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How to Get Into a Locked iPhone? Here are 5 Ways That Are 100% Work

by  Edwin J. Parke  |  Saturday April-13 2019  13:30:26
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In general, the iPhone will be locked for a while if you fail to unlock it for 6 times. After waiting for a while, if you still enter the wrong passcode for up to 10 times, you will get a warning message saying that ‘iPhone is Disabled. Connect to iTunes’ on the screen. So, how to get into a locked iPhone? You will get right solutions in this article.

1. Get into a Locked iPhone with iTunes

It cannot be more simple to get into a locked iPhone if you've ever used a PC to sync your iPhone data to your iTunes account. You can simply delete the relevant data on the iPhone and restore it to the previous backup state, that is, sync to your iTunes. The steps are as follows:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC.

Step 2. Run iTunes. If you are asked to enter the password, try using another computer that you have synced your iPhone with iTunes.

Step 3. Wait for iTunes to sync with iPhone. Then click on "Restore iPhone" option, and iTunes will display the backups you have made previously. Now you can simply restore the iPhone to previous settings. The passcode will be deleted simultaneously.


2. Get into a Locked iPhone via Recovery Mode

You can still use iTunes to reset and get into the locked iPhone if you haven’t used iTunes to back up your iPhone data and haven't sync the device with iTunes. However, all the data on your will be deleted after trying this way. Therefore, check your personal digital computer in advance to see if you have synced iPhone earlier to back up your data on computer to avoid data loss. Now follow the steps below to unlock your disabled iPhone by putting it into Recovery mode.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC or laptop and force reboot the device.

If you are using the latest iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, quickly press the "Volume Up" button, then quickly press the "Volume Down" button. Next, press and hold the Power button until the iPhone is in Recovery mode.

On iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, press the Power button and the “Volume Down” button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears on the screen.

For all devices earlier than iPhone 6, press and hold the Home and Top / Side buttons simultaneously to put the device in recovery mode.

Step 2. Since your iPhone is connected to your PC, you will see a message to restore or update the device on iTunes on your PC.

Step 3. In order to unlock your iPhone, click the Restore button., and iTunes will download the latest version of iOS for your device.

Step 4. Once the new iOS firmware is downloaded on iPhone, the iPhone will restart immediately. Now you need to re-enter the recovery mode by repeating step 1.

Step 5. You can choose to restore the device again with iTunes according to the prompted message, and all data stored on iPhone previously will be deleted after the restoring process, including the password.

3. Get into a Locked iPhone Without PC/iTunes

If you don't sync your iPhone to iTunes and you can't use a computer, you'll need to clear everything from your device to reset it. However, this method works only if the "Find My iPhone" feature is enabled on a locked iPhone.

This method is also only available for iOS devices running iOS 7 or higher iOS version. When you get a new iPhone, enable the "Find My iPhone" feature first then perform the iCloud backup. So that you can delete all the data remotely when the device is locked or stolen.

This method can be used after all the alternatives had failed, since all the data on iPhone will be erased. Otherwise, your iPhone will instantly become bricked. Follow the given steps below:

Step 1. Click ‘Find My iPhone’ on an iPhone that you have access to.

Step 2. Enter your "Apple ID" and “Password”, then click the “Sign In" button.

Step 3. Select the device you want to erase passcode.

Step 4. Click the "Actions" button at the bottom of the screen.

Step 5. Select ‘Erase iPhone’.

Step 6. Start your iPhone once again, and you will get into the locked iPhone now.

Step 7. You will be asked to enter your iCloud account. After logging in to your iCloud account, you can restore your iPhone from the latest iCloud backup.

4. Get into a Locked iPhone Using PR iOS Unlock Tool

If you need to quickly get into the locked iPhone without data loss, PR iOS Unlock will be the best 3rd-party software for you. It works well to remove your iPhone screen passcode as well as fix all iOS issues in one click. The success rate is more than 99%, and no iTunes is required. Follow the guide below to have access to your locked iPhone with the program below:

PR iOS Unlock-Unlock iPhone & Fix All iPhone/iPad Issue

  • Unlock iPhone/iPad without passcode or iTunes effectively.
  • All iOS related issues occurred due to iOS upgraded, jailbreak, downgrade, etc can be fixed with this repair tool.
  • Apart from iOS issues, any iTunes errors could also be repaired in a fast way.
  • Supports all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
  • The newest iOS 12/11 are also compatible with the tool.


Step 1. Download the PR iOS Unlock software on your computer. If you wish to remove iPhone passcode, then launch it and tick ‘iOS System Recovery’ on the main interface.

choose ios system recovery

Step 2. Then, the disabled iPhone should be connected to computer.

connect device to pc

Step 3. When the device is recognized by PR iOS Unlock, try put the iPhone into DFU mode with the steps on the interface.


Step 4. You can check the detailed information of your iPhone on the interface. Then click the ‘Repair’ button to download the firmware update package.


Step 5. The last thing you need to do is to wait for the repair process as well as the removing process to complete. At the end of the process, you can get into the locked iPhone.

unlock iphone passcode

5. Can I Recover Data from a Locked iPhone?

You can easily save data from an locked/disabled iPhone if there is a backup (just recover from previous backup files). If you have no any backup files available and the iPhone is disabled, PR Free iPhone Recovery will be the choice that you can pick to recover any data from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch regardless of the device is disabled or not.


Maybe you have successfully get into the locked iPhone after going through this article. Simply make a comparison of each method above and choose the most preferred solution for yourself. And you are welcome to share any of your comments below.