Forgot Password
1.1 Forgot iPhone Passcode
1.2 Forgot iPad Password
1.3 Forgot iCloud Password
1.4 Forgot iTunes Password
1.5 Forgot Voicemail Password
1.6 Forgot Android Password
1.7 Forgot Samsung Password
1.8 Forgot Facebook Password
1.9 Forgot Yahoo Mail Password
1.10 Forgot Gmail Password

Forgot iPhone Passcode – How to Unlock a Disabled/Locked iPhone

I forgot the passcode on my iPhone 6. I've tried to enter the possible passcode several times, but now it says "iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes." So, how can I unlock my locked iPhone without losing data right now? Thanks a lot!

Most Apple users would choose to set a passcode or Touch ID to lock iPhone screen as an effective way to protect their privacy. But the more complicated is the passcode you set up, the more likely that you'll forgot it, just like the serious situation I mentioned above.

So, what to do if you forgot iPhone passcode? Don't worry, forgetting the passcode to your iPhone or iPad is a not necessarily a disastrous issue. The following are four solutions you can refer to remove your iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5/4 passcode. Choose one that suits you and have a try.

Forgot iPhone Passcode

Forgot iPhone Passcode

Part 1. Restore your device with iTunes to remove iPhone passcode

If you have synced your iPhone or iPad with iTunes before, you can use iTunes to restore your device easily. It removes your iPhone passcode along with other personal information, but if you have a backup you can restore it without losing any data.

1Connect your device to the computer you synced with, and open iTunes. If asked for a passcode, try another computer you've synced with. Or you need to skip to other methods below.

2After iTunes recognizes your iPhone (iTunes does not recognize your iPhone?), it will automatically sync your device and make a backup.

3Wait until the sync and backup have finished, click on the device icon, and then "Summary" tab in the left bar. Choose Restore iPhone in the right pane to remove iPhone passcode.

Restore iPhone

4When you reach the Set Up screen while restoring your iOS device, tap Restore Backup to restore iPhone from iTunes backup files and then you can reset your iPhone passcode without losing any data.

Restore Backup

Part 2. How to unlock disabled/locked iPhone with Recovery mode (Data loss)

If you have never synced with iTunes before you forgot iPhone passcode, or you fail to restore iPhone in part 1, you can try to force your iPhone into Recovery mode to erase all content as well as its passcode. But be aware that if you have no backup prepared, this method would make you lose all data on your device.

1Disconnect iPhone from computer and turn off iPhone.

2Press and hold the Home button while plugging iPhone back into the computer.

3Keep holding the Home button until you see the "connect to iTunes" screen.

Put your iPhone into Recovery Mode

4You'll be informed that your device is in recovery mode. When you see the option to "Restore" or "Update", choose Restore.

Restore iPhone in Recovery Mode

5iTunes will download software for your device. Wait for the process to finish, then you can set up and use your iPhone again.

Part 3. How to unlock iPhone via Find My iPhone feature (without iTunes)

For Apple users who don't have iTunes on their computer, how to unlock iPhone passcode without iTunes? Supposing that you've enabled Find My iPhone in iCloud, you can use this feature to remotely to erase your device and passcode. Follow the steps below.

1Go to icloud.com, Log in iCloud account with Apple ID and password. (Apple ID password or account is forgotten? Reset Apple ID now.)

2Choose "Find iPhone" option in the LaunchPad.

Choose Find iPhone

3Click "All Devices" at the top browser window, and select the device that you forgot passcode.

4Click "Erase iPhone" to remote wipe the device and its passcode. Then you can restore iPhone via Setup Assistant on iPhone.

Unlock Disabled iPhone with Find My iPhone

Part 4. Best iOS System Recovery tool to fix "Forgot iPhone Passcode"

None of the methods above works for you? You can also choose to unlock iPhone 6s/6/5s/5 passcode with the help of the professional iOS System Recovery tool.

iOS System Recovery

Now free download this software on your computer, and follow the steps below to fix "I forgot my iPhone passcode" situation.

1Open iOS System Recovery

Launch iOS System Recovery tool on your computer, connect iPhone to computer via USB cable. Choose "iOS System Recovery" feature on the main interface.

Interface

2Enter into Recovery/DFU mode

The program will detect iPhone automatically. Click "Start" button, then you'll be lead into Recovery Mode/DFU mode.

Enter into Recovery DFU Mode

3Download iOS firmware

Select your iPhone model and other info, then click "Repair" to download the iOS firmware.

Check iOS Info

4Unlock disabled/locked iPhone

Wait until the firmware download is completed, then you'll get your iPhone back to unlock status.

Repair Forgot Passcode

You can also check this video tutorial to fix your password-forgotten iPhone.

In this article, we have mainly introduced to you four methods you can use when you forgot iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/5s/5/4 passcode. Still have more questions about how to unlock locked or disabled iPhone? Feel free to leave your comments down below.

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May 24, 2018 07:05 / Updated by to iPhone Troubleshooting