Unfortunately, it often happens that you forget the access code (password) of your iPhone. We have already analyzed the problem and seen what it can be done for unlock an iPhone with a forgotten code. But in the most recent models of the iPhone (from iPhone X onwards) new methods of locking and unlocking the device have been introduced. Among these is the FACE ID, a very sophisticated mechanism that allows you to access the iPhone simply with a glance.
Despite the high technology behind this innovative feature, there are several (several cases judging from the complaints found on online forums and blogs) where the Face ID doesn't work and the user is practically OUT of their iOS device. What to do if you too find yourself in this unpleasant situation? There is a way to unlock iPhone without Face ID and without Access Password (i.e. without iPhone access code)? The answer is affirmative and below we report some methods and possible solutions.
# 1. Unlock iPhone without FaceID and Password with dr.Fone
One of the most effective solutions to bypass a password or Face ID locked iPhone is to use a program dr.fone – Unlock (iOS). This (shareware) software provides a solution that can unlock iOS devices easily. It doesn't matter if the device is locked due to too many consecutive wrong attempts (iPhone disabled) or you forgot the passcode of your device, I have the Face ID not working: in all these cases dr Fone can help you unlock the device in definitive way.
Even if you don't have any technical skills, you can use this program to unlock your iPhone without Face ID or Password. Here are the steps to follow.
NOTE: Before proceeding, the service must be deactivated Find my iPhone if it is enabled. To do this, go to the iCloud website (www.icloud.com), log into your Apple account. Once entered, select the “Find my iPhone” service and remove the iPhone from the list to disable the service from it.
Step 1. Download Install Dr.fone on your computer. Here are the download links for the Windows or Mac version.
Dr.fone home screen:
From the main screen of the program click on the function "UNLOCK”To open the relevant form.
Step 2. Using a USB cable, connect your iPhone to the computer. As soon as it is detected, click on "STARTS”To start the process unlock without face id and password
Step 3. You will be asked to put your own iPhone in DFU mode. You will simply have to follow the graphic instructions on the program. Or follow these textual steps:
- Turn off the phone
- Press the Side key and Volume Down key at the same time for at least 10 seconds
- Press and hold the Volume Down key and release the Side button
- Continue holding the Volume Down key for another 5 seconds. Release it when the phone enters DFU mode
Step 4. Immediately after that you will have to select the exact model of your iPhone and click on “Download” to download the new firmware.
Step 5. Once the download is complete, click on the “Unlock Now” button.
Step 6. Confirm that you want to proceed by entering the numbers indicated in the control window
Step 7. The iphone will be unlocked and restarted. Upon reboot you will notice that there is no more Face ID protection and no password to enter.
NB: You should know that the existing data on your phone will be deleted. Unfortunately, there is no solution to unlock an iOS device without deleting existing data. Therefore, this is a risk you need to consider if you want to unlock your iOS device.
#2. Unlock iPhone without Face ID or Password with iTunes
Step 1. Put your iPhone in recovery mode
- Connect your iPhone (let's assume you have an iPhone XS) to your computer (Mac or Windows) and launch an updated version of iTunes
- Quickly press the Volume Up key. Press it just for a second and release it
- Similarly, momentarily press the Volume Down key
- Once you release the Volume Down key, press the Side button.
- Keep pressing the side button until "Connect to itunes" appears on the screen
Step 2. Reset the iPhone
As soon as your phone enters recovery mode, iTunes will detect that there is a problem with your device and display the following message. Click on the option "Restore”And follow the simple instructions to completely reset your phone to factory settings.
Once the iPhone is reset you can turn it on and there will be no more lock.
# 3. Unlock iPhone without Face ID / Password with iCloud
Another way to unlock iPhone without passcode or Face ID is to use iCloud:
- Go to the official iCloud website and log in with your Apple ID and password
- From here, click on the service "Find my iPhone".
- A list of all devices linked to your Apple account will appear. Select your iPhone to unlock
- Click the "Clear”And answer the security question correctly to confirm your choice.
If you get a message on your phone, you agree and wait a few moments while the phone restarts. This process will erase all existing data on the phone and remove the access lock.