How to Unlock iPhone 8/8 Plus without iTunes in 3 Ways

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2022-05-27 / Update for  iPhone8 Tips

If you are an iPhone 8 user and set a unique lock screen passcode, you may have the similar trouble as below:

I changed my passcode on my iPhone and I forgot what it is. I don't have iTunes ability. Is there ANY way that I can get in my phone? Help"

Forgetting your iPhone lock screen password or getting the 'iPhone unavailable' message after typing the wrong passcodes several times in a row? Don't be panic! Here we will provide three workable solutions to unlock iPhone 8/8 Plus without iTunes.

Solution 1: Unlock iPhone 8/8 Plus without iTunes(No Passcode)

When it comes to disabling iPhone 8 screen passcode or Touch ID, a lot of people may restore device to factory settings with iTunes. But if there is something wrong with iTunes, you have to find an alternative. Here I want to introduce a lock screen passcode removal tool Tenorshare 4uKey. It is fully compatible with iPhone 8/8 Plus and all other iPhones, iPads and iPods.

  • Launch Tenorshare 4uKey and connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable. Once your device has been detected, simply hit Start to remove iPhone passcode.

  • Before unlocking iPhone passcode, you have to download the latest iOS firmware package online.

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  • When the firmware is downloaded to computer, click on "Start to Remove" to start factory restoring iPhone without passcode.

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  • When iPhone passcode has been removed successfully, you will enter your iPhone without any passcode.

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Solution 2: Unlock iPhone 8 Lock Screen with iCloud

The second solution to unlock disabled iPhone without iTunes is using the "Find My iPhone" if you have enabled it on your iPhone 8 before.

To unlock iPhone 8 without iTunes or passcode, just following the steps below:

  • Head over to and log in your Apple ID on another device or computer.
  • Then click "Find iPhone", and hit "All Devices" at the top menu bar.
  • Choose iPhone 8 that you want to erase passcode from and click "Erase". Enter you Apple ID password to proceed.

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  • After this, all the settings and passcode will be erased. And you can restore iPhone from backup or set it up as new.

Solution 3: Unlock iPhone 8 Lock Screen without Computer

If your iPhone 8 is updated to iOS 15.2 or later, then you can unlock iPhone 8 without iTunes and computer. With the new release of iOS 15.2, Apple supports users to directly unlock their locked screen on the device - the “Erase Device” option.

However, this method is only available if you’ve already signed in your Apple ID on the device and your device needs to be connected to a network.

  • Enter the wrongs passwords on your screen until you see “iPhone Unavailable Try again in ... minutes”.
  • Then continue to enter the password until you see the “Erase iPhone” option. (Basically, it will appear along with the “Try again in 15 minutes” notification.)

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  • Choose “Erase iPhone” and then you need to enter your Apple account’s password.

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  • Your iPhone will be erased and restarted in a few minutes. That's it. Done.


When you are in the need of bypassing iPhone 8 and 8 Plus passcode without iTunes, you can always find solutions in this article. Now Tenorshare 4uKey fully supports with iPhone 13 and iOS 15.5. If you have any passcode-related problems, don't hesitate to give it a try! And if you know of any other useful information, let us know in the comments.

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