How to reset or unlock your iphone if you forgot password: If you have Forgot passcode or password for your iOS devices like iPhone 4, 4s, 5s, 6, 6 plus, iPad, or iPod touch, or your device is disabled then follow the given steps to reset it or unlock your iOS device.How and what to do if you have forgotten your iOS device passcode or password, or if your device displays a message saying that it’s disabled after successful entering wrong password on your iOS device. How to reset or unlock your iphone if you forgot password.
- Using iTunes on your PC to Backup and Reset Your iOS device Password.
- USe iCloud to reset your device and unlock it.
- By using iOS Recovery mode .
- How to Reset iPhone and iPad forgot password without using iTunes.
- How to Reset iPhone and iPad forgot password without using iCloud.
Using iTunes to unlock and reset
Use this method only if you have previously sync your iOS device with iTunes. If you haven’t then this is not the right way for you and you have to use iCloud or Find my iPhone feature to reset your iOS device.So make sure that this is the right step for you before proceeding further.
- In the first step Connect your iOS device to the computer using apple usb connector and wait for iTunes to open.
- Open iTunes on your pc you have synchronised your iPhone data, If iTunes asks you to enter your passcode or asks you to allow access, then it means that you haven’t sync your iOS device to iTunes yet. Try ‘Find My iPhone recovery mode’ feature to reset and unlock your iOS device.
- If you have sync your iOS device data with iTunes before thi will help you to reset your forgotten passcode or password without losing your iPhone data.
- After opening iTunes will automatically sync your device and create a backup, just wait for it. If it doesn’t sync your iOS device, just click on your iPhone in iTunes and click on sync or backup to sync your iPhone with iTunes.
- After the sync is complete, restore your device. Syncing and backing up your iOS device will allow you to reset your device without having to worry about data loss. You can do this without unlocking if you’ve synced to this computer before
- Select “Restore from iTunes backup.” during the setup assistant.
- Wait for the backup to load and you are done.
- Resetting your device using iTunes backup will clear your passcode, allowing you to unlock your device. If you want to secure your device again, set a new passcode.
Using Find My iPhone feature on Your iPhone
This feature only works if you enabled Find my iPhone feature on your iPhone. this feature helps you to erase and reset or unlock your iPhone forgotten password by deleting all data and settings. So, use this one if you don’t have your computer with you or you haven’t synchronized your iOS device data to iCloud.
- Go to your iPhone Settings then > iCloud.
- Scroll down and Tap on ‘Find my iPhone’.
- Toggle on ‘Find my iPhone and Send last location features.’
- After that Go to > iCloud.
- Sign In with your Apple ID and password to access iCloud.
- Select and Click All Devices at the top of your browser window and select on iPhone device you want to reset your passcode.
- After selecting the device it will show you three options play sound, lost mode, Erase iPhone.
- Click erase device to erase or reset its password or passcode.
- Now you can use your iOS device again.
By using iOS Recovery mode
By using iOS Recovery mode erase the device and its passcode to unlock iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
- Firstly, Turn off or switch off your iOS device.
- Swipe it until it turns off.
- In the third step Connect your apple usb cable to your Desktop Pc but don’t connect your device yet.
- Start or open iTunes on your Computer.
- Keep Pressing and hold your iOS device Home button and plug the iOS device into your computer.
- Connecting the device will cause it to turn on, but continue to hold the Home button.
- If your iOS device doesn’t turn on automatically, turn it on, but continue to hold the home button.
- After Continue holding the Home button a message will appear in iTunes telling you that a device in Recovery Mode has been detected.
- Restore your iOS device By using iOS Recovery mode.
- if you have not synced your device to your iTunes and iCloud accounts, or your computer is asking for your device’s passcode. Then only use this method.
- If you are full of bad luck and haven’t synced your iOS device to your iTunes and iCloud accounts, resetting your iOS device passcode or password using this method will erase or delete or wipe all of the data off of your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This feature is implemented by Apple in order to prevent an unauthorized user from accessing your data.
Also if you haven’t set up or enabled ‘Find My iPhone’ and send my phone location feature on your iOS device, then iOS recovery mode is the last option for you to reset your iPhone password and unlock it, but only fallback is you will lose all of your iOS device data.
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does iPad 4 have a reset I can access with a straight paper clip?