A video by ‘Videos Debarraquito’, a member of the YouTube community, was published weeks ago showing iPhone owners how to bypass the passcode on their iPhone 5 smartphone running on iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2, or iOS 6.1. According to several reports from bloggers, the latest version of iOS, iOS 6.1.2, which was recently released by Apple, still does not fix the passcode unlock issue.

( The image above shows the iPhone 5’s passcode screen )

How to bypass passcode on iPhone 5 :

  1. Turn on the phone and press emergency call.
  2. Dial the number, 112 (or 911), then tap green and red immediately.
  3. Go to the lock screen.
  4. Go to the passcode screen.
  5. Push and hold down the power button for 3.5 seconds.
  6. Before showing the slider turn off, tap the emergency call button.
  7. Take a screenshot (without releasing the power button, press the home button).

Alternative solution (simpler) :

  1. Turn on the iPhone and press emergency call.
  2. Dial the number, 112, then call and hang up.
  3. Lock the phone.
  4. Unlock it.
  5. Press down and hold the lock button for 3.5 seconds and press emergency.
  6. Take a screen shot when contact appear.

Credit : YouTube video commenter, DJRABiDD.

Video tutorial :

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=MDkLpj3MM-c

Video credit : Videosdebarraquito.

How to check the iOS version of a device running iOS 6? :

To check the iOS version of one of Apple’s mobile devices (iPhone or iPad), go to settings from the home screen, tap ‘general’ from the left-hand sidebar, select ‘software update’, and the device should have what version of iOS the device is using (eg. iOS 6.x.x).

Note : Apple might release another version of iOS at any point in time, therefore, this tutorial might not work when that time comes. Be sure to check what iOS version the device is using to confirm that the bug exists that allows the user to bypass the passcode.

By Haba Naija Admin

Temi Odurinde worked in domain name registration and web hosting industry for many years before becoming a web entrepreneur. He is passionate about web and mobile technologies. Temi contribute mainly to Haba Naija Internet and Technology sections. He has a BSc in Computing and Psychology, a postgraduate degree in Internet Technologies. Outside work, he love Oral Storytelling, long distance running and playing Volleyball.