2 Ways to Factory Reset iPhone Without iTunes

factory-reset-iphone-without-itunesMy iPhone 6 crashed when I play games on it and I need to reset my iPhone. However, I can not access my PC or Mac right now. Can I factory reset iPhone without iTunes?

Although performing a factory reset of your iPhone may not sound ideal, it can help you solve some problems like clearing memory space, removal of viruses, fixing crash etc. You may know that it is easy to factory reset iPhone with the help of iTunes, but, is it possible to factory reset iPhone without iTunes? Here the answer is absolutely, yes! Below we will show you two ways to factory reset iPhone without iTunes.

Method 1: Hard Reset iPhone without iTunes

Hard reset iPhone is one of the simply way to factory reset iPhone without iTunes, below is the detailed steps:

Step 1. Press and hold down the Home button, plus the Sleep or Wake button until your iPhone turns off and restarts. The Sleep or Wake button is located on top of your handset.


Step 2. When you see the Apple logo on your iPhone screen, release the two buttons, and then, wait for the logo to disappear.


Step 3. Your iPhone will automatically reset without any options or probably with a prompt to enter a passcode.


Step 4. Once your iPhone reboots itself, you’re done with this process.

Method 2: Using the Settings Operations Dashboard to Reset iPhone without iTunes

There is also another simply way to factory reset iPhone without iTunes by using the setting operations dashboard.

Step 1. Go to your iPhone Settings, if you can’t locate it on your Home screen; use the iPhone spotlight feature to find the Settings app. Then select General.


Step 2. From the next menu, tap on the ‘Reset’ option. After that, you must be able to see several options on the next screen, tap on the option “Erase All Content and Settings”.


Step 3. Your iPhone will ask you to confirm your choice again by clicking the option ‘Erase iPhone’ and once you do this, it will delete all media and data, and reset all settings as well.


Tips about Factory Reset iPhone

-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.

-Factory reset iPhone will deleted all of the data on your iPhone. It is better to make the backup to avoid losing data. If you can not access iTunes, iCloud backup would be a good choice.

-Accidentally 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 iRefone to help you recover lost data. This professional iOS data recovery software provides you three recovery mode to recover up to 16+ kinds data on your iOS devices or iTunes and iCloud backup.