[Easy Steps]How to Disable Passcode on iPhone Even When You Forget It

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Jack Robertson


A screen passcode is a common security layer to protect an iPhone from unauthorized access. Disabling it means to set an iPhone unlocked so that anybody can get into the iPhone without the restriction of a passcode, Face ID, or Touch ID.

To disable the passcode on your iPhone is very easy when you have the passcode in hand. You just need to tap a few buttons.

If you say that you are not good at remembering passcodes and you’ve forgotten the current passcode on your iPhone, you can still find a way to disable it.

No matter you remember your passcode or not, you can check the following guide to turn off the screen lock on your iPhone.

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Influences of disabling passcode on iPhone

Disabling passcode on iPhone comes with consequences, some are good and some are negative. Before we move to turn off the passcode on your iPhone, you’d better read the following content first.

Negative effect:

  • Everybody can have access to your iPhone, which will lead to potential privacy leak and monetary loss.
  • Face ID and Touch ID are both rooted in the passcode, so after you disable the passcode, you cannot use Face ID or Touch ID on this iPhone anymore.
  • If you set Touch ID or Face ID as the prior way to confirm your purchase in App Store and Apple Pay. Then you need to enter your Apple ID password to confirm your order after you turn off the passcode.
  • After you disable the passcode, you cannot use Face ID to lock your WhatsApp or other apps to protect your information accordingly.

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Positive effect:

  • When you use this iPhone, you don’t need to enter a passcode or verify yourself through Touch/Face ID.
  • An iPhone will be disabled when you enter the wrong passcode multiple times. But an iPhone without a screen lock will never be disabled.

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Unless:

  • This iPhone is supposed to be used in public areas like hospitals, restaurants, and offices,
  • Or, you’re just tired of entering a passcode every time you use iPhone,
  • Or, this iPhone is for kids or elders who are not good at remembering passcode,
  • etc.

Otherwise, you’d better have a passcode on your device.


Situation 1 Disable the passcode on an iPhone when you have the passcode

It’s extremely easy to disable the locked screen on your iPhone as long as you have the passcode in hand, you can do it on your iPhone within seconds.

Step 1 Get into Touch ID or Face ID & Passcode

Go to Settings on your iPhone.

  • If your iPhone is iPhone 8/8 Plus or earlier models, swipe down to tap on Touch ID & Passcode.
  • Or, you’re using iPhone X/XR/XS or iPhone 11/ 11Pro, tap on Face ID & Passcode.

Enter your passcode to get into the page.

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Step 2 Disable your passcode

On the page, swipe down and tap on Turn Off Passcode, enter your passcode to confirm.

iPhone Turn Off Passcode

Then, the passcode will be disabled on your iPhone.

When it’s disabled, you will see the Turn Off Passcode option is gone and replaced by Turn On Passcode.

iPhone Turn On Passcode

With the 2 steps, your iPhone is no longer locked with a passcode, Face ID, or Touch ID, you can use it with a simple slide anytime.


Situation 2 Disable the passcode on your iPhone when you don’t have the passcode

If you got locked out of the device because you just forget the passcode, or worse, this iPhone is disabled because of multiple attempts for entering the wrong passcode. You cannot turn off passcode just via Settings.

In this case, you can only unlock your iPhone first and then set up this iPhone without adding a screen lock.

To unlock your iPhone, you’ll need a third-party program. Here, you may use Aiseesoft iPhone Unlocker to do you the favor.

Aiseesoft iPhone Unlocker is programmed as an iOS unlocker to remove the screen lock and Apple ID on all iOS devices.

It can wipe out the passcode on your iPhone so that you can have access to the iPhone without bumping against the screen lock. You can just connect your iPhone to the computer and make some clicks to do that.

iPhone Unlocerk Interface Functions
Let’s see how to turn off an iPhone passcode with Aiseesoft iPhone Unlocker.

Step 1 Launch iPhone Unlocker on your PC

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Step 2 Connect your iPhone to the computer

Take out a UBS cable and connect your iPhone to a computer. Make sure the connection is stable during the whole process.

Step 3 Unlock your iPhone

  • Choose the Wipe Passcode mode to erase the passcode.
  • Confirm your information about this iPhone, click Start to proceed.
  • Then, download a firmware to unlock your iPhone.
  • When the download is complete, click Unlock. Next, type in a verification code “0000” on the Unlocker to confirm the unlock.

iPhone Unlocker will unlock your device in minutes, just wait for a while.

Wipe Passcode Process
Step 4 Set up your iPhone

Now, your iPhone has been unlocked, you need to power it on and set up your device.

While the setup, it demands you to set up a Face ID or Touch ID for this device.

You need to hit Set Up Later in Settings. Then, it asks you to enter a passcode for the locked screen, hit Passcode Option, and Don’t Add Passcode, tap Continue to confirm.

Don't Add Passcode On iPhone

Follow the on-screen instruction to finish the setup, your iPhone can be normally used without a passcode after the setup is done.

Cautions:

Your data will be erased when the process is complete. If the contents on your device are important, you’d better make a backup.

Maybe, you need to back up a locked or disabled iPhone without entering a passcode.


Your passcode will be totally disabled with the methods mentioned here. Try your best to keep your device from the wrong hands after you disable the passcode.