Effective Ways To Bypass iPhone Passcode

Last Updated on January 13, 2023 by Jack Robertson

Hanging with an iPhone can be really joyful, it’s also pleasing that you find an aged iPhone from some dark corners of your house. But it can be pretty annoying that if we forgot the passcode on an iPhone, because we cannot get through the lock screen and have fun with it anymore. To be able to use the locked iPhone, the only way we could do is to bypass the passcode or screen lock. So, I’m gonna introduce you some simple and effective ways to bypass that forgotten passcode on your iPhone.

Notes for bypassing iPhone passcode

If we want to bypass the passcode on an iPhone, something must be notified.

  • iPhone passcode could not be bypassed or erased solely. We need to reset or erase the whole iPhone, and therefore to erase the passcode. Since we could not get in iPhone to do the reset, we need help from some software to do the work, like iTunes or iCloud.
  • While resetting the iPhone, the passcode would be erased but all the data as well. This is inevitable. You could recover your data from previous iTunes of iCloud backup if there are any, but this cannot restore all the data on your iPhone. Or, the data on this iPhone is important, you could try to back up a locked iPhone.
  • When the reset is done, the iOS on the iPhone would be upgraded to the latest that your device supports.

Method 1: Bypass passcode on iPhone with Aiseesoft iPhone Unlocker

There is a method that you could totally bypass the passcode, Aiseesoft iPhone Unlocker. This is a program that can help you bypass the passcode in minutes with high success rate. It can just wipe your passcode with 5 steps and you can use your iPhone again. It also provides Apple ID removal and Restriction passcode reset, which could help you solve most iOS locks. Compatible with all iPhone models with any iOS version, you could bypass the passcode on iPhone 3G/4/5/6/7/8/X/11.

To bypass the forgotten passcode with Aiseesoft iPhone Unlocker, check this out.

Step 1 Download and launch Aiseesoft iPhone Unlocker on your PC

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Step 2 Choose Wipe Passcode mode

Three options are available on the interface:

  • Wipe Passcode is to remove the lock screen passcode.
  • Remove Apple ID is to delete the linked Apple account on iPhone.
  • Screen Time is to regain or reset the Restriction passcode.

Here we will need Wipe Passcode to bypass the lock screen. Click it and then, click Start. Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

Step 3 Confirm the information

Information about this iPhone will be listed, make sure it’s correct and click Start to confirm.

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Step 4 Download the unlocking firmware

A firmware for wiping passcode would be downloaded to your PC (You could delete it later). Please wait for a few moments. When it’s done, move to the next step.

Step 5 Wipe the passcode

While the firmware is downloaded, a pop-up appears, type in “0000” to confirm the reset. The program would reset your iPhone automatically. Wait for the completion.

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When it’s done, you could regain control on iPhone without entering any passcode. You could set it up again. With 5 simple steps, the software could help you bypass the passcode in minutes. Simple and effective. This is Aiseesoft iPhone Unlocker.

Method 2: Bypass iPhone passcode with iTunes

iTunes helps to bypass the passcode as well. But it’s very important to know how to connect to iTunes while the iPhone is locked. It requires a little bit of skills. So, let’s see how to bypass the passcode with iTunes.

Step 1 Enter Recovery Mode

You need to activate Recovery Mode on your iPhone. Here is how to activate it on iPhone models.

iPhone 6/6s or earlier models.
Turn off your iPhone first. Keep holding the Home button and connect your iPhone to a PC at the same time. Don’t release the Home button until you see the Recovery mode screen.

iPhone 7/7 Plus.
Turn off your iPhone first. Keep holding the Volume Down button and connect your iPhone to a PC at the same time. Don’t release the Volume Down button till you see the Recovery Mode screen.

iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X/ XR, iPhone 11/11 Pro, or iPhone SE [Second Generation].
Turn off your iPhone first. Keep holding the Side button and connect your iPhone to a PC at the same time. Don’t release the Side button till you see the Recovery screen.

iPhone Buttons For Recovery Mode

When you’ve activated Recovery Mode, your iPhone will sync to iTunes automatically.

Step 2 Restore your iPhone

Locate your device’s icon on the right, click it. A pop-up appears, saying that “There is a problem with the iPhone”, and two options are available, Restore and Update.
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Here, we need to choose Restore. Restore could reset your iPhone to original factory settings, which is to completely erase the device.

Click Restore, and enter your Apple ID and password, then, all you need is to wait. iTunes would download software for restoring your device which would be erased automatically. Once the software is downloaded, it would get to restore your iPhone.
Wait for the completion, and you could have an unlocked iPhone.Set it up and enjoy your time.


  • Make sure Find My iPhone is disabled on iCloud. If it’s enabled, turn it off on Settings > [Apple ID] > Find My or iCloud from your handset.
  • If the whole process takes more than 15 minutes, your iPhone would exit Recovery Mode. Repeat Step 1 and proceed.
  • If you cannot remember your Apple ID and password, or you cannot activate Recovery Mode or iTunes fails to download the software, try Aiseesoft iPhone Unlocker.
  • There is a 10% risk for your iPhone being stuck in Recovery Mode, once it got stuck, you need to fix it additionally. But you can also try to fix stuck in Recovery Mode and bypass the passcode at the same time.

Use iTunes to bypass your passcode would be complex and troublesome. I strongly recommend you try Aiseesoft iPhone Unlocker. With simple steps, your trouble would be gone. But do remember to back up your iPhone before you bypass the passcode. You could try to back up your iPhone without a passcode.