How to Unlock An Old iPhone in A Safe Way

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Have you ever found yourself in a really sticky situation where for some reason you’re locked out of your phone? Maybe someone changed your passcode and forgot the new code. Or maybe you accidentally changed your passcode and forgot all about it. Or maybe you accidentally entered the wrong code too many times and your iPhone got disabled.

Did you buy a used iPhone with the screen locked and you need to gain access to your iPhone as soon as possible but have little knowledge on how to go about it and no knowledge of the valid passcode either? Here are a couple of options you can use to unlock your old iPhone.

Option 1. Unlock your Old iPhone with A Lock Removal Tool

If you forgot the passcode of your old iPhone, here’s a safe way for you to unlock your old iPhone or your iPad. You can get help from a professional screen lock removal tool - iMyFone LockWiper. iMyFone LockWiper can unlock an iPhone even when you forgot your password, made several attempts with an incorrect password and the iPhone got disabled.

It requires no special skills or log in to work and it can unlock every form of screen lock on the iPhone and it is compatible with both Windows and Mac computers. With the help from iMyFone LockWiper, you don’t need to worry about anything, but just click some buttons then you can get your phone back to normal. It is also easy to use and offers so much flexibility for you.

How iMyFone LockWiper can help you out:

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  • It can remove 4-digit passcodes, 6-digit passcodes, Touch ID and Face ID in just seconds.
  • It supports to unlock your old iPhone even with a broken screen or remove a passcode set by kids.
  • It can help you unlock iPhone passcode in just quick steps without any hassle.
  • It will remove the screen lock with 100% success rate in a safe way.

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Here’s how to unlock your old iPhone:

Step 1: Launch iMyFone LockWiper and connect your iPhone to your computer with an usb cable. Click on “Start”.

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Step 2: Simply choose your device model on the top bar. Then follow the instruction on how to put your device into DFU mode.

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Step 3: Download the firmware package and check if you download the right one.

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Step 4: Once the next screen pops up, click “Start to Verify”.

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Step 5: Click on “Start Unlock” to begin the unlocking process.

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Step 6: Please read the notice carefully and enter “000000” to double confirm you are agreeing to unlock your device, and then click “Unlock.”

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Step 7: Just wait for a few minutes, your old iPhone will be unlocked successfully.

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Note: Please note that when it unlocks your iPhone it will also erase all the data on your iPhone.

Option 2. Unlock your old/used iPhone with Find My iPhone

Find my iPhone is the official security software for the iPhone. It can help you protect your personal information from being access if you lost your iPhone somewhere. It ensures that our sensitive information and files are saved securely on our iPhone. Phone lock is basically protection for both the owner of the iPhone and the iPhone too. In the case of a locked iPhone, it can also be used to unlock the iPhone.

If you want to unlock your old iPhone with Find My iPhone, here are the steps to take:

Step 1: Go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID or the previous owner’s Apple ID if you bought a used iPhone.

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Step 2: Click on Find My iPhone and then click on “All Devices” at the top of the screen.

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Step 3: After you select the phone you need to remove, choose “Erase iPhone”. This will unlock your old iPhone right now.

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Note to users: In order to unlock an old iPhone with Find My iPhone; you need the Apple ID to log in registered with that device to log into iCloud.com. And you need to make sure that you have turned on the Find My iPhone on your phone.


If you find yourself stuck in a situation where you need to unlock your old iPhone, you can use iMyFone LockWiper or Find My iPhone depending on whether or not you have access to the valid Apple ID for that iPhone.

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