The passcode is a well-known protection measure for the iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/iPhone X/iPhone 10 users. As a matter of fact, most smartphone users rely on some kind of security locking option. And while designed to limit the access of unauthorized persons to the device’s content, this passcode can sometimes turn against you. When you forget it (don’t laugh, it can happen) or when something else interferes and you are no longer able to use the passcode… You need a way to bypass this authentication step and unlock the iPhone.
The only solution for the iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/iPhone X/iPhone 10 passcode bypass that is guaranteed to work every time is the hard factory reset! When you delete absolutely everything from the smartphone and you reconfigure it as if you just received it from the store, you can obviously skip the forgotten passcode. But maybe you don’t want to do that because you fear that you will lose all your data.
The thing is that, if you have a backup, you should be able to restore it even after a hard factory reset. But this good news leads to even more good news. If you have a backup, you might also have access to some of the most famous Apple services: the iTunes and the iCloud. And with their help, you could try to skip the passcode without having to reset the entire device!
Coming up next, we will show you not just how to use the iTunes or the iCloud for this purpose. We will also give you an alternative to these two, accessible when booting into Recovery Mode. Just so you know, the iTunes will work if you’ve synced your iPhone before with it. And so will do the iCloud, if you’ve ever used the iCloud service and the iPhone has an active internet service in place. The Recovery Mode is for whenever these two are not an option for you.
We’ll remind you that you can always learn how to factory reset the iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/ iPhone X/iPhone 10. If you end up in this situation, next time make sure you use a Backup option – the Google Drive alone has 16Gb waiting to be used! But other than that, let’s focus on your current situation and alternatives.
iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/iPhone X/iPhone 10 passcode bypass – instructions for the iTunes:
To use the iTunes, you must launch it on another device and connect the iPhone to that computer. Ideally, it should be on a PC where you have used the iTunes sync function before, to back up the iPhone. Once you have set up the connection, you should:
- Create a new backup of the device, from the iTunes app;
- Run one more sync with the iPhone once the backup is officially finalized;
- Then, use the option labeled as Restore [your iPhone’s name];
- When redirected to the Set Up Screen, use the option labeled as Restore From iTunes Backup;
- Before the bypass solution is initiated, you must also select what backup you wish to restore in the process – you’ll see a list with your previous backups and you can identify the most recent and complete version by their sizes and the dates when they were created;
- Select the desired backup and wait for the iTunes solution to do its job.
iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/iPhone X/iPhone 10 passcode bypass – instructions for the iCloud:
The iCloud with its popular service, Find My iPhone, might be of help when you have a history as an iCloud user. Equally important, however, the iPhone that you are now trying to access must have some kind of internet connection (wireless or mobile data). When all conditions are fulfilled, you’ll have to:
- Use another internet connected device, like the PC, and navigate with the internet browser to the com/find page;
- If you’re asked to log in, use your Apple ID;
- Once logged in, navigate to All Devices;
- Select your device, which should already be listed in there because you’ve used the iCloud before;
- Select the option labeled as Erase [your iPhone’s name];
- Select one of the two options that will show up on the next screen: Set Up As New OR Restore From Backup.
iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/iPhone X/iPhone 10 passcode bypass – instructions for the Recovery Mode:
As mentioned, if you couldn’t use any of the two other options, you can use the iTunes to force restart the device, boot into Recovery Mode, and use the Update option that will install a new iOS version on the phone:
- Connect the iPhone to a computer;
- Start the iTunes;
- Force restart the iPhone – tap the Wake/Sleep button and the Home button, holding them for ~10 seconds, until the Apple logo shows and it boots into Recovery Mode;
- You’ll then see the Restore and Update options and you will select the second;
- Wait for iTunes to download the latest iOS and update your device without erasing the data.
That’s how you bypass the iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/iPhone X/iPhone 10 passcode without having to go through the hard reset!