Forgot iPhone Screen Lock Passcode? Unlock it Now !

In order not to let strangers randomly use our mobile phone, especial for the expensive iPhone, we usually set a password to lock the phone screen. Only we input the correct password so we can use the device as normal. However, sometimes password we set is very complex and couldn't remember it. This is common issue among iPhone users. So the question is how to remove iPhone screen passcode? Don't worry, we can work it out. So if you forgot iPhone screen lock passcode, this article will teach you how to lock iPhone screen password in some easy ways.


Supported device: iPhone 4/4S/5/6/6S/7/8/X, iPad and iPod.


Part 1 : How to Unlock iPhone Screen Password with iOS Unlocking Software

Actually, there was no way to unlock an iPhone without the right password in the past. However, a great solution comes out this year and it is able to remove the passcode in a couple of minutes. iOS Unlocker is an amazing software to solve all kinds of iOS issues. So in this part, we will use this program to unlock iPhone without password.


Warning: All data on iPhone will be deleted after removing the passcode. Please be aware of that.


Mac version
windows version


Step 1: Download iOS Unlocker and Connect iPhone to Computer

Click about download button to save the installation file on a computer. Then follow the instructions to install it correctly. Now open the program and connect iPhone to computer via USB cable. Make sure iTunes in installed on the computer.


install iOS Unlocker


Step 2: Boot iPhone into DFU Mode

Click "Unlock" tab on the main screen to start the password unlocking process. Now, read the on-screen instructions carefully and follow the steps to boot iPhone into DFU Mode.


boot into dfu mode


Step 3: Download iOS Firmware and Remove Screen Password

In this step, you should select an iOS firmware to download. This will flash stock image to iPhone and use it to remove the code. Usually, choose the default version. Once the firmware is completely downloaded, click "Unlock" button to remove the passcode. Finally, the device will reboot automatically and you need to set up the iPhone accordingly.


password removed



Part 2 : How to Bypass Password and Extract iPhone Data to Computer

Actually, if you want to unlock your device with a lock password, other than entering the passcode, You may consider to restore your iPhone to the original factory setting, but it will erase all existing data on your iPhone when you perform the factory setting restore. But it is still possible to lock the iPhone screen lock password without restoring factory setting. What' You need is iOS Data Recovery program, which can extract data from iPhone, ipad and iPod to your computer for backup, no data loss.

Step 1: Install the Program and Connect Your iDevice to Computer

Let's take the Windows version as an example. After you connected your iPhone to the computer, and launch the program. You will see the main panel, there are 3 options in it. Here you should select "Recover from iOS Device".


Mac version
windows version


Note: Follow steps to put iPhone into DFU mode:

1) Hold "Home" button and "Power" button at the same time until the device screen turns to black. Wait for 10 seconds.

2) Release "Power" button and keep holding "Home" button for anther 15 seconds.

3) Release “Home” button until you receive the message "Enter DFU mode successfully".


connect iPhone to computer


Step 2: Start to Scan All Data on Your Device

After the program recognize your device, it will then begin to scan your iPhone, iPad or iPod device. After scanning, all the files in your device will be shown and classified into categories.


scan your device


Step 3: Start to Export Data to Your Computer for Backup

Just select the data you want to backup to your computer, then you can start the recovery immediately by clicking Recover.


Export Data to Your Computer



Part 3 : How to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock for iPhone/iPad/iPod


iCloud Activation Lock is security mechanism enabled on you turned on "Find my iPhone" on the device. It can remotely lock the device and you have to input the correct Apple ID associated with the iPhone to unlock it. This may cause trouble if you bought an used iPhone and the previous own didn't remove it from device list. It is unfair and bring potential damages to the new owner. If you came across one of the following screen, please contact this consultant to help you unlock the device, including:


Step 1: Delete the "victim" device from previous own's iCloud account.

Step 2: Unlock the iPhone if you forgot the screen password.

Step 3: Support iPhone 7/7Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 6/5S/5.


remove icloud activation lock


Part 4 : How to Erase Your iDeviec with iTunes


After you backed up your iPhone, iPad data to your computer, now let's start to unlock your device with Apple's official method.


Step 1: You should connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod device to your computer.

Step 2 : Choose the iPhone or iPad in the iTunes siderbar and click the tab of "Summary".

Step 3 : Click the "Check for Update", then click "Restore" button.


Erase Your iDeviec with iTunes



Note: If you're asked for a passcod, that means the backup was encrypted. You should input the right backup password to restore the device. If you forgot the password, iSeePassword iTunes Password Recovery is the right tool to unlock the backup password. But you try "Erase From Recovery Mode" below instead.


Part 5 : How to Wipe Your iDevive with Recovery Mode


To erase your device with Recovery mode, you will have a Mac or PC with iTunes installed and need to connect your device to computer via USB cable.


Step 1: Conenct your iDevice to your computer and open the iTunes.


Step 2: When the device is connected, you need to press and hold the Power/Wake and Home buttons at the same time to force restart your device, keep holding until you see the recovery mode screen.


Step 3: iTunes will tell you that "There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored". Just click Restore button to restore your device to factory default settings.  If it takes more than 15 minutes to finish the while process, then you will get a new iPhone or iPad device without password.


Wipe Your iDevive with Recovery Mode



No matter what method you use, the first thing you must do is backup your iPhone or iPad data to your computer, There is no way that can access to a password-protected except the iOS Data Recovery software, it can bypass the screen password and access to iPhone storage system, then extract all data from device to computer for backup.


Note: If you even synced your iPhone with iTunes, then you can recover iPhone screen passcode by restoring it from iTunes Backup. The reason why not being recommended in above section is that the new data will be permanently deleted after restore.





Richard Vern
Managing Editor

Richard Vern is passionate about Hardware, Software and all sorts of technology about iOS. He is curious about new things and is always on the lookout for new Apps and Gadgets.