How to Get Into a Locked iPhone Without the Password
Losing or forgetting your iPhone password can be a frustrating experience. However, there are a few methods you can try to regain access to your locked iPhone.
In this article, we will explore some of these methods and guide you through the process step by step.
Method 1: Use Siri to Bypass the Lock Screen
Step 1: Activate Siri by pressing and holding the Home button or saying “Hey Siri” if it’s enabled.
Step 2: Ask Siri what time it is. Siri will display the current time on the lock screen.
Step 3: Tap on the clock icon displayed on the lock screen. This will take you to the Clock app.
Step 4: In the Clock app, tap on the “+” icon to add a new alarm.
Step 5: Select “Choose a Song” and then “Pick a Song.” This will open your music library.
Step 6: While in your music library, press the Home button to exit and return to the lock screen without entering the passcode.
Method 2: Use iCloud’s Find My iPhone Feature
If you have enabled Find My iPhone feature on your device and have access to another device with an internet connection, you can use this method to unlock your locked iPhone remotely. Here’s how:
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Go to icloud.com on another device and sign in with your Apple ID and password.
Click on “Find iPhone” and then select your locked iPhone from the list of devices.
Click on “Erase iPhone” to erase all data on your device, including the passcode.
Once the erasing process is complete, you can set up your iPhone as a new device without a passcode.
Method 3: Use Recovery Mode
If you have previously synced your iPhone with iTunes on your computer, you can use Recovery Mode to unlock it. Here’s how:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable and open iTunes.
Step 2: Force restart your iPhone. The method varies depending on the model:
- iPhone 8 or later: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Finally, press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery mode screen.
- iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold both the Side (or Top) button and Volume Down buttons together until you see the recovery mode screen.
- iPhone 6s or earlier, iPod touch, or iPad: Press and hold both the Home and Top (or Side) buttons together until you see the recovery mode screen.
Step 3: A message will appear in iTunes, offering to restore or update your iPhone. Click on “Restore” to erase all data and settings on your iPhone and install the latest iOS version.
Step 4: Once the restoration is complete, you can set up your iPhone as a new device without a passcode.
While it’s important to remember that these methods may help you regain access to your locked iPhone, they might also result in data loss. It is recommended to regularly back up your device using iCloud or iTunes to avoid such situations.
It’s always best to keep your iPhone passcode secure or utilize features like Face ID or Touch ID for added convenience and security.
Remember, attempting to unlock someone else’s iPhone without their permission is illegal and unethical. These methods should only be used for personal devices that you have legal access to.