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 icloud.com 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.