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How To Unlock iPhone 11 After Forgetting Your Passcode

This guide will help you unlock all models of iPhone 11 if you have forgotten the passcode including:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max

We have described 5 solutions that remove and unlock the iPhone 11 passcode so you have a variety of fixes to pick from.

These work regardless of which version of iOS you have on your device – from iOS 13 to iOS 15. They also work even if you have Touch ID and Face ID enabled in addition to the pin code.

Each fix is described in detail so you can follow along and do it yourself easily. If one solution doesn’t work, move on and try the next so you can get into your locked iPhone.

All but one iPhone 11 unlock solution is free. Another has a free trial, so you can try before you buy ensuring you are not out-of-pocket.

How To Unlock iPhone 11 Screen Without Passcode

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If you would like to know how to remove the iCloud Lock from iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max models, look at the iPhone 11 Activation Lock bypass guide.

5 ways to get into a locked iPhone 11 after forgetting your passcode

Use a software tool

A good way to gain access to your iPhone 11 is to hack the passcode using a tool. There are many tools that claim to be able to unlock the passcode but after extensive testing, we found LockWiper best.

To get an unlocked iPhone 11, we recommend trying LockWiper.

We loved the Effective, Easy, Professional, and Secure way LockWiper worked. We also noted it was consistently upgraded to ensure compatibility with the latest phones and iOS versions.

LockWiper can unlock the 4-digit pin code, 6-digit PIN, Touch ID, Face ID, Screen Time passcode, and more…

It works in a number of situations, such as unlocking:

  • Locked screens
  • Broken screens
  • Disabled devices
  • Disabled Face ID
  • Disabled Touch ID

To find out more about this tool and download a free trial, see LockWiper lock removal tool.

Screen Time is a feature of Apple products that allows owners to monitor device usage and it comes with a different passcode. To find out more, see how to change the Screen Time passcode.

How to unlock iPhone 11 with LockWiper

  1. Use the previous link to download the iPhone unlocker software to your computer.
  2. Once downloaded, install it.
  3. To unlock the iPhone passcode, launch LockWiper.
  4. Next, click Unlock Screen Passcode.
    unlock iPhone 11 screen passcode
  5. Then, click Start to begin the process. follow the onscreen instructions.
    unlock iPhone 11 start
  6. Connect your iPhone 11 to your computer using a USB cable, then click Next.
    connect iPhone 11
  7. Your device will automatically be detected and the latest available iOS firmware package will be selected. If you wish, you can choose a different firmware package version by clicking on the dropdown.
    download iPhone 11 firmware
  8. Now, click Download to begin downloading and verifying the firmware.
  9. Once verified, click Start to Extract, to extract the firmware.
    Download in progressiPhone 11 firmware downloaded
    unlock iPhone 11 firmware extraction
  10. After successfully extracting the files, Click Start Unlock to unlock your iPhone 11.
  11. To confirm you wish to begin, enter the code 000000 and click Unlock.
    confirm iPhone 11 unlock
  12. Your device will go into Recovery Mode and be unlocked.
    remove iPhone 11 screen lock
  13. Once unlocked, click on the Done. You can now use your iPhone without a passcode.
    iPhone 11 unlock completed

Use recovery mode

You can remove the passcode from your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max by putting it into recovery mode and doing a reset to put the device back to its factory settings. A factory reset will erase iPhone data and settings, including the passcode. This is a reliable way to get into your locked iPhone.

Once reset, you can set your device with a new passcode and restore your iPhone data.

To reset the passcode using recovery mode you will need a computer, a USB cable, and your disabled iPhone 11.

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To put your device into recovery mode do the following:

  1. Turn off your iPhone 11. Press and hold the side button and volume down key together until you see the power off slider. Drag the slider to turn your device off.
  2. While holding the side button, connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable.
  3. Keep holding the side button until you see the recovery mode screen on your iPhone.
  4. On your computer, iTunes or Finder should inform you that it has detected the iPhone. You can now go about removing the passcode and restoring the device. Follow the on-screen instructions.
unlock iPhone 11 passcode recovery mode

To find out more, see How to put your Apple device into recovery mode.

Use iTunes or Finder

You can unlock the iPhone password on a disabled iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max via iTunes (or Finder). Using this method, your device will be reset allowing you to set it up again from scratch with a new passcode.

This fix works best if you have been backing up your iPhone to your computer using iTunes or Finder because you can restore iPhone data easily.

To unlock your device using iTunes or Finder, do the following:

  1. Connect your iPhone to the PC or Mac computer via a USB cable. Your computer will detect the phone and open the iPhone management screen.
    iPhone restored from computer
  2. Select Restore Backup.
    tap restore iPhone
  3. From the dropdown look at the date of each backup and pick the most recent one.
  4. Click Restore and, it prompted, enter the password for the backup.
    continue restore iPhone
  5. Click Continue and wait for it to finish.
  6. Keep your iOS device connected and wait for it to sync with your computer.

Use Find My iPhone or iCloud

Forgot your iPhone passcode, or maybe it was changed without your knowledge? You can use Find My iPhone to unlock your device and get it working again. This is done via the iCloud website.

Please note, this technique will only work if you have enabled Find My on your iPhone 11 before you were locked out.

When you follow these instructions the iPhone lock screen passcode will be removed from your device, together with all of the contents. You can then setup a new passcode and recover the data.

  1. Go to iCloud.com and sign in with your iCloud account, also known as your Apple ID password.
    sign in to iCloud website
  2. Chose Find My iPhone.
    Find My
  3. When prompted, sign in again using your Apple ID and password.
  4. On the All Devices dropdown, select your iPhone 11.
    Select device
  5. To remove the passcode, choose Erase iPhone. Your device will be wiped, and the passcode removed.
    erase iPhone
  6. Restore your data from a backup.
  7. Set a new passcode for your iPhone 11.

Use Siri

You can use the iPhone personal assistant, Siri, to hack into your iPhone and unlock it.

The advantage of this method is it allows you to get into your device without wiping the data. this means you don’t need to mess around restoring all your data. This is perfect if you don’t have a recent backup and are worried about losing data.

Please note, this method only works if your iPhone 11 runs iOS 8, 9, or 10. You need to have enabled Siri before you were locked out of your device.

To unlock the iPhone passcode using Siri, do the following:

  1. Say Hey Siri to wake up the personal assistant.
  2. Ask What time is it, Siri? The clock will appear on the screen.
  3. Tap the Clock icon.
  4. Add another clock by tapping the +.
  5. On the search tab, enter a random string of characters.
  6. Highlight what you typed and tap Select All.
  7. When the mini menu extends to show more options, select Share.
  8. Tap the messaging app.
  9. In the To field, enter a random string of characters, then hit enter.
  10. Click + to save the random string of characters as a new contact.
  11. Tap Create new contact.
  12. On the new contact, tap Add photo.
  13. On your camera roll, open a photo album.
  14. Tap the side button and the home screen should appear without asking for the passcode.

Getting rid of the passcode on other iPhone models

If you want to remove the passcode on a different iPhone model see:

Other unlocking guides

Beyond the passcode lock, Apple also uses Activation Lock and the carrier lock to restrict and secure their products.

Find out more about these other iPhone unlocking methods:

FAQ

Can you use iCloud to unlock iPhone 11?

You can unlock your locked iPhone 11 via the iCloud website as long as you have Find My enabled on your device. You use the Find My iPhone feature on the iCloud website to remotely wipe the lock screen and then restore iPhone data to the device. Simply log in to your iCloud account and switch off Find My.

It is best to have a backup so you can recover the data easily.

Can you unlock iPhone 11 passcode without a computer?

There are some techniques you can use to unlock a passcode-locked iPhone 11 even if you don’t have access to a computer:

  • Passcode reset using the Find My app.
  • Passcode reset via the iCloud website.
  • Passcode reset with help from Apple Support.

All of these can be done on another iPhone, or iPad over Wi fi.

For more information, see How to unlock iPhone passcode without a computer.

Can you unlock a forgotten iPhone 11 passcode without a restore?

Unless you have taken a backup there isn’t an official way to retain your data when you reset the iPhone 11 passcode.

When you reset your device all of your data and settings will be erased together with the passcode.

However, there is an unofficial way to remove the passcode and keep your data that works even without a restore. It involves you doing the following:

  1. Use a tool to remove the passcode.
  2. Use a data recovery tool to extract the data from the phone – even after it has been wiped.

To find out more, see How to unlock iPhone passcode without a restore and keep your data.

Can you unlock iPhone 11 screen passcode?

If you forget or don’t know your iPhone passcode then you will be confronted by the iPhone lock screen requesting your 4 or 6-character password.

If you enter the wrong iPhone passcode into your iOS device 6 times you will be locked out with a message saying “iPhone is disabled”. If you continue to get the iPhone password wrong 10 times you will permanently get locked out.

Apple has provided a number of solutions to unlock the screen passcode on your iPhone 11. But all of them involve erasing your iPhone and restoring it.

Wrap up

you can unlock the passcode on your locked iPhone 11 easily using the steps provided in this guide. This will remove the lock screen.

This is the ideal unlocking process if you:

  • Forgot iPhone passcode
  • Someone locked you out of your device after too many wrong passcode attempts
  • You are trying to access an iPhone but don’t know the passcode

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