What to Do 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.

Then, you may want to ask "How to fix it If forgot iPhone passcode without iTunes." If you forgot the iPhone password, your way out is to bypass the iPhone passcode. Then how to bypass iPhone passcode and use the device again? 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. There are generally three ways to bypass iPhone passcode:

Methods Effectiveness Difficulty
1️⃣EaseUS MobiUnlock High - It helps bypass every kind of iPhone passcode with a high success rate. Super easy
2️⃣iTunes High - It will restore your iPhone by wiping out the data on it. Easy
3️⃣Siri Moderate - It is a roundabout way to bypass iPhone passcode without data loss. Moderate

 Best iTunes Alternative to Bypass iPhone Passcode and Unlock iPhone

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. You can also use EaseUS MobiUnlock to remove Apple ID.

Thus, if you prefer to bypass the password on your iPhone with 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.

Here is how 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.

Disable Screen Time- Step 1

Step 2. Click "Start" to continue. 

start the unlock process

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.

Download or select firmware

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.

Unlock the device

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.

Wait for the process to complete

Use iTunes to Bypass Forgotten Passcode on iPhone 7/8/X/11/12/13/14

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 to unlock iPhone without passocde. 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 your iPhone 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. See: How to Bypass Activation Lock for more information if you want to bypass the iCloud lock after a factory reset.

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.

bypass iPhone passcode with iTunes

Get into a Locked iPhone Without 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.

bypass iPhone passcode via Siri

Here is a detailed guide on how to unlock iPhone without passcode using Siri.

📝Note: As you may know, this solution is workable due to iOS bugs and is generally considered as a way to hack the iPhone. This method does not guarantee the success of unlocking. 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 the ultimate way to protect your privacy. For data security on iOS devices, Apple won't allow others to hack your iDevice by removing your Apple ID and the password. Most of the programs that can bypass the 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.

💡Warm Tips:  As you can see, it's costly to bypass a 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.

Have You Learned How to Unlock Your iPhone Without Passcode

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 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 requirements. If you prefer iTunes, you need to enter the recovery mode before you connect the iDevice to the computer. If you want to bypass iPhone passcode without Siri or iTunes, using EaseUS MobiUnlock is a good choice.

FAQs on How to Bypass iPhone Passcode

1. Is it possible to unlock iPhone without losing data?

Actually, almost every method of unlocking an iPhone will erase the data on the iPhone. But you can still try the Siri method if your iPhone runs an operating system between iOS 8 and iOS 10.

2. How to factory reset a disabled iPhone without passcode and computer?

Without a computer, you can reset a locked iPhone by using the hard reset feature. It requires holding down the home and volume buttons at the same time.

3. Can someone unlock your iPhone?

Yes, with some specialized iPhone unlocking tools, someone else can also unlock a stolen iPhone.

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Updated by Gloria

Gloria joined EaseUS in 2022. As a smartphone lover, she stays on top of Android unlocking skills and iOS troubleshooting tips. In addition, she also devotes herself to data recovery and transfer issues.

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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.

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