Apple ID still works without a password.
There are several reasons why someone would wish to factory reset their iPhone, such as wiping it clean before handing it on to a family member or acquaintance. If you’re intending to sell or trade in the device, you’ll want to delete all of your data, which a factory reset will do.
The performance of your iPhone or iPad may also be slow or there may not be enough free space. Returning the device to factory settings will remove any bloated programmes and provide you with a blank canvas to start again.
The Apple ID for your iPhone may prevent you from performing a factory reset.
A new Apple ID may not recall a password for an old account. Similarly, if you purchase a used iPad, it may still be tied to the past owner’s Apple ID, and you may be unable to use it.
This is a problem that may be remedied in a variety of ways, including by using a programme called Any Unlock.
My iPhone is unusable, so I need to reset it
Factory reset enables Find My iPhone the quickest.
Because you’ll need to enter your Apple ID to circumvent the iCloud Activation Lock if you factory reset your iPhone while it’s linked to the Find My network. You will not be requested for those unfamiliar credentials if Find My iPhone is switched off on the device.
Restart Finder or iTunes and enter Recovery Mode.
For recovery mode, open Finder or iTunes and plug in your iPhone. To enter Recovery Mode, you must follow one of three steps, with the approach depending on the model.
Press and hold the volume up and volume down buttons simultaneously, then press and hold the home key on the iPhone 8 or later and the second-generation SE.
Press volume down and top together to display the recovery screen.
Hold the top or side button together until the recovery mode appears on iPhone 6S, iPhone SE, and the 6th-generation iPod Touch.
In Finder or iTunes, put your iPhone in recovery mode. When prompted to upgrade or restore, select Restore and wait for your iPhone to finish the setup procedure.
Using Any Unlock, you can factory reset your iPhone if Find My iPhone is enabled
If you know Find My iPhone is activated, either by prior knowledge or by seeing the iCloud Activation Lock after using the first technique, there is a second option.
It is not necessary to have an Apple ID to unlock your iPhone. The passwords are not necessary.
You can use it for a lot more than a clean install.
When the user is unable to utilise Touch ID or Face ID and has forgotten the password, it can unlock a range of screen locks. Even if the screen is damaged and you are unable to enter the correct passcode, this covers cases where many attempts have failed.
It can also get beyond the iOS Mobile Device Management lock, which is useful if you obtain a used device from a company that employs MDM.
iTunes backups are encrypted and passwords are forgotten when the user’s backups are encrypted. Backup passwords and encryption settings can be recovered and erased using this program without harming the backup file or data stored within it
If you set up Screen Time with a passcode and forget it, Any Unlock can help by deleting the passcode without losing data.
The program can also factory reset iPads in addition to unlocking iPhones.
Using Any Unlock on your Mac or PC, perform a factory reset. Computers and Apple devices are connected by Lightning or USB-C cables.
Any Unlock can unlock your Apple ID. If you haven’t yet linked your device, the app will prompt you to do so.
Select Unlock Apple ID. On the following page, the app will display your device, as well as the iOS version and battery %. A device must be synced and restarted with an Apple ID. If a device is restored or wiped, Any Unlock will not operate. Click Get it.
You can then re-enter your Apple ID and proceed with the regular setup procedure.
Is there no password? Not all is lost.
With both methods, the previous Apple ID will be erased from the device. You can then set up the device as you like.
In spite of the fact that you should always try first to retrieve your Apple ID credentials or to contact the previous owner, there are workarounds you can try.
AppleInsider also suggests keeping backups of your data on hand. Having your data intact means you won’t lose it after a factory reset.
There is a $45.99 charge for a three-month subscription covering one iOS device and one Mac, $49.99 for a one-year subscription, or $69.99 for a lifetime subscription covering one Mac and five iOS devices. There are also custom plans and educational discounts available.