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
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
- 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