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How to Fix iPhone Passcode Not Working

sofia albert
Sofia Albert updated on Feb 03, 2023 | Home > iPhone Unlocking Tips

Forgetting passcode frequently happens in our life. If that tragedy happens to your, not fret, there are some solutions you can use to rescue your iPhone from the "iPhone passcode not working" disaster. These solutions vary depending upon the different reasons that lead to your passcode's "improper function." Let's briefly learn about them and then choose the most suitable solution to apply.

  • Too many attempts to enter the wrong passcode, which makes your iPhone disabled. (Part 1)
  • You've forgotten your password. (Part 1)
  • You're planning to sell a used iPhone that is locked. (Part 1
  • Enter the passcode you thought is right, but it shows "incorrect passcode." (Part 2)
  • Some system errors brought by a new iOS upgrade. (Part 2)

Part 1. Remove Your Screen Passcode in 3 Ways

As we mentioned earlier, if you enter the wrong passcode too often, your iPhone will be disabled. In that case, you'd better be calm down, put your iPhone aside, go out for some fresh air, and try to recall your passcode. If this still doesn't work, go back to your house and use the below solutions to remove your screen passcode.

Option 1. Use iTunes 

If you've synced your iPhone with iTunes, you can remove the passcode by simply performing a restore on your iPhone. This will erase all contents, including your screen passcode, from your device. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Plug your iPhone into the computer you've used to sync your device before and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Put your iPhone in recovery mode. Learn how to put your iPhone in recovery mode here.

Step 3. On your computer, choose "Restore."

Step 4. Follow the on-screen prompts to restore your iPhone from a recent backup.

Step 5. After that, you can set up your iPhone and restore your iPhone from available iTunes/ iCloud backup without needing the passcode. 

Put iPhone in recovery mode

Option 2. Use iCloud 

Likewise, if you've previously backed up your iPhone to iCloud and enabled the Find My feature on your locked iPhone, then you can erase everything from your iPhone with iCloud. After erasing, you can restore your iPhone from an available iCloud/iTunes backup. Here's how:

Step 1. Sign in to on your computer with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. At the top of the screen, select "All Devices."

Step 3. Select your locked device.

Step 4. Tap on "Erase iPhone."

Step 5. Set up your iPhone and restore the iPhone from an available iTunes or iCloud backup.

Erase iPhone from iCloud

Option 3. Use iPhone Passcode Unlocker

If you've neither synced your iPhone with iTunes nor enabled the Find My feature on your iPhone, you're out of luck. The only option left is to use some iPhone passcode unlockers like EaseUS MobiUnlock to remove your screen passcode, together with all data from your iPhone. EaseUS MobiUnlock is an easy-to-use iPhone unlock software that allows you to remove your forgotten/invalid iPhone passcode with a few steps. 

To see how EaseUS MobiUnlock works, you'll need to download it on your computer first.

Step 1. Open EaseUS MobiUnlock on your computer, select "Unlock Screen Passcode."

Launch EaseUS MobiUnlock

Step 2. Connect the iPhone, iPad, or iPod to the computer, and then click "Start" to proceed.

connect your device to computer

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 instead.

Download or select firmware

Step 4. When the verification has completed, click "Unlock Now". In the warning window, enter the information required and click "Unlock" again to unlock your iPhone, iPad, or iPod without passcode.

Unlock the device

Step 5. Wait for the tool to reset your device. Afterward, you can set up and use your device again.

Wait for the process to complete

Part 2. Regular Fixes 

If you're sure that the passcode you entered is right but your iPhone detects it as "incorrect passcode," you can try some basic fixes to solve this problem. 

  • Check Your Battery. If your iPhone is black and you can't open it, you can try to charge your iPhone for about 20 minutes to see if it is out of power. If it isn't that case, try other solutions to fix the issue.
  • Restart your iPhone. A restart can fix many small issues of the iPhone. If your iPhone stops responding and you can't unlock it, you can try to reboot your device. The steps vary depending on your device models, and you can refer to Apple's support to restart your iPhone with ease. 

In Conclusion

That's all about our guide on how to fix the "iPhone passcode not working" issue. We hope you can get out of the trouble with the solutions we listed above. Depending on your needs, apply any of them to solve your problems easily and quickly.



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