Well, let’s start with Apple and its obsession with security. Whether you’re protecting your phone with a password, Face ID, fingerprint, or a PIN code, it’s extremely hard to unlock the device without it. And, to be honest, for a good reason.
Since nowadays we keep our lives, money, and privacy on the phone, it would be very inconvenient if anyone who gets a chance could access all those information. That’s why we have to say a big thanks to Apple for participating in our privacy preservation.
Yet, what happens when you buy a phone that’s not new or you get it from a friend or a relative? Of course, one of the options is to ask a previous owner for the password, but they can be out of reach.
So, is there a way to unlock your iPhone without a password? Luckily yes, and here we’ll show you how.

Unlocking your iPhone without a password
First of all, unlocking your iPhone depends on the model you have. For models older than iPhone 7, I am not sure if unlocking without a passcode would function without going to an actual expert. However, since most of people have 7 and newer models, I found a way for unlocking each of them.
Before we start with the guide, note that you will need a USB cable and you’ll need to connect your iPhone to a computer or a laptop. Also, you might need to use some of the third-party apps to remove the password from your iPhone.
Note: Try to make a back up of all the information stored on your device before starting the process. Most of these processes imply erasing everything you have on your device.
1. The first thing you can try is downloading some of the third-party apps, especially if you have a newer iPhone model. After you download an app to your computer, you will connect your iPhone to a computer using USB cable. Most of these apps have a section “Screen Unlock” specially made for cases like yours. Once you tap on this option, you will have a full guidance on how to erase everything you have on your device, including password. Once your phone goes through a factory reset, it will be as good as new. And by that, I mean you will have nothing on it besides things stored on your iCloud. Therefore, you can import all the relevant content from a Cloud backup and enjoy your phone. https://www.icloud.com/
2. Another thing to try is using Find My iPhone feature. As you may or may not know, iPhone has a feature to use in case you lose your device. Since losing your phone implies losing all of your personal data, this feature contains method to erase everything on your phone. Of course, it includes the password. It should be used as a last tool if your device is lost, but luckily, the option exists. There are few conditions to be fulfilled here, such as fact that Find My option needs to be active on your device. https://www.icloud.com/find
3. Of course, you can try unlocking your device using iTunes. This program can be used to factory reset your device and erase all the content, including your password. Connect your iPhone to a computer and start with the erasing process. After your device restarts, you will have no password. However, again, you’ll need to backup everything from your iCloud. https://www.apple.com/itunes/
4. The last but not the least option is to try and unlock your iPhone with Siri’s assistance. There was a bug in previous versions of Siri that could allow you to talk to her and get into your device without a password. Allegedly, with newer iOS versions this bug has been fixed, but it won’t harm you to try.
For further information on all these steps, including recommendations for third-party apps, you can visit: https://trendblog.net/how-to-unlock-an-iphone-without-passcode/

There’s a whole vast number of reasons why you would need to unlock your iPhone and you have no password. Of course, the idea of this guide was for you to find a suitable method. If none of this was helpful, you can always visit Apple’s official website and try to find the information there. Worst case, you can speak to the support team and find a solution for your particular case! Good luck!

Author's Bio: 

The author of this article is Ph.D. in Economics, currently, she is offering economics help services to students.