How to Unlock a Found or Lost iPhone [2 Ways]

If your iPhone gets lost or stolen and you want to know whether a thief or someone else can unlock your iPhone, you can not miss this guide. This guide will show you all possible ways to unlock a lost or found iPhone and iPad.

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024

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Many users are curious about the following questions:

  • How do you unlock a found iPhone without a passcode?
  • What if someone else unlocks my lost iPhone?
  • I found my lost iPhone; how do I unlock it?
  • If I have a found iPhone, how to unlock it?
  • How to unlock a lost iPhone?

If you're also one of the groups who are curious about these questions, this guide will help you figure out the mystery. Now, it's time to follow us to learn about how to unlock a found or lost iPhone.

Method Effectiveness

(With Computer)

iPhone Unlocker

It is time-saving and money-saving to unlock a found iPhone using a professional iPhone unlocker, which is capable of removing screen time passcode, Apple ID, activation lock, and carrier.

(Without Computer)

Find My App

If the Find My feature is enabled on your device, and you remember the Apple ID, you can remotely erase your device.

Before we get started, it's necessary to note that any attempts to buy or use a stolen iPhone would result in some bad consequences, as shown below. Think twice if you're planning to do such things.

  • The police might knock at your door and take the iPhone back.
  • The previous owner might track the stolen iPhone's location with their Apple ID account.
  • You can't set up the iPhone even if it was unlocked if it is activation locked by its previous owner. Refer to How to Remove Activation Lock Without Previous Owner for more information.

How to Unlock a Lost or Found iPhone with an iPhone Unlocker

One of the most time- and money-saving methods to remove the passcode from a locked iPhone or iPad should be using a professional passcode remover. Such tools have the ability to remove passcodes like 4/6 digit codes, Touch ID, and Face ID. Let's take this iPhone unlock software - EaseUS MobiUnlock, for example. (Refer to How to Unlock an iPad I Found for more information if you get locked out of your iPad.)

EaseUS MobiUnlock is a very popular iPhone unlock software that has helped thousands of users solve the "forget iPhone passcode" or "unlock iPhone without passcode" problems. Many bloggers and websites recommended it in the past. That's why it attracts thieves' attention.

Now, let's take a look at how to unlock an iPhone with EaseUS MobiUnlock.

Step 1. Download and open EaseUS MobiUnlock, and then select "Unlock Screen Passcode."

Click Remove Apple ID

Step 2. Connect the iPhone to the computer and click "Start" to go on. 

start the unlock process

Step 3. Check your device model and click "Next" to download the latest version of firmware for your device. If the firmware has been downloaded already, select the package manually.

Download or select firmware

Step 4. After you download or select the firmware, click "Unlock Now." Then, a now window will pop up to let you enter the information, just do as it requires and click "Unlock" again to remove your iPhone password.

Unlock the device

Step 5. Wait for the process to finish. Afterward, you iPhone will be reset and the password will be removed.

Wait for the process to complete

Note: Even if they unlock your device, they can't use it unless you log in to the Apple ID linked to this device.

How to Unlock a Found iPhone Passcode Without Computer

Another way to unlock a lost iPhone without a passcode is to use the Find My app, designed to help users locate and track devices linked to their iCloud accounts. As long as the Find My feature is enabled on your device and you remember the Apple ID, you can remotely erase your device. If you want to erase iPhone without Apple ID password, you can go back to part 1, and EaseUS MobiUnlock can do it for you.

Obviously, people except yourself can't meet either of these requirements, so they can't remove passcodes in this way. But this method makes sense to keep your information secure when your device is lost or stolen. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Prepare another iPhone or iPad, make sure it has active internet, and then have the Find My app installed.

Step 2. Sign in to this app with your Apple ID and password.

Step 3. Once logged in, you'll see a map on your screen. Tap your stolen iPhone's name.

Step 4. Choose "Erase iPhone."

Step 5. After that, all data stored on your iPhone will be erased completely.

Unlock iPhone via Find My feature

The Final Words: Pick A Method to Unlock A Lost/Found iPhone

That's all about our guide on how to unlock a found or lost iPhone or iPad. We hope you've learned all the tricks that someone else can use to remove the passcode from your device. Theoretically, unlocking a lost or found or stolen iPhone is not possible. But in fact, this is possible in some illegal ways. Apart from the two methods we introduced above, someone else may also take your device to some mobile phone repair shop to unlock your device.

Anyway, nothing is difficult if someone else sets his mind to unlock your device. Given that, you'd better not leave your device unattended in public. If necessary, back up your iPhone regularly, which can protect your data from loss if your phone is stolen or lost.

How to Unlock A Lost iPhone FAQs

1. Can you unlock a missing iPhone?

Of course, you can, but you need reliable and professional iPhone unlocker software. Here, EaseUS MobiUnlock is recommended. MobiUnlock is popular and well-known for its high success rate of unlocking and the quality of services it offers. More importantly, it can not only bypass the screen lock but also unlock the iCloud-locked iPhone and SIM card lock.

2. Can you get into a locked iPhone without the code?

Yes, you can get into a locked iPhone with a connection to your computer. First, you need to get into DFU mode on your iPhone or the recovery mode. This mode allows you to erase the iPhone, and you can set it up again. If you have a backup on your computer, you can restore your locked iPhone from the back files.

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Updated by Gorilla

Gorilla 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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