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How to Unlock iPhone X without Passcode or Face ID

Have you forgotten your iPhone passcode and don't know how to unlock it? If so, then there are two good news. The good news is you don't have to worry. Your iPhone has not been bricked. Using the following solution, you will be able to use it again. The bad news is that if you don't have a backup of your iPhone on your computer or in iCloud, all current data on your iPhone will never be restored!

This article discusses some solutions that you can use to unlock a locked iPhone without a password or Face ID. It's highly recommended to use the professional iPhone unlocker to unlock your iPhone when you neither have Restore nor Find My iPhone enabled.

How to Unlock iPhone X without Passcode using iTunes

If you have ever backed up iPhone X to your computer via iTunes and disabled "Find My iPhone" on your iPhone. Then, congratulations! You can use iTunes to restore your device from backup when you get locked. To do that, connect your iPhone X to a trusted computer that you have previously synced with. In iTunes, locate to your device, then click the Restore button. Follow the onscreen instructions. After done, your device might be able to use again.

Restore via iTunes

If you've never synced your device with your computer or could not connect to the iPhone because it is locked with a passcode, in this situation, you might need to use recovery mode to unlock your iPhone X.

iTunes could not connect to iPhone

How to Unlock iPhone X without Passcode via Recovery Mode

Recovery mode is the most used way to restore iPhone to factory setting when the process of restoring the device from backup fails and iTunes no longer detects the device when you connect it.

Step 1: Open the Finder or iTunes app on a Mac or PC.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone X to the computer with USB cable.

Step 3: Then follow the steps to boot iPhone X into Recovery Mode.

  • Press and hold the Side button and one of the volume buttons until the power off slider appears.
  • Drag the slider to turn off your device.
  • Connect your device to your computer while holding the Side button.
  • Keep holding the Side button until you see the recovery-mode screen.

Boot iPhone X into Recovery Mode

Step 4: A window pops up in iTunes offering to let you Update or Restore the phone. Click Update. This tries to resolve the problem by updating the operating system and without erasing your data. If Update fails, put your iPhone into recovery mode again and this time click Restore, which erases all settings and content.

Unlock iPhone X without passcode via Recovery mode

Step 5: After the Restore completes, set up your device.

Note: This process will take a long time to complete. Sometimes it puts the iPhone into recovery mode and it's hard to exit recovery mode. If you want to use an easy-to-use and time-saving method, see How to use the tool to unlock your iPhone lock screen password.

How to Unlock iPhone X without Passcode and Restore via Find My iPhone

This option involves using iCloud and Find My iPhone to erase all data and settings from your phone. This way works only if you have "Find My iPhone" enabled on your iPhone.

Step 1: You can either sign in to or use the Find My app on a second iOS device.

Step 2: Log in with the Apple ID and password that used on the locked iPhone.

If you have enabled two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, then a message with a verification code should be sent to your devices. Because the device is locked, you don't enter the code to continue. In this situation, go to the next method to see how to unlock your locked iPhone X without passcode via tool.

Apple ID with 2fa enabled

Step 3: In the Devices list, tap the device you want to remove. Click Erase iPhone.

Erase this iPhone

Step 4:  When prompted, enter the password to continue.

This will delete all data on the device, including passcode, Apple ID password, and iCloud Activation lock. If the device is offline, the remote erase begins the next time it connects to a Wi-Fi or cellular network. You receive an email when the device is erased.

Step 5: When the device is erased, tap Remove This Device, then tap Remove.

Remove iPhone X

After removing your iPhone, you can set up and use your device.

How to Unlock iPhone X without Passcode and Restore via a Third-party Tool

When you restart, reset or erase your iPhone, it will require you enter the lock screen passcode. Once you forgot the passcode, you can use iSumsoft iPhone Passcode Refixer to help you unlock your screen passcode in minutes. Let's see how it works:

Step 1: Launch iPhone Passcode Refixer.

You will see 3 key features in the main interface. To get started, choose and click “Unlock Lock Screen Passcode”, then continue to next step.

Unlock Lock Screen Passcode

Step 2: Connect Your iPhone X to the Computer.

Now you need to connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer and click the "Start" button in this interface.

If the iPhone X cannot be detected, follow the guide on this program to boot the device into "Recovery Mode" or "DFU Mode". See also: How to get into Recovery Mode

Step 3: Download Firmware Package.

Click "Download" button to download firmware package. Just wait for a few minutes.

download firmware package

Step 4: Remove Lock Screen Passcode.

After downloading, click on "Unlock" button to remove the passcode. The unlocking process takes a few minutes. After done, you can set up your iPhone X, set a new passcode or configure face ID.

Remove Lock Screen Passcode