[Unlock iPhone] Recovering Data from Locked iPhone

Have you ever forgot the password to unlock your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6S/6/6 Plus? Disabled iPhone caused by wrong password is a bad thing but not the worst. You just need to do something to remove your passcode.

 

At least, you can back up or extract your phone data on your locked iPhone with iTunes or other recovery tool then restore your iPhone to remove the passcode. Here come three pieces of suggestions to remove your passcode with locked iPhone.

Locked iPhone

Method 1: Backup Data from Locked iPhone with iTunes and Unlock iPhone
Method 2. Recover Data with iPhone Data Reocvery Toolkit and Unlock iPhone

Method 1: Backup Data from Locked iPhone with iTunes and Unlock iPhone

This method is in allusion to the situation that you have done backup on iTunes before. You should have connected your iPhone with iTunes before and haven’t restart your iPhone after you connected your iTunes since last time, or this way will malfunction because iTunes will require password when connecting your iPhone.

 

As mentioned below, you can restore your locked iPhone with iTunes and erase the passcode.

Step 1: Backup your iPhone with iTunes

Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to the computer you used to make an iTunes backup before.

 

Click “Back Up Now” button to back up iPhone data to the computer for a few seconds.

Restore from iTunes Backup

Step 2: Restore your iPhone with iTunes to remove the password

Next restore your iPhone by clicking “Restore iPhone” at the window.

iTunes Restore iPhone

 

This will erase all data including your iPhone’s passcode just like a brand new iPhone, after which you can restore your iPhone from iTunes backup to get your data back.

Step 3: Restore backup from iTunes backup file

 

Connect your iPhone to iTunes and click on “Restore Backup”.

Restore from iTunes Backup

Afterward, select your iTunes backup file you just baked up a moment ago from the backup files list. Do not disconnect your iPhone until the process has completed.

 

However, if you have never backed up with iTunes on your computer? Then iTunes may ask you to unlock your iPhone with password when you connect your iPhone in the first time. Don’t worry. Here comes another method for your resolution.

Method 2. Recover Data with iPhone Data Recovery Toolkit and Unlock iPhone

Without iTunes backup before, you can extract data from your locked iPhone directly with iPhone Backup & Restore toolkit. This tool supports to back up or export Phone data including messages, contacts, voice memos, photos, notes and any other data from locked iPhone directly.
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Steps following will guide you.

 

Step 1: Extract and Backup Data from Locked iPhone

Extract data from locked iPhone7/6S/6/5S/5 with an iPhone Data Backup & Restore toolkit.

 

Install and Launch the iPhone Backup & Restore software. Connect your iPhone to PC. The program will detect your iPhone automatically. Choose “iOS Data Backup & Restore” from the primary menu.

 

After that, you can choose all the data types or selectively click on what you prefer to back up. Click on the button “Backup” and wait a few seconds for the software to scan and backup your chosen data types.

iOS Choose to Backup

Once the backup has completed, you can preview the data in the backup file or export to your computer.

iOS Backup Photos

Step 2: Erase your device with iCloud to remove your passcode

This way requires your setting up Find My iPhone on your iPhone before, then you can erase your device with iCloud to remove your passcode.

 

1. Go to iCloud website from computer browser and sign in your Apple ID, then choose “Find iPhone”.

 

2. Click “All devices” at the top of the browser window and choose your iPhone to erase.

iCloud Find my iPhone

3. Click “Erase iPhone”to erase your device and its passcode.

iCloud Find my iPhone Erase

Step 3: Recover data to your iPhone with iPhone Data Backup & Restore toolkit

 

1. Launch the iPhone Backup & Restore and choose the “Data Backup & Restore” from the main menu.

Then click on “To view the previous backup file”

iOS View Backup Files

2. Connet your iPhone to the computer and the software will detect your device automatically.

 

3. After the software detects your device, you can choose all the data type in the next window and click on “To view the previous backup file” button again in the bottom.

iOS Choose to Restore

4. Then it will display your backup history. Just select the backup file you need and click on “View” button to go on.

iOS Choose Backup File

5. Then choose all or selectively choose the data types in the catalogue, you can preview the data on the window before restoring.

 

View what you want to restore and click “Restore to device”.

iOS Restore Data Notes

Note that photos could not be restored to iPhone directly but you can export the photos to PC then transfer to your iPhone later.

 

Other types of data can be restored to iPhone if you click “Restore to Device”. Do not cut down the work until it is done.

iOS Restoring Data
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Conclusion

Through the above two methods we achieve to erase the passcode and restore all data of settings, photos, contacts, messages, notes, WhatsApp, Messenger and so on from iTunes or iCloud.

 

The first method has a precondition that you must have synced iPhone with iTunes on your computer before, so your iPhone will trust your computer and you don’t need to input your passcode.

 

Therefore the second method is outstandingly over the former, for iPhone Data Recovery will not ask you to input password to do backup and give a convenience to select the data and preview what you are backing up.

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