Locked Out of iPhone? Here Is How to Reset

It is no surprise that you might find out that you are locked out of your iPhone simply because you have forgotten the right passcode for your device or maybe it was changed without your knowledge. You might have bought a used iPhone and do not know the passcode to be able to start using it once again. If you are locked out of your iPhone fret not because we are going to help you gain access to your device once again.

Locked Out of iPhone? Reset it without Any Password

The first and most convenient way to gain access to your locked iPhone is by using iMyFone LockWiper. It is a revolutionary iPhone unlocking tool that is designed to help iDevices users to be able to gain access to their devices even without a passcode. It is easy to use, compatible with all iOS versions and has a high success rate.

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    Key Features of iMyFone LockWiper

  • Unlock iPhone screen without any passcode without iTunes
  • Remove any type of screen lock: Face ID, Touch ID, 4-digit/6-digit passcode, etc.
  • Very easy to use that anyone knows how to use when he open the software
  • Help you gain access to your iPhone when the screen is broken
  • Require technical support whenever you needs it

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Steps to Reset a Locked iPhone without a Passcode

Step 1: Download, install and open iMyFone LockWiper software program on your computer.


Step 2: Plug your iDevice to the computer. Click “Start” on LockWiper and then click “Download” to get and verify a firmware package.

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Step 3: When it’s done, click “Start to Extract”.

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Step 4: Wait as the process completes. Click “Start Unlock”. You need to enter 000000 into the box and click “Unlock” to confirm.

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Wait as the process completes in just a few minutes and you will be notified once the unlocking process is successful. Please note that, LockWiper is not totally free. You will be asked to register at the last step. When you’re asked, get an official registration code to activate it: get registration for Windows version or get registration for Mac version.

Locked Out of iPhone? Reset It with Synced iTunes

You can use iTunes to reset and unlock your iPhone device. You can do this by following the steps below:

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your computer and ensure that it is the latest version of iTunes and that it is compatible with your iPhone. The computer you use must be the one that was used to sync your iPhone to iTunes previously.

Step 2: Using the right USB cable, connect your device to the computer and wait for it to be detected.

Step 3: Your iPhone will be automatically synced and back up. If not, go to the devices section and select your iPhone using its name and model. Then open the Summary page to use the “Back Up Now” feature.

Step 4: When backup is done, you will see two options Restore and Update options. Choose the Restore iPhone option to reset and unlock your device.

Restore iPhone

Step 5: Wait for the process to complete.

Limitations of this method:
1. The computer to be used must be the same computer that was used previously to sync your iPhone to iTunes.
2. You need to disable "Find My iPhone" first before restoring.
3. iTunes encryption password may be needed as well if you have set up a backup encryption before.
4. If iPhone passcode required during the process, this way is not available for you.

Locked Out of iPhone? Reset It via iCloud

The Apple’s iCloud service can also be used to unlock an iPhone. Using the service’s Find My iPhone feature, you can locate and wipe your device. Here is how:

Step 1: Visit the official icloud website using another device or a computer.

Step 2: Sign in to iCloud using your Apple ID and password.

Step 3: Then click on the Find iPhone feature.

Find iPhone

Step 3: Click on All Devices and then select the name of your iPhone that you wish to erase.

Step 4: Then proceed to the Summary page and then click on Erase iPhone tab.

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Step 5: Enter your Apple credentials to confirm and wait for the process to complete.

Limitations of this method

  1. Your iPhone must have iCloud account signed in and have “Find My iPhone” enabled.
  2. You will have to use your Apple ID and password to complete the process.
  3. Your iPhone must have internet to receive the remote erasure.


For you to be able to use iTunes to reset your device, you must have previously synced your device with iTunes recently and you must use the same computer that was used. For the iCloud method, you will have to use your iCloud credentials to reset your device. All these are not necessary when you use iMyFone LockWiper. It is easy to use, it fast and very convenient method to unlock your iPhone.

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