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How do you unlock an iPhone if you forgot the passcode

Myra updated on Aug 11, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

What happens if you forgot your iPhone passcode

If you forgot your iPhone passcode, the only thing you can do with your device is to make an emergency call. Besides, if you enter the wrong passcode too many times, your iPhone will be disabled and you can only enter the password after 1 minute, 5 minutes, 1 hour...

Thus, if you can't remember your password, you will need to erase your device, including the lock-screen password, so that you can use your device again.

Before you unlock your iPhone without a password...

Any way to unlock your iPhone without a password will erase all the data and settings on your device. Therefore, unless you backed up the device before, you will lose all the data and settings on your iPhone since data recovery is hardly possible to restore your iPhone data.

Besides, you need to remember the Apple ID and password you used on the device, or you won't be able to use the device.

Method 1. How can you unlock your iPhone if you forgot the password - Use iTunes

The solution that comes into your mind first to unlock an iPhone when you forgot the password may be using iTunes. Yes, with the help of iTunes, you can remove your iPhone password by erasing your device. Afterward, you can set up your iPhone and set a new passcode for your iPhone.

To unlock your iPhone via iTunes:

Step 1. Make sure your iPhone is not connected to your computer and turn off the device.

Step 2. Put your iPhone into the recovery mode.

  • On iPhone 8/8 Plus and later: Hold the Side button and at the same time connect your iPhone to your computer. Keep holding the Side button until the recovery mode screen appears.
  • On iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold the Volume down button and connect your device to your computer. Keeping holding the button until you see the recovery mode screen.
  • On iPhone 6s and earlier: Press and hold the Home button on the iPhone and connect your iOS device to your computer. Similarly, keep holding the Home button until you see the recovery mode screen.

Step 3. Wait for iTunes to launch automatically and choose "Restore" in the window to restore your iPhone, which will erase the device.

Step 4. Set up the iPhone.

Unlock your iPhone if your forgot the password using iTunes

If you made a backup of your iPhone before, choose to restore your data from an earlier iTunes or iCloud backup in the Apps & Data screen.

Method 2. How to unlock iPhone without passcode -  Use iPhone Unlocker

What to do if you forgot your iPhone passcode? As mentioned, you need to erase your device to remove the passcode so that you can use the iPhone again. Apart from using iTunes, there are other ways available for you to unlock your iPhone without passcode, including using a third-party iPhone unlocker tool, like EaseUS MobiMover.

With such a tool, you don't need to manually enter the recovery mode as you use iTunes. Just follow the onscreen instructions in EaseUS MobiMover and then you can factory reset your locked iPhone easily. Whether it's four-digit code, six-digit code, Touch ID, or Face ID, EaseUS MobiMover will remove it for you.

To unlock an iPhone when you forgot the passcode:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and connect your iPhone to the computer.

connect the iPad

Step 2. Select an iOS version for the iPhone you want to unlock and click "Download Firmware". If the firmware has been downloaded already, select the package manually.

Choose the firmware to download

Step 3. Patiently wait for EaseUS MobiMover to download and verify the firmware.

Download and verify firmware

Step 4. When the downloading process has done, click "Unlock" to start unlocking your iPhone.

Remove iPad password

Step 5. When it has completed, your iPhone password is successfully removed and your device is reset. Afterward, set up your iPhone follow the onscreen steps.

Unlock iPad successfully

Afterward, set up your device and create a new lock screen passcode.

Method 3. How to unlock an iPhone if you forgot the password - Use iCloud

Using iCloud is helpful on condition that you have enabled Find My iPhone before you forget the iPhone passcode. By visiting iCloud.com, you can erase iPhone remotely. And by doing so, you can remove the password to unlock your iPhone.

To remove the passcode via iCloud:

Step 1. Go to iCloud.com and enter your Apple ID and password to sign in.

Step 2. Choose "Find iPhone" and go to "All Devices" > "Erase iPhone".

Unlock your iPhone when you forgot the passcode using iCloud

There is a trick to unlock your iPhone without passcode, which is to use Siri. However, this tip is not applicable to all iPhones. For more details, refer to the guide on how to bypass iPhone passcode.

The Bottom Line

Conclusively, there are two commonly used ways to get into a locked iPhone without password: You can either apply iTunes or third-party utility. Using iCloud is workable only when you have turned on Find My iPhone on the device.

Besides, it's worth stressing that removing the lock screen passcode doesn't remove the Apple ID and password you use on the device. To use the iPhone again, you still need to remember the Apple ID account previously used on the iPhone.