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5 Ways to Get Into a Locked iPhone without Passcode

You choose to set a passcode on your iPhone to protect the information on the device. However, you will be locked out of your iPhone if you forgot the passcode.

In general, the iPhone will be locked for a while if you fail to unlock it for 6 times. If you keeps entering the wrong passcode for up to 10 times, you will get a warning message saying that "iPhone is Disabled. Connect to iTunes" on the screen.

So, how to get into a locked iPhone without the passcode? Take it easy. You can try any of the methods below to unlock a disabled iPhone and regain access to the device.

Way 1. Get into a Locked iPhone Using iOS Unlock Tool

If you need to quickly get into the locked iPhone without passcode, FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker will be the right tool for you. It works well to remove your iPhone screen passcode as well as fix disabled iPhone in one click. The success rate is more than 99%, and no iTunes is required.


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Follow the guide below to get into your locked iPhone with FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker:

Step 1. Download and install FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker on your computer. If you wish to remove iPhone passcode, launch it and choose the option of "Unlock Screen Passcode".

unlock screen passcode

Step 2. Then, click "Next" and connect your locked or disabled iPhone to computer using USB cable. If the device can't be detected by the program, you should follow the on-screen steps to get it into DFU/Recovery mode.

connect ios device

Step 3. When the device is recognized by FoneGeek iOS Unlock tool, you can check the detailed information of your iPhone on the interface. Then click the "Download" button to download the firmware update package.

download firmware

Step 4. The last thing you need to do is to wait for the download process as well as the removing process to complete. At the end of the process, you can get into the locked iPhone.

start unlock

Way 2. Get into a Locked iPhone with iTunes

It cannot be more simple to get into a locked iPhone if you've ever syncd your iPhone with iTunes. You can use iTunes to restore the locked iPhone and unlock the device without passcode. After restore, you can set up your iPhone as new or restore from previous backup files. The steps are as follows:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.
  2. If you are asked to enter the password, try using another computer that you have synced your iPhone with iTunes.
  3. Wait for iTunes to sync with iPhone. Then click on the "Restore iPhone" option.

restore iphone via itunes

Wait for the restore process to complete. Once it is done, the passcode will be removed from your iPhone and now you can set up your iPhone and access it without entering the passcode.

Way 3. Get into a Locked iPhone via Find My iPhone

If you don't sync your iPhone to iTunes and you can't use a computer, you can use iCloud to erase the device and remove the passcode. However, this method works only if the "Find My iPhone" feature is enabled on the locked iPhone and all the data on the device will be removed. Follow the given steps below:

Step 1. Click "Find My iPhone" on another iPhone or iPad that you have access to.

Step 2. Enter your Apple ID and password, then click the "Sign In" button.

sign into icloud

Step 3. Select the device you want to erase passcode.

choose a device

Step 4. Click the "Actions" button at the bottom of the screen.

all actions

Step 5. Select "Erase iPhone" to remove all the data inlcuding the forgotten passcode on this iPhone.

erase iphone

Start your locked iPhone once again, and you will get into the device now. You will be asked to enter your iCloud account. After logging in, you can restore your iPhone from the latest iCloud backup.

Way 4. Get into a Locked iPhone via Recovery Mode

If you haven't synced your iPhone with iTunes or enable "Find My iPhone" on the device, you can still get into the locked iPhone by putting it into Recovery Mode. However, all the data on your iPhone will be deleted after trying this way. Now follow these simple steps below:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC or laptop, launch iTunes and force reboot the device.

  • For iPhone 8 and later models, quickly press the Volume Up button, then quickly press the Volume Down button. Next, press and hold the Side button until the iPhone is in Recovery mode.
  • For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, press the Power button and the Volume Down button simultaneously until the Recovery mode appears on the screen.
  • For iPhone 6 and earlier models, press and hold the Home and Top/Side buttons simultaneously to put the device in recovery mode.

put iphone in recovery mode

Step 2. iTunes will detect your device that is in Recovery mode and prompt you the option to restore or update the device.

Step 3. In order to unlock your iPhone, click the Restore button, and iTunes will download the latest version of iOS for your device.

put iphone in recovery mode

Step 4. Once the new iOS firmware is downloaded on iPhone, the iPhone will restart immediately. Now you need to re-enter the recovery mode by repeating step 1.

Step 5. You can choose to restore the device again with iTunes according to the prompted message, and all data stored on iPhone previously will be deleted after the restoring process, including the password.

Way 5. Get into a Locked iPhone via Siri (iOS 8 to iOS 10)

It is easy to forget iPhone passcode if you change it frequently. You can use Siri to solve this issue if you are unwilling to lose any data on your locked iPhone. But keep in mind that this way is a loophole in iOS and only workable on iOS 8 to iOS 10. And the success rate of this way is only 40%.

  • First of all, activate the Siri on the locked iPhone by pressing the Home button. Then ask Siri "What's the time now".
  • Siri will respond and disaply the local time. Click on the clock icon and on the world clock interface, tap on "+" to add another clock.
  • Enter anything you like in the search tab, then press them and click on "Select all".
  • Tap on the "Share" tab and choose Message app in the pop-up window.
  • In the new message window, enter anything in the "To" field and tap the "Return" button.

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  • The text will be highlighted, click the "Add" icon and select the option of "Create new contact".
  • Tap on the photo icon and select the "Choose Photo" option to open the photo library on your iPhone.
  • Wait for a few seconds, press the Home button. Your iPhone will then be unlocked and you will enter the Home screen on the device

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Hope you have successfully get into the locked iPhone without passcode after going through the above methods in this article. Simply make a comparison of each method and choose the most preferred solution for yourself. And you are welcome to share any of your comments below.

Edwin J. Parke

As a professional writer who is interested in technology, Edwin J. Parke has helped thousands of users by offering various tips to solve their problems.

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