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Removing the network lock on your mobile phone is important because it comes with lots of long-term, cost-saving benefits and options. But it’s not the only frustrating lock on your device. If you’ve forgotten your passcode and can't get past your screen lock, your phone’s functionality is also limited. Good news is there are a few ways around this.
How to unlock iPhone 7 without passcode or home computer
As well as providing a network unlock tool, Mobile Unlocked has a tool that can unlock an iPhone 7 if you haven’t got the passcode. Alternatively, visit the Apple iPhone 7 user guide.
When you type an incorrect passcode in too many times, your iPhone 7 will be disabled. Which means the phone is completely unusable and you won’t be able to try out any more passcodes.
There are a number of ways around this. But most of them involve rebooting the device and running a complete factory settings reset.
The downside of this is that you’ll lose all of the data and settings stored on your phone. We’re talking photos, videos, messages, notes and files. Plus, your personal portfolio of apps, and features and all of the passwords that go with those tools
Our online passcode unlock tool doesn’t involve putting your phone into recovery mode.
It will bring your disabled phone back to life without losing any of the data stored on your device. It’s also fast, secure and simple.
It also works for other phone locking scenarios. Use it to reset your Apple ID, remove MDM lock and disable Screen Time password too.
There are just a few simple steps:
Select unlocking mode: Screen lock.
Other options include: Apple ID, MDM, Screen Time passcode.
Use a USB cable to connect your phone to a PC or laptop.
Click ‘Remove lock’.
Your unlock will take place immediately and be complete in seconds.
How to unlock iPhone 7 Plus using iTunes or Finder
It’s not common knowledge, but if you’re an iPhone user you can bypass the screen passcode using Apple’s native apps, iTunes and Finder.
If you’re using macOS Mojave or earlier, iTunes is the method to use.
For those running the operating system macOS Catalina 10.15 or later, the Finder tool should be applied instead.
These methods work pretty well. But they do require a factory reset which will erase the data from your phone.
The process is basically:
- Reboot phone
- Put it into recovery mode
- Force a factory reset
- Reset passcode (if you want to)
Here’s a more detailed, step-by-step guide if you need one:
- Connect your iPhone 7 to your Mac or PC with iTunes installed
- Open iTunes or Finder on your Mac of PC
- Press and hold the top (or side) and volume down buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the apple logo and recovery mode screen.
- Locate your device on your computer using Finder or iTunes. When you have identified it, you will see the option to Restore or Update.
- Click the 'Restore iPhone' button
- Click ‘Restore’ and ‘Agree’
How to unlock iPhone 7 Plus using iCloud’s ‘Find My’ app
Apple’s ‘Find My’ app can also be used to erase the passcode from your iPhone 7 and other iPhone models.
A far-reaching and sophisticated tool, it can perform a number of useful functions. But it’s the ability to track and lock down your phone that we’re interested in here.
Primarily designed to manage a phone that’s been lost or stolen, there’s a feature that empowers you to remotely erase all of the data on the phone, even if you haven’t physically got the device.
Among all of the data that’s deleted is the screen lock passcode.
Like the iTunes unlocking method, when the app erases your phone, your personal data, settings, other passwords and logins will be lost too.
Here’s how to use it:
- Open a browser on an iOS device with ‘Find My’ installed
- Log in with your Apple ID credentials and password
- Click ‘All Devices’
- Select your iPhone 7 Plus from the map
- Click ‘Erase iPhone’
- Your device must be connected to wifi or the internet
- ‘Find My’ needs to have been enabled on your device before the phone was disabled
How to unlock iPhone 7 Plus without computer using: iOS 15/16 update
If your locked iPhone is running on iOS 15.2 or later, you can erase or reset your locked device directly from the lock screen without having to connect it to a computer.
You will, however, need an active network connection.
Here’s how the process works:
From your device's Lock Screen, type your (forgotten) passcode in multiple times until you get the message to try again later
When it will let you, go back and repeat this until you have an ‘Erase ?iPhone?/?iPad?’ option in the bottom corner of the screen
Tap ‘Erase iPhone/iPad’ once and then again to confirm
Sign out of your Apple account on the device by entering your ?Apple ID? password
Tap ‘Erase iPhone/iPad’ again (this will permanently erase your data and settings)
When the device restarts, follow the onscreen instructions to set it up again and set a new passcode