iPhone: 3 Ways to Reset Password in Case You Forgot It

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Forgot your iPhone password? There are at least 3 ways to reset it in order to regain access to your device: the iTunes method, the iCloud method and the one that involves restoring the device via recovery mode. Here's how.

It seems unlikely, but it often happens that users forget the password of their iPhone. After six unsuccessful entries, the device is automatically deactivated and a corresponding message is displayed on the screen. This is a tricky situation since Reset password requires the deletion of the data and therefore of the access code. But if you had a backup, the process becomes less perilous.



How to Reset iPhone Password

Three options are available. You can either go through iTunes, iCloud or recovery mode. The first method remains the simplest, the necessary precautions to be able to use it have been taken before.

Reset password with iTunes

If the iPhone was previously synced with iTunes, you have the option to restore your data. The process will clear them first. Everything is cleaned, including the password, which will allow you to access the smartphone again.

  1. Start by connecting the iPhone to a PC or Mac with which the synchronization has been made
  2. Launch iTunes. If a passcode is requested, try using another computer you synced with. If you still can't do it, go to the next method or the 3
  3. A synchronization should take place automatically, with the creation of a backup by iTunes. If not, click the button Synchronize at the bottom of the window.
  4. Wait a bit and once the operation is completed, click on the option Restore theiPhone or the iPad depending on the device.

Method XNUMX: Reset Password with iCloud

You can go through this method only if the Find My iPhone feature is enabled. Like the previous method, it allows you to remove the password while keeping the data:



  • Go to icloud.com/find from a computer or another smartphone and enter your Apple credentials to log in
  • Choose the option “Find my iPhone” then click on “All my devices”
  • From the list, select your device name and click "Erase iPhone".
  • The last step is to restore your data from iCloud

Third method: go through the recovery mode

This is the ultimate alternative to reset forgotten iPhone passcode. You can use it if you have never synced your device with iTunes or iCloud and Find My iPhone are not enabled.

  • Connect the iPhone to your computer and open iTunes
  • Restart the device by doing the following:
    • If you have an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus: Briefly press the volume up button and then the volume down button. Then hold down the side button (power button) for about 10 seconds or until you see the recovery mode screen
    • If you're using an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Simultaneously press the side button and the volume down button. Keep them pressed until the recovery mode screen appears
    • On older iPhones (up to iPhone 6s) or iPad: Press and hold the Home button and Side button until the recovery mode screen appears.
    • A screen will prompt you to update or restore. Choose the Restore option

Wait until the operation is finished and your iPhone or iPad returns to its factory state. You can reconfigure it for a new use.



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