Forgotten Passcode? Here are 4 Ways to Unlock your iPhone


It’s easy to mess up our iPhone unlock passcodes whenever we’re stressed, busy or doing two things at once. The problem however, is when your smartphone has had enough and decides to not let you in even when you’ve remembered the correct one.

Forgotten Passcode? Here are 4 Ways to Unlock your iPhone

Thankfully, there are several ways on how you can unlock your iPhone without passcode.

Use FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker

FoneGeek will save you a trip to the nearest Apple Store with its iPhone Passcode Unlocker. You can instantly regain access to your iOS device and move on to your daily routine without skipping a beat.

The unlocker works on both iPad and iPhone and takes care of the most common screen lock problems, such as iPad or iPhone disabled or locked, iCloud activation lock and more. What’s great is that you won’t be blocked afterwards and can continue using your device.

Step 1. Select Unlock Mode

Forgotten Passcode? Here are 4 Ways to Unlock your iPhone

Install the FoneGeek iPhone Unlock and let it run for the first time. Connect your iPhone to the computer and choose ‘Unlock Mode’ as soon as you get to the home screen.

Step 2. Firmware Package Download

Forgotten Passcode? Here are 4 Ways to Unlock your iPhone

FoneGeek will auto-detect the iOS device and download the matching firmware. Wait a few minutes for the app to do its job, then it will know that you can proceed to the next step.

Step 3. Let FoneGeek Unlock Your iOS Device

Forgotten Passcode? Here are 4 Ways to Unlock your iPhone

Click the ‘Start Unlock’ button to proceed. There’s a warning that shows how all your data will be erased, and that your phone will be updated to the latest iOS version. Last but not least, your iPhone or iPad must have enough charge to complete the unlocking procedure.

Use ‘Find My iPhone’

You can unlock your iPhone passcode via the Find My iPhone feature. You’ll need a computer or another iPhone or iPad to complete this.

Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and password, then choose ‘All Devices’. Your iPhone will be listed in the selection. All you need is to choose the option ‘erase iPhone’, which will erase all data including your current passcode on the device. You won’t require Siri in this process.

When successful, you’ll see that your iPhone will reboot and afterwards you can get into it without a passcode. Your data will be restored and it will be like a brand new smartphone.

Use iTunes

iTunes is the system where a lot of things get transferred to and from the iPhone. It can also be used to unlock iPhone without password, albeit deleting all your data to do so.

On a computer with iTunes installed, connect your iOS device via cable and wait for it to be recognized. Open the app, then look for the option that says ‘restore iPhone’.

Using iTunes gives you the ability to back up the data first before the wipe, which means you can transfer your photos, videos and music back to the device after a restoration.

Click the ‘restore iPhone’ button, then wait for the software to do its job. Depending on the computer speed and size of data, restoring can take anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour.

Unlock iPhone with Siri

Believe it or not, Siri can unlock your iPhone with a neat trick and won’t wipe your data in the process.

The first step is to call up Siri by pressing and holding the Home button. Tell the AI, ‘Hey Siri, what time is it?’, to which a clock will show up. Tap it and then you’ll be directed to the World clock, where you’ll have an option to ‘Buy more Tones’. Then, choose the Back button and you’ll be redirected to your iPhone’s home screen.

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Lucy Bennett

Lucy Bennett is a Contributing Editor at iLounge. She has been writing about Apple and technology for over six years. Prior to joining iLounge, Lucy worked as a writer for several online publications.