Need to get past the passcode screen of your iPhone?  Sometimes there are emergencies or you just plain forgot.  The iPhone is designed so If you get the passcode wrong 6 times on an iOS 8, the device will first be disabled for 1 minute.  If you still get it wrong it will further disable for 5 minutes.  Here we explain below the easiest way to bypass the passcode.   Note that you are only limited to what you can access.
Step 1 - Turn the Phone On

Turn the phone on and go to the Emergency Call screen per the image below.

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Step 2 - Press down the Power Button
Hold the Power button down so as to bring up the power off slide screen. Once the power off slide screen appears, press Cancel.

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Step 3 - Dial a Emergency Call Number

Dial any three-digit emergency call number, such as "112" but make sure you do not let the call connect. Hit the end button just before it connects. 

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Step 4 - Set your Phone into Standby

Hitting the Power button will put it in Standby. Turn the phone back on again by hitting the Power button again.

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Step 5 - Depress Power Button for 3 seconds
Hold down the Power button for three seconds then press the Emergency Call button immediately before the phone brings up the power off slide screen.  If you see a black screen, you are either holding the Power button too long or your timing is off. 
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Step 6 - Continuing to hold the Power button

Continuing to hold the Power button while navigating around your phone to view your contacts and call history.

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Don't want to Keep Holding the Power Button Down?

Take a screenshot while simultaneously removing your hand from the Power button. Do this by pressing the Home button and listening for the shutter sound.

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