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iMyFone LockWiper Review and Alternative iOS Unlocker

imyfone lockwiperUsing a password to protect one's device from unauthorized access is not unusual nowadays. Finding iPhones with a 4-digit or 6-digit passcode, Face ID, or Touch ID is natural. Passwords are essential if users want to protect themselves from data breaches or identity theft. Moreover, having a password also protects smartphone users' banking apps and mobile wallets. However, there are times when forgetting the password is unavoidable. Especially when you got so used to using the Touch ID or Face ID and rarely enter your password. It can be frustrating since you won't be able to access your device. Additionally, guessing the password until you get it right is not an advisable thing to do. Entering more than five wrong attempts will result in a lock-down period, and the tenth wrong password entry will disable the device. In situations like this, using an Unlocker or LockWiper is the sensible thing to do. They are softwares that will help you remove the password that you forget on your device. This post will first discuss iMyFone's LockWiper, then an alternative unlocking software and other solutions.

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Introducing iMyFone’s LockWiper

Price: $39.99 for a month’s license.

Best Feature: The tool also allows the bypass of the MDM Activation Screen, and this is a feature that is not available on other unlockers.

Before proceeding into the iMyFone LockWiper review, a brief background about the tool first. The software was released in June 2018 to offer unlocking services for iOS devices. It can unlock all passwords, Apple ID, Screen Time, and MDM Profile. The tool needs a 1GHz or above CPU, 1024 MB of recommended RAM, and 200 MB of free disk space. Using iMyFone LockWiper to unlock iDevices is an effective method and downloading the app is free. However, the free version is only for checking if the software supports your device. You will still need to buy the license to enjoy the features of the full version. Moreover, having a pre-installed iTunes on your computer is one of the requirements to use iMyFone. Note that iMyFone’s LockWiper only supports activated devices for unlocking. I tried unlocking an iPhone with an Activation Lock using the tool, but it does not support it. But so far, all of the other features of the software that I tried work, plus they have a 30-day money-back guarantee if it doesn’t work for you. Below are the steps to unlock your iPhone password by using the software.

User-guide:

  • After you launch the software, select the Unlock iPhone Screen Passcode Mode in the main interface. The tool will tell you the features of the selected mode. Then you will click Start after you are done reading.
  • The tool will ask you to link your computer with the iPhone via a USB cable for the next step. Wait for the computer to scan your device and the tool to recognize the iPhone.
  • Lastly, you can select the Remove Lock option to erase the iPhone password. This will take a while, and your iPhone will be unusable during the process. Click Done on the computer when the Unlock is Complete message appears on the screen.

unlock iphone using imyfone lockwiper

AceThinker iPhone Unlocker as an Alternative

Price: $29.95 for a month’s license.

Best Feature: The Unlocker will work even without iTunes or iCloud. It can also restore a backup directly from the computer and supports Activation Lock removal.

The AceThinker iPhone Unlocker is another excellent tool for unlocking iPhones and passwords. The tool can also be used to bypass Apple ID and iCloud Activation Lock and Screen Time. It is exceptional in that it can also fix the iDevice's operating system in addition to erasing passwords. This can be accomplished by installing the firmware that the software will download. After a reset, the Operating System will also update to the most recent version. AceThinker iPhone Unlocker also supports a large number of devices. The software is compatible with all iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads running iOS 5 through iOS 15. Furthermore, this utility will not reactivate the iCloud Activation Lock or the iPhone Activation Lock after a reset. It also doesn't require iTunes, iCloud, or an Apple ID to function. The minimum system requirements are also not that heavy. Only 1GHz Intel/AMD CPUs, 200 MB of disk space, and 1024 RAM are what it needs. This can be a good alternative for iMyFone LockWiper since it covers the other tool's weaknesses.

Step 1 Select the Operation to Perform

To factory reset your locked iPhone, use the first button at the top, Wipe Passcode Mode. You can remove your iPhone's password while also resetting it. The software will prompt you to connect your device after you click Start.

choose wipe passcode mode, click start, then connect device

Step 2 Verifying the iPhone’s Specs

Connect your iDevice to the PC with a USB cable. The unlocker will scan your iPhone's specifications and display them on the screen after connecting it. Double-check that the data provided and the specifications of your iPhone match to guarantee that no issues arise. Change the data manually if it does not match.

verify the device specifications

Step 3 Firmware Package Download for Unlocking

The firmware package for your specific iDevice will begin to download, and it is well what the tool needs to reset the iDevice. The download process is trackable using the progress bar below, which displays the download speed and size.

download the firmware

Step 4 Enter Keycode to Unlock iPhone

Click Unlock on the following screen that appears. After that, it will ask you to confirm the reset by typing "0000" into the empty text box. Click the Unlock button beside the text box again after typing the keycode, or press Enter on your keyboard.

Unlock iPhone Password

Other Unlocking Methods Without Using Unlocking Software

You can try this method if you want to unlock your iPhone and wipe the passcode without using a LockWiper. The following solution will feature the use of iCloud instead to reset your iPhone and the password. Like the two unlockers above, the iCloud method will also erase your iPhone data, but a backup made in iCloud is restorable.

User-guide:

  • Open the iCloud website in your browser, then use your Apple ID associated with the iPhone to log in.
  • Go to the All Devices drop-down menu, then expand the list. Look for your locked iPhone on the list, then select what you want to unlock.
  • Lastly, hit the third button below with the Erase iPhone label. It will erase your iPhone data along with the settings and password. The reset will take a while, but the backup is recoverable after the process.

log in to the icloud website, select the device, then erase it

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is iPhone LockWiper free?
Although the download is free, you can’t fully enjoy the paid version unless you buy the license. The only thing you can do with a free version is check if the tool supports your device model. If you desire to turn off lock screen iPhone, you have to pay first or use an alternative free software like AceThinker iPhone Unlocker.
2. How do you unlock a locked iPhone without a computer?
It is tricky to unlock an iPhone without a computer, but it is doable. One method uses the Find My feature, but it needs an enabled Find My iPhone setting to perform. It is still faster and easier to use a computer unlocking tool, such as iMyFone LockWiper and AceThinker iPhone Unlocker.
3. How does iMyFone LockWiper work?
Simply put, the software works by factory resetting your iPhone through the computer to remove all of its data and password. Next, it will install the firmware of your device again and reboot it as a new iPhone without a password.

Comparison Chart

Features AceThinker iPhone Unlocker iMyFone LockWiper
Supported iOS Versions iOS 5 to iOS 15 iOS 9 to iOS 15
Supported Platforms/OS Windows, Mac, Linux Windows, Mac
Actual Disk Size 166 MB 200 MB

Conclusion

The iMyFone LockWiper review shows that the tool is effective in performing its features. The software delivers and works according to the website descriptions. But, all its functions are not usable on the free version, unlike AceThinker iPhone Unlocker, which is limited but has a usable free version.

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