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A Complete Guide on How to Backup iPhone Without Passcode

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Jul 12, 2024 • Filed to: Backup & Restore Data • Proven solutions

Have you ever been in a situation where you urgently need to back up your iPhone? But there’s one problem: “You forgot the passcode.” If yes, then you are not alone!

Many users face these kinds of issues at some point in their lives. Their iPhone gets disabled for any reason, and they can't access it because they don't know the passcode.

Some find a way to access it again, while others remain clueless and seek help. Well, we are here to help those users.

This article is going to tell you all about how to back up iPhone without a Passcode. We will explore everything about it. However, let's start by finding out whether it is possible!

Part 1. Can You Back Up iPhone Without a Passcode?

Yes, you can! Indeed, passcodes are for the security of your device, but sometimes we get caught in bad situations. We don't remember the passcode and end up thinking we lost everything. But time has changed now. Technology has evolved and turned the tables.

Various methods are available that can help you backup iPhone without passcode. You don't need to visit phone operators or tech gurus to get the job done. These methods are easy to follow and anyone can perform them. Let's explore them together!

Part 2. How to Backup iPhone While Disabled Without Passcode/iTunes? [Best Method]

If you are looking for a way to backup iPhone without password or iTunes, Wondershare Dr.Fone is what you need. It is a hassle-free and effective solution. With just one click, you can back up around 24 data types, including photos, videos, music, podcasts, and more. Forget about fumbling with a USB cable; Dr. Fone offers a wireless way to back up the data.

The best part? You don't need any tech-related skills to use this tool. Its straightforward interface makes it easy to use. Dr.Fone is available for both Windows and Mac users.

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Now that we have explored Dr. Fone’s amazing features, let’s move forward to the steps of using it!

Steps to Backup iPhone Without Passcode/iTunes

Download and install the Dr.Fone app on your computer or laptop. Then, follow the instructions given below:

Method 1. Manually Back Up the Data

Step 1: Launch the Dr.Fone app. Click the My Backup option on the left panel. Then, click the Back Up Now button to start backing up your iDevice.

click the back up now button.

Step 2: Dr.Fone will detect the files and back them up on your device. The time may vary according to the size of your data. If you wish to cancel the process, you can click the Cancel button.

dr.fone backing up the files.

Step 3: Once the backup is completed, you will see a window displaying the backup details. You can see the files by clicking the View Backups button.

the backup process is completed.

Method 2. Automatically Back Up the Data

Step 1: Launch the Dr.Fone app and navigate to My Devices> Backup preferences. It will open a new window with some options for backing up data.

open the backup preference window.

Step 2: Now. connect your iOS device to the computer via a USB cable. Then, turn on the Enable Auto-Backup toggle. Select the Backup Plan and Preferred Time, then click the Back Up Nowbutton to start the process.

click back up now to start the process.

Step 3: You can click Backup History to view all iOS device backup history. Click on the View button to view the contents of the backup files.

view the contents.

This is how to back up an iPhone while disabled using Dr.Fone. It is the most hassle-free and efficient way to do the job. However, if you want to try the manual methods, you may read the next sections of this article.

Part 3. How to Backup Locked iPhone to iCloud Via iTunes [Windows]?

This is another method to back up the iPhone while locked. However, it is most likely to work if you have backed up the iPhone to iTunes before and haven't started your iPhone since then. When you sync your iPhone with a trusted computer, iTunes remembers the passcode. There's no need to enter it again.

You can follow the instructions given below to backup your iPhone to iCloud via iTunes:

Step 1: Open the iTunes software on your laptop or PC.

Step 2: Connect your locked iPhone to your computer via a USB cable. You will see it syncing with the iTunes.

Step 3: Now, click the device icon on the top left. Go to Summary, select This Computer, and then click the Back Up Now button.

backup locked iphone without passcode on windows.

After a few seconds, the backup process will be completed, and you will have a backup of your iPhone on your PC. You can restore it later. However, this method is for Windows. Let's move forward and see how to do it on Mac.

Part 4. How to Backup iPhone to iCloud Via Finder [Mac]?

The steps to back up a locked iPhone without a passcode on a Mac are quite similar to those for Windows. However, the same applies: you must have backed up your iPhone to iTunes before. Let's get to the steps!

Here is how you can backup iPhone to iCloud via Finder:

Step 1: First, connect the iPhone to your Mac via a USB cable.

Step 2: Open Finder on your Mac. You will see a list of devices under Locations. Select your device and proceed.

Step 3: On the top menu of the Finder interface, you will see various options. Click General.

Step 4: Here, you will see various options. Select Back up all of the data on your iPhone to this Mac and click Back Up Now.

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This is how you can back up iPhone to iCloud via Finder. Let’s suppose, you have done the backup successfully, but how will you access your locked phone? Don’t worry! We have a solution for this as well. Let’s explore it together.

Part 5. Bonus Tip: How to Unlock Disabled iPhone in One Click?

We have seen how to retrieve your data if you forgot iPhone backup password. Now, what if you are unable to access your iPhone because you have forgotten the passcode?

Well, it is a nightmare. Thankfully, Dr.Fone-Screen Unlock (iOS) has the solution for this as well. In this section, we will explore how you can unlock an iPhone without a passcode. You know what the best part is. This powerful tool can also unlock Touch or Face ID.

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Download and install the Dr.Fone app on your computer or laptop. Then follow the instructions given below:

Step 1: Launch the Dr.Fone app on your computer. Then, navigate through Toolbox>Screen Unlock>iOS to open a new window.

go to the screen unlock option

Step 2: Here, select the Unlock iOS Screen option, and then, on the next window, click Start to initiate the unlocking process.

click start to start the process

Step 3: Now, you are supposed to put your iOS device into recovery mode. To do that, you can follow the instructions given on the screen.

put the device into recovery mode

Note: If you are unable to follow the instructions, you can “Try DFU Mode”. It will open the instructions to put your device into DFU mode.

Step 4: If the system doesn't detect the device model and system version automatically, you can select manually. After selecting them, click the Start button to proceed.

select the device model, and system version, and click start.

Step 5: After clicking the Start button, Dr.Fone will start downloading the firmware package of your device. Once downloaded, click the Unlock button to continue the process.

click the unlock now button

Step 6: Next, you will see a pop-up asking you to enter the confirmation code. Enter it and select the Unlock button. It will start the unlocking process.

Enter the confirmation code and proceed

Step 7: After a few minutes, your iPhone will be successfully unlocked. You can click the Done button to conclude the process. If you are still left with the locked device, you can try again.

click done or try again

So, this is how you can unlock your locked iPhone with Dr.Fone. You don't have to go through complex steps or visit phone operators to unlock it. It is easily doable at home without requiring any tech skills.

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Knowing how to back up an iPhone when disabled can be a blessing in disguise. In this article, we have explored various methods for both Mac and Widows. We walked you through their step-by-step guide to make the process easy. But prevention is the key. You should back up your essential data regularly.

Moreover, if you want a hassle-free way to back up your iPhone without a passcode, download Wondershare Dr.Fone. You already have seen how helpful it is to manage your iPhone's data. Plus, it offers many other useful features.

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There might be some users who have never synced their iPhones to iTunes. If you are one of them, you will need the password to make the connection. In this way, your device with trust your computer, and the next time when you connect it, your computer won't ask for a password.
Various tools are available to back up iPhones without a passcode. However, if you want a reliable one, then there is no one better than Wondershare Dr.Fone. It is effective and easy to use. All you need to do is download it and follow the steps. That's it!
It is very simple. Open the Settings app on your iPhone and click [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. If iCloud Backup is turned on, you will be able to see the last successful backup date and time.

James Davis

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