Q:"I just bought a second-hand iPhone X from the internet. When I got it, I found the screen is locked! I asked the seller, but no more responding from him. I guess maybe the phone is a stolen one. I am not sure. The thing is how can I unlock a stolen iPhone without knowing the password? Please offer me some legit ways. Many thanks!" - George
When you're tricked to buy a stolen iPhone without passcode or you get your iPhone back after being stolen by others with different password, you should know how to unlock the stolen iPhone effectively and legally. This guide will show you 2 easy and useful ways to unlock a stolen iPhone 4/5/6/ 7/8/X/Xr/Xs (Max) and more.
- Method 1. Unlock a Stolen iPhone with iOS Unlocker
- Method 2. Unlock a Stolen iPhone with Recovery Mode
Part 1. How to Unlock a Stolen iPhone Passcode with iOS Unlocker - Joyoshare
Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker is one of the best iOS passcode unlocking tools in the current market. It is capable of removing any locked screen for second-hand/stolen iPhone, disabled iPad, iPod touch with forgotten passcode, or iOS devices that cannot enter the passcode due to broken screen, etc. No matter the screen passcode is a 4-digit or 6-digit ones, or more complicated Touch ID or Face ID, Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker will crack them in a few minutes without difficulty.
One of the outstanding characteristics of this program is that the interface is simple, and you don't need to have any technical knowledge to unlock your iPhone passcode. Besides, the unlocking process is 100% secure and can be finished in just 3 quick steps.
Key Features of Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker:
Unlock a stolen iPhone with highest success rate
Remove any kinds of screen passcodes
Crack iOS device screen passcode in all different situations
Support all iOS models and systems (iOS 12 included)
Step 1 Connect iPhone to computer and launch Joyoshare
Before getting started, use a USB cable to connect iPhone to PC or Mac. Next open Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker on your computer after downloaded and installed it successfully. When it detected the device, click the "Start" button to boot the program.
Step 2 Make iPhone into DFU or recovery mode
Then follow the instruction on the interface to put your iPhone into DFU mode. If it failed, try placing it into recovery mode. Once it entered such status, you can click the "Next" button to proceed.
Step 3 Download and verify firmware package
Next it's the time to download and verify the firmware package by clicking the "Download" button after confirming the device info. Be patient to wait while it's downloading and verifying it.
Step 4 Unlock a stolen iPhone passcode
By clicking the "Unlock" button, it means all the data on the device will be erased. If you don't mind, just press this button and Joyoshare will start unzipping the firmware and unlocking iPhone passcode. A few minutes later, the screen lock will be removed successfully.
Part 2. How to Unlock a Stolen iPhone Passcode with Recovery Mode
Another simple method to crack a stolen iPhone when you don't know the passcode is to try putting your device into recovery mode and resetting it. So, all the data will be gone including the screen passcode. Here is how to unlock stolen iPhone by using recovery mode:
Step 1: Launch the latest version of iTunes in your computer and connect iPhone to the computer with a USB cord;
Step 2: Put the device into recovery mode manually (Here is the guide from Apple Support);
Step 3: When the iPhone is in the recovery mode, you can see two options: "Restore" or "Update" on the computer; choose the "Restore" option to restore the device to the factory settings. When the process bar is finished, you can set up the iPhone and new passcode.