How to Unlock an iPhone Asking for Password

Forgot your iPhone or iPad password? We show you some steps to follow to unlock your iOS device and be able to use it again without problems.

Forgetting or losing your iPhone or iPad password (alphanumeric password) no longer has to be a serious situation, at least not so much as to take away hours of sleep. In this tutorial that we offer below, we explain how to unlock iPhone step by step.

You will have to restore your device and erase its current content, but at least you can use it again. What’s more, if you forgot iPhone passcode has followed the recommendations to make regular backups, everything will be much easier.

Finally, we cover the most basic aspects of deleting or resetting the access code once you have successfully accessed your iOS device, so that the device does not remain locked.

Is it Legal to Bypass the Password?

In all likelihood, if you are reading this article, it is because you have just tried to access your phone and have discovered that it is locked and it asks you for a password. The new models have unlocking using Touch ID or Face ID, with which you will use less the alphanumeric password.

However, there are cases, such as when you turn on the iPhone after it has been turned off, in which you are asked for the alphanumeric code instead of using the unlock systems mentioned above.

In this article, we explain how to use iTunes on your Mac and how to get the most out of it.

Restore your Device using Recovery Mode

This process of restoring an iPad or iPhone and starting again is the best and simplest solution if you do not remember the access code. It will delete your personal information, but if you have a daily backup, you can restore it and your iPhone will be recovered.

Trying to restore the device from iTunes requires an access code, but you can always restore it from the ‘Recovery mode’ without using any code.

Here are the steps to take to restore an iPad or iPhone from the recovery mode offered by iTunes:

Charge the Device at Least 20%

On your Mac or PC, close iTunes if it’s open. Connect the iPhone or iPad and manually reopen iTunes, assuming it doesn’t automatically.

Now force restart your device. If it’s an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus, press and release ‘volume up’, press and release ‘volume down’, and then press and hold the side power button.

If it’s an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, hold down ‘volume down’ and the side button at the same time, until you see the iTunes screen. If it’s any other device, you have to press and hold the Home and Power buttons at the same time.

Now you will get the ‘Restore or Update’ option. The second option takes a little more time since it downloads the latest iOS software. However, either must work.

Set up your Device

Your iPhone or iPad is working as before but without a security access code. You may be asked to enter your Apple ID again, depending on the version of iOS you’re running.

If you configure an access code and want to delete it completely, after having access to your iOS devices, simply go to ‘Settings> Touch ID and Access Code’ to press on the option ‘Deactivate access code’.

Do you want to know how it is possible to deactivate the ‘Find my iPhone’ function? We explain it to you in this article.

Use Dr.Fone – iOS Unlock Software

Occasionally someone discovers a technique to bypass the Apple passcode. Sometimes this is a finger trick that allows a person to access something on the locked phone. Usually ‘contacts or messages’. This is not hacking the access code, but you will only be overlooking it.

It is proven that it is possible to hack the access code of the iPad or iPhone, but you will need advanced software that is currently known as Dr.Fone – iOS Unlock, something that some police agencies have used when they need to analyze a mobile phone.

Those interested can consult iOS Unlock Toolkit, a tool that allows deciphering the access code of an iPad. The software is not available to the general public and you will need to request a license (and show your credentials).

These tools will be able to extract an access code from an iOS device, however, you must be willing to pay a huge amount of money that very few can afford.


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