The device passcode and Apple ID authentication are the two key implementations that help secure your iPhone. Forget one of them, and you have to face a host of challenges to regain access to the device and its data, especially if you haven’t specified a recovery method.
As surprising as it may seem, getting locked out of an Apple device is pretty common, especially in scenarios where the user forgets the device passcode, or switches to a second-hand device that is already activation-locked, etc.
In such scenarios, you may contact Apple to help you get into your device. But you’ll certainly have a hard time convincing Apple to unlock the device, especially if you can’t produce a valid proof of purchase.
But fortunately, there are a few software-based solutions that offer to bypass iPhone Activation Lock and/or Passcode without knowing the linked Apple ID password, with certain limitations. This article will explore one of these solutions from iToolab, called UnlockGo.
Bypass iPhone Screen Passcode and Activation lock with third-party software
UnlockGo is a software program available for macOS and Windows that gives access to tools for recovering your iPhone or iPad from several critical situations, such as forgot Screen Passcode, device is Activation Locked (Find My iPhone is turned on), device signed-in with an unknown Apple ID, or device is managed by a different entity (MDM enabled).
Once you install UnlockGo on your computer, you need to connect your iPhone to the Mac or PC and let the software detect your device. Next, select the module that you want to use, and the app will walk you through the process.
Depending on the situation, you may need to use any of the following:
- Unlock Screen Passcode
- Unlock iCloud Activation Lock
- Unlock Apple ID (Remove Apple ID from iPhone, iPad)
- Turn off FMI (Disable Find My iPhone/iPad)
- Unlock Screen Time Passcode
- Bypass MDM
iToolab has a detailed guide that walks you through how to use UnlockGo in each of these scenarios.
Note 1: Some unlock or bypass features, like Disable Find My iPhone or Bypass Activation Lock require jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad. UnlockGo uses the built-in checkra1n jailbreak utility for this purpose. Wherever required, UnlockGo’s on-screen instructions will guide you through the jailbreak.
Note 2: checkra1n uses a tethered jailbreak method, which means the jailbreak is not persistent across reboots. So, in certain situations where jailbreak is required (for e.g., bypassing Activation Lock), the lock will be turned back on after device restart, and you’d have to run through the same procedure again with UnlockGo to bypass the lock.
UnlockGo can be downloaded for free from the iToolab website, and you can navigate around the app interface and explore the various features. However, you’d need to purchase a valid license to unlock the full potential of the app.
The full version of UnlockGo is available starting from $39.95 for the Monthly plan and goes up to $59.95 for the Lifetime plan. There is also an exclusive plan for business users. You can catch all the pricing details for UnlockGo from the official website. Prices are similar for Mac and Windows versions. Ensure you purchase the appropriate license suitable for your computer.
UnlockGo is not the only Mac/PC-based solution to unlock or bypass iPhone Passcode, Activation Lock, MDM, and other restrictions. These features are handy especially when you’re locked out of your device with no access to the associated Apple ID, and you don’t have valid purchase proof (to seek help from Apple).
If you see yourself getting into similar situations, you can give UnlockGo a try. For us, the product functioned as described on the website, although you might hit a few roadblocks in your specific scenario. In such cases, you may reach out to the iToolab team for further support.
The product comes with a 30-day moneyback guarantee. So, if UnlockGo is not working for your device or you are unsatisfied with the product, you can claim a full refund within 30 days of the purchase.