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How to Turn off Passcode on iPhone With or Without Password

turn off lock screen iphoneAn iPhone's first line of defense against data breaches and unauthorized access is its lock screen. By default, an iPhone can be unlocked by swiping or tapping on the screen or just clicking the wake button. Aside from that, adding a lock screen password is possible. The types vary depending on the supported security features of the device model. Users can choose between a 4 or 6-digits passcode, alphanumerics, pattern, touch ID, and Face ID. Yet, even with the added security features, some prefer not to have a lock screen for faster access. Furthermore, some users forget their passwords sometimes. When that happens, the only way to access their device is to remove the lock screen. If you're among them, this article will teach you how to turn off passcode on iPhone with or without the password. The post also includes the most straightforward solution. Which describes how to use a professional tool to unlock an iPhone. Finally, a bonus tip awaits for you to avoid being locked out of your iPhone. So, you don't have to remove your lock screen password if you prefer not to after reading the bonus tip.

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Turn Off iPhone Lock Screen with Password

If you have the lock screen password of your iPhone, you can easily turn it off using your device settings. Since you can access your device, this method will not need a reset, unlike the other methods. The solution can also work on all types of lock screen passwords. But if you only have a registered Touch ID or Face ID on the device and don’t have the password, you can’t perform this method. Follow the steps below to turn off passcode iPhone with a password.

User-guide:

  • Unlock your iPhone using the password, then open Settings. Tap the Touch ID & Passcode/Face ID & Passcode/Passcodes depending on what your iOS version shows.
  • Enter your password to access the settings. Please scroll down to Turn Passcode Off, then hit it.
  • Tap Turn Off to remove the screen lock. You will be asked to enter the initial password as a confirmation. Entering the initial password will disable all passwords, and anyone can now access the iPhone.

go to settings, choose touch id and passcode then turn off passcode

Remove Lock Screen with Professional iOS Unlocker

Significant Feature: Can unlock disabled iPhones and remove passcodes with or without passwords.

Supported Passwords: The software supports removing 4 and 6-digit passcodes, and patterns. Plus, Touch and Face ID, Apple ID password, and Screen Time passcode.

Remove lock screen iPhone quickly and effortlessly with AceThinker iPhone Unlocker. The software is made for bypassing and removing passwords. So you just have to click the buttons, and it will do the job for you. The unlocker removes passcodes by resetting your devices. That’s why it also optimizes your iOS system and software every time you use it to unlock your iPhone as a bonus effect. It works for both Mac and Windows. With a 1GHz Intel/AMD CPU or above, 200MB of free hard disk space, and 1024 RAM as a minimum system requirement.

Start by clicking the correct version of the software below to download, then install the unlocker. Launch the application and begin unlocking your iPhone.

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Step 1 Select Wipe Passcode and Connect iPhone

At the main interface of the unlocker, hit the uppermost button to enter the Wipe Passcode Mode. A message window will appear, describing the features of the Wipe Passcode Mode, click Start to proceed. Then, you will have to connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

choose wipe passcode mode, click start, then connect device

Step 2 Confirm that the Device Specifications are Correct

After connecting the iPhone, the software will scan the device. The iPhone specifications will be displayed on the screen when the scan is complete. Ensure that the information flashing on the screen matches that of the iPhone. If it doesn’t, manually click the drop-down menus and choose the correct device specifications in the options. Hit Start once everything matches.

verify the device specifications

Step 3 Downloading the Firmware

The downloading of the firmware for your specific iPhone will begin. This will, later on, help with the reset and restoration of the device, which will also turn off lock screen iPhone after the reset. To monitor the download progress, you can observe the progress bar below. Don’t click Stop or interrupt the download process to avoid problems.

download the firmware

Step 4 Enter the Confirmation Key to Turn Off the Lock Screen

The final step is to enter the confirmation key on the empty text box to confirm the action of resetting your iPhone. After typing ‘0000’ on the designated field, click unlock to begin the final process of removing the iPhone password. Note that this will delete the device data, but they are restorable if you have prepared backups beforehand.

Unlock iPhone Password

Other Ways to Turn Off Lock Screen without Password

Having a plan B is always a great thing. So, here are some other methods you can do to Turn off the Lock Screen without the iPhone password. However, unlike the other two methods mentioned above, these solutions need an enabled Find My iPhone feature to work. Except for the iTunes method.

1. Remove Lock Screen Password with iTunes

With the iTunes method, you don’t need your iPhone password to remove the passcode. But, your Find My iPhone feature must be turned off, otherwise you can’t restore your device using iTunes. If these conditions are met, you can follow the steps below on how to take lock off iPhone with iTunes.

User-guide:

  • Using a USB cable, connect your iPhone to your computer.
  • Launch iTunes on your computer, then click your device icon.
  • Hit Restore iPhone to reset the device. This will delete all your phone information, including your password restrictions. Allowing you to access your device without a lock screen.

2. Restore via iCloud to Turn Off Lock Screen

If your Find My iPhone is enabled and you can’t use the iTunes method, you can try the iCloud solution instead. The iCloud method also doesn’t need a password to reset your device. But, it will also delete all your data that are restorable through backup. Here’s how to turn screen lock off iPhone via iCloud.

User-guide:

  • Visit the iCloud website, then log in to your Apple Account to access the devices and iCloud features.
  • Click the All Devices drop-down menu at the uppermost part of the screen, then tap your iPhone from the options.
  • Hit the Erase iPhone button below to reset the iPhone and remove all the lock screens and passwords of the device.

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

3. Use Find My App to Remove Lock Screen

When there’s also no computer available and you don’t have the password, but Find My iPhone is enabled, you can do this solution instead. Using the Find My feature on your iPhone directly will also delete your iPhone data, but also an easy method to remove the lock screen.

User-guide:

  • Launch the Find My application on a different iOS device on the application drawer. Then sign in to your Apple account associated with the iPhone you want to reset.
  • Tap the Devices button, then choose your iPhone on the list.
  • Hit the Erase This Device button to erase all the iPhone data, including the passwords.

open find my, select device and erase the device

Bonus Tip: Disable Auto-Lock

Sometimes, even if we are using our phones, we have to leave them alone for a while, and it is frustrating when it ends up being auto-locked. It is also inconvenient when you are watching something from your phone or playing an idle game, and then your phone ends up being locked. Imagine the interruption it will cause since you will also have to enter the passcode to unlock it again before continuing with what you are doing. These can also happen to your child and could cause an unlock disabled iPhone problem when they try to guess the passwords. If these are what you are trying to avoid, you can just do this tip instead of removing your iPhone’s security feature. Follow the steps provided on how to disable auto-lock on iPhone.

User-guide:

  • Open your iPhone Settings, then hit the Display & Brightness.
  • Tap the Auto-Lock option to change the duration of inactivity before auto-locking your iPhone.
  • Select Never on the options to turn off the auto-lock feature.

open settings, display and brightness, then set auto lock to never

To Sum Up

There are different reasons and ways to turn off the lock screen password for your iPhones. But, using AceThinker iPhone Unlocker is the best method. Since you can do it even without the password and also if Find My feature is either enabled or disabled.

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