When you forget the passcode to your iPhone, Apple recommends restoring the iPhone to its factory settings. This is often a good solution since it will erase the passcode from the device, thereby unlocking it.
In this article, we will show you ways to unlock the iPhone without having to restore the device. Let’s begin with why you may not want to restore the device.
While restoring your device to factory settings can unlock the device, the solution has limitations that most people may not be able to overcome. They include the following:
The Find my iPhone feature in iCloud is an ideal solution for locating a lost or stolen iPhone. With this feature, you can also remotely erase the iPhone if you have forgotten the passcode. This solution is much safer as compared to restoring the iPhone although your device will need to be connected to the internet for this method to work.
Follow these simple steps to use iCloud to unlock the iPhone:
Step 1: Sign in to your iCloud account at https://www.icloud.com/ on any web browser. The Apple ID and password you use to sign in must be the same one that you use on your iPhone.
Step 2: Click “Find iPhone” once signed in.
Step 3: Select the iPhone you would like to unlock and then click “Erase iPhone.” All the data and settings on the device will be deleted, including the passcode.
Another way you can unlock your iPhone without restoring it is to use iToolab UnlockGo. This unlocking tool can help you easily unlock the device without having to erase the device or restore it in iTunes. Let’s take a look at some of its features:
To use UnlockGo to unlock the iPhone, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Download and install UnlockGo onto your computer. Run the program and connect the disabled device to the computer using an USB cable.
Step 2: Choose “Unlock Screen Pascode” mode from the home screen.
Step 3: When the program detects the device, click on “Start” to begin the process.
Step 4: To unlock the device, the program will need to install the latest firmware for the device. Simply click “Download” to begin downloading the firmware needed.
Step 5: Once the firmware download is complete, simply click on “Unlock Now” and UnlockGo will go to work, unlocking the device in just a few minutes.