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How to Bypass Your iPhone Passcode without Using iTunes

If you can't recall the iPhone passcode and happen to have no access to iTunes, follow this guide and you will get everything you need to know about bypassing iPhone passcode without iTunes.

Pauline Larson
Updated on Nov 25, 2022

When you are unable to use iTunes to bypass the iPhone passcode, there're still several simple ways to tackle the problem.

An iPhone user will usually set a passcode to the iPhone for preserving privacy. Nevertheless, there is possibility that you will forget the iPhone passcode and eventually be stuck with it after too many times of entering wrong passcode. If you get in a jam like this, all you could do is to reset your iPhone to bypass the passcode.

Apple introduced a method to reset your iPhone, which is using iTunes to bypass the passcode. But what if you don't have a computer in hand now? Don't worry. Here're a couple of easy ways for you to reset to bypass the passcode on your iPhone without using iTunes.

With few limitations, iPhone Unlocker can be an expeidient option for you to bypass the iPhone passcode without iTunes.

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If you have a computer nearby, you could also jump to the bonus part to see how to bypass the passcode on your iPhone with iTunes.

Note: In spite of which approach you take to bypass the iPhone passcode without iTunes, all the data will be removed from your iPhone once the reset is done. You can recover the data if you have a backup earlier.

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Use Erase iPhone to Bypass the iPhone Passcode without iTunes

The Erase iPhone feature allows you to bypass your iPhone passcode without iTunes or computer. This option will show up on your iPhone once you tried to input wrong passcodes over 6 times and locked out of "iPhone Unavailable" or "Security Lockout" screen. By this means, you can bypass the passcode in your iPhone with just a few taps.

Tip: Remember to back up your data before bypassing the iPhone passcode if you can, as the reset will permanently delete all of the photos, videos and documents etc. With a data backup, you could get them back during the iPhone re-set process.

Before you use this way to bypass the iPhone passcode without using iTunes:

  • Your iPhone should be running iOS 15.2 or later.
  • Your iPhone needs to be connected to a cellular or Wi-Fi network.
  • Your Apple ID and password are needed, too.


1. Keep entering incorrect passcodes to your iPhone. You may stop when you see a message of "iPhone Unavailable try again in 15 minutes." The Erase iPhone option should be presented in the bottom right of the screen. Tap it to go on.

2. Prompted by the warning of "Erase All Content & Settings", tap Erase iPhone again to confirm.

3. According to your Apple ID, enter the password to sign out. Start to bypass the iPhone lock screen passcode with a tap on the Erase iPhone option.

Soon after, your iPhone will be fully reset. The passcode would be bypassed too. You may then start to set up your iPhone from scratch.

Use iPhone Unlocker to Bypass the iPhone Passcode without iTunes (Fast and Simple)

If the Erase iPhone option didn't show up on your iPhone screen no matter how many times you entered the passcode, there may be some technical errors on your iPhone. iPhone Unlocker can be a reliable replacement in this case for you to bypass an iPhone password without iTunes.

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This efficient 3rd-party tool enables you to bypass not only lock screen passcode without iTunes, but also Screen Time passcode and Apple ID password. What's more, with its intuitive interface, you do not need to be a tech expert to use it.

Just simply follow the instructions, and you can bypass the lock screen passcode on your iPhone within minutes in this way.

Step 1: Download and open iPhone Unlocker on your Mac or PC. Select "Wipe Passcode" to start bypassing your iPhone passcode. Then hit "Start" in the next step.

Step 2: Plug your iPhone into the computer and make it recognized by the tool. You can check the guide in the link of "Device connected but not recognized?" for what to do exactly.

Step 3: When prompted, confirm the device information of the iPhone you need to bypass passcode on, and click "Start." A corresponding software will be triggered to download.

Step 4: Once the download is over, a window will pop up. Enter "0000" in the blank, and click "Unlock" to start the iPhone bypassing passcode process. Wait for a while until your iPhone finishes the reset, and later you can add a new passcode during the set-up procedure.

Tip: This passcode bypassing tool is compatible with all the iPhone models, including iPhone 14 (Plus, Pro, Pro Max), iPhone 13 (mini, Pro, Pro Max), iPhone 12 (mini, Pro, Pro Max), iPhone 11 (Pro, Pro Max,), iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone 7 (Plus), iPhone SE (1gen, 2gen, 3gen), iPhone 6s (Plus), iPhone 6 (Plus), iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S.

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Use Find My iPhone to Bypass the iPhone Passcode without iTunes

Find My iPhone in iCloud can also be used to bypass the iPhone passcode without iTunes. Before using this way, there are some requirements you need to meet first.

  • Your iPhone has turned on Find My iPhone in Settings.
  • Network connection is enabled in your iPhone.
  • You know your Apple ID and password.
  • You have another device nearby, despite it's an iOS or Android device.

Here we will show you how to bypass the passcode on iPhone without iTunes using Find My iPhone in a computer browser.

1. Navigate to iCloud.com and log in with your Apple account credentials. Hit "Find iPhone" in the menu beneath your portrait.

2. You will then see a map. Click "All Devices" on the top, and pick up the iPhone that needs passcode bypassing.

3. In the 3 offered options, select "Erase iPhone."

4. Click "Erase" in the pop-up window to confirm about bypassing the iPhone passcode.

The reset will be done as long as your iPhone has stable network and enough electricity throughout the whole process.

Bonus - How to Bypass the Passcode to Your iPhone with iTunes

If you have a Windows PC with the latest iTunes installed, then you can bypass your iPhone passcode with iTunes. Let's look at the detailed steps here.

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your PC.

Tip: Finder on a Mac will also work as iTunes on a Windows PC.

Step 2: Plug your iPhone into the computer, and reboot it into Recovery Mode. How to do it may vary because of different models.

  • For iPhone 8 or later:  quickly press and release the Volume up button and the Volume down button in sequence. Press and hold the Side button until you see the Recovery Mode screen.
  • For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: keep pressing the Volume down button and the Side button together, let go only when the Recovery Mode screen comes in sight.
  • For iPhone 6s and earlier: long-press the Home button and the Side button, don't loosen the grip until the Recovery Mode screen shows up.

Step 2: To bypass your iPhone passcode, hit "Restore" when you get a prompt.

Step 3: Click "Restore and Update" in the next message. Then your iPhone will begin to bypass the passcode.

Easily Bypass iPhone Passcode with or without iTunes

In conclusion, you can bypass your iPhone passcode without iTunes easily on your own. If none of the methods above works for you, you may turn to the local authenticated Apple dealer for help.

About Pauline Larson
Pauline Larson is a writer and journalist who has been well-experienced in technology industry for almost 10 years. She has posted various professional articles in different tech-related sites and magazines, as she is deeply fascinated with digital technology, especially with Apple's products.
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