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How to Unlock iPhone Passcode Without Restore If Forgot

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The iPhone is one of the most popular and commonly used electronic devices and Apple users usually set up a passcode to secure their iPhone data. However, one day, if you forget your iPhone passcode and you don’t have Face ID or Touch ID as an alternate solution, it will be a disaster because you won’t be able to access it easily again.

What to do if you forgot your iPhone passcode? Don’t worry, Although it can be maddening to forget your iPhone password, there is still hope for you to get out of the trouble. This guide will show you how to fix forgot iPhone passcode without restore in 4 ways. Let’s get to the point.

What Happens When You Forgot iPhone Passcode?

When you forgot your iPhone passcode, the next question that comes to your mind should be “What happens if I forget my iPhone passcode? Typically, when you forget your iPhone passcode, you will have 10 attempts at the passcode before the device is completely locked. After that, the box to enter your passcode on the lock screen will be hidden.

If you can’t remember your iPhone passcode at all, don’t waste your time searching for any “iPhone secret code to unlock passcode” method. Apple is known for its security measures, and if you completely forget your passcode when your iPhone is locked, the only way to bypass iPhone passcode is to erase all its data and settings. Next, Put your focus on how to fix forgot iPhone passcode without restore.

Way 1: The Best Way to Unlock iPhone without Password If Forgot

If you forget your iPhone passcode, then using third party software would be the best way to unlock iPhone without restore. iSunshare iPhone Passcode Genius is a dedicated tool for unlocking iPhone without passcode, it is developed by a famous software company iSunshare and has many advantages over other methods. The most obvious features are the following.

  1. Remove iPhone forgotten password without restore in a few clicks.
  2. Unlock any type of iPhone passcode, whether it is 4-digit/6-digit passcode, Touch ID, Face ID, or custom numeric code, etc.
  3. Compatible with almost all iPhone models, including iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Before we start, you need to download and install iSunshare iPhone Passcode Genius on your computer.

Step 1: After finishing the installation, launch iSunshare iPhone Passcode Genius and click the “Unlock Lock Screen” option on the main screen of the software.

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Step 2: Click on the “Start” button on the next screen.

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Then connect the locked iPhone to the computer and click “Next” to load the device information.

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Step 3: Check if the iPhone information is correct, then, choose a safe path to download the latest version of the firmware package to unlock the iPhone, which will take a few minutes.

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Step 4: Once the firmware package verification is done, click “Unlock” and the software will immediately start to remove your iPhone passcode.

Wait for the process to finish and you will successfully fix forgot iPhone passcode without restore.

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Way 2:  Unlock iPhone Passcode without Computer by “Erase iPhone”

How to unlock iPhone passcode without a computer? If the iPhone is running on iOS 15.2 or later, then it will get an option to erase iPhone when the iPhone is unavailable, which is a feature that Apple has built into the iOS system. And you can factory reset your iPhone without computer by “Erase iPhone” option.

Note: This method is not applicable to iPhone without any network connection.

Step 1: Enter the wrong password continuously until the iPhone says “iPhone Unavailable/Security Lockout, try again in 15 minutes.

Step 2: A “Erase iPhone” option will appear in the bottom right corner of the screen, click it.

Step 3: There will be a prompt saying that it will lose all data on your iPhone, click “Erase iPhone” to confirm.

Step 4: Enter your Apple ID password to log out. After the erasing process is done, you will get a new iPhone and you can access it without any password now.


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Way 3: How to Unlock iPhone If You Forgot Password via iCloud

iCloud’s main feature is to remotely locate and lock your iPhone in case of device loss, while “Erase iPhone passcode with iCloud” is another of its lesser-known feature. However, It is an official solution when you forgot the passcode on your iPhone/iPad.

Step 1: Visit from any browser.

Step 2: Enter your Apple ID and password to sign in to iCloud. If you have two-step verification enabled for your account, you will need to follow the on-screen prompts to complete authentication.

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Step 3: Click “Find My” option on the available features and you will be asked to enter  your Apple id password again.

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Step 4: Then iCloud will ask you if you want to erase your iPhone, enter your passcode to confirm your choice. An Apple logo will appear on the screen of your locked iPhone, which indicates that the deletion process is in progress, just wait for it to complete.

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Way 4:  Fix Forgot iPhone Passcode without Restore via Find My App

Find My Apps is another easy way to unlock iPhone without a passcode and Face ID, and the steps to use it to unlock your iPhone are similar to iCloud.

Step 1: Sign in to Find My Apps on another iOS device.

Step 2: Select the locked iPhone and click on the “Erase iPhone” option.

Step 3 (optional): Enter the phone number if you want it to show up on this phone after erasing.

Step 4: Enter the password of your Apple ID and click “Erase” to start deleting all data and settings from your iPhone. Wait patiently for about 10 minutes, then the iPhone will reboot and now you get a new iPhone without the passcode.

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Most users think “my iphone passcode is expired” after entering the wrong passcode, but this is impossible, the only possibility is that you forgot the correct iPhone passcode. Fortunately, You can use these methods to bring your iPhone back to life. Hope these ways of fixing forgot iPhone passcode without restore can help you.

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