Apple offers 3 ways to protect the device from unauthorized users including Face ID/Touch ID, screen Passcode, as well as iCloud Activation Lock. The screen passcode is used when your device is not able to recognize your fingerprint or face, restart your device, factory reset your iPhone, or you haven’t unlocked your iPhone for more than 48 hours.
If you forgot the passcode, you will be locked out of your iPhone. And it’s annoying when you enter the wrong passcode continuously several times and iPhone pops up “iPhone is disabled for X Minutes”. Moreover, it is frustrating when you don’t have a computer to unlock the locked iPhone.
What to do if you forgot your iPhone passcode? If you are stuck in the same situation, you can take 4 ways in this post to unlock the iPhone passcode with or without a computer. The first 2 methods will factory reset iPhone, so make sure you have a backup to restore without a computer. Another 2 ways may require a computer, but they apply to more scenarios and cover more iOS users.
If your iPhone screen gets broken, to unlock your device, you can know more about unlocking your iPhone with a broken screen article.
Unlock iPhone Passcode without Computer via Find My iPhone
If you have another iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad, you could actually use the Find My iPhone function to reset the iPhone without a passcode and computer. Here are the steps for how to reset iPhone without a passcode and computer.
Step 1. Download and install the Find My iPhone app on another iPhone device.
Step 2. Log in with your Apple ID and password. Simply, enter the Apple account login credential and click on “Sign in”.
Step 3. Now, you will find all the devices on the map that are connected to the same account.
Step 4. After that, choose your device that is locked by tapping on it.
Step 5. Tap on the actions and choose “Erase iPhone”. This will wipe all data from your locked device. Now you’ve unlocked your iPhone passcode.
Step 6. After your iPhone has been erased, you need to set up your iPhone, click on “Restore from iCloud Backup” and enter iCloud details to restore the backup.
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