How to Reset iPhone 6 When Locked? 4 Ways!

If you enter the wrong passcode on your iPhone 6 six times continuously, you will be locked out. You will see a message pop up on your iPhone 6 that says your iPhone is disabled. Learn how to fix it below.

The ways below just allow you to reset your iPhone 6 and remove the password. There isn’t a way to save your iPhone’s data unless you made a backup before.

4 Ways to Reset iPhone 6 When Locked

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1. Factory Reset Locked iPhone 6 with iCloud to Remove Password

If you’ve set up Find My iPhone on your iPhone 6, use this way.

  1. On your other devices (computer or other iDevice), visit
  2. Sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. Tap All Devices at the top bar.
  4. Select your locked iPhone 6. And click Erase iPhone.

Then all the data and settings will be deleted from your locked iPhone, including the locked password.

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2. Restore Locked iPhone 6 Using iTunes to Remove Passcode

If you have recently synchronized your iPhone with iTunes, you'll be able to restore your locked iPhone 6 using iTunes.

  1. First of all, you connect your iPhone to PC or Mac that you normally synchronize with and open iTunes.
  2. If iTunes asks you to enter the passcode, use another computer that you have previously synchronized with, or use recovery mode.
  3. iTunes will sync your iPhone 6 and make a backup. If it doesn’t, click on the device tab on iTunes and hit Sync button at the bottom right corner.
  4. When the process of syncing finished, click Restore iPhone. And on your iPhone 6, click on Restore from iTunes backup.
  5. On iTunes, select the iTunes backup.

3. Reset iPhone 6 When Locked with Recovery Mode to Remove Password

This way can be used if you haven’t synced your iPhone 6 with iTunes or enabled Find My iPhone.

  1. First, connect your iPhone 6 to a computer, and open iTunes.
  2. When your iPhone 6 get connected, FORCE RESTART it by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button and Home buttons at the same time, until you see the the recovery mode screen.
  3. Choose Restore when it asks you to Restore or Update. Wait for it to finish and your iPhone 6 will be unlocked.
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Bonus Tip: How to Permanently Reset iPhone 6

The above ways just simply make all the data on iPhone invisible, it’s not safe for the private data on your iPhone. If you need to permanently erase the iPhone data for resale, you should permanently reset instead of just normal factory reset.

Unlike normal reset in which erased data is still recoverable, iMyFone iPhone Eraser for Win or for Mac provides you the permanent erasure for your iPhone/iPad/iPod, which is strongly recommended when you want to give up your old device. It gives you options to reset all data at once or select private data to erase.

Steps to Permanently Reset iPhone 6 for Resale

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 6 to computer which has iMyFone iPhone Eraser installed.

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Step 2. After connecting, choose the "Erase All Data" tab. Click the "Erase" button.
Step 3. Then in the next window you will be asked to type "delete" into the box to confirm. Type it and tap Erase now to begin the permanent reset.
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Caution: This action will PERMANENTLY erase all data and settings from iPhone and CANNOT be undone. Please make sure you've backed up the data in case of any data loss.

iMyFone iPhone Eraser (Umate Pro) has received lots of reviews from famous media, like MacWorld, APPKED, iPhoneinCanada, etc.

Key Features of iMyFone iPhone Eraser

  • Erased Data Is 100% Unrecoverable: No matter which erase mode is used, erased data cannot be accessed and retrieved again.
  • Make Deleted Files Completely Gone: Previously deleted files are still left on iPhone hard drive, which will be found out and permanently wiped from iPhone totally.
  • Preview and Select: You can preview all your iPhone data and select which to erase, except the Erase All Data mode.
  • Erase 3rd-Party Apps: You can permanently delete chats in WhatsApp and WeChat; and the leftover traces of Snapchat, Facebook, Chrome, Twitter, Instagram, etc.