Forgetting the passcode to your iPhone, possibly because you have lots of accounts on different platforms can be so annoying and frustrating. However, if you are making use of an old iOS version, you can unlock your device quickly with no stress. This article takes a look at how to unlock iPhone with emergency call screen.

Unlock iPhone with Emergency Call Screen

This method depends on the iOS version that the device you want to unlock is running. If it runs an old iOS version like iOS 6.1, this method of unlocking the iPhone with the emergency call screen can be of help. Follow these steps.

  • Slide to unlock your iPhone and bring up the passcode lock screen. Type in a wrong passcode.

  • Tap "Cancel" on the iPhone passcode screen, and slide again to unlock, and tap "Emergency Call".

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  • Hold down the power button until "Slide to power off" appears, tap "Cancel".

  • The taskbar at the top will appear light blue. Dial an emergency number (112 or 911), tap the emergency call button, and tap cancel immediately. Press the power button to turn off the screen.

  • Press the Home or Power button to turn on the screen, slide to unlock.

  • For about 3 seconds, hold the power button, tap "Emergency Call" before "Slide to turn power off appears"

This trick will only give you access to features like phone dialer, photos, and contacts. Attempting to access any other feature will take you back to the lock screen.

Another Workaround to Unlock iPhone

If your device is connected to the internet and Siri is also enabled on it, you can unlock your device by talking to and tricking Siri.

  • From the "World Clock" section and tap the "plus (+)" button to add the world clock.

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  • Type "WooTechy" in the search box. Double-tap on the name you typed and choose "Select All".

  • Choose "Share" from the options that now come up. If you don't see the "Share" button, repeat the processes to see it.

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  • When the Share Feature comes up, choose "Message".

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  • Type WooTechy in the space "To", and tap "Return"

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  • The "WooTechy" text in the "To" space will be highlighted with green color. Then tap on the "+" icon on the right side of the text field.

  • Then tap on "Create New Contact".

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  • Tap on "add photo" and choose "Photo".

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  • Press the Home button while in the Photos library.

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  • You would notice that you're on your device without using the passcode.

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This method will only work on the old iOS version.

Unlock Any iPhone with WooTechy iDelock (iOS 15 Supported)

If your iOS version is up to date, that means you won't be able to unlock your iPhone with the methods mentioned above. Luckily, WooTechy iDelock may offer you a hand, when you can't unlock your iPhone.

WooTechy iDelock is an all-in-one iOS unlocker and decrypter. This unique tool helps you bypass all problems associated with Apple ID/iCloud account, MDM lock, screen passcode, iTunes backup lock, Screen Time passcode, and iTunes backup encryption settings.

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Amazing Features of WooTechy iDelock

  • Be your iPhone locked, disabled, or broken, iDelock will make your phone usable.

  • It can also be used to unlock Apple ID on activated iPhone.

  • 4-digit/6-digit,Touch ID or Face ID can be easily removed.

  • Latest iOS 15 is supported.

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The steps involved in using WooTehy iDelock to unlock an iPhone are:

  • Open WooTechy iDelock and choose "Unlock Screen Passcode" mode.

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  • Click "Start" to begin.

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  • Use a USB cable to connect your device to your PC, and click "Next". Your device information will be loaded. If your device is not detected, manually put it in DFU/Recovery mode.

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  • Your device model will be detected automatically, then choose the provided firmware version and click "Download". Failure to download, click "Copy" to download in a browser. Click "Select" to add a downloaded firmware on your PC.

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  • Wait for the download and verify the firmware package.

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  • After verification, click "Start to Extract" and wait for completion.

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  • Click "Start Unlock" to begin. Ensure your device is connected via a USB cable to your PC during this process.

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  • Carefully read the notice, and enter "000000" to confirm your agreement to unlock the device, then click "Unlock". Your device will automatically enter Recovery mode. You will be guided to manually put your device in DFU/Recovery mode if it doesn't happen automatically.

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  • Within a few minutes, your device will be unlocked

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  • Your iOS version will be updated to the latest ones

  • Ensure your device is connected to your PC at all times.

Unlock iPhone with iTunes

This method will work only if you have previously synced the iPhone with iTunes on that particular PC. You can still backup content on your phone when you connect it to the PC without entering the passcode as this process will delete all your data.

The steps on how to unlock iPhone with iTunes.

  • Update your iTunes to the latest version, launch it, and then connect to your PC.

  • Select the "Devices" icon on the top left of the iTunes interface and select the iPhone from the list. Then select "Summary"

  • Synchronize your device manually if iTunes doesn't do it automatically.

  • Click "Check for Update", then iTunes will tell you if there is a newer software version available for your iPhone.

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  • Click "Restore" and follow the instructions to finish the restoration process.

  • Choose "Restore iPhone with iTunes backup" when the iOS Setup Assistant asks to set your iPhone up.

  • Select your iPhone in iTunes and then choose the most recent backup of your device.

Your device will be restored with the latest content of its backup and it will no longer have the passcode.

Unlock iPhone on

If your Apple ID is on your iPhone, and you have the Find My iPhone feature enabled, you remotely erase your device with this feature and then the passcode will be removed once the device is erased and you can then unlock your iPhone without the passcode.

  • Open on your PC or any other device and sign in with your Apple ID that is on the locked iPhone

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If you are asked for two-factor authentication, click "Didn't get a verification code" then choose "Text Me" and you'd get a message with a code. You can see the text message on the iPhone's notification bar, and then enter the 6-digit code and click "Trust" to sign in to iCloud.

  • Choose the "Find iPhone" option once signed in, then enter your Apple ID password to sign in.

  • iCloud will search for and display your iPhone. If any device is not displayed, click on "All Devices" at the top and select your iPhone. Then select "Erase iPhone"

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  • Your iPhone will restart immediately and all the data, passcode included, will be erased. You can then unlock your iPhone without a passcode.


All the methods mentioned above are easy steps that can be taken to unlock iPhone with Emergency Call Screen. Using the WooTechy iDelock is the easiest and best method as it only requires a couple of clicks; WooTechy is simple to use, guarantees 100% success and has a user-friendly interface. Now it supports iOS 15 version on any devices. Just download and give it a try!

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