How To Unlock An iPhone Passcode Without Computer

Written by Claire Smith


Posted on August 27 2023

Quick, Simple Steps! 


Getting locked out of your iPhone due to a forgotten passcode can be incredibly frustrating. However, you don't always need a computer to regain access to your device. In this guide, we'll walk you through a series of methods that can help you unlock your iPhone passcode without using a computer. Please note that these methods might not work for everyone, and it's essential to proceed carefully and follow all steps accurately.


Method 1: Using iCloud's Find My iPhone Feature


1. Access iCloud: Using any device with internet access, go to the iCloud website ( and sign in with your Apple ID credentials.

2. Find My iPhone: Once logged in, click on "Find iPhone."

3. Select Your Device: From the top menu, select "All Devices," then choose the iPhone you're trying to unlock.

4. Erase iPhone: Click on "Erase iPhone" to wipe your device clean. This will also remove the passcode

5. Restore from Backup: If you've backed up your iPhone using iCloud, you can now restore your device using the most recent backup, which should not include the passcode.


Method 2: Recovery Mode


1. Enter Recovery Mode: Connect your iPhone to a power source and ensure it has sufficient battery. Press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power button simultaneously until you see the Apple logo. Keep holding the buttons until you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen.

2. Connect to iTunes: Connect your iPhone to a computer with iTunes installed. You might be prompted to update or restore your device. Choose the "Restore" option. This will erase your device and install the latest iOS version.

3. Set Up Your Device: After the restoration process is complete, set up your iPhone as a new device. You can then recover your data from an iCloud backup if you have one.


Method 3: Siri Exploit (iOS 8 - iOS 10, Fixed in Later Versions)


1. Activate Siri: Press and hold the Home button to activate Siri.

2. Ask for the Time: Ask Siri, "What time is it?" to which Siri will display the current time.

3. Tap the Clock: Tap on the clock icon to open the World Clock interface.

4. Add a Clock: Click the "+" sign to add a new clock. In the search bar, type a random text and select it. Then tap "Share."

5. Choose Message: In the sharing options, choose "Message."

6. Custom Message: In the Message interface, type any text, and then press the Return key repeatedly. This action might lead to the device being unlocked.


Important Note: This method was a loophole in older iOS versions and was patched by Apple in later updates. It might not work on iOS versions beyond iOS 10.




While these methods may provide solutions to unlocking your iPhone without a computer, it's crucial to understand that technology evolves, and Apple continually updates its security features. Always use official methods and avoid any suspicious third-party tools that claim to bypass passcodes. If all else fails, it's recommended to contact Apple Support for assistance, or visit an Apple Store or Authorized Service Provider to get professional help with unlocking your iPhone.