If you have stumbled upon this article, then there’s a high chance that you have either forgotten your Apple ID, locked out of your iOS device, forgotten your iTunes encryption password or if you don’t remember your Screen Time passcode. Worry not as this article will help you with all of either of these issues. In this article, we will be reviewing AnyUnlock software for Windows and Mac.
What is AnyUnlock?
AnyUnlock is a software developed by iMobie to help iOS users unlock various types of passcodes such as Apple ID, Face ID, Touch ID, iTunes encryption, Screen Time and more. So if you have forgotten the password of your old iPhone or iPad, you can easily unlock it with the help of AnyUnlock. Now that you have an idea of what AnyUnlock can do, let’s check it out in detail.
- Remove Apple ID and iCloud account from your iOS device.
- Remove screen passcode, Touch ID, and Face ID from your iOS device.
- Unlock Screen Time passcode from your iOS device.
- Remove iTunes Backup encryption.
- Browse, restore, and export passwords stored on your iOS device.
Getting Started With AnyUnlock
AnyUnlock is available only for both Windows and Mac. For demonstration purpose, I will be reviewing the Windows version of the software but the process will be the same for Mac. The software can be purchased and downloaded from here. Once the software is installed, launch it. In the main menu of the software, you can see the various features provided that will help you unlock your iOS device. Let’s look at each of the features in detail.
How To Remove Apple ID From Your iOS Device
If you have forgotten your Apple ID password, it means that you can no longer listen to Apple Music and you won’t be able to buy and download any apps or games. In situations like these, you can use AnyUnlock’s Unlock Apple ID feature to remove Apple ID and iCloud account from your device.
Step 1: Click on Unlock Apple ID. AnyUnlock will then ask you to connect your iOS device to your computer. Once it is connected, you can see your device name along with the iOS version and the battery percentage.
Step 2: If Find My Phone is enabled on your iOS device, you may or may not lose your stored data. Read the notes to ensure that there is no data loss. You can easily turn off Find My Phone by going to Settings and under the General tab, click on Reset to reset all of your settings.
Step 3: Click on Unlock Now. AnyUnlock will then restart your iOS device and proceed to remove the Apple ID and iCloud account which is logged in on the device.
Step 4: Once the process is finished, a message will appear informing you that the Apple ID has been removed successfully. You can then use your iOS device and then set up a new Apple ID.
How To Remove Screen Passcode
There can be many reasons as to why you would want to remove the screen passcode of your iOS device. It can be because you forgot your password. It can also be because the Touch ID or Face ID is not working or if your screen is damaged. At times like these, you can use AnyUnlock’s Unlock Screen Passcode feature.
Step 1: Click on Unlock Screen Password and connect your iOS device to your computer.
Step 2: Click on Start. The software will ask you to download the iOS firmware for your device on the next page.
Step 3: Click on Unlock Now. AnyUnlock will start the process and once it is finished, it will notify that the passcode has been removed.
iOS Password Manager
If you don’t remember the password of the various accounts stored in your iOS device, you can easily recover them with iOS Password Manager. Here’s how:
Step 1: Click on iOS Password Manager and click on Scan Now.
Step 2: AnyUnlock will ask your permission to set up backup encryption. This will help the user protect their privacy. Click on OK.
Step 3: The backup process will start and once it is done, it will show all of the recoverable passwords. The passwords can then be viewed by clicking on the ‘eye’ icon or it can be exported as a CSV format.
How To Remove iTunes Backup Encryption
If you have forgotten the password of your iTunes Backup, you can easily remove the encryption by following these simple steps.
Step 1: Click on Remove iTunes Backup Encryption and then click on Remove Now.
Step 2: If Find My iPhone is enabled, AnyUnlock will ask you to temporarily turn it off. Once that is done, click on Continue.
Step 3: AnyUnlock will restart the iOS device and start the decryption process. Make sure that you do not disconnect the device from the computer. Once the process is finished, the software will inform you, after which you can use your device.
How To Unlock Screen Time Passcode
Screen Time is a feature that allows us to set restrictions on the time we spend on an application. If you want to disable Screen Time but have forgotten the passcode, you can unlock your passcode easily with AnyUnlock. Here’s how:
Step 1: Click on Unlock Screen Time Passcode and click on Unlock Now.
Step 2: AnyUnlock requires to create an encrypted backup from which it will recover the passcode. Set a password for the encrypted backup and click on OK.
Step 3: AnyUnlock will start creating a backup and once it is done, you will be notified with a message that Screen Time passcode has been removed successfully.
Note: The reference images have been taken from the Guide provided by iMobie since my iPad does not support Screen Time.
How To Recover Encrypted Password Backup
If you have encrypted your iOS backup on iTunes a long time ago, there’s a high chance that you have forgotten the password. Now you can easily recover the forgotten password with the help on AnyUnlock.
Step 1: Click on iTunes Backup Recovery. If there’s a backup available on your computer, AnyUnlock will automatically list it. Select the backup and click on Continue.
Step 2: AnyUnlock will ask you to select the mode to recover the backup password. If you have a basic hint of what your password might have been, you can specify it. Then select the number of threads for recovery. The higher the thread count, the faster the recovery will be.
Step 3: Click on Recover Now. AnyUnlock will start the recovery process. The recovery time will differ depending on the length and complexity of the password. Once the recovery process is finished, the software will display the password.
AnyUnlock is designed to help iPhone/iPad/iPod touch users unlock the forgotten iOS password of their own devices. It is strictly for personal use. Any misuse of AnyUnlock for commercial or illegal purposes is strictly prohibited.
AnyUnlock is an excellent software for iOS users who are having trouble accessing their iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. It can basically solve all of your problems be it unlocking Apple ID, screen passcode, iTunes Backup encryption, and Screen Time Passcode. This one software will grant you full access to your iOS device whose passwords you have forgotten. The software is available for both Windows and Mac and is priced at $35.99 for a one-month plan. You can also purchase a 1-year plan for $39.99 or you can get a lifetime plan for $59.99. The lifetime plan lets you install the software on 5 computers which is a stead deal. I highly recommend this software for iOS users who are unable to unlock their device.