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Forgot my iPhone 6 screen lock password! 
“I set the complicated passcode on my iPhone 6. Unfortunately, I forgot the passcode and I tried to connect my iPhone 6 to iTunes, but iTunes didn’t recognize it. I know how to reset the device but I want to backup data before resetting. Is there any way that I can backup locked iPhone 6 data?”

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Sometimes iOS users may forget the password to unlock their devices and thus end up losing access to this important data. To be specific, you can erase all data and settings on your iPhone to unlock it. But at first, you’d better make a backup before erasing the device because the iPhone stores a large amount of important data and files for you.

In this article, we list the most useful ways for you to backup a locked iPhone on your computer easily and efficiently. A program called iPhone Data Recovery is able to access and backup all iPhone data even though it is locked. All contents including contacts, photos, notes, text messages, videos, call logs, etc. can be recovered, backed up and saved on computer directly. Besides, it is compatible with iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPhone 4s/4, iPhone 3gs, etc. Let’s see the details.

Part 1: How to Backup Data on Locked iPhone

Step 1.Run the program, Connect Your iPhone to PC

Download, install and run the iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer, then connect your iDevice to the computer through its USB cable. The tool will detect your iPhone 7/6s/6/5s automatically. If you want to backup data from a locked iPhone directly, select “Recover from iOS Device” feature and click “Start” to go on.

connect iPhone devices to computer

Step 2.Scan Your iPhone for Lost Data on it

Next, you can select data you want to back up. Tap the “Next” button, the program will start to scan your iPhone to find for deleted or lost data.

select file to recover

It will take a few minutes for the scanning process to be completed.

scan lost data from iPhone

Step 3.Backup Data on Locked iPhone 7/6S/6/5S

After scanning, all the files on iPhone including your existing and lost ones are listed in categories. You are allowed to preview all kinds of files before backing up them to local computer. Select the ones you need to backup then click “Recover” to start to back up data to the computer.

backup data on locked iphone

Part 2: How to Backup Locked iPhone via iTunes

Step 1.Scan iTunes Backup Files

Install and run iPhone Data Recovery on PC, and then choose “Recover from iTunes Backup“. You need to choose one backup file from the list on the right panel. After that, click on “Scan” when you’re ready.

scan itunes backup files

Step 2.Preview and Backup Locked iPhone via iTunes

This program will start to scan your iTunes backup file automatically. Once done, all content found in your iTunes backup will be displayed on the left sidebar in different categories. Preview them one by one and mark down the item you’d like to back up on PC, and then go to “Recover” to save them on your computer.

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Part 3: How to Backup Locked iPhone via iCloud

Step 1.Sign in iCloud Account with Apple ID and Password

Run this program on computer, and then select “Recover from iCloud Backup“. It will ask you to sign in iCloud account with your Apple ID and password.

login iCloud account

Step 2.Download iCloud Backup

Once you sign in iCloud account smoothly, you can pick out the latest backup you’ve made on iCloud and then go to “Download”. It will take some moments to finish the process.

download iCloud backup files

Step 3.Preview and Backup Lock iPhone Data on PC

When the whole backup has been downloaded, you will get a scanning result overview on the right panel. All data including Camera Roll, Photo Library, Messages, Contacts and more will display in-turn. Preview the files one by one, and mark down the files needed. Finally, you can go to “Recover” to backup them on computer.

backup locked iphone data on pc

Part 4: Bypass iPhone Locked Screen and Backup Data

Wrong passcode may lock an iPhone device after 6 times in a row and then the iOS device may become disabled. If you want to backup your data from locked iPhone, you can try iOS Toolkit – iPhone Locked Screen Removal software. By using this program, you will be able to completely bypass the lock screen from iPhone so that you can access your phone without entering the password any more. As s result, you are able easily backup your data to the computer.

Step 1. Launch the toolkit and select Unlock feature.

Step 2. Click Start to begin and connect your locked iPhone to PC.

Step 3. Enter your iPhone into the DFU mode.

Step 4. Check the information of your locked iPhone.

Step 5. Simply click Unlock Now button to bypass the lock screen on your iPhone.

Completely! You can easily remove the passcode locked iPhone and backup your phone data to the program.

remove iphone passcode locked screen

Tips: Other Ways to Unlock iPhone When Forgetting Passcode

After you have made a backup of important data, you can then try to unlock the iPhone without passcode. There are three methods you can try:

1. Restore iPhone from iTunes backup: Launch iTunes on PC and connect iDevcie to iTunes > Click “Summary” and then tap on “Restore iPhone…“.
Restore iPhone in recovery mode;

2. Erase iPhone via “Find My iPhone” feature: Go to www.iCloud.com/#find > enter your Apple ID > click Find My iPhone > click on the option All Devices > chose the device you want to erase > Click Eraser iPhone to set it to factory settings.

3. Get the specific tutorials in Forgot iPhone Passcode – How to Unlock iPhone Passcode.

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