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How to Unlock iPhone Passcode?

Every iPhone user will set a passcode for their iPhone to protect their personal information. However, some time we just forget the passcode we just set on our iPhone, or we cannot remember the passcode for an old iPhone. Another case is you enter wrong passcode too many times. iPhone will tell you your iPhone is disabled. If you want to use your iPhone badly, how to unlock iPhone passcode becomes the first problem to solve. In this article, we will show you how to unlock iPhone passcode if you forgot iPhone passcode step by step.

We will show you 3 methods to unlock your iPhone passcode in this article. If you have synced your iPhone with your iTunes, you can unlock iPhone passcode with iTunes. If you have never synced your iPhone with your iTunes, you need to use iPhone recovery mode to bypass passcode for your iPhone. The last method is use Find my iPhone to unlock iPhone passcode. All the 3 methods support all the iPhone models including iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS.

Method 1: How to unlock iPhone passcode and reset iPhone passcode with iTunes

If you have synced your iPhone with your iTunes, you can use iTunes to restore your iPhone first to unlock your iPhone and then restore iPhone with iTunes backup file to get back your data onto your iPhone. Keep in mind that you must sync your iPhone with your iTunes before.

Step 1. Plug your iPhone to your computer and run iTunes. Your iTunes will recognize your iPhone and load your iPhone to it.

iTunes load iPhone

Step 2. Your iTunes will automatically sync and backup your iPhone. If it doesn’t sync your iPhone, you need to click “Sync” button. Do nothing until your iTunes finishes the sync and backup process.


Step 3. Go to your iPhone’s summary section. You will see the restore option at the upper-right of the interface. Click “Restore iPhone” button. Your iTunes will restore your iPhone. When the iOS setup assistant asks you to set up your iPhone, you need to choose “Restore from iTunes backup”.

select restore type

Then select the latest backup file and restore your iPhone. After your iTunes restore your iPhone, you successfully unlock iPhone passcode for your iPhone.

Method 2: Unlock iPhone passcode if you never synced with iTunes

If you have never synced your iPhone with your iTunes or you can’t access the computer you synced your iPhone, you need to put your iPhone into recovery mode and connect your iPhone to a computer with iTunes installed. Then reset your iPhone and wipe all the data on it and setup your iPhone as a new iPhone.

Step 1. Put your iPhone into recovery mode.

Turn off your iPhone and make sure your iPhone is disconnected from your computer. Press and hold the home button at the same time, connect your iPhone to your computer. Please don’t release your home button until you see the “Connect to iTunes” images on the screen of your iPhone.

iPhone connect to iTunes

Step 2. Your iTunes now will tell you that your iPhone is in recovery mode, you need to restore your iPhone. Click “OK” to restore your iPhone with iTunes.

iTunes popup window

The following operation is the same in method 1. You just need to setup your iPhone as a new iPhone and successfully unlock iPhone passcode.

I think if you are using the method 2, you must don’t have iTunes backup file. iPhone data recovery software can restore iPhone from iCloud backup file.

Method 3: How to unlock iPhone passcode with Find My iPhone

If you have enabled the Find My iPhone function in your iCloud service, you can wipe and restore your iPhone remotely.

Step 1. Log in your iCloud account

Go to http://www.icloud.com/ find and log into your iCloud account.

Step 2. Erase and Restore your iPhone

Go to “All Device” and select your iPhone and click “Erase iPhone” to wipe your iPhone data and remove the passcode on your iPhone.

You can easily restore your iPhone from iTunes backup file or setup as a new iPhone if you want.

We have introduced all the possible way in details about how to unlock iPhone passcode. If you forgot iPhone passcode, you can try any of the method above to restore your iPhone and remove the passcode on your iPhone.