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How to Unlock iPhone with a Broken Screen

sofia albert
Sofia Albert updated on Mar 16, 2023 | Home > iPhone Unlocking Tips

It can be a nightmare when you use your iPhone to watch something interesting, but suddenly, your touch screen gets broken or cracked due to unexpected factors. When that happens, your iPhone will start to misbehave and respond slowly. Whether to replace/repair the screen or get a new device, the first thing is to remove the password to unlock your broken screen iPhone.

In this post, we will introduce some methods to get it done. Plus, you can also refer to our bonus tips in Part 5 and 6 to backup or recover an iPhone with a broken screen if you need it.

Part 1. How to Enter Passcode on a Broken iPhone Screen
Part 2. Unlock iPhone with a Broken Screen via iTunes
Part 3. Unlock a Broken Screen iPhone with iCloud
Part 4. Unlock iPhone with an Unresponsive Screen via EaseUS MobiUnlock
Part 5. How to Backup an iPhone with a Broken Screen
Part 6. How to Recover Data from a Broken iPhone/iPad

Part 1. How to Enter Passcode on a Broken iPhone Screen

Once your iPhone gets broken or cracked, you would probably lose control of your iPhone. This, undoubtedly, makes it difficult to back up your iPhone data or export important files. But thanks to the VoiceOver feature, you still have the chance to regain control of your device as long as a small portion of your screen still works. This is also helpful if you want to trust your computer.

But note that this only works on the iPhone with the Home button. Here's how it works.

Step 1. Hold down the Home button to activate Siri and say, "Turn on VoiceOver."

Step 2. Double-press your Home button to bring up the passcode screen.

Step 3. Move the VoiceOver cursor to different passcode number buttons. Then, the VoiceOver will tell you the selected number.

Step 4. You can tap different parts of your number buttons. When you tap the number you need, double-tap it. Repeat the process until you enter all your passcode number.

Step 5. Then, your iPhone will be unlocked. And you can connect it to your computer and then tap "Trust" on your screen to let your computer manage your iPhone.

After that, you can either choose to back up your iPhone or export important photos and videos to your PC.

Part 2. How to Unlock iPhone with a Broken Screen via iTunes

If your iPhone's screen is thoroughly damaged, cracked, or chipped, then you will need some different ways to unlock your device. You can first try iTunes if you have ever synced your device, created backups, or accessed your device's data with iTunes, or we can say if you have ever connected your device to your computer and tapped "Trust this computer." Here are the steps.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone with a broken screen to your computer that you've connected to before.

Step 2. Launch the latest version of iTunes on the computer. Then it will automatically recognize your iPhone.

Step 3. From the left panel of iTunes, click on "Summary," and then click on the "Restore iPhone…"

Step 4. Click on the "Restore" to confirm.

Step 5. Then, iTunes will reinstall the software on your iPhone and restore it to its default settings.

Step 6. Finally, your broken screen iPhone will be unlocked.

Restore iPhone from iTunes

Important: Restoring iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will remove all your data and settings. But luckily, iTunes will make a copy of your device before restoring it, so you can use the backup to restore your iPhone after getting your broken screen replaced.

Part 3. How to Unlock a Broken Screen iPhone with iCloud

If you have ever enabled the "Find My iPhone" feature on your iPhone, then you can use iCloud to control your iPhone remotely. This includes wiping your iPhone passcode. Here's how to do it.

Step 1. Open iCloud web on your computer and sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Click on the "Find My iPhone."

Step 3. Choose "All Devices" and then choose your broken/locked iPhone.

Step 4. Click the "Erase iPhone" and confirm it.

Step 5. Then, your iPhone will be erased remotely, and you can set it up from scratch.

Part 4. How to Unlock iPhone with an Unresponsive Screen via EaseUS MobiUnlock

If the above solutions don't work, or if you're not sure whether you have enabled Find My iPhone feature on your iPhone, then you can use a third-party iPhone unlocker to get into your iPhone with ease.

Here we mainly recommend using EaseUS MobiUnlock - an easy-to-use iPhone unlock tool that can help you remove various passcodes from a locked, broken, or disabled iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Plus, it will delete everything from your iPhone while unlocking. So, you can also use it to factory reset your iPhone without a passcode if you need it.

Now, let's download EaseUS MobiUnlock on your computer and use it to unlock a broken screen iPhone.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiUnlock and connect your disabled iPhone or iPad to the computer, select "Unlock Screen Passcode" from the home page of EaseUS MobiUnlock. 

Launch EaseUS MobiUnlock

Step 2. Once EaseUS MobiUnlock recognizes your device, click "Start" to proceed.

connect your device to computer

Step 3. Make sure your device model is the one you wish to unlock and then click "Next" to download an appropriate firmware for your device. (If the firmware has been downloaded already, select it instead.)

Download or select firmware

Step 4. Once the firmware verification comleted, click "Unlock Now." Then, enter some needed information in the new pop-up warning window. Once you're done, proceed by clicking on "Unlock."

Unlock the device

Step 5. After a few second, your disabled iPhone or iPad will be unlocked successfully.

Wait for the process to complete

Part 5. How to Backup an iPhone with a Broken Screen

Backing up your iPhone can be extremely easy if you have regained access to your iPhone by following the steps in Part 1. Either Apple's recommended backup solutions (iTunes & iCloud & Finder) or a third-party backup tool can help you backup a broken iPhone. This section will not show you the detailed steps of every backup solution, but we will give you a list of guides to help you find the best one that suits your needs.

Part 6. How to Recover Data from A Broken iPhone/iPad

If, unfortunately, you delete some important data from a broken iPhone or iPad by accident while unlocking, then you need some tips to retrieve lost files. Normally, either iTunes or iCloud can be used to restore an iPhone if you're sure that you've made a backup before. If not, you have to restore the whole backup to your device to see whether it contains the data you want. But this will erase all your existing data, which might be another disaster.

In this instance, the best solution is to use a professional and reliable iPhone data recovery tool to get your lost data backup without hassle. If you're looking for that kind of tool, try EaseUS MobiSaver, a reliable and safe iOS data recovery tool that can help you retrieve iOS data with/Without backup.

Now you can download EaseUS MobiSaver on your computer and start to get your lost data back.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to the computer and run EaseUS MobiSaver. Choose "Recover from iOS Device" and click the "Scan" button to proceed. (You can also choose Recover from iTunes or iCloud, here we will mainly take "Recover from iOS Device" for an example.)

Run EaseUS MobiSaver to recover iPhone data after restore without backup

Step 2. All found data will be displayed in well-recognized categories on the left. You can choose one type you wish to recover. Then click the "Restore" button.

Preview and recover iPhone data after restore without backup

The Bottom Line

As we introduced above, you can use many different ways to unlock your iPhone with a broken screen. Apply any one of them based on your needs. As you can see, this article contains a great deal of information. So, you'd better chew it slowly. If you can't understand all tips within a short time, you can save it on your Favorite and read it later.



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