How to Unlock iPhone X/XR/XS Screen Passcode

If you are having a hard time trying to recall your iPhone X/XR/XS passcode, you could learn some methods for how to unlock an iPhone without passcode and avoid the hassle you are currently facing. There are ways to remove the passcode from your iPhone and here we describe those methods.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jun. 04, 2020

If you use one of the latest models of iPhone like the iPhone X, XR, or XS, you have access to a number of modern features on your device. From setting up app usage restrictions to creating 3D photos, there are a bunch of things you can do on your phone. To protect these settings and your files, you set up a passcode on your iPhone. If you ever forget this passcode, you will be denied entry to your device.

Retrieving forgotten passcodes is a huge issue and many users fail to do it. Luckily, there are some methods for how to unlock an iPhone without a passcode.

Part 1. Remove iPhone Passcode with iTunes

If you are someone who prefers using the official Apple methods to perform tasks on your iPhone, you would be glad to know that you can use iTunes to unlock the screen passcode on your iPhone X, XR, and XS. This way you will not have any privacy concerns regarding the tool you use.

However, there is an important thing that is to be noted when you use iTunes to remove the screen passcode from your iPhone. The app will remove all the data from your device including your photos, videos, and all the settings.

If you are fine with erasing your data to remove the passcode from your iPhone, then all you need to do is put your iPhone into recovery mode and use iTunes to unlock the passcode. Now follow the steps of rebooting your iPhone into recovery mode and reset it with iTunes.

Phase 1. Reboot Your iPhone into Recovery Mode

You need to first put your iPhone into recovery mode. iTunes will then detect your phone in this mode and offer you the option to restore your device. The following is how you put iPhone into recovery mode.

Put your iPhone into recovery mode

Put your iPhone into recovery mode

Reboot an iPhone X/XR/XS into Recovery Mode

Step 1. Unplug your iPhone from your computer if it is connected.

Step 2. Power off your iPhone using the Side button.

Step 3. Connect your iPhone to your computer while holding down the Side button.

Phase 2. Remove iPhone Passcode using iTunes

Step 1. Launch the Finder or iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Find your iPhone in the app and click on it.

Step 3. It will prompt you to choose one of the options on your screen. Choose the option that says Restore to restore your device.

Remove your iPhone passcode with iTunes

Remove your iPhone passcode with iTunes

When your iPhone is fully restored, your passcode will be reset on it.

Part 2. Unlock iPhone Passcode using Find My iPhone

If you have been using an iPhone for a while, you are probably aware of this feature that Apple provides you to locate your iPhone remotely. It is called Find My iPhone and it helps you to track down the location of your phone when it is lost or stolen. The good thing is you can use this feature to remove the passcode as well from your iPhone.

That is exactly what you can use to remove the screen passcode from your iPhone X, XR, or XS. When you delete the data on your iPhone, it deletes your passcode as well. That means you can then get access to your iPhone without entering any passcode at all. The following shows how to unlock an iPhone without a passcode.

The Find My iPhone feature must be enabled on your iPhone. If you did not enable it prior to getting locked out, you cannot use the feature.

Step 1. On your computer, open a web browser and head over to the iCloud website. Sign-in to the Apple account that is associated with your iPhone.

Step 2. Once you have gotten past the log-in screen, you will be on the main iCloud interface. Click on the option that says Find iPhone to access the Find My iPhone feature.

Access the Find My iPhone feature on iCloud

Access the Find My iPhone feature on iCloud

Step 3. On the following screen, you can select the Apple device that you want to use the feature on. Click on All Devices at the top to view your devices list. Then, click the wanted iPhone in the list.

Choose your iPhone X/XR/XS

Choose your iPhone X/XR/XS

Step 4. The following screen will let you perform several actions on your device. The feature that you need to click on is called Erase iPhone. As the name suggests, it will delete all the data on your iPhone and let you set it up as a new device.

Remotely remove passcode from your iPhone

Remotely remove passcode from your iPhone

Step 5. Your iPhone will begin to erase.

Once your iPhone is fully erased, you will find there is no passcode you need to enter to use it. It has become totally passcode-free and you can set up a new passcode if you want.

In case the procedure did not erase your device, your iPhone may not be connected to the Internet. You need to make sure it has an active Internet connection when you are erasing it from iCloud.

Also Read: How to Erase iPhone Without Passcode >

Part 3. Remove iPhone Screen Passcode with a Third-Party Tool

Most iPhone users will admit that, although the official Apple methods get the job done, they are not the most efficient ones to use. Especially if you are new to the iOS ecosystem, you might find these things a bit alien and difficult. Luckily, these are not the only ways to remove the passcode from an iPhone.

There is a third-party app called AnyUnlock that helps you remove various passcodes from your iOS-based devices. It could help you remove the screen passcode from your iPhone as well and all it requires you to do is to click a few buttons. The following shows how you can use it.

Step 1. Grab the latest version of AnyUnlock for your Windows or Mac computer and launch it.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2. On the main interface, find the large text that says Unlock Screen Passcode and click on it.

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Step 3. Click on Start and plug-in your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

Tap Start Button

Tap Start Button

Step 4. If your device is not recognized, please make your device enter Recovery Mode. Then please download the iOS firmware, it is for unlocking your iPhone.

Download iOS Firmware

Download iOS Firmware

Step 5. After finish downloading, click on Unlock Now and it will start unlocking the screen passcode on your iPhone. The live progress will be shown on your screen.

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Step 6. You will see the following message when the iPhone passcode is successfully removed.

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

You can now access your iPhone without having to enter the passcode. Your iPhone is now fully unlocked.

The Bottom Line

If you ever forget the passcode for your iPhone, you should not panic. There are methods for how to unlock an iPhone X, XR, and XS without passcode and these will help you unlock your device. We hope our guide above helps you remove the passcode from your phone so you can use it as you normally would.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.