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The Ways to Unlock iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 without PC

2017-10-13 15:50:47/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

In order to guarantee the security of the data on your iPhone, Apple Inc. provides three ways for users to lock their device, including Face ID, Touch ID and passcode. Among these three methods, passcode would be most basic one cause sometime the device may not be able to recognize your face or fingerprint. In this case, the only thing you can do is just to type in the password you have set before to enter your iPhone. However, what about you forget the password at that moment?

In this case, you need to know the method of unlocking the device so that you can use your phone again. But how to do that? Here we will introduce two ways to unlock your iPhone without computer for you and you can make an attempt if you have locked your device by chance.

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Part 1. Two Ways to Unlock iPhone without PC

Normally, you can achieve your goal of unlocking iPhone without PC by using iCloud or IMEI number. Unlike software unlocking and software unlocking, these two means are most secure and useful so that you are really advised to choose one of them to solve the problem. We will show you the unlocking steps one by one so you can unlock your device without any error and accident.

1. Unlocking iPhone via iCloud

By using this method, you must activate "Find My iPhone" on your device at first or you won't be able to do anything.

Step 1. Erase the data on iPhone

As we have mentioned above, the first thing you should do is to activate "Find My iPhone". To complete this operation, you still need to log in iCloud on your computer and enter the "Find My iPhone" section. And the next step is to wipe all the data on your iPhone by taping on "Erase iPhone".

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Step 2. Reset your passcode

After erasing your phone, you can start the device as a new on and restore it from the most recent iCloud backup. During the process, you are able to set a new passcode for your iPhone and then you can use it to unlock the phone now.

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2. IMEI unlocking

Actually, every iPhone has an IMEI number along with it when it is developed. And you can use it to unlock your phone easily. To use IMEI number to deblock your device, you only need to contact your carrier and provide the information they need and they will move your iPhone into whitelist. After that, you are able to use your iPhone again.

If you do not know it, you can check it by:

1) Dialing "*#06#";


2) Going to "Settings"> "About";

3) Getting it from SIM tray.

Learn more:

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Part 2. How to Recover Data on iPhone?

After unlocking your phone, you might find that some files on your iPhone are damaged or erased during the unlocking process. Under this circumstance, you may want to get some important data back. Therefore, this part will show you the way to recover the data on your iPhone that are erased or lost accidently.

In order to recover the lost data from your iPhone, you can turn to MobiKin iPhone Data Recovery (Win & Mac). With it, you can get back various kinds of files like music, photos, contacts, SMS, etc. from your iPhone even when it is locked. What's more, the recovering process could be completed within several simple clicks and a short time. Below are the detailed steps for your reference:

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Step 1. Connect iPhone to PC

Use an USB cable to link your iPhone to the computer and launch the program.

Step 2. Select the correct mode

You will see two modes on the interface. Here, if you have jailbroken your iPhone already, you can choose "Recover from iOS Device" mode; if not, you can select the second mode "Recover from iTunes Backup Files": backup your device via iTunes at first and then tick "I have backed up my device with iTunes" on the bottom of the window and click on "StartScan" to begin the scan.

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Step 3. View the Data on your iPhone

After the scan, you will see different categories of your phone are listed in the program, including photo stream, videos, contacts, messages and so on. Just choose the files in the left panel to view the contents.

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Step 4. Restore the wanted data

Select the files that you want to retrieve and tick them. Finally hit "Recover" button to get back the data you want and save them on your computer.

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