KEY POINTS

  • The iPhone is designed to automatically lock itself against unauthorized use
  • This feature could prove troublesome to those who tend to forget their passcodes
  • There's an app that lets people bypass the iPhone lock screen easily

Apple has some of the most secure smartphone unlocking methods today. These include Face ID and screen passcodes. These work to keep iPhones safe from prying hands and eyes, effectively keeping them locked and protecting the owner's safety and privacy in the process.

The iPhone is designed to automatically lock itself whenever someone tries to unlock it using wrong passcodes. While this is a great security feature against unauthorized people, it can be an annoying thing to deal with if the user has kids who want to play on their device, or if the user keeps forgetting the passcode.

Thankfully, there's a way to bypass the lock screen whenever the user forgets the passcode. This method requires the use of a third-party app called iMyFone LockWiper, which can be downloaded here.

According to its website, the iMyFone LockWiper app can “remove iPhone passcode from locked, disabled, broken screen” and “quickly bypass Screen Time or Restrictions passcode without data loss.”

Cult of Mac testifies of the app, saying “It allows you to easily bypass an iOS lock screen when you forget your passcode.”

That said, here's how a user can use the app to bypass a lock screen when the passcode is forgotten.

  • First, download iMyFone LockWiper from its website. It can be downloaded and installed to a Windows PC or Mac.
  • Second, launch iMyFone LockWiper, and select the appropriate action from the screen. To remove the screen lock, users will need to click on “Unlock Screen Passcode.”
  • Third, after clicking, users will need to connect their iPhone to the PC or Mac running the app.
  • Fourth, users will need to follow on-screen instructions for iMyFone LockWiper to remove the screen lock without using a passcode.

iPhoneHacks noted that the process to unlock the iPhone Screen Passcode could result in the data in the device being erased, and the device being updated to the latest iOS version. Removing screen time and restrictions, on the other hand, will not result in data loss.

iPhoneHacks recommends the app. It has been downloaded more than 10 million times, and those who download the software will get technical support as needed. Those who want to buy it also have a 30-day money-back guarantee.

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