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Forgot iPhone Passcode? Easy Solutions for you

Setting iPhone passcode prevents unauthorized users from accessing your personal data. But what happens if you forget your iPhone passcode? We will will show you how to resolve this issue once and for all.

Basically, if you enter the wrong iPhone passcode six times, then you get the prompt message that your iPhone has been disabled. But if you are still unable to recollect your iPhone passcode, then you may have to reset your iPhone and remove the passcode subsequently.

What to do if you forgot your iPhone passcode?

Method 1: Use iCloud to erase the passcode

Here’s how to do this:

  • On your computer, go to the official iCloud website and sign in with your Apple ID
  • At the dashboard, Select “All Devices” and then select your iPhone device from the list of all devices.
  • Click on “Erase” option to erase the forgotten passcode.
  • Now, on your iPhone setup screen, restore your files by clicking on the “restore from a backup” option.

Alternatively, you can erase your iPhone passcode with the Find My iPhone application.

Method 2: Use iTunes to erase the passcode

You can also use iTunes to erase your iPhone passcode with iTunes. However, this procedure will only work if you have synced the iPhone with iTunes on the computer you intend to use.

Here’s how to do this:

  • Connect your iPhone device to your computer and then launch iTunes.
  • After you have synced your iPhone with iTunes, create an iTunes backup.
  • On your iPhone setup screen, select Restore from iTunes backup.
  • On iTunes, select your iPhone and choose the latest backup.
  • After the restore process has been completed, configure a new passcode and memorize it.

If you have not synced your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud, you may proceed to the next solution.

Method 3: Use Recovery mode to erase the passcode

This method is applicable if you have not synced your iPhone with either iCloud or iTunes. With the Recovery mode, you can easily erase your iPhone passcode.

Here’s how to do this:

  • Connect your iPhone to your computer and then force-restart it.

For iPhone 6s and earlier versions: Press and hold the Home and Side buttons until the recovery mode is initiated.

For iPhone 7/7+: Press and hold both the Side and Volume down buttons until recovery mode is initiated.

For iPhone 8/8+: Press and release the Volume-Up button and then quickly press and release the Volume-Down button. Now Press and hold the Side button until the iPhone reboots in recovery mode.

  • After restart your iPhone, select Restore from the list of options
  • Wait for the restore process to be completed and then restore your files from saved backup.

Note: Ensure you backup your files for restoration after completion of this procedure. Also, do not forget your passcode.

Hope you won’t forget your passcode next time? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

By Daniel Segun

Daniel Segun is a technology writer with over 5 years of experience. He loves to teach and inspire others. When he is not writing, he's probably busy developing websites. You can reach him here.

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