Unlocking Your iPhone Without Face ID or Passcode (4 Methods)

Step-by-step guide to unlock your iPhone when Face ID and passcode fail.

If you’re looking to unlock your iPhone without a passcode and Face ID, chances are you’ve forgotten your passcode and Face ID isn’t working. This is a common occurrence. Your iPhone passcode, which you input many times each day, might have slipped your mind. Or maybe you changed your passcode and then promptly forgot it. In any case, you are now in the proper location.

This post will demonstrate how to unlock your iPhone without a passcode or Face ID using four tried-and-true ways.

Can I Unlock My iPhone Without a Passcode or Face ID?

Yes, you can unlock your locked iPhone without having a passcode or Face ID. You’ll need to erase and reset your phone to do this. After that, you can set it up like it’s a new phone.

However, you can’t unlock your iPhone without erasing all the data on it. Apple’s strong security features make this necessary.

So, to sum it up: if you’re locked out of your iPhone and don’t have a passcode or Face ID, you’ll have to erase all your data to get back in. Now that you know what’s involved, let’s look at how to actually do it.

1. Unlocking iPhone Using iSumsoft iPhone Passcode Refixer

What You’ll Need:

  • A Windows PC or a Mac
  • Installation of a third-party app
  • USB cable
  • Your iPhone

The iSumsoft iPhone Passcode Refixer is a third-party application designed to help you bypass various types of iPhone passcodes and locks. These include the lock screen passcode, screen time passcode, and even locked Apple ID accounts.

The app offers a straightforward method for unlocking your iPhone without requiring a passcode or Face ID. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to use the aforementioned app to unlock your locked iPhone. But first, of course, you’ll need to download and install the app.

  1. Launch iSumsoft iPhone Passcode Refixer. You’ll see four options on the main screen. Choose ‘Unlock Lock Screen‘ to begin.
  2. iSumsoft main screen with 'Unlock Lock Screen' option highlighted
  3. Review the list of issues this option can address. If you’re sure, click the ‘Start’ button to proceed with unlocking your iPhone.
  4. List of issues that 'Unlock Lock Screen' can address with 'Start' button highlighted
  5. Ensure your iPhone is connected to your computer via a USB cable. Click ‘Next’. The software will automatically detect and display your iPhone’s model information.
  6. Screen showing iPhone connected via USB and 'Next' button highlighted
  7. Click ‘Download’ to let the software fetch the latest Apple firmware required for the unlocking process. Wait for the download to complete.
  8. Screen with 'Download' button for fetching latest Apple firmware
  9. Once the firmware is downloaded, click ‘Unlock’. The software will start the unlocking process, erasing all data on your iPhone, including the passcode.
  10. Screen showing 'Unlock' button highlighted, indicating start of unlocking process
  11. After a short while, a message saying ‘Unlocked Screen successfully‘ will appear. Your iPhone will then restart, allowing you to set it up again with a new passcode and Face ID.
  12. Screen displaying 'Unlocked Screen successfully' message and iPhone restarting

2. Unlocking iPhone Using iTunes or Finder

What You’ll Need:

  • A Windows PC or a Mac
  • USB Cable
  • Your iPhone

Now, if you prefer to do it without installing any third-party apps, you can also accomplish this with the help of iTunes or the Finder app, depending on whether you are using Windows or macOS. You’re essentially restoring your iPhone to factory settings, which is the official way to unlock your iPhone without a passcode or Face ID.


  • Use the iTunes app if you are a Windows user, or a Mac user on macOS Mojave or earlier.

  • Use the Finder app if you are a Mac user on macOS Catalina or later.
  • Windows users: Click here to download iTunes for Windows.
1. Boot iPhone to Recovery Mode

Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable. To enter Recovery Mode, quickly press and release the Volume Up button, followed by the Volume Down button. Then, press and hold the Side button until your iPhone restarts.

iPhone connected to computer with Recovery Mode instructions
2. Restore with iTunes or Finder

Open iTunes or Finder on your Mac. Navigate to your connected iPhone and select the ‘Restore’ option when prompted. iTunes or Finder will automatically reset your iPhone to factory settings, removing the passcode in the process.

iTunes or Finder window with 'Restore' option highlighted for connected iPhone

3. Unlocking iPhone Without Passcode, Face ID, or Computer

What You’ll Need:

  • Your iPhone
  • ‘Find My iPhone’ enabled in Settings
  • Credentials for your Apple ID

Now, even in the absence of a computer to install an app, or if the second method doesn’t work, solving the problem is still possible with the help of Apple’s Find My app.

Note: This method requires ‘Find My iPhone‘ to have been enabled beforehand on your iPhone. To check if it is enabled, go to ‘Settings’ > [Your Name] > ‘Find My‘ > ‘Find My iPhone‘.

  1. Keep entering the wrong passcode on your iPhone until a message like ‘iPhone Unavailable‘ or ‘Security Lockout’ appears.
  2. Look for the ‘Erase iPhone‘ or ‘Forgot Passcode‘ option at the bottom right corner of the screen. Tap on it. If you don’t see this option, you may need to enter incorrect passcodes a few more times.
  3. Your iPhone will automatically erase and reset. After this process, you can set it up again and regain access.
  4. iPhone screen displaying 'Security Lockout' message with 'Erase iPhone' or 'Forgot Passcode' option

4. Unlocking iPhone Using Find My iPhone

What You’ll Need:

  • Your iPhone
  • ‘Find My iPhone’ Enabled in Settings
  • Browser
  • Credentials for Your Apple ID

If you have the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature enabled on your device, you can also use it to remotely erase and unlock your iPhone. This is another method to unlock your iPhone without a passcode or Face ID, and without connecting to a computer.

  1. Log in to www.icloud.com using your Apple ID from a trusted device or web browser. Make sure to use the same Apple ID that is associated with the iPhone you wish to unlock. If you are using a new device or browser and have two-factor authentication enabled, you will need to verify your identity with a six-digit code.
  2. After signing in, navigate to the ‘Find My iPhone‘ app. The app will automatically locate and list all devices associated with your Apple ID.
  3. Select the iPhone you want to unlock, then click ‘Erase iPhone‘. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the erasure process.
  4. iCloud 'Find My iPhone' interface with 'Erase iPhone' option highlighted

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I unlock my iPhone without a passcode or Face ID using the Calculator app?

No, this is a myth popularized on TikTok and is not a valid method.

Can I unlock my iPhone without a passcode using the Camera app?

No, this is another myth that has been circulating on TikTok. It doesn’t work on newer iOS versions.

Can I unlock my iPhone without a passcode or Face ID using Siri?

No, Siri is generally not possible due to Apple’s security measures. Siri will ask for authentication (either a passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID) before allowing access to most functions that require unlocking the device.