3 Best Ways to Unlock iPhone XR/XS (Max) Without Passcode

Q:"I bought a new iPhone XR, but I forgot its passcode. I entered the codes for several times, it just failed. What's worse, I didn't set the Face ID. What can I do? How can I unlock iPhone XR without knowing the password? Please help!" - Carol from Apple Discussion

It's commonplace that you forget the passcode for your device since you have so many passwords need to be remembered for the websites, gadgets, etc. We'd like to suggest you to write down all your usernames and its corresponding passcodes, so that you can get them back when you forget. If it's for the device, you'd better back up your data regularly, because when your iPhone is locked, there is currently no other way to unlock it but restoring the device to the factory settings. You can then recover your files from the backup without losing the data.

Now let's come back and talk about 3 solutions to unlock iPhone XR, XS, XS Max without passcode in details.

Part 1. How to Unlock iPhone XR/XS (Max) with Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker

This is one of the most efficient ways to bypass screen passcode for iPhone XR, XS, XS Max. As a professional iPhone passcode unlock tool, Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker can easily remove any screen lock on iPhones, iPads and iPods, with the support of iOS 13 as well as other iOS systems.

The passcode can be a numeric password (4-digit/6-digit ones) or the latest Touch ID and Face ID, whatever. Besides, this brilliant tool can deal with all different scenarios such as forgot the passcode, got a used iPhone without knowing the passcode, can't enter the passcode on the broken screen, or it is disabled after entering the wrong passcode for many times, etc.

Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker Key Features:

Unlock iPhone without passcode effortlessly

Remove lock screens in all situations

Bypass different types of passcode on iOS devices

Work well on all iOS models and systems (iOS 13 supported)

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The following is the step-by-step guide on how to unlock iPhone XR/XS (Max) without passcode via Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker. Here we take Joyoshare Windows version as an example, and Mac version is the same.

  • Step 1 Launch Joyoshare and connect iPhone XR/XS (Max) to computer

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    Download Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker Windows version and install it on the PC. Simply open the program after your iPhone is successfully connected to the computer. Press the "Start" button to begin.

  • Step 2 Boot iPhone XR/XS (Max) into DFU/Recovery Mode

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    Next do as it said on the interface and put your device into DFU or recovery mode. Then click on the "Next" button to continue.

  • Step 3 Download and verify firmware package

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    Before download the firmware package, you need to confirm your device info such as iOS version, iPhone model, etc. Correct it if something is wrong. After that, hit the "Download" button at the right bottom to start downloading and verifying the firmware package.

  • Step 4 Unlock iPhone XR/XS (Max) without passcode

    unlock iphone XR/XS (Max) without passcode win

    When the download completes, you can start unlocking your locked iPhone. Before that, make sure you're aware of losing all the data on your device. If so, just click the "Unlock" button and once the unlocking process ends, the passcode will be removed and your iPhone is unlocked.

Part 2. How to Unlock iPhone XR/XS (Max) with iTunes

If you have once synced your device to the trusted computer via iTunes, you're probably going to try unlocking iPhone XR/XS (Max) with iTunes. Just go to open iTunes and connect your iPhone to the computer. Simply hit the device icon after it detects your iPhone and navigate to the "Summary" > "Restore iPhone...". Confirm the "Restore" option to factory reset your device. Your passcode will be removed then.

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However, if you have never synced it with iTunes, you can take advantage of iPhone recovery mode to restore your device and thus remove your passcode. Here is how:

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  • Step 1. Launch iTunes and update it to the latest version;
  • Step 2. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone XR/XS (Max) to the computer;
  • Step 3. Manually put your iPhone into the recovery mode: First press Volume Up button and then quickly press Volume Download button. Next press Power button till "Connect to iTunes" icon appears on the screen;
  • Step 4. At this time, iTunes will detect your iPhone in the recovery mode and ask you to "Restore" or "Update" it. Click the "Restore" button and wait until the restoration is done.

Part 3. How to Unlock iPhone XR/XS (Max) with iCloud

Another effective method is to use the "Find My iPhone" feature through iCloud on the premise that you have enabled this feature before it's locked. Just like the previous two methods, this solution will also efface all content on your device. The following is how to unlock iPhone XR/XS (Max) without computer:

restore from icloud
  • Step 1. Go to iCloud.com on your computer or other iOS device;
  • Step 2. Sign in your iCloud account with correct Apple ID and passcode;
  • Step 3. Select the "Find iPhone" option and choose your device from "All Devices" list;
  • Step 4. Click on "Erase iPhone" option to start to erase all the settings and data as well as screen passcode.

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