see a dialogue box. Tap on Trust.

connect Apple device

Step 3: iDelock will help you download the firmware. You will also see the model of your device. Make sure the device is detected correctly. If not, click on Doesn't match? Please tell us. Select the firmware version and click on Download.

If there is any problem in downloading, click on Copy at the bottom of the screen and download the firmware using any browser. Once it is downloaded, click on Select and open the downloaded file.

Step 4: Click on Start to Extract. It will extract the files automatically.

Step 5: Click on Start to Unlock. For confirmation, you need to enter "000000" and click on Unlock. Your device will be reset automatically; if not, you need to put the device in DFU mode by following the instructions given by iDelock.

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There are different situations that can be dealt with using iDelock on some specific iOS versions.

  • If Find My iPhone/iPad is disabled, iDelock will work on all iOS versions. It will unlock the device within a few minutes.

  • If Find My iPhone/iPad is enabled, iDelock will work on iOS versions below 11.4. You need to reset the device manually. Go to Settings>General>Reset>Reset All Settings. Enter the passcode and tap on Reset All Settings.

  • If Two-Factor Authentication is enabled, iDelock will work on iOS 11.4 or above. To make sure it is enabled, go to Settings>Apple ID>Password & Security. You will see On or Off in front of Two-Factor Authentication. If it is ON, click on Yes.

iDelock Two Factor Autentication

Step 6: iDelock will reset the device. Once the device restarts, you need to set it up. There will be an activation lock on the screen asking for Apple ID and password. Tap on Unlock with Passcode, and then tap on Use Device Passcode. Enter the passcode, and you are done.

Part 2: Reset iPhone/iPad with iTunes (Complicated) - No Need for Apple ID Password 

You can reset your iPhone/iPad without Apple ID and Password by using iTunes. It is an official method, so it works on all iOS versions. However, it is a bit complicated and does not remove the Apple ID and Password permanently.


  • It can only be used if your device is synced with iTunes. If you have ever synced the device in the past, you can use this method.

Steps to Reset iPhone/iPad Using iTunes

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and make sure it is up to date. If it is not updated, you need to update it to the latest version. Once it is updated, you close it.

Step 2: Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable. Open iTunes again. Your device will be detected automatically. You will see the device name and model number on iTunes.

Step 3: Go to the Summary tab. You will see the "Restore iPad…" button. Click on it.

Step 4: You will see a confirmation dialogue box on the screen. Click on Restore. You may see the Restore and Update button if your device is not updated.

Step 5: A new window of iPhone Update will open. Click on Next.

Step 6: Click on Agree to accept the terms and conditions.

Step 7: Now, iTunes will do everything on its own. You only need to wait and watch. It will download the files first and install the firmware.

Step 8: After reset, you will see two options on the screen. Select on Set Up as New iPad and click on Continue.

Cons of

error This method only works if your device is synced with iTunes.

error It does not remove the Apple ID and Password.

Part 3: Reset iPhone/iPad without a Computer [Forgot Apple ID Password]

If you don't have a computer or you don't want to use any, you can also reset your device without it. This method does not require Apple ID or Password, and you can reset the device directly from the phone.


  • You must know the screen passcode.

Step to Reset iPhone/iPad without Computer

Step 1: Enter the screen passcode to unlock the screen.

Step 2: Go to Settings.

Step 3: Tap on General.

Step 4: Tap on Reset

Step 5: You will see two options on the screen: Reset All Settings and Erase All Content and Settings. If you only want to reset settings, tap on Reset All Settings. If you want to remove the content as well, tap on Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 6: For confirmation, you need to enter the passcode.

Step 7: Your device will reset automatically. You need to wait for a few minutes, and your device will be reset. You can set up the device like a new one.

Cons of

error It can only reset the device if you know the passcode.

error It does not remove the old Apple ID and Password from the device.

Part 4: Useful Tips about Apple ID Password Reset (Must Read)

1) Back Up Your Device

The first thing that you need to do before resetting your device is creating a backup. Create a backup of the device so that your contacts, SMS, documents, images, videos, settings, and other data can be restored. You can restore that backup after resetting the device.

2) Get Rid of Old Apple ID and Password If You Don't Remember

If you don't remember the Apple ID and Password, it is better to get rid of them. If you are resetting the device, it is the right time to remove the Apple ID as well. You can use iDelock to remove the Apple ID, and after that, you can use a new Apple ID.

3) Make a List of Apps That You Use

You will need to download the apps again after resetting the device. Therefore, it is better to make a list of the apps so that you can install all of them without any hassle.

4) Transfer Application Licenses

Some applications are paid, and they have licenses. The paid apps need to have licenses to work properly. If you don't transfer the application licenses, you will have to pay again and get the license. Therefore, it is better to save those files so that you can use the apps again without paying.

Final Words

Some people forget their Apple ID and password, and if this is the case, they cannot reset the device. This is a problem that many people face. Therefore, we have explained various methods to reset athe device without Apple ID and password. You can use any of the explained methods if there are all perquisites. We recommend WooTechy iDelock because it works well on all iOS versions including the newest iOS 15 and removes the Apple ID without any hassle. It is simple and beginner-friendly, so anyone can use it.

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