Forgot Your iPhone or iPad Passcode? Here’s How to Reset the Password!

iPhone
iPhone

If you forget the iPhone passcode, you will know it is very inconvenient. All your contacts, photos, social media accounts, and more can be safely locked between that lock screen-but you cannot use any of them.

Maybe you reset your password recently, but you never remember what to do for the rest of your life. Or, maybe you haven’t used your phone for a while and you forgot how to access it.

No matter what happens, Apple makes sure you can reset a forgotten iPhone (or iPad or iPod) passcode.

I hope you backed up your device recently, because you may lose some of the latest data in the process. Obviously, people are always trying to back up your device, not for their own entertainment, so please proceed with caution.

How to reset your iPhone passcode

reset your iPhone passcode

Before resetting your password, you need to choose a method to wipe your device. Unfortunately, if you forget the password, this is a prerequisite for resetting the iPhone password. Therefore, backup note-if you have not backed up before, the device data will not be saved.

 iPhone 8 or Later

To reset a newer model of iPhone, the situation has changed. You will need to use the computer like the old model. Before connecting and following the reset options listed below, put your iPhone in recovery mode.

  • Don’t plug the phone into the computer yet. Press and hold the side button until the phone provides you with a sliding cover to turn off the power.
  • Drag the slider at the top of the screen and close it.
  • When you plug the side button into the computer, press and hold the side button again.

If done correctly, then we are good to go.

Reset your passcode using iTunes

Reset your passcode using iTunes

  • If you have previously synced your device with iTunes, you can erase the device and its password on the software. Connect the device to the computer it is synced with, then open iTunes
  • If you are asked to enter a password, try to synchronize with another computer. If this doesn’t work, use recovery mode
  • Wait for iTunes to sync your device and make a backup
  • After synchronization and backup are complete, click “Restore iPhone (or related devices)”
  • In the process of restoring the iOS device, you will enter the “Settings” screen. Here, click Restore from iTunes backup
  • Select your device in iTunes. Choose the most relevant backup based on date and size.

Use recovery mode to reset your password

  • If you have never synced with iTunes, or have never set up “Find My iPhone” in iCloud, the recovery mode is the only option for restoring the device-this feat will delete the device and its password. First, connect the iPhone to the computer and open iTunes
  • After connecting the device, force restart
  • You will have the option to restore or update. Choose Restore. Then, your iPhone will download the software for your device
  • After the download process is complete, you can set up and use the device

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Is your MacBook secure?

MacBook
MacBook

There is something about MacBook that pulls everyone’s strings. Be it the look or the performance, MacBook delivers the best.

With the outstanding features, the threat of thieves and hackers comes included in the package. It is prone to attract a lot of negative attention, therefore the need to protect it is even higher.

Having said that, there are plenty of ways by which you can safeguard your MacBook. Let us take a look at tips to make your laptop impenetrable:

1. Always remain updated

To keep your laptop safe, it is important to keep it updated as per the latest software. Although there are regular notifications sent by macOS, you can look out for updates manually as well. You can look out for software updates in Finder, under the heading About This Mac. Keeping up with the software updates will help you keep the hackers at bay, and protect your MacBook.

2. Make use of Firewall

The Mac operating systems tend to make their built-in firewall. This firewall helps to protect the intruders from entering into the MacBook, through LAN or Internet. It will keep the personal data in your laptop safe.

To enable the firewall on your MacBook, you can go to the System Preferences, and then click on Security and Privacy. Under this setting, you can find the Firewall setting.

3. Encryption to the rescue

Another feature that can secure your precious MacBook is Encryption. There is a feature called FileVault, that is used for encrypting the data. The feature is disabled by default, so to encrypt your data on MacBook, you need to enable the feature.

On your MacBook laptop, you can go to the FileVault tab to enable the encryption feature. There, you can select the preferred radio button, to choose if you want to access the data or generate the decryption key to do so.

4. Use a strong password

As obvious as it sounds, having a complex, strong password is a full-proof method of securing the MacBook. With a strong password for your laptop, it can keep unethical hackers from entering into it. To secure your laptop, you can opt for a complex password or take help from the Password Assistant Tool which is built-in in the MacBook.

5. Get an antivirus

In addition to the tips mentioned above, you can also get an antivirus for your MacBook. It can help you in securing the third-party downloads, and keep your laptop safe from imminent threats.

It wouldn’t be wrong to point out that our lives revolve around our devices. A MacBook will hold all the information that you need, and that is important. Compromising on the security of your MacBook is not advisable.

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Do’s and Don’ts you should Know when your Phone drops into water

Phone drops into water
Phone drops into water

It doesn’t matter whether it falls in a pool of water or in a basin. Fixsquad provides you with tips on do’s and don’ts to save your phone.

To save your phone you need to act fast and follow these steps:       

Do’s

  • Remove your phone from water as quick as possible
  • Turn it off if it is still on and hold it upright.
  • Remove the battery and all other accessories; sim cards, memory cards. If the battery is non-removable you might consider taking it to a technician or follow Youtube videos on how to disassemble
  • Try to remove as much water as possible using a piece of cloth and vacuum cleaner.
  • Put it in a bowl of uncooked rice or other absorbent for 48-72 hours without turning it on. If it fails to turn on, try charging your battery.

Don’ts

  • Do not shake it.
  • Do not push any button. This could push the water further into the circuits.
  • Do not use a hairdryer on the phone. This could cause further damage.
  • Do not turn the phone on too soon.

With a little lack and fast action, your phone may survive. If the problem persists, take it to expert technicians like Fixsquad who offer free diagnostic services and 90 days warranty on their repair.

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