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Are you seeing the message “you can try your passcode again in null”? Don’t fret. Your iPhone is in iPhone Unavailable or Security Lockout and you can’t enter any passcode anymore. However, you can erase and unlock your iPhone to reenable it.
In this guide, you’ll mainly learn the answers to these two questions on “you can try your passcode in null”.
- What does “you can try your passcode again in null” mean?
- How to fix it when you see “you can try your passcode again in null”?
What does “you can try your passcode again in null” mean?
“You can try your passcode again in null” means you have entered 10 failed passcode attempts in total and your iOS device is completely locked out. And you have no more chances to enter the passcode again to unlock it. You’ve reached 10 times wrong passcode limit. You need to reset your iPhone to unlock it.
For each iPhone or iPad user, there is a 10-time wrong passcode attempt limit before the final lockout.
Before the 10 times failed passcode attempts, the message you see is that you can try your passcode again in [number] timer hours & minutes. If it’s a timer not “null”, you should still have opportunities to enter a passcode. When it shows you can try your passcode again in null, you’ve reached the 10 times wrong passcode limit.
Your iPhone is disabled by the Apple built-in security measure for a 10-time incorrect passcode entries limit.
What happens before and next when you see the “You can try your passcode again in null” message?
Before seeing the “try again in null” message.
You should see the iPhone screen says iPhone Security Lockout with the Erase iPhone option.
Then if you tap Erase iPhone, you should get the screen titled “Erase All Content and Settings”.
It also says this whole message:
This iPhone is in security lockout, you can try again in null, or you can erase and reset this iPhone now.
Then if you tap Erase iPhone again, you should enter your Apple ID passcode and erase it. We’ll explain the whole process in Option 1.
After seeing this screen.
Tap Erase iPhone and follow the instructions on the screen, you’ll erase and reset your iPhone to factory settings, wiping all data.
If you won’t fix it, how long will the security lockout last? The security lockout will be there once you powered it on.
People also ask if you can save your data when you see the message “try your passcode again in null”.
When you get to the stage, all your data should be erased after a reset. You can’t save the existing data on your iPhone or iPad. However, you can get back your data by restoring the backups during the setup.
How to fix “you can try your passcode again in null”.
Option 1: Use the Erase iPhone option on iOS 15.2 or later.
To use this option. You should have the Erase iPhone option on your iOS device screen. We conclude that you have the erase option if you see the null message.
Only if you see the Erase iPhone option and tap it, you will go to the next screen saying “This iPhone is in Security lockout, you can try your passcode again in null.”
If you remember your Apple ID passcode, you should have all the prerequisites to use this approach.
- Your iOS device is running on iOS 15.2 or later.
- Your iPhone or iPad is connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data.
- You know your Apple ID password that signed in to your iPhone or iPad.
- Your iPhone has Find my iPhone on before the lockout.
Step to reset the iPhone showing “you can try your passcode again in null” use the Erase iPhone option.
Tap Erase iPhone. Tap Erase iPhone.
Enter your Apple ID password.
Your iPhone should be erased soon.
Option 2. Unlock it with SD iPhone Unlocker software on a computer.
To unlock the completely locked-out iPhone showing “you can try your password again in null message”, you can rely on this software, SD iPhone Unlocker.
The SD iPhone Unlocker software can unlock the security lockout/unavailable iPhone or iPad with its algorithm by downloading the fixing packages.
Download the app and install it on your computer. To unlock the showing null iPhone or iPad with the app, you should purchase a license.
Head to the Unlock Screen Time Passcode section.
Turn off your iPhone and put it in recovery mode. Meanwhile, your iPhone should be connected to the computer in recovery mode after step 2. Then click start.
If you see the passcode screen, you need to turn off your iPhone and start again.
To put your showing null iPhone in recovery mode, follow the onscreen snapshots. or the above instructions.
Download the firmware and hit unlock. Enter “000000” to confirm unlocking.
Option 3. Reset it without a computer on iCloud.com or Find My app.
To use this method, you should have other smartphones or iOS devices, or a computer. Even if you have no computer, you can erase and reset it online with a smartphone or tablet.
For those who have multiple iOS devices running on iOS 13 or later, you can use the Apple built-in Find My app.
The above two approaches both use the iCloud Find My functionality.
Steps to erase and reset it using iCloud.com.
Open the iCloud official page on any one of your browsers on your smartphone or computer. https://www.icloud.com/find.
Enter your Apple ID credentials to sign in to iCloud. Tap trust if prompted on your browsers on any of your tablets, smartphones, or computers that you use to open the iCloud webpage.
Locate your locked iPhone or iPad on the map.
Tap Erase iPhone or Erase iPad. Enter your Apple ID password to confirm erase and reset.
If your locked iPhone is online, it should get erased and reset in a few moments.
Steps to erase and reset iPhone using Find My app.
You should have another iOS device running on iOS 13 or later, or iPadOS 13 or later.
Make sure this iPhone or iPad is signed into the same account as the “try your passcode again in null” security lockout iPhone.
Tap Find My app. Locate the security lockout iPhone and tap Erase iPhone. Confirm Erase and follow the instructions to finish it.
If you ask that are there any free way to unlock the “try your passcode again in null” phone on a computer with Apple software?
Yes. Erase and reset the null iPhone with Finder or iTunes in recovery mode.
The most important way is to put your showing “null” security lockout iPhone in recovery mode. So that your computer can recognize the security lockout iPhone.
Make sure you have a PC or Mac. If you have a PC, make sure iTunes is installed. Prepare the cable that comes with your iPhone.
Follow the above recovery mode operations to put your iPhone in recovery mode.
Restore your iPhone.
Locate your iPhone in the iTunes or Finder.
When the screen prompted with the Restore or Update option. Choose Restore. Wait for your computer to download the software for you.
If the download consumes 15 minutes more time, your iPhone should exit the recovery mode. let the download finish. Then turn off your iPhone and put it in recovery mode again.
Wait for the process to finish. Disconnect your iPhone from the computer and set it up. Don’t forget to restore your backups from iTunes or Finder if you have any.
If you have questions about the security lockout iPhone, you can read:
If you have questions about the meaning of iPhone Unavailable Security Lockout, you can read:
The bottom Line
If you see the message “you can try your passcode again in null”, you should take action to erase and reset it. Or else, it should stay the lockout status if the device is powered on. That’s Apple’s final complete lockout to prevent failed passcode attempts for reaching 10 times. Data loss is inevitable if you reach the “try your passcode again in null” status. Therefore, to keep your data safe, you should be careful and remember your passcode. You should know when you forgot the passcode and tried 10 times, you’ll never see the unlocking passcode screen. Instead, you should get the iPhone Unavailable/Security Lockout without any timer on the screen.
Don’t worry, just choose any one of the solutions that are convenient for you.