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How to Unlock iPhone Passcode without Using A Computer

If you have forgotten the passcode and are locked out of your iPhone, then this article will show you several ways to unlock your iPhone passcode without a computer or using a computer.

Alice Estelle
Updated on Nov 25, 2022

If you want to unlock your iPhone passcode without the computer, then try the methods described in this article!

For security purposes and to protect your device from unauthorized access, several measures are taken by Apple. You can lock your iPhone using the Face ID/Touch ID, screen passcode, and iCloud Activation lock. The screen passcode is helpful when you can't open your iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID.

However, you can't unlock iPhone if you forget your lock screen passcode, which will be frustrating sometimes for users. If you have a computer then you can easily find a way to solve this problem through iTunes. But actually, your iPhone can get unlocked even without a computer. So what can you do to unlock the iPhone passcode without computer?

This article will present two methods along with detailed steps on how to unlock an iPhone passcode without using a computer. For example, your iPhone can be unlocked without a passcode and computer with Erase iPhone option. And for those who have computers, this article will also introduce a reliable method to unlock your iPhone passcode with iPhone Unlocker, which has the feature of easy understanding and operation with a few clicks to unlock your iPhone.

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How to unlock an iPhone passcode without a computer

From this part, you can learn how to bypass iPhone passcode to unlock your phone without requiring a computer using Erase iPhone and Find My app.

Method 1: Unlock iPhone passcode without computer via Erase iPhone

This is the simplest way to unlock an iPhone passcode without needing a computer through Erase iPhone option. Apple has introduced a Secure Lockout feature with iOS 15.2, which allows users to reset their locked iPhones without connecting to a computer and will appear an Erase iPhone option on the screen if you enter the wrong passcode multiple times.

Using the Erase iPhone option, you can unlock passcode on an iPhone without a computer by just adding your login credentials. However, there are some requirements to use Erase iPhone.

  • The Erase iPhone option works only on iPhone with iOS 15.2 or later.
  • Your locked iPhone should have access to the Internet.
  • You should know your Apple ID login credentials.
  • Apple ID should be signed in the locked iPhone before you forget your passcode. Otherwise, you can't see the Erase iPhone option.

Here are the steps you need to take while unlocking your iPhone without passcode or computer:

After entering the wrong passcode for the seventh time, you'll see the prompt of iPhone Unavailable or Security Lockout on your iPhone screen, and also the Erase iPhone option at the bottom of your screen. Tap on Erase iPhone option.

Tap on the Erase iPhone option again on the screen showing Erase All Content & Settings. Then you need to enter your Apple ID login credentials to sign out of your Apple account and erase your locked iPhone.

The factory reset initiates when a white process bar and Apple logo appear on your iPhone screen. With the erase process completed, your device will automatically restart and the locked screen is no longer displayed. And your forgotten passcode iPhone is successfully unlocked without the help of computer.

Note: Remember that using Erase iPhone to unlock passcode on your iPhone without computer will remove all your data and files on iPhone. But you can restore your latest data and files from iCloud if you have a backup in iCloud.

Method 2: Unlock iPhone passcode without computer via Find My app

If you have any other iOS device, such as iPad or another iPhone, you can use Find My iPhone function on your other iOS device to remove your iPhone passcode without a computer. To do so, you need to follow the steps we mention here.

1. Open the Find My iPhone app on another iOS device.

2. Tap the Devices option at the bottom and you'll see a list of Apple devices that are connected to the same Apple account. Then select the iPhone you want to unlock.

3. Scroll down the page to find the option of Erase This Device and tap it.

4. Follow the prompts to enter your Apple ID password to confirm your identity, and then tap Erase option in the upper right corner.

Since your phone has been erased and the old passcode has been removed, you can easily unlock your iPhone passcode without using computers. And if you want to restore the data on your iPhone, you can select Restore From iCloud Backup in the App & Data step during your re-setting iPhone process.

Bonus: How to unlock iPhone passcode with computer

The above part introduces two ways to bypass your iPhone passcode without a computer, but if your iPhone doesn't have the option of Erase iPhone or doesn't meet the working conditions of Find My iPhone, then you will need a available computer to unlock your iPhone passcode. If you already have a computer with a network connection, try the next two recommended methods to get your iPhone unlocked without passcode.

Method 1: Use iPhone Unlocker to remove iPhone passcode

We know that it is a pretty frustrating situation to forget about the passcode of your iPhone. However, no need to worry about it anymore because you can fix this issue by using an incredible third-party tool - iPhone Unlocker.

You can use iPhone Unlocker to get into your iPhone without needing a passcode or Face ID. With a simple and user-friendly interface, iPhone Unlocker is a complete kit of tool that you can use to unlock the iPhone without using passcode, Face ID, or Touch ID.

All you need is a computer with iPhone Unlocker downloaded and installed and a data cable to connect your iPhone to the computer. Then you can bypass your locked iPhone passcode in a few simple clicks even if you are a novice with technology .

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1. Run iPhone Unlocker on your computer and click Wipe Passcode on the menu.

2. Attach your iPhone device to the computer and click on "Device connected but not recognized" to follow the tutorial to put your iPhone into the Recovery Mode.

3. Check your iPhone information and then click on Start option.

4. iPhone Unlocker will download the most appropriate iOS software for your device.

5. Follow the prompt to enter 0000 and then click on Unlock option.

6. Wait for the unlocking process to complete, which will reset the iPhone to factory settings and remove the old passcode.

Note: Your iPhone may exit Recovery Mode during the unlocking process. If the Recovery Mode on your iPhone times out, please put your iPhone into Recovery Mode again.

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Method 2: Unlock iPhone passcode via Recovery Mode

The another solution to unlock your iPhone password is using Recovery Mode. You can bypass your iPhone passcode by forcing your iPhone to enter the Recovery Mode and restoring your device with iTunes or Finder. If you already have a PC or Mac to use this method, keep reading to find further instructions.

1. Launch the latest version of iTunes on your PC or run Finder on your Mac.

Note: If you are using a Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15 or later, run Finder. On a Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier, or your PC running Windows 10 or later, please install and open the latest version of iTunes.

2. Connect the switched-off iPhone to the computer and put your iPhone into Recovery Mode at the same time.

  • For iPhone 8 or later, press and hold the Side button until a data cable pointing to the computer appears on the screen, which indicates that your iPhone is in the Recovery Mode.
  • For iPhone 7 series, you have to long press the Volume down button until the Recovery Mode appears before letting it go.
  • For iPhone 6 or earlier, press and hold the Home button and release it when you see the Recovery Mode on the screen.

3. When iTunes or Finder successfully recognizes the connected iPhone, select Restore on the pop-up interface with Update and Restore options.

4. It will prompt you to select from the available options on your screen, select the option that indicates Restore and Update in the next pop-up small box to reset your iPhone.


Unable to unlock your iPhone passcode can be pretty frustrating especially if it's urgently needed. You can follow the methods introduced in this article to unlock iPhone passcode with or without a computer. And the iPhone Unlocker, as a pretty reliable and secure third-party tool, is the most recommended way to bypass an iPhone passcode and reset your iPhone due to its high success rate and simple operation.

About Alice Estelle
Alice Estelle has been a newspaper editor and a book editor with extensive writing experience. She also has deep research in the field of mobile software and is keen on exploring and solving various problems of iOS and Android systems.
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