1 year, 8 months ago

Today, we discovered a method to bypass the passcode lock on any iPhone running the newest software update iOS 6.1. The method is a bit complicated and will allow access to the phone application. While hitting the home button will re lock the phone, the exploit does have potential to snoop through peoples contacts and make calls.


1. Lock device

2. Slide to unlock

3. Tap emergency call

4. Hold sleep button until the power down prompt shows. Click cancel, you will notice the status bar turn blue. Type in 911 or your emergency number and click call then cancel it asap so the call dosen’t go through.

5. Lock your device with the sleep button then turn it on using the home button.

6. Slide to unlock then hold the sleep button and in 3 seconds tap emergency call. This will spazz out the phone and cause it to open.

[Make sure to continuously hold the sleep button until you are done looking in the phone]

And there you go, the phone will reveal its contact, call, and voicemail information.

You can also create a contact and view the photo gallery in doing so. You can also send emails and texts through the sharing a contact feature.

  • DannieDarko

    On my iPhone 5 it even works without switching to the blue bar. I skip the step with the “power off” dialog and it works anyway.
    Simply enter the emergency number, hit dial and hangup, lock, unlock and do the sleep button trick. It works just fine :)

  • http://twitter.com/filmouk Mike Brown

    Only works for me (iPhone 5, iOS 6.1) when Siri is enabled. If you disable Siri then you get the black screen as others have suggested. Seems the ‘bug’ only provides the same access as Siri would ordinarily give you by voice, no?

    • http://twitter.com/iPodUplink iPodUplink

      It works on non siri devices, showing a black screen just means if was not timed perfectly.

  • http://www.eurotransport.de/ Thorsten Gutmann

    doesn’t work on my 4S

  • bill

    who the hell has the time to figure all this out also its very complicated. pretty sure people would just give up trying and not bother, also it doesn’t entirely unlock the phone, you can only access like your phone and missed called.

  • ricko

    nice. how did you guys find this?

  • metalmaus

    doesnot work in my iPhone4 with 6.1

  • MLTI+

    Thank you very much! I found an iphone and I wasn’t able to find his owner until today. Thanks again.

  • They0dj445

    Works 6.1.2!!!

  • Rafael

    Working on 6.1.2!!

  • Guest

    Doesn’t works for me; if I stop holding down the power button after I unlocked it, the screen gets locked. iPhone 3GS; iOS 6.1.2..

    • Guest


  • Michael

    Hey Adrian,
    nice clip, how did you find out?

  • Stacy Pennington

    Pretty sweet security hole..

  • Edwardreilly

    I know you all probably will think this is a stolen phone, however this was my brothers phone who passed away in February, I am trying to get access to his phone however when I try this bypass I do not have that emercency call button on the bottom left. Not sure why. I dont know what version he has either but I believe it is atleast 6.0

  • Worried

    Ok worried as fark now, just lost my iPhone4, and believe it to be stolen; and my whole life is on it.
    Does this only work with phones that’s been jail-broke?
    Cos there are mixed comments as to this works and not work?

  • magar hari

    do you have solution?how to inable iphone 5, if supposed disabled by typed wrong passcode?