4uKey Not Working? Here’s What to Do

Nicole Campbell
November 17, 2020

    When your iOS device is locked, the only option you have, particularly when you don’t know your passcode is to find a program that can help you remove the passcode and gain access to the device. There are many such tools and one of them is Tenorshare 4uKey.

    But is it an effective solution in unlocking the iPhone screen? This article seeks to find out and show you what to do if 4uKey will not work.

    What is Tenorshare 4uKey?

    Tenorshare 4uKey is a program that is designed to help you unlock the iOS device’s screen, Apple ID, and MMD when you don’t have the password.

    It is therefore a helpful solution when you have forgotten the device’s passcode or you entered the wrong passcode too many times and now the device is unlocked. One of its major benefits is that it can also be used to unlock Face ID and Touch ID.

    The following is a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of using Tenorshare 4uKey:


    • It can fix a disabled iPhone or iPad
    • It can allow you to factory reset an iPhone or iPad without the passcode
    • You can also use it to remove the iCloud account from the device without the passcode
    • It is effective, robust, efficient and very easy to use


    • The device will be updated to the latest version of iOS after the unlocking process
    • You must have installed the latest version of iTunes on your computer to use it

    Tenorshare 4uKey

    How to Fix 4uKey Not Working

    Although it is supposed to work just fine, sometimes 4uKey can fail for one reason or another. In this case, the following are some of the things you can do:

    Reinstall 4uKey

    The problem may fail to work properly if there is a problem with the installer. To fix it, just go to the installed programs on your computer and delete 4uKey. Once the program and all its files have been removed from the computer, download and set it up again.

    Update ReiBoot

    You may also encounter problems with the program if you are using an outdated version. You can check for an update in the main window. Just click on the menu in 4uKey and if an update is available install it.

    Check the Connection

    You also need to make sure that 4uKey can detect the connected iOS device. Check the lightning cable you are using and if you suspect the cable is the problem, try using a different cable. The program will also need to be connected to the internet to download the firmware needed to unlock the device. Therefore, check the internet connection to make sure the device is connected.

    Use an Alternative

    If all the solutions above are unable to fix the program, you may want to try using another solution. We will take a look at some of the best alternatives to use in place of 4uKey.

    Alternatives to 4uKey

    If 4ukey still won’t work and you are unable to find a solution, the following are some of the alternative solutions that we recommend:

    Use iToolab UnlockGo to Unlock Screen Passcode

    The most efficient and effective solution when you want to unlock a device or bypass iCloud Activation Lock is UnlockGo from iToolab. Much like 4uKey, you have to install UnlockGo on to your computer and connect the device to unlock it, but that’s where the similarities end. UnlockGo is specifically designed and extensively tested to ensure that it is 100% effective in this function.

    • It will easily and very quickly unlock all kinds of passcodes from the device including the 4-digit, 6-digit or even Face ID and Touch ID.
    • It is also one of the most effective solutions for bypassing iCloud Activation Lock.
    • With a simple user interface, it is very easy to navigate and use, allowing you to unlock and fix the device at home.

    Download and install UnlockGo on to your computer and then follow these simple steps to use it to unlock your device:

    Step 1: Run the program and in the main window, click on “Unlock Screen Passcode” to begin.

    main interface of unlockgo

    Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer and when the program detects the device click “Start” to begin.

    Remove Screen Passcode mode

    Step 3: Download the latest firmware onto the device and follow the instructions to unlock the passcode easily.

     passcode removal process

    To use it to bypass iCloud Activation Lock, follow these simple steps:

    Step 1: In the main window, select “Remove iCloud Activation.” Click “Start” and then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables.

    Remove iCloud Activation Lock

    Step 2: The program will then download the jailbreak package to jailbreak the device. When the download is complete, click on “Jailbreak”.

    Start Jailbreak

    Step 3: Once the device has been jailbroken, click on “Remove” and UnlockGo will start to bypass iCloud Activation Lock.

    bypassed successfully

    Use iTunes to Unlock Apple ID

    The following are some of the free options you have when you want to unlock the Apple ID:

    You can unlock the Apple ID manually using iTunes if you have an iTunes backup and Find my iPhone is disabled on the device. Follow these simple steps to do it:

    Step 1: Connect any other iPhone to your computer and make a full backup.

    Step 2: Now, connect your iPhone to the computer, open iTunes, and then “Trust this Computer.”

    Step 3: The device will restart. Quickly click on “Restore Backup ” in iTunes and select the downloaded backup. When the restore process is complete, the Apple ID will be removed and you can log in with a new one.

    Restore Backup

    Use Recovery Mode to Unlock the Screen

    You can unlock the iPhone’s screen passcode by using the recovery mode. Follow the steps below:

    Step 1: Put your iPhone into recovery mode.

    Step 2: When your device is in Recovery mode, there will be a pop-up message says “There is a problem with the iPhone…”, click on the Restore button and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Use Recovery Mode to Unlock the Screen

    Nicole Campbell
    Nicole is the chief editor of itoolab.com. She has been writing about Apple, software, and computer for over 10 years.

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