How to Unlock iPhone 13, Apple's New iPhone


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

It has happened to all of us at some point in the other. The chances of it happening are notoriously higher when you just started using it. We are talking of passcodes on iPhones. Apple requires setting up a 6-digit passcode to use some features such as Face ID on your iPhone 13. So, you thought it was a great idea to set up your new iPhone 13 with a new passcode, right? The only problem is that the 6 digits you thought are bulletproof and no one will be able to come up with them in relation to you, are not coming to you either. You forgot the newly set passcode, entered the incorrect passcode more times than the software was happy about, and the iPhone 13 is locked now. What to do? Read on.

Part I: Why Is Your iPhone 13 Locked?

There can be a few reasons why your iPhone 13 is locked, the primary ones being that you bought a second-hand iPhone 13 from someone who set it up with a passcode and decided it wasn't for them and was nonchalant enough to sell it to you without removing the passcode from the iPhone 13, or that you forgot the passcode to your new iPhone 13 and entered it incorrectly a few times. In any case, help is at hand.

Part II: How to Unlock iPhone 13

We understand how frustrating it can be when your newly purchased iPhone 13 does not unlock because of a passcode entry issue, and all you want to do is get the screen unlocked. At Wondershare, we strive to create meaningful differences in the lives of the people that use our software and keeping that in mind, we have a solution for you to unlock your iPhone 13 passcode screen using Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (iOS).

II.I Using Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (iOS) to Unlock the Locked iPhone 13

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Dr.Fone is a set of modules that make life easy for you. Any kind of problem you can think of, it is likely that Dr.Fone has a remedy for it ready in its arsenal. A locked iPhone 13 is no different. Here is how to use Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (iOS) to unlock iPhone 13 passcode:

Step 1: Install Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (iOS) on your computer.

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Step 2: Connect your locked iPhone 13 to the computer.

Step 3: Launch Dr.Fone and select the Screen Unlock module.

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Step 4: Select Unlock iOS Screen.

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Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions to boot the iPhone in Recovery Mode. If for some reason you are unable to boot into Recovery Mode, there are instructions at the bottom to enter DFU mode.

Step 6: Dr.Fone will tell you the phone model and the software installed on it. If it is incorrect, use the dropdown lists to select the correct information.

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Click Download to download the firmware file for your device.

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Step 7: Select the firmware package after the download completes. After the download completes, you can click Unlock Now to start unlocking the iPhone 13.

In a short while, your iPhone 13 will be unlocked. It is important to note that unlocking a locked iPhone 13 cannot be done without wiping data.

II.II How to Unlock iPhone 13 with Find My (iPhone)

Find My allows you to unlock your iPhone remotely if you want to. So, if you have forgotten the passcode and are unable to unlock your iPhone 13, there is a way you can unlock it using Find My. Doing this will wipe your data from the device and set it up as new, though. Here is how to do that:

Step 1: If you have any other Apple device that is logged in with the same Apple ID as the iPhone 13, you can launch Find My on that device. Else, you can visit and log into the same iCloud account/ Apple ID as the locked iPhone 13.

Step 2: Under Find My (or Find My iPhone if you are using the iCloud website), select your iPhone 13 and click Erase iPhone and confirm.

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That's it. You will have wiped and unlocked your iPhone 13 and it will start with factory settings. Note that this works only if the iPhone 13 was connected to Find My in the first place. If not, then you always have Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (iOS) to help you out.

II.III Put The iPhone 13 in Recovery Mode

You can unlock your iPhone 13 using Recovery Mode, yourself.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 13 to the computer and open iTunes. If you are on a Mac that runs macOS Catalina or higher, open Finder.

Step 2: Press the volume up button and let go. Press the volume down button and let go. Press the side button (power button) and keep holding it till Finder or iTunes detects the phone in Recovery Mode.

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Step 3: Select Restore to download and reinstall the latest iOS on your iPhone and unlock iPhone 13.

Part III: How to Turn Off Passcodes in iPhone 13

If after reading all this and going through so much hassle to unlock the iPhone 13, you feel that passcodes are not worth your time, we feel you. We designed Dr.Fone to help you be at ease and be safe with passcodes for when you forget them, but if you would rather not use passcodes at all, we understand where you're coming from. Here is how to turn off passcodes for good on iPhone 13:

Step 1: Launch Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down to Face ID and Passcode.

Step 3: Enter your passcode.

Step 4: Scroll down and select Turn Passcode Off.

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Step 5: Enter your passcode one last time.

You're done. Now go ahead and forget the passcode forever. You will not need it again. Do note, however, that not using a passcode on your iPhone 13 leaves not only your data but your iPhone 13 itself in a highly vulnerable state. Anyone with access to your device can do anything on the device that you could, including setting up a passcode that you will then have to use this guide to unlock.

Part IV: More information about iPhone 13/iPhone 13 mini/iPhone 13 Pro

The ways mentioned before should help you get out of the locked iPhone 13 now. Here is a shortlist of the features of the iPhone 13 range. You may learn more information about iPhone 13 range that you may never know before. 

5G Capability and Dual eSIM Support

The iPhone 13 range builds on the iPhone 12 range for 5G capability by supporting more bands than the iPhone 12 lineup. 5G modems are the same across the iPhone 13 lineup. the iPhone 13 lineup supports dual eSIM for the first time ever in iPhones. You do get a physical SIM tray for one nano-SIM though, so don't sit up.

Cinematic Mode

You might be wondering if you will get the highlight Cinematic Mode if you were to pick the cheapest of the iPhone 13 lineup, that is, the iPhone 13 mini. The answer is yes, you will. All iPhone 13 models support Cinematic Mode.

Water Resistance and Charging

All iPhone 13 models feature the same IP68 water resistance (that is a depth of 6 meters for up to 30 minutes) and feature MagSafe charging. No differences here, except that the iPhone 13 mini is still capped at 12W charging with MagSafe, just like the iPhone 12 mini was.

Part V: The Bottom Line

A locked iPhone 13 is never a pretty sight. Fortunately, there are a couple of things you can do to try and unlock your iPhone 13 and remove the passcode from your iPhone 13. There is also Wondershare Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (iOS) to unlock your iPhone 13 for you when you need help removing the passcode from your iPhone 13 and unlocking it.

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