Once your iPhone is locked or disabled, you can do nothing with it unless you can enter the correct passcode. If you can't remember that, your iPhone will disable itself for between one minute and roughly a hundred years. If this tragedy happens to you, you may be wondering how can I regain access to my disabled/unlocked iPhone when I forgot my iPhone passcode?

Actually, it is very easy to achieve this goal with the help of a computer. Want to know how? Check our step-by-step instructions below to know the details.

Solution 1. Unlock iPhone from Computer Using an iPhone Remover

The most straightforward way to unlock an iPhone from the computer is to use this iPhone unlock software - EaseUS MobiUnlock. With it installed on your computer, you can remove various locks, including 4/6-Digit Code, Touch ID, or Face ID, from your device. The whole process won't exceed 15 minutes. After that, your iPhone data and settings, including the passcode, will be removed, and then you can set it up from scratch.

To unlock iPhone using a computer with EaseUS MobiUnlock:

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

Solution 2. Restore iPhone from Computer Using iTunes

Restoring your iPhone from iTunes is another option to unlock your iPhone. By doing so, all of your data, including the passcode, will be removed from your device. But there are two premises of using this approach.

  • Your iPhone has ever "Trusted" your computer. If not, you will be required to unlock your iPhone and tap "Trust" to give your computer permission to access your iPhone data.
  • You've synced your iPhone with iTunes. 

If either of these conditions is not met, you'll fail to restore the iPhone from iTunes. 

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes. 

Step 2. Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode. The steps vary depending on which iPhone model you're owning. Learn how to put your iPhone in recovery mode here.

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

Step 4. Then, you can follow the on-screen prompts to restore your iPhone from a recent backup.

Restore your iPhone from a recent backup

Solution 3. Erase iPhone from Computer Using iCloud Website

If you've neither had your iPhone "trusted" your computer nor synced it with iTunes, you'll need to erase your device remotely via iCloud.com. To use this way, make sure you've enabled the Find My feature on your iPhone. If not, this method won't work.

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

Step 2. Click "Devices" at the top of the screen.

Step 3. From the drop-down list, choose your device.

Step 4. Click "Erase iPhone" and click "Erase" to confirm.

Step 5. Enter your Apple ID password to confirm the process.

Erase iPhone from iCloud

The Bottom Line

That's all tips on how to unlock an iPhone from a computer. With the tips we introduced above, you can easily regain access to your locked/disabled iPhone. As you can see, the whole process is actually not very easy, and almost all of them more or less harm your data. If you don't want this to happen again, you'd better save your password in a safe place and back up your iPhone regularly.

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Jean has been working as a professional website editor for quite a long time. Her articles focus on topics of computer backup, data security tips, data recovery, and disk partitioning. Also, she writes many guides and tutorials on PC hardware & software troubleshooting. She keeps two lovely parrots and likes making vlogs of pets. With experience in video recording and video editing, she starts writing blogs on multimedia topics now.

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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. Rich experience in software companies helps her create a lot of popular articles.

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