What to Do When You Can’t Remember iPhone Passcode

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Sometimes our memories fail us. Maybe we’ve changed our passcode so many times we can’t remember, maybe we forgot to write our passcode down, or maybe our memory simply shut off for a while - whatever the reason, it’s not uncommon to forget an iPhone Passcode. Luckily, there are ways that you can get back into your phone without buying a new one when you can’t remember iPhone passcode. Today we’ll teach you how.

Can’t Remember iPhone Passcode? Use An Unlock Tool Like iMyFone LockWiper

The best tool for reopening your iPhone after you have forgot a passcode isiMyFone LockWiper. With iMyFone LockWiper you can unlock any 4 or 6 digit code, as well as any Touch ID or Face ID when you can’t remember iPhone passcode. Compatible with all iOS devices, iMyFone LockWiper unlocks your phone in just 3 simple steps. Its recovery made easy!

With iMyFone LockWiper you can unlock any:

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  • Forgotten iPhone password/passcode, Face ID, or Touch ID.
  • iPhone that has been disabled after numerous attempts.
  • Second-hand iPhone with a locked screen.
  • iPhone with a broken screen.
  • Passcode that was set by children/teens.

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Here’s how to use it when you can’t remember iPhone passcode:

Step 1: Launch iMyFone LockWiper and click “Start” to begin.

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Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable.

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Step 3: Choose your device model and follow the onscreen steps to put your phone into DFU mode.

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Step 4: Click “Download” to download your firmware package.

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Step 5: Click “Start to Verify” once package has been downloaded.

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Step 6: Click “Start unlock” to unlock your phone.

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Step 7: Read the notice given, and then type “000000” in the box to confirm your decision.

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Step 8: Wait for process to complete, then you can use your iPhone again.

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And within just a few quick steps, your iPhone will be unlocked. Please note that using this method will erase everything on your iPhone and reset it to factory settings. If you want to reset your phone without losing data, be sure to back it up on iTunes before completing the process.

Can’t Remember iPhone Passcode? Use iTunes

iTunes is the classic way to reset your phone. Many people don’t like to use this method because they don’t find iTunes user-friendly, but if you can work with iTunes then it is an easy method to restore your passcode. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Connect your phone to your computer via USB.
Step 2: Open iTunes. If a password is requested you can try using another computer, or opt to use Recovery Mode.
Step 3: Perform a sync and wait for it to complete. Click on “Restore iPhone”.

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Step 4: On your iPhone, when you reach your Set up Screen, tap “Restore from this backup”.

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Step 5: In iTunes, select your device and choose the latest backup.
Step 6: Wait for backup to complete.

After that, you can now use your iPhone without password and make a new password.

Can’t Remember iPhone Passcode? Use iCloud

If you have your Find My iPhone feature turned on then you can use iCloud to unlock your phone when you can’t remember iPhone passcode.

Step 1: Go to icloud.com/#find and log-in your Apple ID.
Step 2: Click “Find my iPhone”. Then select “All Devices”.

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Step 3: Find your iPhone’s name and click “Erase iPhone”.

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Step 4: After that you can choose the “Set-up Assistant” to reinstall the latest backup.

Can’t Remember iPhone Passcode? Use Recovery Mode

If you have never synced your iPhone to iTunes, you’ll need to put your phone into Recovery Mode to restore your password when you can’t remember iPhone passcode. Here’s how to do it:

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Step 1: Put your iPhone into Recovery Mode.

  • (If you have iPhone X or later, or iPhone 8 or later): Press and release the “Volume Up” button. Then do the same with the Volume down button. Press and hold the side button until your phone goes into Recovery Mode.
  • (If you have iPhone 7 or 7 Plus): Hold the side and volume down buttons simultaneously until the Recovery Mode Screen pops up.
  • (If you have iPhone 6s and earlier): Press and hold the Home and Side button simultaneously until you see the Recovery Screen.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer. Then it will detect that your iPhone is in the recovery mode.
Step 3: A message will show up then you can choose “Restore”.

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Step 4: Wait for process to finish and set up your device.

Always remember that you must back up your phone before restoring if you want to keep all of your information and data. Restoring without a backup will lead to loss of data, and will reset your phone to its factory settings.


If you can’t remember iPhone passcode and you don’t want to use iTunes, then you can try iMyFone LockWiper which can help you unlock your iPhone in just minutes without any hassle. Try it now.

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