It is terribly bad when you forgot iPhone passcode and cannot restore it via iTunes due to kinds of reasons, such as cannot get into iTunes with no verification code. Is it possible to unlock iPhone without passcode without restore? This article will share you two methods to unlock iPhone without restore.
Method 1: Use iCloud to Unlock iPhone without Restore
iCloud is the product developed by Apple, which aims to help users control the iPhone remotely. Find iPhone function from iCloud can help you detect where you iPhone is and erase all iPhone data which is linked to this Apple ID account. For those whose iPhone has enabled Find My iPhone, they can use iCloud on any accessible devices, including smartphones, Windows and Mac computer, to erase the forgotten passcode iPhone and use it again. The whole process is going to wipe all personal data in the iPhone, with no restore operation, and no iOS update.
Step 1: Navigate to icloud.com and sign in your account which is used in the locked iPhone.
Step 2: After you successfully get into icloud.com, you will see Find iPhone option in the main interface. Click it and view “All Devices” which has been connected to this iCloud account. You should click the device that your locked iPhone belongs to.
Step 3: Next, you will check the settings for your locked iPhone. Click the Erase iPhone and click all the positive answer for the coming box. Finally, all personal data in the locked iPhone will be erased. Of course, the iPhone will be restart and with no lock screen and passcode. You can activate it again for usage.
Method 2: Utilize iPhone Passcode Genius to Unlock iPhone without Restore
If you forgot iPhone passcode and enter several wrong passcode to make the iPhone disabled, in spite of the Find My iPhone is on or off, iPhone Passcode Genius would be one of the best ways to unlock the iPhone without restore. With the professional software, you can easily reset iPhone with a few clicks in minutes. Also, this software will update the iPhone to the newest compatible iOS version.
Step 1: Launch iPhone Passcode Genius and choose “Unlock Lock Screen”. If you do not have the software installed on your Windows computer, you need to download and complete the installed firstly.
Step 2: Click Start. And connect the locked iPhone to the computer. When you make sure it is well connected, click Next to enter download firmware package interface.
Step 3: Here in this interface, the software has recognized your iPhone version. You just need to click the Download button and wait for few minutes.
Step 4: Minutes later, the firmware package is downloaded and verified for your iPhone. Finally, you just need to click the Unlock button to remove the lock screen passcode. During the process, make sure the iPhone is connected to the computer. When it is done, your iPhone will be restart automatically to the Hello window. This means the unlocking process ends and you will also get notification from the software.
How to avoid data loss if you forgot iPhone passcode?
From the above two methods, you know that all the iPhone data will be deleted after the iPhone is unlocked without passcode and without restore. So how can you avoid data loss? It is better for you to backup iPhonedata via iTunes/iCloud or third-party tools regularly. If you have made the iPhone backup, even you unlock the iPhone with a password and lose the iPhone data, you can still make good use of the backup to find out what you want. Besides, as the technology developing, you will find a third-party software that is said to recover the data from the disabled iPhone. Of course, it is necessary to create the backup from iPhone data as iPhone plays a more and more important role in our lives.
- How to Unlock iPhone without iTunes or Passcode
- How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes or iCloud or Computer
- How to Unlock iPhone If Forgot Passcode
- Solved - iTunes Could Not Restore iPhone Because Password Was Incorrect