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How to Recover Data from Locked iPhone 7/6s/6

Question: I forgot the passcode and entered the wrong password to my iPhone 6s several times. Now my device is locked and i can not access it! Tragically, there is no backup of the newly-stored data on iTunes or iCloud. Are there any ways to recover data from a locked iPhone 6s? Thank you in advance!

Answer: Forgetting password or Touch ID not working will both lock or disable your iPhone iPad or iPod touch devices. It happens a lot that many people would forget the password to unlock the iDevice if they don’t use it for a period of time. When you fail to access iOS data and forget passocde, the only way to unlock locked iPhone 7/6S/6 is to restore your iDevice to factory settings. But after resetting, all data on your iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 6s plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6(plus) is gone. So you should backup your phone data, then you can retrieve data back to your iPhone iPad after restoring. Take it easy, and you can follow the steps which can teach you how to unlock an iPhone 7/SE/6S (Plus)/6 (Plus)/5S under different situations.

Method 1: Unlock iPhone 7/6s/6 Passcode via iTunes

1. Launch iTunes and connect iPhone 7/6s/6 to PC.
2. Click on this device icon and then look under Summary on the left side of the window. Find out “Back Up Now” and click it then iTunes will automatically synchronize device and back up.
3. After backing up, click the “Restore iPhone” to restore factory settings in your iTunes.
Step 4. Finally press the “Restore Backup” button and choose the latest period of time for backup, waiting for the completion of restore backup.

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Method 2: Unlock iPhone and Recover Data Through iCloud

If your iPhone 7/6s/6 is locked without passcode, you should restore iDevice and then recover the data from an iCloud Backup.

1. Go to https://www.icloud.com/ find and sign in with your Apple ID.

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2. Click on “All Devices” and then select the iDevice you want to erase.

3. Click “Erase iPhone” and your phone data and its passcode will be erased and the iOS device will go back to the set up screen.

4. Turn on your iPhone 7/6s/6 and follow the prompts on the setup screen until you get to the Apps & Data Screen. Choose “Restore from iCloud Backup“.

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5. Finally, sign in with your Apple ID and select the backup to restore.

Note: Ensure that you stay connected to Wi-Fi to complete the process.

Method 3: Recover Data from Locked iPhone 7/6s/6 without Backup

In order to avoid data loss issue in iPhone 8/7/6s/6, it’s highly recommended for all iOS users who have forgot the password to extract or restore locked iPhone iPad data into PC firstly as a backup.

iPhone Data Recovery program is the easiest, quickest and most reliable way to recover data from your locked iPhone 8/7/6s/6. Using it, you can easily recover photos, text messages, contacts, videos notes, calendars, or other files from iOS devices, iTunes or iCloud backups. Besides, you can also fix iOS to normal and recover lost data, such iPhone stuck in recovery mode, black/white screen of death, Apple logo, iTunes screen, DFU mode, and so on. This high-value software works perfectly with iPhone 8 (Plus)/7 (Plus)/SE/6s (Plus)/6 (Plus)/5/4S/4/3GS and all iPads in iOS 11, iOS 10.2, iOS 10.1, iOS 9.3.

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Step 1.Select A Recovery Mode After Running it on PC

First of all, download, install and run the iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer. As you can see, the software gives you several recovery modes, such as “Recover from iOS Device”, “Recover from iTunes Backup”, “Recover from iCloud Backup”, “Smart Recovery”. You can choose the one that best suits your needs.

If you want to recover data from locked iPhone iPad directly, you can connect your locked iPhone 7/6s/6 to the computer via USB cable and navigate to “Recover from iOS Device” and click “Start” to begin.

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Step 2.Select Data to Scan Your Locked iPhone Device

Next, select data you want to get back and click the “Next” button to let the program scan and extract data from the locked iOS device automatically.

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Step 3.Directly Retrieve Data from Locked iPhone 7/6s/6

After scanning, all files on your device(including the mistakenly deleted ones) would be shown on the interface, selectively recover photos, contacts, videos or text messages locked in your iPhone 7/7 plus/6s plus/6s/6 plus/6 by clicking “Recover” button at the bottom right.

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After resetting your iPhone iPad, you can restore data back to iDevice by using this iOS Data Recovery with one click. Now, you’ve successfully rescued data on your locked iPhone iPad iPod touch device.

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