Erase Data From Locked iPhone, iPad Without Connecting To Computer: Step By Step Process

It’s not easy to be one of the most innovative companies in the world. You have to keep on finding ways to improve your products and services. At times it becomes difficult to be on top of the game and keep your products making more and more user-friendly. And still one of the top tech companies in the world, Apple keeps on coming up with new ways to erase customer pain points and make its offerings more attractive to everyday users.

Now you can reset your iPhone without connecting to a computer

We are all aware that till now, users were able to reset their locked iPhone and iPad and erase data only after connecting them to their PC or Mac. Now Apple has brought a new change so that now users can erase and reset their locked devices natively.

With a new feature called Security Lockout, users can reset and erase data from their locked iPhone or iPad, without needing them to connect it to a PC or Mac. It should be noted that this feature is a part of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 that both were released recently. This feature can also be used when you fail to enter the correct passcode on your iPhone or iPad after several attempts. For use of this feature, your device also needs to be connected to a cellular or Wi-Fi network.

This new feature is not a free pass for strangers

Also, this new feature does not give strangers a way to reset a locked iPhone or iPad as users need to enter their Apple ID credentials to accomplish the resetting process.

The Security Lockout mode will become active on the lock screen if you repeatedly enter incorrect passcodes on your device. An Erase iPhone or Erase iPad button to permanently erase your data and reset the device. After that, you will be asked to type your Apple ID password to sign out of your Apple ID on the device.

It should be noted that your data will be completely erased from your iPhone or iPad once you use the Security Lockout mode. Hence we recommend you make sure that you back up your data on regular basis before proceeding with this feature.

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