Unlock iPhone 5 Passcode

Free Ways to Unlock iPhone 5 Passcode When You Forgot It

December 08, 2016 11:19 am / Posted by Michael Eric to iTunes
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"I've been surfing the web for a information on 'how to unlock iPhone 5 passcode when I forgot it' most of the searches just give typical stuff but I want to know how to unlock the passcode via USB cable or others. Is there a tool or a free and practical method to do this easily and quickly?"
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How to unlock iPhone passcode is one of the hottest questions for iPhone users. Sometimes we unfortunately forgot the iPhone passcode. Worse still, iPhone will become completely disables after entering the wrong passcode in to it six times in a row. Luckily, it is not difficult to deal with that problem, here in this article, we are going to share 2 methods about how to unlock iPhone 5 passcode when you forgot it.

Method 1: Unlock iPhone 5 Passcode with Free iTunes
Method 2: Unlock iPhone 5 Passcode Using Recovery Mode
Method 3: Reset iPhone 5 Passcode without iTunes

Method 1: Unlock iPhone 5 Passcode with Free iTunes

Once you are locked out of iPhone 5, your first response is whether you have already synced this iPhone 5 to iTunes on your Windows or Mac computer or not. If you ever synced your iPhone with iTunes, you can refer this iTunes method to reset iPhone 5 passcode without losing any data. Otherwise, you have to go to Method 2. In this method, the steps are:

  • Step 1: Connect iPhone 5 to your computer, which has synced with iTunes. Open iTunes and wait for the automatic sync and backup.
  • Step 2: After it is finished, click "Restore iPhone..." Then the iPhone 5 will restore to factory default.
  • restore iPhone iTunes

  • Step 3: Choose "Restore from iTunes Backup" and then the most recent backup, wait for the backup to load. Finally, you can access your iPhone 5 as usual.

Method 2: Unlock iPhone 5 Passcode Using Recovery Mode

If you never backed up your iPhone with iTunes, you can take advantage of Tenorshare ReiBoot to unlock iPhone 5 passcode. It can unlock passcode breezily by using just one click. In this way, no matter you have synced iPhone 5 to iTunes, you can always use it. Now let's see the brief user guide as below.

  • Step 1: Download and install ReiBoot from its official website and then double click the shortcut to open it from your computer desktop.
  • Step 2: Connect iPhone 5 to PC/Mac and then the ReiBoot will recognize it. Then you can see the whole interface of it. Just click "Enter Recovery Mode" to enter iPhone 5 recovery mode.
  • enter recovery mode
  • Step 3: At this time, iTunes will turn up in your computer. It will pop up a dialog box, which prompt that "iTunes had detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used in iTunes". Just click OK button to restore it. Finally your passcode will be unlocked.
  • iPhone recovery mode detected

Method 3: Reset iPhone 5 Passcode with iTunes

If iTunes can't recognize your iPhone 5, the Method 1 and Method 2 are invalid. At this time, you can use the third method, that is to make use of ReiBoot Pro to fix all iOS Stuck. The steps are:

  • Step 1: Download and install Reiboot Pro, connect iPhone 5 to your computer. Open the program to see the whole interface.
  • Step 2: Click "Fix All iOS Stuck" to enter Repair Operating System interface. Click "Start" and follow the wizards to put your device into recovery mode or DFU mode to get your device detected.
  • Step 3: Click "Advance Mode" link in the bottom of the interface and then you will see the System Recovery.
  • advance mode
  • Step 4: Click "Next" button to download Firmware Package Online and then begin to repair system. At last, you will enter iPhone 5 successfully.

Well, that's all about how to unlock iPhone 5 passcode when you forgot or lost it. Pretty easy to use, right? By the way, if you need to unlock iPhone 5 backup password, SmartKey iTunes Backup Password Recovery is designed to solve all the backup password issues of iOS devices, including iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/SE/6s Plus/6/5s/5c/4, iPad or iPod Touch. Therefore you might as well attempt this powerful software to solve another password problem.

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