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iPhone is Locked? Top 3 Ways to Unlock iPhone Password

October 27, 2016 10:35 am / Updated by Andrew Coffe to iPhone Topics
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Forgot your iPhone passcode and iPhone is locked? iPhone has become a kind of small computer to put in your pocket and many of you may set up password to protect your personal info like what you do with computer. However, it also brings huge headache if you forgot your iOS 10 or iOS 9 iPhone/iPad lock screen passcode. You may be seriously looking for solutions for "my iPhone is locked". Then read on the below content.

iPhone is Locked with Passcode

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When you enter the wrong passcode 6 or more times, you will see a message on the iPhone screen saying "iPhone is disabled" and suggesting you to try it later. If you try too many times, your iPhone many display the message telling you "iPhone is locked connect to iTunes".

Top 3 Ways to Unlock Forgotten Password of iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S

There are many methods in the Internet that claim to help you bypass your iPhone password, but most of them don't work at all. To help you save your precious time of trying these tricks which have no sense, here we'd like to introduce the top 3 ways that always work to unlock iPhone with forgotten passcode (either for iOS10, iOS 9.3, iOS 9, iOS 8 or iOS 7).

Top 1. Unlock iPhone Password When You Have Never Sync iPhone with iTunes

If you have never sync your iPhone with iTunes before, follow the steps below to fix the issue that iPhone is locked up.

Note: Ensure you have the latest iTunes on your computer.

Open iTunes and connect iPhone to computer with a USB cable. You may get an error message saying iTunes could not connect to your iPhone because it is locked with a passcode.

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To make iTunes recognize your iOS device, you need to put your device into Recovery Mode. Here I recommend you to use ReiBoot, a free iPhone recovery mode tool that can put any iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) into and out of recovery mode by one click.

Open ReiBoot, and click "Enter Recovery Mode", wait for 10 seconds around, you'll find your iPhone has been in recovery mode, displaying a USB cable, the iTunes icon and a message saying "Connect to iTunes".

one click to put iphone into recovery mode

iTunes should alert you that it has detected iPhone in recovery mode. Click "OK" and click "Restore" to restore your iPhone. After restoring you can set up the phone as a new iPhone and reset a new lock screen passcode.

Top 2. Unlock iPhone Passcode When You Have Previously Synced iPhone with iTunes

If you have synced iPhone with iTunes, "iPhone is locked forgot password" will not be your anxiety since resetting the password seems to be easier.

In fact, iPhone can erase itself after ten consecutive wrong password attempts and the setting of this function is off by default. Suppose that you forgot your iPhone password next time and iPhone is locked out, you can rely on this function. Remember to configure it first by tapping Settings > General > Passcode Lock.

Additional Tip: Many of us are likely to encrypt iPhone backup files for security reason. If you unfortunately forgot your iPhone backup password and thus cannot sync or restore your iPhone, you can use iPhone Backup Unlock to unlock your forgotten iTunes password firstly. This iPhone backup password recovery tool offers three methods to ensure 100% recovering your lost password. Read more>>

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Top 3. Unlock iPhone Passcode without Using iTunes (Recommend)

Using iTunes is not the preferred method to many people as it is complicated and time-consuming. Sometimes iTunes even give errors during the restoring process. If you are seeking a faster and more efficient way to unlock the locked iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, you should not miss ReiBoot Pro which can reset your device by several clicks, and the whole process takes you in less than 10 minutes.

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Step 1. Connect your locked iPhone or iPad to computer with USB cable, and open ReiBoot on computer.

Step 2. ReiBoot detects that your iOS device is not in working status, please click Advanced Mode >> option to continue.

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Step 3. The advanced system repairing will wipe all data and settings including the lock screen passcode. Fortunately, this software will back up your device data including messages, contacts, photos, videos, etc. before repairing the system.

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Step 4. Download matching firmware package for your iOS device.

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Step 5. Start repairing system after firmware package is downloaded completely.

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Wait for the system recovery to be completed, and you can set up your iPhone as a new device, or restore it from previous backup in iTunes or iCloud.

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The Bottom Line

In this essay we share the most effective three methods of removing an iPhone passcode when you forgot or lost it. I highly suggest you keep this tiny free iPhone reboot tool ReiBoot. It not only offers a one click solution to enter and exit recovery mode, repair iOS system to restore an iPhone without iTunes, but also can fix various iOS stuck problems such as stuck at white apple, screen unresponsive, reboot loop after iOS 10 update without causing data loss.

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