How to Unlock iPhone 5/5S/5C for Free

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Don’t know the passcode of your iPhone 5/5S/5C? We’ve all forgot a passcode to something at some point in time, but when we forget the passcode to our phone, panic can set in. Our phone contains our entire lives - our emails, our contacts, our time schedules - and without it, we can feel lost. Luckily, forgetting your passcode doesn’t mean you are locked out forever. And there are ways that you can do it without hiring someone else. Today we’ll show you how to unlock iPhone 5/5S/5C for Free.

Part 1. Forgot Your Old iPhone Passcode? Unlock It with iCloud

Actually you can unlock your iPhone 5/5S/5C for free using the Find My iPhone function. It is an app that is added to all Apple phones to help you protect your phone. If your phone is ever lost or stolen, the app can help you to locate it (as long as it is turned on). But a lot of people don’t realize that Find My iPhone can also be used to unlock your phone. Here’s how:

Here are the steps when you forgot password on old iPhone:

Step 1: On an Apple device that is NOT the device you wish to unlock, download and install Find My iPhone.
Step 2: Enter your Apple ID and password. Once logged in, you will see a list of all devices related to that account.

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Step 3: Choose “All Devices” and click on the device you wish to unlock.

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Step 4: Follow instructions and choose “Erase iPhone”. This will unlock your iPhone 5/5S/5C for free in just seconds.

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Note to users: Unlocking your iPhone with Find My iPhone is simple if you have turned on it on your iPhone, but it does erase all of your data. If you use this method make sure you have all of your data backed up on iCloud for restoration, or ensure that you are okay with losing it.

Part 2. How to Unlock iPhone 5/5S/5C for Free Without iTunes

If you don’t want to unlock your iPhone 5/5S/5C with iTunes, you can get help from iMyFone LockWiper. It is a software program that is designed to make iPhone unlocks much simpler and easier than ever before. This type of software comes in extremely hand when you have forgotten the password to your phone. In just a few simple steps, you can remove the password lock and regain access to all of your valuable information.

With the help of iMyFone Lock Wiper, you can:

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Here’s how to unlock your iPhone 5/5S/5C:

Step 1: Launch the program. Click on “Start”.

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Step 2: Connect your phone to your computer using USB cable.

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Step 3: Turn your phone to DFU mode. To do this press and hold the sleep/wake button and home button simultaneously for 8-10 seconds. Then, release the sleep/wake button, but continue holding the home button for 5 more seconds.

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Step 4: If you have successfully put your device into DFU mode, all of your device information will be listed. Click “Download” to download the Firmware package.

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Step 5: Once the next screen pops up, click “Start to Verify”.

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Step 6: When finished, click “Start Unlock”.

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Step 7: Confirm your decision by typing in “000000”. Once finished, your phone will be unlocked.

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Step 8: After the whole process, your old iPhone will be unlocked successfully.

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Note: Please note that this method will also erase all of your iPhone data. Be certain that all important data is backed up before performing this function.


If you have locked yourself out of your iPhone, don’t panic - there are things that you can do to unlock your iPhone 5/5S/5C for free. With that being said, if you are the type of person who may forget their passcode, always be sure to keep your data and information backed up in iCloud. Both of the methods listed above will wipe out your iPhone data, so it will be important to have backup if you need it.

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