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How to Fix “You Can Try Your Passcode Again in Null” Error [Updated]

Are you seeing the message “you can try your passcode again in null”? Don’t fret. Your iPhone is in iPhone Unavailable and you can’t enter any passcode anymore. However, you can erase and unlock your iPhone to reenable it.

In this guide, we’ll show you the ways to unlock the screen with this error message.

What does “you can try your passcode again in null” mean?

It 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 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.

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 prerequisites to stimulate the Erase iPhone option on your device screen.

You should have all the prerequisites to use this approach.

  1. Your iOS device is running on iOS 15.2 or later.
  2. Your iPhone or iPad is connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data.
  3. You know your Apple ID password that signed in to your iPhone or iPad.
  4. Your iPhone has Find my iPhone on before the lockout.

Step to reset the iPhone.

Reset the try your passcode again iPhone with Erase iPhone option

Tap Erase iPhone. Tap Erase iPhone.

Enter your Apple ID password.

Done.

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 the “you can try your password again in null’ message, you can rely on this software, SD iPhone Unlocker. Supporting iOS 16, check our video tutorial below.

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 Wipe Passcode section.

Connet your iPhone to the computer, then click Start.

Updated: You won’t need to put your iPhone in recovery mode if the app automatically shows you the iPhone info page. It should download the firmware and enter the iPhone to recovery mode automatically as our video tutorial shows.

If the app asks you to enter the recovery mode. do as the following guide shows.

How to Put your security lockout iPhone in Recovery mode.

  1. Start your computer. Run iTunes (PC) or Finder (Mac).
  2. Turn off your iPhone.
  3. Put iPhone in recovery mode.

Turn off your iPhone.

For iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and later, iPhone SE2, iPhone SE3.

Press and hold both the side button and the volume down button until the power off slider appears.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6. Press and hold the side button until the power off slider appears.

For iPhone SE1, iPhone 5S, and earlier: Press and hold the top button until the power off slider appears.

Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone. Then wait a minute to make sure that it turns off completely.

Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode.

For iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and later, iPhone SE2/SE3.

Press quickly and release the Volume up button. Press and quickly release the Volume down button. Press and hold the side button while immediately connecting your iPhone to the computer. Keep holding the button until you see the recovery mode screen on the iPhone, then let go.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus.

Press and hold the volume down button while immediately connecting your iPhone to the computer. Keep holding the button until you see the recovery mode screen on your iPhone, then let go.

For iPhone SE1 and iPhone 6s and earlier iPhone models.

Press and hold the Home button while immediately connecting your iPhone to your computer. Keep holding the Home button until you see the recovery mode screen, then let go.

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.

The app downloads the firmware automatically. Enter “0000” to confirm unlocking. Hit Unlock.

Video Tutorial [Updated]

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.

find my app
Find My app

If you ask that are there any free way to unlock the error 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 is 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.

After seeing this screen. People also ask if you can save your data.

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 don’t fix it, how long will the security lockout last? The security lockout will be there once you power it on.

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.

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Amanda Lee

I am the chief editor of softwaredive.com. I have been engaged in software and computer gadgets fields for over 10 years, offering proven guides, tips, and software solutions in data recovery, and multimedia field.

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