Are you suspecting that the secondhand iPhone you bought online may have been stolen from someone? The truth is that there is a high probability that your suspicion is true if the secondhand phone is screen locked or iCloud locked. However, if you’re considering using the iPhone on the ground that you’ve already paid for it, then the next question that would come to your mind is, “can a stolen iPhone be unlocked?”
Is It Possible to Unlock a Stolen iPhone?
To be honest with you, the answer is a “YES”. It’s very possible to unlock a stolen iPhone. But note that, if the previous owner has activated “Lost Mode” in Find My iPhone, then the chances of unlocking the device are zero.
How to Unlock Stolen iPhone via Siri - for Old iPhone
Bypassing locked screen on stolen iPhone via Siri does work on some older iPhone which is running on iOS 10.3.2 and iOS 10.3.3 versions. For other iOS versions, you need to consider another way for unlocking.
The Siri method hacks into your iPhone using a security hole that the developers of iOS 10.3.2 to 10.3.3 failed to cover. It hacks into the iPhone and helps you unlock the device easily without losing data.
Here are the steps to unlock iPhone via Siri:
Step 1. Turn on the iPhone. Click and hold the Home button to activate Siri.
Step 2. Now ask Siri “What time is it?” or any other command about time.
Step 3. When Siri displays time, click on the clock icon to open it.
Step 4. When it opens, click the “+” sign at the top right corner of the page.
Step 5. On the search box, type anything into it and long click on the typed word to display “Options”.
Step 6. From the options you see on the screen, choose “Select All” button to get more option.
Step 7. Select “Share” and choose “Message” when the new pop-up appears on the screen.
Step 8. Type anything in the “To” field and click the return button on your keyboard.
Step 9. The text will be highlighted in green, tap the “+” icon again.
Step 10. Tap the “Create new contact” tab.
Step 11. Instead of adding the contact details, tap the photo icon on the screen and choose “Add Photo” option.
Step 12. Once you have done that, your device gallery will open for you to browse through the photos.
Step 13. Press the Home button and you will see the Home screen open. Now you have bypassed locked screen.
How to Unlock Stolen iPhone via Unlock Tool
Since the Siri method has some limitations, you may need to permanently remove the locks from iPhone. You can make it with the help of third-party iPhone unlocker. The one most users recommend is iMyFone LockWiper. It is a better solution for unlocking stolen iPhones no matter your want to unlock screen locks or Find My iPhone locks without password. It’s built for everyone that anyone can handle it without knowing tech skills.
Main Features of LockWiper:
- iPhone Screen Unlocker: Permanently remove the digital passcodes, Face ID or Touch ID from iPhone when it’s locked, disabled or even screen-broken. No passcode is needed.
- Find My iPhone Unlocker: Be very efficient to disable Find My iPhone and remove previous iCloud account without password in 5 minutes. You can easily switch to a new account and your device won’t be tracked by the previous one.
- Restrictions Passcode Unlocker: Quickly recover restrictions passcode or erase screen time password without restoring or erasing iPhone.
1 Steps to Unlock Stolen iPhone Screen without Password:
Step 1. Download, install and launch iMyFone LockWiper on your Mac or PC. Then, choose “Unlock Screen Passcode” mode and click “Start” to begin.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable. The program will detect your device model, choose the correct firmware version, and click “Download”.
Step 3. When it succeeds, click “Start to Extract”.
Step 4. Click “Start Unlock” then to start the unlocking process. Kindly wait for the process to finish.
Note: This feature won’t unlock the previous iCloud account. If Find My iPhone was previously enabled, you will be stuck at “Activation Lock” after unlocking.
2 Steps to Unlock Stolen iPhone iCloud Account:
Step 1. On iMyFone LockWiper’s main interface, choose “Unlock Apple ID” feature. Of course, link your iPhone to computer.
Step 2. Simply tap “Start to Unlock” to proceed.
Step 3. Follow the onscreen instructions on LockWiper to reset all settings on your iPhone. When it’s done, LockWiper immediately starts disabling the Find My iPhone.
Then you can set up the device with a new Find My iPhone account.
iMyFone LockWiper is not totally free. But it’s free trial enables you to check whether your device is supported or not. Why not give it and also give yourself a chance to check?