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Locked Out of iPhone? 5 Ways to get into a Locked iPhone


Mar 08, 2024 • Filed to: Remove Screen Lock • Proven solutions

Is your iPhone locked, and can’t seem to remember its passcode? If your response is “yes,” then you're in. It might surprise you, but there are a lot of ways to get into a locked iPhone. To help our readers, we have come up with this extensive post, covering different techniques for taking the lock off iPhone. Follow these expert suggestions and unlock your iOS device when you are locked out of your iPhone.

Part 1: How to get into a locked iPhone with Dr.Fone?

If you are locked out of iPhone, you should only use a reliable and secure way to unlock it. The chances are that the above-mentioned technique might not work on your device. Hence, you can use Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock for help to unlock your phone. Compatible with almost all iOS devices, its desktop application runs on Mac and Windows. One can learn how to get into a locked iPhone by following these instructions.

Attention: All your data all be erased after you get into your locked iPhone.Please make sure if you have backed up all your data.

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Step 1. Download Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock, install it on the computer, and launch it whenever you need to unlock your phone. Choose the option of "Screen Unlock" from the main screen.

get into locked iphone with drfone for ios

Step 2. Connect your device with a computer. Afterward, choose the “Unlock iOS Screen”  to get started.

connect iphone to pc to get into locked iphone

Step 3. Then on the next screen, this tool will prompt you to enter the DFU mode to continue.

get into locked iphone by activating dfu mode

Step 4. Provide the essential details about your phone in the next window and Download the firmware update.

download firmware to get into locked iphone

Step 5. Wait a moment until the download process is done, and then click on the “Unlock Now” button to activate the process.

start to get into locked iphone

Step 6. There will be a warning message showing up. Just confirm it by entering the on-screen code.

confirmation code to get into locked iphone

Step 7. Let the application resolve the issue on your phone. Once it is done, you will be notified that your lock screen is removed.

got into locked iphone successfully

Part 2: How to get into a locked iPhone with iTunes?

This is another popular way to resolve the locked out of the iPhone problem. It can get a little complicated to start with, but in the end, your data would be erased. On Mac with macOS Catalina, you need to open Finder. On Windows PC and Mac with other macOS, you can use iTunes. Implement the following steps to restore your iPhone.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. Enter the Recovery Mode.

  • For iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and later: Press and quickly release the 'Volume Up' button. Press and quickly release the 'Volume Down' button. Keep the Side (Top) button until the Recovery-mode screen appears.
  • For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPod Touch (7th generation): Press and hold the 'Top' ('Side') and 'Volume Down' buttons simultaneously. Keep holding until it enters the Recovery mode.
  • For iPad with Hom buttons and iPhone 6s and former iPhone: Press and hold the 'Home' and 'Side' ('Top') buttons at the same time. Keep holding both buttons until the iTunes symbol would appear on the screen.

boot in recovery mode

Step 3. Click on the “Restore” button. This would reset your device.

restore iphone

Part 3: How to get into a locked iPhone via Find My iPhone?

Apple’s official Find My iPhone is a smart and hassle-free way to locate your lost iPhone or reset it remotely. All you need to remmber is your Apple ID and password. To use this method, preconditions are: Find My iPhone is enabled and internet network is available. Follow these instructions to reset your iPhone:

Step 1. Log in to iCloud’s website using your Apple ID and password. Visit the Find My iPhone page and click on the “All Devices” option to view all the iOS devices linked to your Apple ID. Now, select the iOS device that is locked.

icloud all devices

Step 2. This will provide various tasks that you can perform on the iOS device. Click on the “Erase iPhone” button to reset the device.

erase iphone

Part 4: How to get into a locked iPhone with Siri?

If you don’t want to erase your device’s data while resolving this issue, you can use Siri. You should know that this is not an official fix and only works for limited iOS devices (iOS 8.0 to iOS 13). Ideally, it is considered a loophole in iOS, which can be exploited to fix a disabled phone. You can learn how to get in a locked iPhone by implementing the following steps:

Step 1. To activate Siri, please long press your home button on the phone. Ask for the present time (by saying “Hey Siri, what time is it?”) and wait for its response. Now, tap on the clock icon.

hey siri

Step 2. On the world clock interface, add another clock.

world clock

Step 3. The interface will ask you to search for a location of your choice. Type anything on the search tab and select it to get various options. Tap on the “Select all” text.

select all

Step 4. A few added options will be displayed. Tap on “Share” to proceed.

share text

Step 5. Out of all the options to share this text, select the Message app.

share on message

Step 6. A new interface will be opened from where you can draft a new message. Type anything in the “To” field and tap "return" from a keyboard.

send to

Step 7. Then the text will be highlighted. Tap on the add icon.

add contact

Step 8. This will open another interface to add a new contact. From here, tap on the “Create new contact” option.

create new contact

Step 9. Instead of adding a contact, tap on the photo icon and select the “Choose Photo” option.

choose photo

Step 10. This will open the photo library on your phone. Visit an album or wait for a while.

iphone photo library

Step 11. Now, press the home button. If nothing goes wrong, then you will enter the Home screen on your phone.

iphone home


We hope that after learning how to get in a locked iPhone in different ways, you would be able to resolve the issue on your iOS device. Choose the way you prefer and fix the locked out of the iPhone problem. We recommend using Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock to get an easy fix to your issue without much trouble.

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