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Secret iPhone Passcode to Unlock Any iPhone Does It Exist?

Hi Bryan,

I bought a used iPhone but it’s locked due to too many incorrect passcode attempts. When I searching online, I found someone says that I can use a secret passcode to unlock any iPhone. Is this true?


We received this kind of question a lot from our readers. It is usually mentioned when someone else wants to get into a locked iPhone without knowing the correct passcode.

So, is there a secret passcode to unlock any iPhone?

Read on to find your answer.

Is There a Secret iPhone Passcode to Unlock Any iPhone?

“Secret iPhone Passcode” was first introduced in a Youtube video which does not exist now. From that video, the operator shows a powerful passcode that can be used to unlock any iPhone/iPad.

However, it had been turned out a scam later. The Youtube channel was reported and blocked.

Can you still trust a secret passcode to unlock any iPhone? Apparently not! Keep way from these scammers! They will help you with nothing but waste your time. Some even ask you to pay for the passcode and then disappear after receiving your money.

Don’t panic if you’re locked out of an iPhone, we’re going to show you our favorite ways to unlock an iPhone without passcode.

The Official Way to Unlock an iPhone without Secret Passcode

I’m going to show you Apple’s recommended way to unlock your iPhone 13/12/11/XS/8/7 without secret password.

STEP 1Turn Off Your iPhone

  • For iPhone 8 or later: Press and hold both the Volume down button and the Side button until the power off slider appears.
  • For iPhone 7: Press and hold the Side button until the power off slider shows up.
  • For iPhone SE (1st Gen) and earlier: Press and hold the Top (or Side) button until the power off slider shows up.

STEP 2Put Your iPhone into Recovery Mode

Press and hold the correct button while immediately connecting your iPhone to the computer.

Keep holding the button until you see the recovery mode screen then release the button.

iphone recovery mode

For the correct button:

  • iPhone 8 or later: Side button
  • iPhone 7: Volume down button
  • iPhone SE (1st Gen) and earlier: Home button

STEP 3Restore Your iPhone

Open Finder or iTunes on your computer. Click on Restore. Your computer will start to download the firmware package for your iPhone.

itunes recovery mode

It will automatically restore your iPhone and remove the passcode for you. Just wait for the process to finish.

This straightforward step-by-step guide has just explained how you can unlock your iPhone if it was locked with a passcode. 

Please note that this way will erase all the data on your iPhone.


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Bryan is a tech-aficionado whose superpower lies in blabbering interminably about new technologies. He is passionate about helping people solve their iPhone problems with easy and practical solutions.

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