After reading this article, you will learn three plausible ways to bypass iPhone passcode, be it iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or later iPhone models.
If you forgot your iPhone passcode
You will feel really desperate and annoyed since all the iPhone data becomes inaccessible. What's worse, you cannot use the iOS device at all. If you entered the wrong password too many times, you will see the iPhone screen showing you that the iPhone is disabled and you can only try to unlock the device later.
If you forgot the iPhone password, your way out is to bypass the iPhone passcode. Then how to bypass the forgotten iPhone passcode and use the device again? There are generally three ways for you to choose from:
- Bypass iPhone Password Without Siri or iTunes
- Remove iPhone Passcode with iTunes
- Bypass iPhone Passcode with Siri (iOS 8.0 - iOS 10.1)
How to Bypass iPhone Passcode Without Siri or iTunes
If you want to unlock your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch without Siri or iTunes, you can apply this iOS unlock tool - EaseUS MobiUnlock to do it. With its "Unlock iPhone" feature, you can remove the lock screen password, Touch ID and Face ID you set.
Like using iTunes, you also need to remember the Apple ID and password originally used on the device. Besides, this solution will erase the data on the device, too. The good news is that you can get files onto your iDevice from a computer or another iOS device, be it photos, videos, music, contacts, books, and more.
Thus, if you prefer to bypass the password on your iPhone without Siri or iTunes, EaseUS MobiUnlock is a good alternative for you. If you want to fix more issues, like bypassing the activation lock without the previous owner, EaseUS MobiUnlock will be a good choice for you.
To bypass iPhone passcode with EaseUS MobiUnlock:
Step 1. Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to your PC with a USB cable and run EaseUS MobiUnlock. Select "Unlock Screen Passcode" from the home page of EaseUS MobiUnlock.
Step 2. Click "Start" to continue.
Step 3. Click "Next" to download an available firmware for your device. If you have downloaded one on your computer, click "Select" at the bottom of the window to select the package manually.
Step 4. Once the firmware verification completed, click "Unlock Now" and then you will see a waring window. Enter the information required in the box and click "Unlock" again to bypass your locked or disabled iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
Step 5. Wait patiently for the tool to bypass your locked device. When it has done, set up your iPhone, iPad, iPod and create a new password.
How to Bypass Forgotten iPhone Passcode with iTunes
How to bypass iPhone 7 passcode or remove the passcode on iPhone running iOS 11 or a later version? The answer is to use iTunes. If you use iTunes to restore the iPhone in the recovery mode, which will install the latest version of iTunes on the iOS device, you erase all data from the device, including the lock screen password.
It's clear that using iTunes will completely wipe out the iPhone. If you have backed up the device before, you can restore the data from the backup. If you have no backup available, you will lose all the content and settings on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Besides, make sure you remember the Apple ID and password on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, or you won't be able to use the iDevice, either. You can take the Apple ID password as the lock for the firmware on the device. Using iTunes will remove the passcode for the lock screen but not the firmware. Given that, you need to remember such information in order to set up and use the device.
To bypass iPhone passcode with iTunes:
Step 1. Enter the recovery mode on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
On iPhone 8/8 Plus and later: Press and hold the power button and one of the volume buttons until the power off slider appears. Toggle the slider to turn off the iPhone. Press and hold the power button and connect your device to the computer. Keep holding the button until the iPhone turns into the recovery mode screen.
On iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold the power button until you see the slider. Toggle the slider to turn off the iPhone. Press and hold the Volume Down button and connect the device to the computer. Keep holding the button until you see the recovery mode screen.
Step 2. Restore your iPhone.
After you connect your iPhone to the computer, you will see a popup window in iTunes saying "There is a problem with the iPhone 'iPhone name' that requires it to be updated or restored." In that window, select "Restore" to erase the iPhone. (If iTunes doesn't run automatically, open iTunes by double-clicking it.)
Step 3. Set up iPhone.
Wait for the restoring process to finish. Afterward, go to your iPhone and follow the on-screen instructions to set up and use your device.
How to Bypass iPhone Passcode with Siri (For iPhone 6 and earlier)
If you want to bypass the iPhone 6 passcode, you can use Siri to get it done. Using Siri to bypass the iPhone password is an iPhone hack existing on iOS devices running iOS 8.0 to iOS 10.1. You can use Siri to bypass your iPhone passcode by turning off the cellular data, reading a new message, setting a reminder, and more.
This is a roundabout way to bypass a forgotten passcode on iPhone. However, it is the only solution if you don't want to erase the iPhone data.
To bypass iPhone passcode with Siri on iOS 8 to iOS 10.1:
Step 1. Press and hold the "Home" button to activate Siri on your iPhone.
Step 2. Tell Siri to set a reminder.
Step 3. Tap the newly added reminder to open the "Reminders" app.
Step 4. Click the "Home" button and you will go to the Home screen. Now you have successfully bypassed the lock screen.
As you may know, this solution is workable due to iOS bugs and is generally considered as a way to hack the iPhone. In later iOS versions, Apple has fixed the issue. Thus, it only works on iPhones running iOS 8.0 to iOS 10.1.
Knowledge Base: Why Can't You Remove Apple ID from the Device
Using Apple ID and its password is considered as an ultimate way to protect your privacy. For the data security on iOS devices, Apple won't allow others to hack your iDevice by removing Apple ID and the password. Most of the programs that can bypass iPhone passcode generally can't bypass Apple ID. If some program can do it, that's because it downgrades the device to an earlier version that has a bug via which your iPhone can be hacked. We disapprove of any type of iPhone hacking like this.
The Bottom Line
Due to one reason or another, you may forget your iPhone password and can't access its content. If you are troubled by such a situation, bypassing or removing the password is all that you can do. The three solutions above are all the workable tips on how to unlock the iPhone passcode. They will not only work on the iPhone but also help to bypass forgotten iPad passcode.
If you want to solve the problem via Siri, make sure the iOS version of the device meets the requirement. If you prefer iTunes, you need to enter the recovery mode before you connect the iDevice to the computer. While if you want to bypass the iPhone passcode without Siri or iTunes, using EaseUS MobiUnlock is a good choice.
Warm Tips: As you can see, it's costly to bypass forgotten iPhone, iPad, or iPod passcode since you will probably lose all the data on the device. If you are not confident that you can always remember the password you set, write it down or take notes of it somewhere else.
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Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.
Written by Sofia Albert
Sofia has been involved with tech ever since she joined the EaseUS editor team in March 2011 and now she is a senior website editor. She is good at solving various iPhone and Android issues, such as iPhone or Android data transfer & recovery. Rich experience in software companies helps her create a lot of popular articles.
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