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Forgot iPhone Passcode - How to Unlock iPhone Passcode

“I forgot iPhone passcode of my iPhone 4 and I don't know what to do”.

iPhone passcode is conducive to the protection of personal privacy and security. Generally speaking, it’s unlikely to forget iPhone passcode you set because you use your iPhone every day. Unfortunately, for some reason, you forgot iPhone passcode and cannot use your iPhone. Then how to unlock iPhone passcode?

Here we have 3 solutions to unlock iPhone passcode:

Solution 1: How to Unlock iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S/4 If You’ve Synced It with iTunes.

If you regularly backup iPhone (if not, see how to back up iPhone), you can restore your iPhone to unlock iPhone.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer you usually sync with, and launch iTunes. If you are asked to enter the passcode by iTunes, use another computer that you have synced with. Or you can go to Solution 2 Erase iPhone or Solution 3 Use Find My iPhone.

Step 2. iTunes will automatically sync your iPhone and create a backup. If iTunes doesn’t sync your iPhone, you need to sync manually. Click View > Show Sidebar, your iPhone will display in the left sidebar.

Step 3. When the sync is done, click “restore iPhone” under Summary tab. Then restore iPhone from iTunes backup file by clicking “Restore Backup”. After that, you can reset iPhone passcode.
restore iphone to unlock iphone passcode


Solution 2: How to Unlock iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S/4 If You’ve Never Synced It with iTunes.

If you have never synced your iPhone with iTunes, or you cannot use your own computer now, there are still chances to unlock iPhone passcode. One thing you need to is put iPhone in recovery mode.
Note: All data on the iPhone will be erased and then you will restore your iPhone as new or from a backup.

Step 1. Disconnect your iPhone from computer, and turn off your iPhone.

Step 2. Press and hold the Home button of iPhone, meanwhile, connect your iPhone to iTunes. Keep holding the Home button until you see “Connect to iTunes” screen.

Step 3. You’ll be told that your iPhone is in recovery mode. Click OK to restore iPhone.
put iphone in recovery mode

Solution 3: Use Find My iPhone

Follow the following steps if you enabled Find My iPhone, you can remotely wipe your iPhone. In addition, you can download iCloud backup files to computer when you have turn on iCloud and restore iPhone from iCloud even when you lost your iPhone data.
Step 1. Go to icloud.com/#find and enter your Apple ID and password.
sign in to icloud

Step 2. Check “All Devices” at the top, then choose your iPhone and click "Erase iPhone" at top right corner to wipe your iPhone and its passcode.
check all devices

erase iphone

Step 3. Use Setup Assistant on your iPhone to restore your iPhone.
set up iphone

No matter which ways you use, you can unlock iPhone passcode. During the restore process, you may want to recover deleted photos from iPhone, restore deleted contacts on iPhone, and so on, feel free to try iPhone Data Recovery, which will be a surprise for you. Now feel free to download the trial version and give it a shot:





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