How to Restore iPhone without Passcode

Your iPhone has been your inseparable companion, and now, through a freak of nature, you have forgotten your passcode. This could be a very disheartening situation, especially if your documents, music, or movies are not backed up anywhere which means you could lose everything.

But fret not. You are about to learn how you can restore your iPhone without a passcode:

1. Use 3rd-Party Tool to Restore iPhone without Passcode

iMyFone iOS Recovery is a software that is designed to fix issues pertaining to iOS devices. For a better understanding of the key functions of this software, look at some of the iOS issues it can quickly solve.

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How to Restore iPhone without Passcode via iMyFone iOS Recovery

You can use iMyFone iOS Recovery software to restore iPhone without using a passcode. Just follow the steps below to get it done quickly.

Step 1. Run the program and you will see that the program offers three fixing modes. Choose advanced mode.

choose advanced mode

Step 2. Set your iOS device into DFU Mode (just press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home Button for 8-10 seconds, then release the Sleep/Wake button but continue to hold the Home button for about 5 seconds).

enter DFU mode under Advanced mode

If the program doesn't proceed to next step, you can also set your iPhone into Recovery Mode to continue (press and Hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons until you see the "Connect to iTunes" icon on your iPhone screen).

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Step 3. Download the firmware package for latest iOS version that iMyFone iOS Recovery program has allocated to your iPhone. After downloading, follow the program's prompt to verify the firmware package.

Step 4. Then finish the final step by replace the firmware package on your iPhone. Then you can start your iPhone again.

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2. Restore iPhone with iTunes to Remove Passcode

Another method you can use to recover your device is to erase it with iTunes. This action will help you to remove the passcode on your device, but the only way this option will work is if you have synced your iPhone to iTunes.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • First, connect your iPhone to the computer you previously synced your iPhone with.
  • Go to iTunes and open. If passcode is required, you may have to try your hand on another computer or make use of the recovery modes if available.
  • Allow time for iTunes to synchronize your iPhone and then make a backup.
  • As soon as you synced and backup your device, click 'Restore'.
  • At the setup screen during the restoration process, click on 'Restore from iTunes backup.'
  • Once in iTunes, select your device, and then take a look at the size and the date of each of your backups. Select the important ones you need.

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3. Restore iPhone with Recovery Mode to Remove Passcode

If you happen not to have synced your device with iTunes or launch Find My iPhone in iCloud, the next best option to restoring your device is to make use of the recovery mode. Here are the steps to follow:

  • After your iPhone is connected to the PC, open up iTunes.
  • With the device still connected to the computer, force it to restart. This works on different devices:
  • Go to iTunes and open. If passcode is required, you may have to try your hand on another computer or make use of the recovery modes if available.

i. If using iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus/iPhone X: You should press down and quickly let go the Volume Up button. Repeat the process with the Volume Down button and proceed to hold the Side button until the Recovery-mode screen appears

ii. If using iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Press down both the Volume Down and Side buttons simultaneously. Do not release until the recovery mode screen appears.

iii. If using iPhone 6s: Press and hold both the Home and the Side (or Top) buttons simultaneously until the recovery-mode shows up.

  • Two options will show up: 'Restore' and 'Update'. Choose 'Restore'. At this, iTunes will download the appropriate software for your device. However, if it exceeds 15 minutes, your iPhone may exit the recovery mode, and you may need to repeat the previous steps.
  • Wait until the process finishes, and then set up your iPhone.

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So far, we have shown you various ways to restore iPhone without a passcode. But, using iMyFone iOS Recovery software can help you to restore your iPhone without going through any complicated steps and it will fix more issues on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Choose the method which suits your situation best and tell us whether it works.

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