4 Ways to Bypass iPhone/iPad Password

Forgot your iPhone or iPad password and looking for a way to bypass the password? Read on this guide to see how to bypass iPhone/iPad password with 4 simple and efficient ways.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 03, 2020

Apple has the facility of a passcode on users’ iPhone and iPad devices to protect it from unauthorized access. It’s a great security shield for Apple users, but it can also throw them in a whirlpool of trouble if they forget their iPhone/iPad Passcode. They will be stuck on the lock screen and can do nothing with the device.

To get access to your locked iDevice, you need to bypass the passcode on it. So, in this post, we will tell you some of the best methods on how to bypass iPhone/iPad password.

Method 1: Remove iPhone/iPad Password using iTunes

You can also restore your iDevice to bypass iPhone password and iPad password. But you most clear that all data and settings on your iPhone or iPad will be erased while restoring from iTunes. If you have backed up your device before, just follow the below steps to learn how to bypass iPhone/iPad password using iTunes.

Step 1. Launch the iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to the computer using the USB cable > Click on Device icon at the top and go to “Summary” Tab.

Step 2. Then click on “Restore iPhone” button on the right panel and confirm the process. It will restore the iPhone to its factory settings and wipe out all data on it along with a lock screen passcode.

How to Bypass iPhone/iPad Password using iTunes – Step 2

How to Bypass iPhone/iPad Password using iTunes – Step 2

You will need to have synced your iPhone/iPad with iTunes at least one time otherwise, you can’t use this method. Moreover, using this method will delete all data on your iPhone/iPad.

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Method 2: Bypass iPhone/iPad Password using iCloud

Since the above method requires you to have previously synced your iDevice with iTunes, you can use iCloud to bypass iPad passcode or iPhone passcode. You need to have enabled the Find My iPhone/iPad on your iPhone/iPad to bypass its passcode. Also, it is worth reminding you that restoring from iCloud will wipe all files and settings on your device.

Step 1. Go to iCloud.com and sign in with your iCloud credentials > Click on “Find My iPhone” and then “All Devices”.

Step 2. Select your iPhone/iPad whose passcode you want to bypass > Click on “Erase iPhone” option to erase all data on it including passcode.

How to Bypass iPhone/iPad Password using iCloud - Step 2

How to Bypass iPhone/iPad Password using iCloud – Step 2

This method will only work if you have enabled Find My iPhone on your device.

Method 3: Erase iPhone/iPad Password via Recovery Mode

All of the above methods to bypass the Apple device password has some form of limitations. So, if you can’t bypass the passcode on your iPhone/iPad using these three methods, you can use the recovery mode. It can be used to bypass the iPad Passcode. But all your existing data will be erased. If you can afford the data loss, follow the step-by-step guide below to see how to solve your problem with entering recovery mode.

Step 1. Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Restart your iPhone/iPad and press and hold the Home button when the screen turns off > Release the Home button when you see iTunes screen.

Step 3. iTunes will detect your device and display you with Update and restore option > Click Restore and follow the instructions to erase your device and bypass passcode on it.

Bypass iPhone/iPad Password via Recovery Mode - Step 3

Bypass iPhone/iPad Password via Recovery Mode – Step 3

Method 4: Bypass iPhone/iPad Password via AnyUnlock

To unlock the iPhone/iPad screen password, there’s another option for you. AnyUnlock, developed by iMobie, is a professional iOS device unlocker. With this tool, you can unlock your iPhone/iPad screen password, screen time password, iTunes backup password, and Apple ID. AnyUnlock works well on almost all iPhone models and iOS versions. If you are interested in it, free download AnyUnlock and follow the steps below to bypass your device password.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1. Launch AnyUnlock on your computer, connect your iPhone/iPad to it. Click “Unlock Screen Passcode”. 

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Step 2. Click “Start” to start to download the iOS firmware, which is for screen password removing.

Download iOS Firmware

Download iOS Firmware

Step 3. Wait until the iOS firmware is downloaded, then click “Unlock Now”.

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Step 4. The unlocking process might last long, please wait with patience. When the whole process is done, you will see “Screen passcode removed successfully”.

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

Bonus Tip: How to Recover Lost Data from Locked iPhone/iPad

If you don’t want to lose any previous data while restoring your iPhone/iPad, you can try PhoneRescue for iOS to do you a favor. PhoneRescue has been trusted lots of iOS users for data recovery, and it has helped over 5,700,000 iOS users retrieve deleted or lost files successfully. It offers you 3 different recovery modes to ensure you get the highest success rate, from iPhone/iPad directly (without any backup), from iTunes backup and from iCloud backup. No matter you have backup or not, no matter what you want to recover, it helps you easily make it.

More than anything, there’s no data erasing needs, no existing data loss risk. You can also preview the files on your device or the files in the backup, and then select the one(s) you wanted most to recover. And here are detailed steps about how to recover data from a locked or disabled iPhone without data loss.

How to Recover Lost Data from Locked iPhone/iPad

How to Recover Lost Data from Locked iPhone/iPad

The Bottom Line

You may have learned several different methods on how to bypass iPhone/iPad password in this article. If you will meet other trouble while bypassing iPhone/iPad password, just leave them in the comment section and we will reply to you soon.

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.