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How to Get into a Locked iPhone without Password

Updated by Brian Davis on Nov 25, 2022 2:30 PM • Category: Unlock iOS
6 mins read

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If, unfortunately, you forgot your iPhone password, that would be a knotty thing as the well-established iPhone security feature. Recently, some users asked me If there are any possible ways to unlock their iPhone when being locked out. In case your iPhone is disabled, there are still various methods to get rid of the screen passcode. In this post, you will learn 4 methods on how to get into a locked iPhone without the password.

Method 1. How to Get into a Locked iPhone without the Password via TunesKit iPhone Unlocker

Using a third-party tool like TunesKit iPhone Unlocker may be the preferred choice for those looking for the best way to get into locked iPhone without a passcode. It is easy to use and can be done in a few simple steps by users in order to remove their iPhone's passcode and get into their devices.

By using TunesKit iPhone Unlocker, users can also factory reset their iPhones without entering any passcode, unlock the screen time passcode, and much more. With an intuitive and user-friendly interface, unlocking your iPhone will no longer be a daunting task.

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The following are detailed steps on how to get into locked iPhone without password.

Step 1Connect iPhone to the computer

Download and install TunesKit iPhone Unlocker on your computer. Then, connect your iPhone to the computer with a lightning cable. When TunesKit iPhone Unlocker detects your iPhone, click on the Unlock iOS Screen button and hit Start.

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Step 2Put iPhone into DFU mode

Next, you will need to put your iPhone into DFU mode. Just follow the on-screen instructions to make it.

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Step 3Download firmware package

When you see your device information on the TunesKit iPhone Unlocker interface, click on the Download button when there is nothing wrong with it.

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Step 4Get into your iPhone

Upon successfully downloading the firmware package, you should start to unlock your iPhone by clicking on the Unlock button. Wait until you can get into the locked iPhone without passwords.

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Method 2. How to Get into a Locked iPhone without the Password via iTunes/Finder

If you have ever synced your iPhone with iTunes or Finder, employing this Apple official tool is an effortless choice. It is worth noting that all the iPhone content and settings will be erased after restoring your iPhone through iTunes or Finder. Thus, you should back up your iPhone when there are important files that you want to keep still. The following is the stepwise guide for how to restore your iPhone via iTunes/Finder.

2.1 How to Use iTunes to Resotre Your iPhone

Step 1: Launch the latest version of iTunes on your computer. Then connect your iPhone to the computer via a lightning USB cable.

Step 2: There will be a little iPhone icon on the toolbar when iTunes detects your iPhone. Click on it for the next step.

Step 3: Select the Summary option on the left menu.

Step 4: In the iTunes window, you will now see a Restore iPhone option. Hit on the Restore iPhone option, and follow the on-screen steps to restore your iPhone.

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2.2 How to Use Finder to Resotre Your iPhone

Step 1: Run the latest Finder on your computer. And connect your iPhone to the computer via a lightning USB cable.

Step 2: Tap the iPhone option on the sidebar, and click on Restore iPhone to begin to restore your iPhone.

Step 3: When it finished, you're able to get into your unlocked iPhone without directly.

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Method 3. How to Get into a Locked iPhone without the Password via iCloud

The Find My iPhone feature of iCloud can be an alternative way for iPhone users to get into their locked iPhones. Users can use this feature to erase all the settings and content including the screen lock. To erase your iPhone via iCloud, a computer or a mobile phone is needy. Besides, the Find My iPhone feature should be enabled on the locked iPhone.

Step 1: Visit the iCloud website on a browser, then log in to the same Apple ID as the locked iPhone.

Step 2: Click on the Find My option.

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Step 3: Select the All Devices tab. Then, click on your iPhone in the dropdown.

Step 4: Hit on the Erase iPhone option, and enter the passcode when it is prompted.

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Method 4. How to Get into a Locked iPhone without the Password via Recovery Mode

The next solution you should try is to put your iPhone into Recovery mode and restore it via iTunes. You can apply this method on a Windows PC or a Mac. To begin with, you should put your iPhone into Recovery mode and connect it to your computer. The following is how to make it based on different iPhone models:

For iPhone 8 or later: Press and release the Volume Up button quickly, followed by the Volume Down button. Then, keep holding the Side button until you see the Recovery mode screen.

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For iPhone 7/7 Plus: Keep holding the Top and Volume Down buttons concurrently until the Recovery mode screen appears.

put iphone 7 into recovery mode

For iPhone 6s or earlier: Keep holding the Home and Top buttons concurrently until you see the Recovery mode screen appears on your iPhone.

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Note: Your iPhone should be connected to your computer until you see the Recovery mode.

When your iPhone is in Recovery mode, you will see a pop-up window from iTunes/Finder. Click on the Restore option to remove the screen lock from your iPhone.

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Method 5. How to Unlock iPhone without Password for iOS 15.2 or Later

However, not every time you want to get into a locked iPhone without the passcode will the computer be on your side. In this case, if your iPhone system has been updated to version 15.2 or above, then you will be able to access the locked iPhone without any additional tools. Keeping entering the wrong password more than 10 times will cause your iPhone to display the Erase iPhone option, which is the path that allows you to unlock your iPhone.

Note: Before you start this method, make sure the locked iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi and that you still remember the Apple ID passcode. Otherwise, it won't work. Also, this way will wipe all data on your iPhone.

Step 1: Keep entering the wrong passcode untill the Erase iPhone option display at the botton right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap the Erase iPhone button and type into your Apple ID passcode.

Step 3: It will start restoring your iPhone immediately. Once the device has been rebooted, you can get into your iPhone without a password.

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Video Guide: How to Get into a Locked iPhone without the Password

FAQs about How to Get into a Locked iPhone

Q1. Can you really unlock an iPhone without passcode?

Yes, you can get any feasible ways to unlock an iPhone without a passcode. But the prerequisite for unlocking an iPhone is that you are the owner of that iPhone. We do not promote or support the use of any means to unlock another person's mobile phone without their consent.

Q2. How do you get into an iPhone when it's locked?

If you forget the iPhone passcode and still want to get into it, you may try iTunes, iCloud, or a professional unlocking tool, TunesKit iPhone Unlocker to access your iPhone.

Q3. Can we bypass an iPhone without the passcode?

If you've forgotten your iPhone password or your iPhone has been disabled, you can restore your iPhone via iTunes, iCloud, or a third-party unlocking tool, or even via the Erase iPhone option on iPhone on iOS 15.2 and later. But you should note that all the data on your iPhone will be erased completely.


That's all! In this post, we have discussed how to get into a locked iPhone without the passwords in 5 ways. No matter which method you choose, they will all erase data and content on your iPhone, so please make sure you have a recent backup just in case. By the way, TunesKit iPhone Unlocker has the ability to unlock Apple ID, screen time passcode, and remove MDM. If you have any other problems, you can take the assistance of TunesKit iPhone Unlocker or leave us a comment below, and we'll be glad to help you.

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