Apple iPhone is highly secured with Face ID or passcode. So, it’s nightmare if you ever forget your iPhone passcode, which prevents you from accessing your personal files. In reality, if you enter the wrong passcode six times on the row, your iPhone will be disabled and you end up losing the use of your phone.
If you are now in such situation, then don’t worry as we are here to help. In the section below, we are going to walk you through the steps on how to reset iPhone passcode.
Erase your iPhone Using Recovery Mode
If you have exhausted all the possibilities, but nothing works, then try erasing your iPhone. This is not something I recommend to all of you. Following this method, all of your data will be erased, meaning that you need to set up the whole thing again.
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To do this, open iTunes on your Mac (make sure you have the latest iTunes update on your computer), then press and hold the Side button and one of the volume buttons until you see the Power Off screen. Now just, drag the slider to turn off your device.
Once you are done, connect your iPhone to a computer while keeping the Side button pressed. Keep holding that button until the recovery-mode screen shows up. Now, select Restore from the pop-up window and select your recent backup.
Note: If you don’t have an iPhone backup, then you won’t be able to save your data.
How to Erase iPhone Using iCloud
iCloud serves as one of the easiest ways to erase your iPhone and remove passcode. However, make sure you have already set up Find My iPhone on your device or you won’t be able to reset your iPhone passcode.
Step one: Open Safari on your computer and then visit iCloud.com
Step two: Once you are in, sign in using your iCloud credentials and select Find iPhone. From here, you should see a list of all the devices that are currently logged in with your Apple ID.
Step three: On the next screen, you should see the location of your iPhone. Now, just simply select Erase iPhone.
How to Reset Your iPhone Using iTunes
If you now have an iTunes backup, then you can restore your device from it. The process is pretty simple and you can follow our steps below.
Step one: First off, connect your iPhone to your computer (you are going to need a modern iTunes version on your PC).
Step two: If iTunes asks for your passcode, then try connecting your iPhone to another computer (make sure that’s the one you have previously synced with). If you have never synced your iPhone with any other computer, then you are out of luck.
Step three: Assuming that iTunes won’t ask for a passcode, you are good to go. In this case, wait for iTunes to finish creating an iPhone backup and then click on Restore iPhone.
Step four: Once everything is ready, you now can set up your iPhone as a new device and you can restore iPhone from a backup.
If iTunes does not recognize your iPhone, then make sure you check your lightning cable. If nothing works, then try using a different cable to see if the problem is fixed. If the problem still persists, try re-installing the Apple Mobile Device USB Driver (Windows only).
To do this, open File Explorer on your computer, then navigate to ProgramFiles > Common File> Apple > Mobile Device Support > Drivers, then right-click usbaapl64.inf and proceed with hitting the Enter button. Wait until the installation is complete and then restart your computer.
Forgetting iPhone passcode is no longer a big deal as you can quickly reset your iPhone. However, erasing your iPhone is the last hope for success if you don’t have any password hints.