How to Unlock iPhone if You Forgot Password

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Do you find yourself in a situation where you have forgotten your iPhone password? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to unlock your iPhone, even if you can’t recall the password. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to a computer

First and foremost, connect your iPhone to a computer using the USB cable that came with it. Make sure the computer is running iTunes, as we will be using this software to unlock your device.

Step 2: Put your iPhone into Recovery Mode

In order to reset your iPhone’s password, we need to put it into Recovery Mode. Here’s how:

  1. Turn off your iPhone by holding down the power button until the slider appears.

    Then slide it to power off.

  2. Press and hold the Home button while connecting the USB cable to your iPhone. Keep holding the Home button until you see a screen with the iTunes logo and a cable on it.

  3. You have successfully entered Recovery Mode!

Step 3: Restore your iPhone using iTunes

Now that we are in Recovery Mode, let’s restore your iPhone using iTunes:

  1. Launch iTunes on your computer if it doesn’t open automatically.

  2. You should see a prompt that says “iTunes has detected an iPhone in Recovery Mode”. Click on “OK” or “Restore” (depending on the version of iTunes you are using).

  3. Wait for iTunes to download the necessary software and restore your iPhone. This process may take some time, so be patient.

  4. Once the restore is complete, your iPhone will restart and you will be greeted with the setup screen.


If you have backed up your iPhone before forgetting the password, you can restore from a backup during the setup process. This will allow you to recover your data and settings.

Step 4: Set up your iPhone

After restoring your iPhone, it’s time to set it up as if it were brand new:

  1. Select your language and region preferences.

  2. Connect to a Wi-Fi network.

  3. Sign in with your Apple ID or create a new one.

  4. You may choose to enable or disable various features like Siri, Find My iPhone, etc.

  5. Create a passcode for your iPhone. Make sure to choose something memorable this time!

Congratulations! Your iPhone is now unlocked!

You have successfully unlocked your iPhone even if you forgot the password. Remember to keep your passcode in a safe place or consider using Touch ID or Face ID for added convenience and security.

We hope this tutorial was helpful to you! If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out in the comments below. Happy unlocking!

Note: Unlocking an iPhone without proper authorization may be against the law or violate Apple’s terms of service. Please make sure you have the legal right to unlock the device before proceeding.

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