If you have forgotten your iOS device’s passcode, you may not be able to access or use the device. It, therefore, becomes necessary to find a way to bypass the screen lock, especially since the device could get disabled if you enter the wrong passcode too many times. LockWiper, developed by iMyFone is one such tool and while it may work most of the time, there are times when it fails.
In this article, we share with you what you can do when LockWiper fails to unlock the device.
LockWiper is a program that is designed to help you remove passcodes from iOS devices, but it can also remove an Apple ID account, thereby helping you bypass the iCloud Activation Lock. The following are some of the program’s features:
But LockWiper is not without its limitations. They include the following:
The following are some of the things you can try when LockWiper is not working properly:
1. Try Reinstalling it
Most problems with LockWiper may be caused by a problem with the installer. The only way to fix this is to delete the program from your system and then reinstall it. Set it up again and try using it.
2. Update LockWiper
You will have problems with the program’s functionality if you are using an outdated version of the program. Locate the menu option in the program’s main window to check for an update. If an update is available install it.
3. Check the Connection
To effectively unlock your device, LockWiper needs to be able to detect the connected iPhone. Begin by making sure that the device you are trying to connect is compatible and then check the lightning cable that you are using to connect the device to the computer. If you suspect that the cable could be faulty, it may be a good idea to try using a different cable. Since LockWiper will need to download firmware to unlock the device, you may also want to make sure that the computer is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.
4. Turn off Firewall
Your computer’s firewall and security features can also block some components of third-party applications, causing them to malfunction. Disable any firewall or anti-virus tool you may have on your computer temporarily.
5. Go to Official FAQ Center for Help
There is extensive knowledgebase on the LockWiper support page that you can use to find solutions to some of the problems you are experiencing. But note that if you contact customer support, you may have to wait a few days before getting a reply.
6. Use an Alternative
If you are still having trouble using LockWiper, you should try using a different tool. We will recommend some alternative solutions below.
The following are some of the alternatives you can use when LockWiper will not work:
Much like LockWiper, UnlockGo is a third-party program that you can use to unlock your iPhone’s screen and bypass iCloud Activation lock. The main difference between the two is that UnlockGo is far more effective than LockWiper. The following are some of its main features:
To use UnlockGo to unlock the screen and bypass iCloud Activation Lock, download and install the program and then follow these simple steps:
To Unlock Screen Passcode:
Step 1: Run the program on your computer and connect the device to the computer using USB cables. Choose the “Remove Screen Passcode”.
Step 2: When the program detects the device, click on “Start” to begin the process.
Step 3: 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. 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.
To Remove Bypass iCloud Activation Lock:
Step 1: In the main window, select “Remove iCloud Activation Lock” in the main window. Click “Start” and then connect the device to the computer using USB cables.
Step 2: To bypass the iCloud Activation, the program will need to jailbreak the device. UnlockGo will then begin downloading the right jailbreak package for your device. When the download is complete, click on “Jailbreak” and then follow the on-screen instructions to proceed.
Step 3: As soon as the jailbreak process is complete, click on “Remove” and UnlockGo will begin removing the iCloud Activation Lock on the device.
If Find my iPhone is disabled on the iOS device, you might be able to unlock it manually using iTunes. Follow these steps to do it:
Step 1: Use another iPhone to make a backup on iTunes. Then, copy this newly created backup to the iTunes backup folder on your computer.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes. On your device, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings.
Step 3: When the device restarts, quickly click “Restore” and then select this recently created backup. The Apple ID will be removed when the restore process is complete.
Another way you can unlock the device is to use the 2 Factor Authentication feature. It allows you to reset the Apple ID password by sending the reset instructions to a trusted phone number or device. You can then use the reset instructions to reset your password.
If you are unable to use this method to unlock the Apple ID or you hadn’t set it up before, go to https://iforgot.apple.com/ to unlock the Apple account using the current password.