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How to Back Up iPhone without Passcode [Simple Guide]

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If you forgot passcode for your iPhone or your iPhone screen is broken and unresponsive, your iPhone will need to be restored or repaired which may cause data loss on your iPhone. Thus, before taking any measures to your iPhone, you'd better back up iPhone without passcode. So how to back up iPhone without entering passcode? Thankfully, you can carry out this task with the right solutions. In this post, we will show you the most effective ways on how to back up iPhone without passcode.

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Part 1: How to Back Up iPhone without Passcode with Coolmuster iOS Assistant
Part 2: How to Back Up iPhone without Entering Passcode via iTunes
Part 3: How to Extract Locked iPhone Files from iTunes Backup via iPhone Backup Extractor
Bonus: How to Unlock iPhone If You Never Synced with iTunes

Part 1: How to Back Up iPhone without Passcode with Coolmuster iOS Assistant

If your iPhone is locked and you want to back up iPhone without passcode, you can try Coolmuster iOS Assistant. This is a reliable and powerful tool that helps users to safely and easily back up data from iPhone to PC. Connect your iPhone to a computer that it has trusted before, you can freely access and back up files on your locked iPhone with the help of Coolmuster iOS Assistant.

What can Coolmuster iOS Assistant do for you?

> Back up contacts, text messages, notes, calendars, bookmarks, music, videos, photos, books and apps on your iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer.
> Preview and access iPhone files directly from your computer.
> Selectively export files from iPhone for a backup.
> Import files such as contacts, calendars, bookmarks, books from PC to your iDevice.
> Create iTunes backup, restore/import/delete iTunes backup files freely.
> Wide compatibility - fully compatible with iOS 13, Windows 10/8/7.

Coolmuster iOS Assistant works smoothly with iPhone 11 Pro Mac, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, etc.

Note: In order to get your locked iPhone detected by Coolmuster iOS Assistant, please make sure to use a computer that your iPhone has trusted before. Otherwise, the program is unable to recognize your locked iPhone.

Download the required version and let's see how to back up iPhone without passcode or with a broken screen.

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How to Back Up iPhone without Passcode using Coolmuster iOS Assistant:

Backing up iPhone without using passcode is easy with Coolmuster iOS Assistant, check the steps below:

Step 1: Connect the locked iPhone to PC

After installing the iOS Assistant on a computer you've trusted before, connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable. The software will automatically detect your locked iPhone and you will see the main interface as below.

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Step 2: Back up iPhone without passcode

Go to the Super Toolkit > iTunes Backup & Restore > click Backup > choose the location to store backups > click OK to back up iPhone in one go.

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Or you can go to the desired file type > preview and select the specific files you'd like to back up > click the Export button to back up iPhone without passcode to PC.

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Part 2: How to Back Up iPhone without Entering Passcode via iTunes

As an iPhone user, you may be familiar with Apple's iTunes. It is a useful tool to help you back up and restore iPhone. If you have been using iTunes to transfer files between your iPhone, then using iTunes is another workable solution to back up iPhone without unlocking your iPhone.

Here's how to back up iPhone without entering passcode via iTunes:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer with a suitable USB cable, then run iTunes on your computer. iTunes will automatically detect your iPhone so you don't need to unlock your iPhone.

Step 2: Click the device icon located on the top left corner and then go to the Summary tab.

Step 3: On the Backups section, check the box of This computer and then click Back Up Now to back up your iPhone to computer without unlocking it.

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Part 3: How to Extract Locked iPhone Files from iTunes Backup via iPhone Backup Extractor

As you can see, the two methods above are workable on the condition that your locked iPhone can be detected by the computer automatically and don't need to unlock iPhone and tap "Trust". But if you restarted iPhone after the last time synced with your computer, you may be required to unlock your iPhone to trust your computer again. So what to do if your iPhone is no longer recognized by the computer?

Here's a workaround: if you have backed up your iPhone to PC via iTunes before, you can use Coolmuster iPhone Backup Extractor to extract locked iPhone files from iTunes backup without using your iPhone. This way, you can at least get back the previous backup files of your locked iPhone and back them up to your PC without entering passcode.

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Here's how:

Step 1: Install and open the iPhone Backup Extractor on your computer, it will automatically detect your computer and then show the previous iPhone backup records. Select the one you require and click the Start Scan to scan the backup files of your iPhone.

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Step 2: After scanning, the backup files will be displayed clearly on the screen. Select the file you want and click Recover to extract locked iPhone files from iTunes backup.

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Bonus: How to Unlock iPhone If You Never Synced with iTunes

To unlock an iPhone that never synced with iTunes before, you will need to put your iPhone into the recovery mode. It is to be noted that the data and settings on your iPhone will be erased after restoring your iPhone.

Here's how:

Step 1: Turn off your iPhone and connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable, then open iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: Press and hold both the Home button and the power button at the same time until you see an Apple logo shows on your iPhone screen.

Step 3: After your iPhone has entered the recovery mode, release the buttons. You will see two options in iTunes: Restore or Update, select Restore. After the process is complete, you can set up your iPhone and use it again.

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Final Words

If you don't know how to back up iPhone without password, give Coolmuster iOS Assistant a try. It can help you get back your files from an unlock iPhone. Or you can use Coolmuster iPhone Backup Extractor to extract iTunes backup if your locked iPhone can not be detected by the computer.

Which way did you use to back up iPhone without passcode? Welcome to share your experience in the comment area.

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