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2 Ways to Factory Reset iPhone without iTunes

"Help!!! Is it somehow possible to reset iPhone without iTunes? My iPhone 6s is frozen and I don't want to use iTunes, it is really sucks and hard to use. Can someone tell me how to reset iPhone without iTunes? Thanks a lot!

Many people encounter such problems and wonder if it is possible to reset iPhone without iTunes. Here I should say, yes! And I will show you how to reset iPhone without iTunes in this article. First of all let's see some of the most prominent reasons why you would need a factory reset on your iPhone:

  1. Fixing a malfunctioning iPhone device
  2. Removal of viruses and deleting of files
  3. Configuring of the device to its default settings
  4. Clear memory space on your iPhone
  5. To remove personal details and information from your iPhone before selling it or giving away the device
  6. If upgrading when one wants a fresh start
  7. When sending your iPhone for repairs

Part 1: Using a third-party tool to reset iPhone without iTunes

Without using iTunes there are other applications which one can use for factory reset their iPhone as discussed earlier. dr.fone toolkit - iOS Full Data Eraser is one of the best software which made it so easy to factory reset an iPhone. This software comes with good, clear, and easily understandable interface for easy reset of their iPhone.

dr.fone toolkit - iOS Full Data Eraser

Easily Delete All Data from Your Device

  • Simple, click-through, process.
  • Your data is permanently deleted.
  • Nobody can ever recover and view your private data.
  • Supports ALL models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
  • Fully Compatible with the latest iOS 10.3.
Available on: Windows Mac
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Below is an example for using dr.fone toolkit - iOS Full Data Eraser to factory reset your iOS device quickly and easily.

Step 1: Download and install the dr.fone toolkit on your computer. Once done, launch the application and choose "iOS Full Data Eraser".

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Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer. When the program detects it, you can see the window as follows. Click "Erase" to begin wiping your iPhone.

factory reset iphone without itunes

Step 3: Since the operation will completely erase your iPhone and make it as a brand-new one. You need to confirm that you want to do it. Enter "delete" to confirm your operation.

factory reset iphone without itunes

Step 4: After the confirmation, the program will start erasing your iPhone. It will take a few minutes. Wait for a while and you will get a notification message when it's completed.

factory reset iphone without itunes

factory reset iphone without itunes

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Especially, if you just want to clear your personal information on iPhone, then you can also use dr.fone toolkit - iOS Full Data Eraser to permantly erase your data.

Part 2: Hard reset iPhone wihtout iTunes

Make sure you carefully follow the given below steps:

For iPhone 7/7 Plus

  1. Firstly, press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
  2. You can release both buttons after the Apple logo appears.
  3. Wait for a few seconds until your iPhone boots up and you will see the home screen.

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For other iDevices

  1. Press and hold down the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears.
  2. Once you see the logo, let go of the buttons.
  3. Once your iPhone reboots itself, you're done with this process.

factory reset iphone without itunes

Part 3: How to factory reset iPhone without iTunes

This method is also a quick one and does not need to be near a computer until when syncing your data with your computer, hence no need to use iTunes. Now, let's check the steps below to factory reset iPhone:

  1. Directly go to "Settings" > General > Reset.
  2. Select "Erase All Content and Settings" option.
  3. Enter your password and tap on "Erase iPhone".

factory reset iphone without itunes

Note – Before resetting your iPhone make sure that you back up your iPhone, and save it on your computer because this process will delete all saved files and data on your iPhone.

Part 4: How to backup data before factory reset (Avoid data loss)

Factory reset will clear all your iPhone data and settings. So, if you don't want to lose your iPhone data, you'd better back up your data from iPhone before factory reseting your iPhone. Here you can try dr.fone toolkit - iOS Data Backup & Restore, a easy-to-use and flexible tool allows you to selectively backup and export your iPhone/iPad/iPod data you want in 3 steps. And you can also preview your data before backup. As for more details, you can get from the below box.

dr.fone toolkit - iOS Data Backup & Restore

Selectively Backup your iPhone in 3 minutes!

  • Fast, simple and easy to use!
  • One click to backup and export the whole iOS device to your computer.
  • Allow to preview and restore any item from the backup to a device.
  • Support All iPhone models and the latest iOS 10.3.
Available on: Windows Mac App Store
3981454 people have downloaded it

Steps to backup iPhone before factory reset

Step 1. Firstly download and launch dr.fone toolkit - iOS Data Backup & Restore on the computer. Click on "iOS Data Backup & Restore" and connect your iPhone to computer.

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Step 2. Select data type.

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When the backup is completed, the program will scan your iPhone data, this process will take a few minutes.

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Step 3. You can choose the contents to backup, just click the button "Restore to device" or "Export to PC".

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Part 5: Useful tips on factory resetting an iPhone

  1. Factory reset protocol is effective using both iTunes and without using iTunes. When using iTunes to reset your iPhone, you just need to connect your iPhone to your PC unit using your original cable then restore your device. iTunes will download the device software file and restore your device on its own. You can even reset iPhone without Apple ID.
  2. After resetting your device you can set up your device as new or use any one of the previous backups for it. If you restored an iOS device that has cellular service, it will activate after you finish setting up your device.
  3. Before starting the factory restores process, one should take backups of their most important information in their computer and then only they should proceed. If using the iTunes restore method, one ought to eventually back up their iPhone via iTunes, and you could choose the setting you like, for instance; choose "Set up as a new iPhone" to start afresh with factory settings. Small chances that iPhone won't restore at times, check for more information in the new post.
  4. Accidently if you loss the data on your iPhone due to wrong deletion, jailbreak, factory settings restore, software update, losing iPhone or breaking your iPhone, you may need to restore iPhone to find the lost files back, see how to do that here: how to recover iPhone data
  5. Luckily, for those with iOS 8, it is easy for them to reset iPhone without iTunes. You can restore your iPhone to its factory settings and set it up, all without a computer.

Conclusion

To wrap things up, one has to know that when the factory reset is completed you got two choices – sync or restore a backup. Syncing refers to the transfer of your essential information that at the moment exist in your PC unit. After a successful factory reset and with the new settings, all of your text and SMS messages will be deleted. In addition to that, the entire data specific to third party apps are going to be lost as well. Carefully read everything before resetting. In hasty, sometimes results lead to the loss of data. Once you have stored your files on your PC, you can start with a process of delete or reset iPhone without iTunes.

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