5 Best Ways To Factory Reset iPhone 11 without a Security Passcode

Resetting iPhone 11 without a passcode is no longer a myth! You can do it from your iPhone lock screen, iCloud, or Mac/PC. For instance, to reset your iPhone 11, go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset and then choose the “Erase All Contents and Settings” option. Click Continue to wipe off all existing data from your iPhone 11.

Now you may ask me whether it is possible without a passcode? How can I backup my existing data? Can I reset my iPhone with a Mac or Windows PC without a  passcode? You might have many more questions in your mind.

Find the answers for the thousands questions you have on iphone resetting in a single guide. End of the guide there is a quick Q and A section to reinforce your understanding of it as well. Let’s get in.

How to Factory Reset iPhone 11 Without Passcode?

How to Factory Reset iPhone 11 without Passcode

Find the best possible formula to factory reset your iPhone 11 on wireless or wired platforms without a passcode.

Method 1: Reset Your iPhone 11 on Lock Screen

Resetting the iPhone on the lock screen seems straightforward with no iTunes applications or computers. Getting your iPhone 11 back to its working mode is so simple. You need to ensure the following factors.

  • An Apple ID and Password
  • iOS version 15.2 or later
  • A Cellular or Wi-Fi Network

Are you ready to go with these requirements? If yes, let’s dive into resetting your iPhone without a passcode!

Reset Your iPhone 11 on Lock Screen

When you repeatedly enter the wrong passcode on your iPhone, you will see an unavailable screen. And if you continue to put on the passcode, a black window will appear with emergency mode alongside the erase iPhone option. Then move on to the following steps.

  • Tap on the ‘Erase iPhone’ option on the right-below corner.
  • Proceed to sign out your Apple ID with a valid password.
  • See the ‘hello’ icon on your iPhone screen.

Important: Erasing iPhone deletes all existing settings, data, and contents, including the passcode. Therefore, make a backup on iCloud to get all contents and settings back to your iPhone.

Method 2: Reset Your iPhone 11 from Settings

When you want to factory reset your iPhone for selling purposes, you must erase your contents and passcodes for security and privacy. You can do it from your iPhone’s settings.

  • Go to your iPhone’s settings and click on the ‘General’ icon from the sidebar. 
iPhone’s settings and click on the ‘General
  • From the General tab, choose ‘Transfer or Reset iPhone’. Here, you’ll see two options- ‘Reset’ and ‘Erase all Contents and Settings’
Reset’ and Erase all Contents and Settings
  • The ‘Reset’ option only deletes the default settings, network, and other privacy settings. But to factory reset your iPhone 11, you need to choose the ‘Erase All Contents and Settings’ option.
Choose the Erase All Contents and Settings
  • Tap on the ‘Continue’ icon to enter Apple ID and password and turn off the top right corner of the screen. And finally, click on the ‘Erase’ icon to delete all contents and settings.
Erase icon to delete all contents and settings

Important: Don’t forget to transfer your important files and contents to another iPhone, iCloud storage, or computer memory. Otherwise, you wouldn’t return your removed data after the factory reset. 

Also, when the factory reset is for selling purposes, I recommend you not to set a new passcode.

Method 3: Reset Your iPhone 11 from iCloud

Resetting Your iPhone 11 from the iCloud is needed when you try to perform it remotely.  In other words, when your device is not around but you want to reset it using another device, iCloud resetting appears handy. Here is how you can do it:

  • Log in to the iCloud account using your Apple ID and Password.
Log in to the iCloud account

Note: However, it may require two-factor verification with an authentication code for security purposes. 

  • Then, click on all devices and select your iPhone 11 from the dropdown menus.
Click on all devices and select your iPhone 11
  • Finally, you will find the ‘Erase’ option to delete all contents and settings to ensure a factory reset of your iPhone 11. 
Erase’ option to delete all contents and settings

Important: Don’t share your iCloud ID and password if you reset your device for selling or giving it away purposes. 

Method 4: Reset iPhone 11 on Mac/Windows PC

Factory resetting of an iPhone on a computer seems more reliable and applicable to make a backup and restore all contents and settings. You can also do the job on your iPhone 11 without a passcode or internet.

Device requirements to reset your iPhone 11 through Mac or Windows:

  • macOS/Mojave Catalina or later on Mac
  • iTunes on Mac/Windows PC
Reset iPhone 11 on Mac/Windows PC

Step One: Connect your iPhone with a Mac, or Windows PC installed macOS Catalina or iTunes operating systems using a USB cable. 

Step Two: Press and hold the ride side and lower volume buttons together until the recovery mode appears.

Step Three:  Select your device from the left menu bar of iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC. And you will find a pop-up message to restore or update your device.

Step Four: Click on the ‘Restore’ icon to factory reset your iPhone 11.

Important: Don’t forget to make a backup of your existing settings and contents on your computer to restore them once you have done with the factory reset. 

Method 5: Reset iPhone 11 on Find My App

The Apple Inc oriented ‘Find My’ app is good to go with Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Like others, the iPhone 11 users can install and use the app to factory reset their devices without a passcode.

Reset iPhone 11 on Find My App!

Important: You must assign your device to your Apple ID and make a backup of existing files, contents, and settings to start factory resetting. Get help hereOpens in a new tab. if you find any issues with your Find My app.

Frequently Asked Questions

May I make a backup of my iPhone 11 with a locked screen?

Yes, you can create a backup of your iPhone 11, even with a locked screen. And you must do the job before factory resetting your device. It requires the following requirement to make a locked screen backup.

  • A USB Cable
  • iTunes application

Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and click on iTunes. Click on the ‘backup’ icon displayed on the iTunes window to make a backup of your existing contents and settings.

Should I unpair my Apple watch to factory reset my iPhone?

Resetting an iPhone requires unpair other devices like Apple watch if connected. Because it removes all settings and contents while erasing the device. So, you will lose the existing setup with paired devices.

Follow the steps to unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone.

  • Place your Apple watch beside your iPhone.
  • Open the Apple watch on your iPhone.
  • Click on the ‘my watch’ icon and tap the ‘all watches’ option.
  • Finally, tap unpair Apple Watch to end the process.

You can pair your Apple Watch again after finishing the factory reset of your iPhone 11. It seems simple to do the job. So, don’t forget to unpair your Apple Watch before resetting the iPhone.

Final Words

You don’t need to try anymore to retrieve your lost password. Now it is easy to unlock the device with some simple steps. Moreover, the hard factory reset of your iPhone 11 is in your hand.

So, make your every step with an iPhone 11 easier and safer than ever. Protect your privacy and ensure data security before selling or taking it away.

Suhel Rana

Hi! This is Shuhel and I've been working as an iPhone technician for over 10 years. At Techiaid, I write content on a vast range of topics on iPhone software and hardware issues. iPhone issues are nothing to be trifled with. So, you'll definitely need to consult someone who knows the ins and outs of different iPhone models.

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