How to Unlock iPhone without Passcode or Face ID in 2023

Forgot your iPhone passcode and locked yourself out of the iPhone? Or you just want to explore a new way to unlock iPhone instead of using passcode, Face ID/Touch ID, or fingerprint?

No worries, this article will give you a step-by-step guide on how to unlock iPhone without passcode or Face ID.

how to unlock iphone without passcode or face id

The following methods apply to all iPhone models, including the latest iPhone model. It’s recommended to try them in order and find the one that works best for you.

Read More: Unlock iPhone without Passcode or Face ID or Computer

Part 1. How to Unlock iPhone without Passcode or Face ID using Camera

I saw this method on YouTube and it successfully helped me access my locked iPhone 11.

The detailed operations are as follows:

Step 1. Ask someone to call you.

Step 2. Do not answer the phone but tap the Message icon on the bottom right of the screen. Then tap on the Custom option on the following screen.

custom message

Step 3. Once you’re on the New iMessage screen, click on the camera icon.

unlock iphone without passcode using camera

That’s it. Now you should have entered the home page of your disabled iPhone. But as Apple is constantly fixing their system bugs, this method could fail anytime.

Part 2. How to Unlock iPhone without Passcode or Face ID using Calculator [Tik Tok]

If you’re a TikTok user, you might have already seen this kind of video many times. A lot of people claim they can unlock iPhone without passcode or Face ID using calculator, and that’s how they do it:

Step 1. Swipe up or down on your iPhone to bring up the control panel.

Step 2. Turn on the airplane mode.

turn on airplane mode

Step 3. Enter into your calculator from the control panel and type in a decimal point.

Step 4. Turn your phone sideways to enter scientific mode, then press “IN” and “Rand”.

Step 5. Swipe up or down to unlock your iPhone.

I’ve tested this method on iPhone 8, XR, 11, 12, and 13, and it turns out to work randomly. But still, you should give it a shot as it is totally risk-free.

Part 3. How to Unlock iPhone without Passcode or Face ID using Siri

You can also fool Siri to bypass iPhone lock screen without data loss. But unfortunately, this method only works if your iPhone uses iOS 14 or earlier.

Step 1. Activate Siri and ask a question like you “What are you doin?”.

Step 2. Check whether there’s a question mark on the bottom left of the screen. If not, you should move on to the next method.

bypass iphone passcode using siri

Step 3. Tap on the question mark and then it’ll come with a list of options.

Step 4. Click on messages and then it’ll show you a bunch of things you can do with Siri.

Step 5. Now activate Siri again and tell Siri to launch iMessage.

That’s it. If all goes well you should now be able to regain access to your iPhone home page.

Part 4. How to Unlock iPhone without Passcode or Face ID through iCloud

You can also unlock iPhone using iCloud Find My. This feature is not designed to unlock iPhone when you forgot your passcode, but it can erase all your iPhone content and settings, including the screen lock.

After erasing your iPhone, you have to set it up again as a new device and then restore it from an iTunes or iCloud backup. In case you don’t have any backup before, you’ll inevitably lose everything on your phone.

If your iPhone is running iOS 15, you can directly choose to erase your iPhone from the locked screen.

Step 1. Press Erase iPhone on the bottom right of the screen.

erase iphone

Step 2. Enter your Apple ID password.

Step 3. Wait for your iPhone to automatically restart.

Step 4. Set up your iPhone and then restore it from iCloud or iTunes.

restore iphone from backup

If your iPhone is running iOS 14 or earlier, make sure you have a computer or another iPhone/iPad.

Step 1. Launch Find My app on your other iPhone/iPad.

launch find my app

Step 2. Log in with the Apple ID you used on the locked iPhone.

Step 3. Now go to Devices and tap your locked iPhone.

select your disabled iphone

Step 4. Scroll down and select Erase This Device.

erase this iphone to remove screen lock passcode

Step 5. After that, set up your iPhone from scratch and then restore it from an iTunes or iCloud backup.

Part 5. How to Unlock iPhone without Passcode or Face ID through iTunes/Finder

If all the above methods fail, iTunes or Finder can be your last resort to unlock iPhone. This is also the official recommended way to unlock your iPhone if you forgot your iPhone passcode.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer with the latest iTunes installed.

Step 2. Put your iPhone into recovery mode if you have never synced your iPhone with the computer.

Step 3. Choose the Restore option in the prompt.

restore iphone to remove screen lock

Step 4. Continue with Restore and Update and then iTunes will start to download the latest iOS firmware for you.

Step 5. Keep your iPhone connected to the computer during the whole process until it reboots.

Step 6. Set up your iPhone again as a new device.

This method works 100% to unlock any iPhone without passcode or Face ID. However, same as the last method, it’ll also cause data loss.

Part 6. How to Disable Passcode and Face ID on iPhone?

To avoid being locked out of iPhone again, you can turn off iPhone passcode and Face ID in Settings. It’ll bring you extreme ease of access and convenience.

Step 1. Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode.

Step 2. Enter your passcode and then toggle off the iPhone Unlock to disable Touch ID.

turn off face id

Step 3. Scroll down and locate Turn Passcode Off to disable iPhone screen lock.

turn off iphone passcode

Step 4. Now you can unlock your iPhone effortlessly.


There are quite a few tricks to unlocking iPhone without passcode or Face ID, and even without data loss. But they all may fail as Apple fortifies its security system. Nevertheless, you can always rely on iCloud or iTunes to unlock any iPhone of any iOS version.

About the author

My name is David Zhao. I've been working in the SaaS industry for almost a decade, and my experience with software goes back even further. Because of this, I have a deep understanding of how software can enhance both our work and personal lives. I'm excited to share my professional perspective on the strengths and weaknesses of various software.

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