How to Get into a Locked iPhone Without the Password

Password can be a good security measure but can also lick you out of your own iPhone if you forget it. So, here, we will tell you some tips on how to get into a locked iPhone without the password.

By Bella Miller | Posted: Jun. 20, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 20, 2018
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Every day, people manage lots of account passwords and forgetting the password of the iPhone is not that rare. Thousands of people around the world ask questions like how to get into a locked iPhone without the password as they forget the password to their iPhone.

Getting into a locked iPhone without the password would be very troublesome. But don’t worry about that too much. In this article, we will offer you 3 different yet reliable methods on get into a locked iPhone without the password.

How to Get into a Locked iPhone Without the Password

All three of these methods, iTunes, iCloud and recovery mode will erase all data and settings on your iPhone before the unlock process. So, you’d better 100% sure that you have an available iTunes or iCloud backup to restore from after the process.

If you have made no backup before, or can’t sure the backup do contain your current data on device, refer to Bonus Tip to recover lost data from iPhone without any backup, after the screen unlock process is completed.

Tip 1: How to Get into a Locked iPhone Without the Password – iTunes

iTunes is the official device management tool for iOS devices and can be used to erase the iPhone lock screen passcode in case you forget the lock screen passcode. But for using this method, you need to have synced your device with the iTunes at least once, otherwise it won’t work. If everything is favorable, then you can follow the below steps to know how to get into a locked iPhone without the password by restoring it with iTunes.

Step 1 Open iTunes on your Mac/PC computer > Connect your iPhone using a USB cable to the computer.

Step 2 Click on your iPhone and then go to Summary tab.

Step 3 Click “Restore iPhone” button to restore it and erase all data on your iPhone including lock screen password.

How to Get into a Locked iPhone Without the Password - Restore using iTunes

How to Get into a Locked iPhone Without the Password – Restore using iTunes

Tip 2: How to Get into a Locked iPhone Without the Password – iCloud

iCloud could also be used to erase the iPhone data including lock screen. But this method will only work if you had enabled the Find My iPhone.

Step 1 Visit the iCloud.com and sign in to your iCloud account.

Step 2 After signing in, go to Find My iPhone > All Devices.

Step 3 Select the iPhone you want to erase and then click “Erase iPhone”.

How to Get into a Locked iPhone Without the Password - iCloud

How to Get into a Locked iPhone Without the Password – iCloud

Tip 3: Get into a Locked iPhone Without the Password – Recovery Mode

Recovery mode can also be used to restore the iPhone using iTunes if you can’t use the iTunes normally because of not syncing it previously.

Step 1 Connect iPhone to PC using USB cable and launch iTunes.

Step 2 Put the iPhone into Recovery mode by pressing Home + Power button until the Connect to iTunes screen appears > Click Restore button in iTunes to erase the lock screen and get into the iPhone.

Bonus Tip: How to Recover Lost Data after Lock Screen Removal without Backup

If you haven’t made any backup before locked the screen, simply turn to PhoneRescue for iOS to recover your lost data effortlessly. No matter you have backup or not, it helps you recover wanted files in just a few minutes. Besides recovering lost data without backup, it also enables you to preview and select your data before recovering. This makes your recovery more flexible and accurate.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer firstly > Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable > Click Recover from iOS Device mode > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right to proceed.

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How to Recover Lost Data on iPhone without Backup – Step 1

How to Recover Lost Data on iPhone without Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Check the file categories you want to recover > Click OK to continue.

How to Recover Lost Data on iPhone without Backup – Step 2

How to Recover Lost Data on iPhone without Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the data you want to recover > Click To iPhone button to recover them to your iPhone/iPad directly for instant use. Or you can click To PC/Mac Computer button to store them on your Mac/PC computer.

How to Recover Lost Data on iPhone without Backup – Step 3

How to Recover Lost Data on iPhone without Backup – Step 3

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to get into a locked iPhone without the password. If you mistakenly lost data after unlocked your screen by using iTunes, iCloud or recovery mode, try PhoneRescue for iOS to get them back easily.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.

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