How to unlock iphone without passcode | iPhone Disabled

The Cell phone unlock Specialists

How to unlock iPhone without Passcode [Explained]

To be able to unlock the iPhone without passcode you will absolutely need a computer with iTunes installed. If you do not have a computer you can go to an Apple store and they can let you use theirs. Before doing that keep reading to make sure you are prepared.

This page explains how to unlock iPhone without passcode

Go to one of these pages below for other types of iPhone unlocks -

unlocked phones canada

What Do I Need to Know before I Unlock my iPhone?

unlock banner

Before your attempt to unlock your iPhone check the following

  1. Be sure to Check That it is not stolen (it won't work on any carrier in North America if it is reported stolen, even if it is an unlocked phone)

  2. Also Check that the  iPhone is not iCloud Locked  or Activation locked by. To do that Tap settings ?> then General -> [your name] -> Scroll down and Tap sign Out. Enter Your Apple ID password and Turn OFF.

  3. Be sure to Check That it is not already unlocked.

* Only if the above is resolved, can you can safely remove the passcode on your iphone

"My daughter changed the iPhone X lock screen password then she forgot it. I tried to enter the password several times and soon I got a message prompt saying "iPhone is disabled, connect to iTunes". Now I am locked out. How to unlock your iPhone without password?" – A Question from the Mac community

Passcode lock or Screen lock is by far the most common kind of lock that there is since we usually need it every time we restart our phone or everytime the finger print or face ID screen unlock fails. In case you forgot the passcode or you have a cellphone that is currently disabled because you tried the wrong passcode too many times. Each time you get it wrong, a message is displayed that you are locked out for a certan amount of time. If you really can't remember the Passcode then please keep reading.

unlock iPhone passcode

What Happens if You Enter the Wrong Password Into an iPhone Too Many Times?

Your iPhone passcode protects your device from unauthorised access, as well as preventing you from using the device if you forgot the passcode. This message typically appears after entering an incorrect passcode at least six separate times. If we see the iPhone message disabled, the instruction is to try again in 1 minute or try again in 5, 15, 60 minutes.

After 10 incorrect attempts you will get the message “iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes” OR your iPhone is completely erased. It will give erased message only if you have Erase Data option turned on in the settings. You can turn it off or on under Settings > Touch ID > Passcode.

At this point you will need to connect your iPhone to a computer with iTunes installed on it. If you do not have iTunes you can download it for free from this link:

iPhone Passcode lock Removal using a Computer:

Now there are good news and bad news about this kind of unlock so thegood news is that there is a solution and you will be able to access your cellphone again however all the information on your phone will be deleted unless you have made a backup already somewhere on your computer or in iCloud. If you have a backup then you can restore your iPhone to that earlier date when you made the backup and then you will still have most of your photos, data and information from since the last backup was made.

unlock iPhone passcode

The first step to unlock iPhone without passcode is to put your device into recovery mode. Here the iPhone will return to factory settings. Don;t worry because if you have a backup on your computer or in iCloud then you will be able to restore your iPhone from the latest backup. Keep reading to learn how how to enter recovery mode.

unlock iPhone passcode Image credit: Apple

How to Enter iPhone Recovery Mode

If you want to get the iPhone out of the locked screen without knowing the password, you need to enter your iPhone in Recovery mode. Your iPhone model will determine how to enter the recovery mode. The screen instructions have detailed steps that you can see one by one. Here's how to enter recovery mode on your iPhone using different iOS device models, including iPhone 6s or earlier and iPad, iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPad Pro with Face ID. For a more detailed explanation on how to put your iPhone in recovery mode click here

iPhone Forced Hard Reset Method

  • Press and quickly release the volume up button
  • Press and quickly release the volume down button
  • Then press and hold the top button down for at least 5 seconds until the Apple logo appears (if the slide to power off graphic shows, keep holding til the screen goes black and the Apple logo appears.)

Once you have reset your iPhone you can proceed to connect it to your computer

How Do I unlock iPhone passcode / Screen lock? 

To Unlock your iPhone without a password the first step is to connect the iPhone to your computer using your USB cable go a head and plug it in. Once your iPhone has been detected by your computer's USB port, go ahead and power up your cellphone so now we have to enter recovery mode on the iPhone. To enter recovery mode simply press and hold the home and power button at exactly the same time keep doing this for exactly 10 seconds and after 10 seconds have passed let go of the power button only. Now just keep holding the home button only until you see a message on iTunes saying that your phone has been detected as recovery mode.

Now tap restore iPhone.
This will delete all the information that is on your phone so unless you have a backup in your computer or in the iCloud you will be able to get it back later now this will take around 30 minutes or one hour and is different on every case depending on how much data you had on there. Once everything is done you will be able to access your cellphone again and you can create a new passcode if necessary.

How do I unlock a disabled iPhone if I forgot the password?

Let's learn what to do if your iPhone device is disabled/locked, then use iTunes to unlock the iPhone without a passcode. After you restore your iPhone to iTunes, you can set up and access your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

If you've recently synced your iPhone to iTunes, you can use iTunes to unlock your iPhone without a password. Actually, this method is to restore your iPhone to iTunes. Let's learn how to put the iPhone in recovery mode and restore it to iTunes.

4 Steps to remove Password by Recovery Mode method -


#1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer

Open iTunes on your PC or Mac, then connect your iPhone to your PC via USB cable. If the iTunes doesn't pop up a new window to require you to enter your passcode on the iPhone, this means that this method can help you unlock it because the passcode has been synchronised with iTunes before then disconnect your iPhone device from your computer.

#2  Put iPhone in iTunes Recovery Mode to detect it

In order to use iTunes to restore the locked iPhone without entering the passcode, you need to put the iPhone in the recovery mode so that the iTunes application can detect the device.

The operation of putting the device in recovery mode varies depending on the iPhone models, please read more about how to put the iPhone or iPad in recovery mode.

Let's take the example of putting iPhone 6/6S in recovery mode:

1) Turn the iPhone off
2) Go to your computer to open iTunes.
3) Holding down the Power" and "Home" buttons at the same time, then plugging your iPhone into your PC. While your iPhone is still connected to your computer, reboot your iPhone as soon as the Apple logo appears, leave the power button but hold down the home button until you see the "Connect to iTunes" message appear on the iPhone screen. Now the device is rebooting in Recovery Mode.

Recovery mode for iPhone

#3 Restore or upgrade the iPhone Device

The iPhone in recovery mode has now been detected by iTunes. On your computer, you'll see a message in iTunes that There's a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored." You will be prompted to choose whether to restore or upgrade your device. Please click "Restore" and click OK. Then iTunes is going to restore the iPhone.


#4. iPhone Screen Passcode will be erased after it has been fully restored

Your passcode will be erased and all your data will be erased at the same time. Once this process is completed, the passcode will be removed from your iPhone, and you should now be able to set up and access your iPhone without entering the passcode.

iTunes Restore iPhone Disabled

Cons of Using iTunes: However, iTunes will erase your data, information and settings along with your password. In addition, that. If you haven't synced iPhone to iTunes recently, when you connect your disabled iPhone to your computer, you may get this error message: "iTunes couldn't connect to your iPhone because it's locked with a passcode. You must enter your iPhone password before it can be used with iTunes." In other words, iTunes cannot help you unlock your iPhone, if you encounter this situation unlock, please try using an iPhone unlocking tool like UkeySoft Unlocker to unlock any iPhone/iPad/iPod enabled.

Part 3: Unlock your iPhone without a password via Find My iPhone
Find My iPhone lets users delete locked iPhone and help you bypass the iPhone password. This allows you to unlock an iPhone password without a computer. If Find my iPhone is enabled on your iPhone, you can follow the steps below to unlock your iPhone without a password.

Step 1. Step 1. Visit in your browser window and log in to your account.

Step 2. Step 2. When you're done, you need to select "All Devices" and choose your iPhone. If "Find My iPhone" is already on, it should be in the checklist.

Step 3. Step 3. Click "Erase iPhone" and then click "Erase" to remove the forgotten/lost password, but also remember that all the data on your iPhone will be cleared at the same time.

Unlock your iPhone with iCloud
Using iCloud – Find My iPhone" feature to remotely erase the iPhone, to remove the password and all the data.

iCloud find my iphone to remove the passcode
Part 4: Unlock your iPhone using Recovery Mode
This can be used when your iPhone Find My iPhone function is turned off. You would at least have synced your device with the iTunes recently to perform this method.

Step 1. Step 1. You should update your iTunes to the latest version to get started.

Step 2. Step 2. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to a computer you've previously synced to.

Step 3. Step 3. Put your device in DFU mode:

On iPhone 8 or higher: press and release the volume up button and the volume down button at the same time. Then hold down the Side button until the iTunes screen appears.

Enter the iPhone 8 recovery mode or later
On iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold down the side and volume buttons simultaneously. Don't release until you see the recovery mode screen.

Place the iPhone 7/7 plus in recovery mode
On iPhone 6s or earlier: Press and hold the Home and Top (or Side) buttons together until you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen.

Place iPhone 6s or earlier in recovery mode
Step 3. Step 3. You will be informed that your device is in recovery mode. And click "OK to restore your iPhone.

Put iPhone back in recovery mode
Step 4. Step 4. After a while you unlock your iPhone password, you can reset your iPhone or iPad. If you have one you can restore it from iTunes backup.

The device is being restored to the factory settings. After restoring, you'll be asked if you want to restore data from backup, now you can restore iPhone backup from iTunes.

Do you have a question not covered by our FAQs? Need More Mobile Device Help? Leave your comment or questions below and we will reply soon.