What to do if you forgot your iPhone passcode

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By Erric Buttlar

It is feasible to reset your iPhone and get it working again if you lost your passcode and are unable to get into your smartphone. If you have the phone’s backup and access to a computer, either a PC or a Mac, there is a way to get your iPhone running once again.

Your iPhone will be deactivated if you input the erroneous passcode for a brief amount of time, typically 1 minute, after which you can try again. You will be locked out for a longer time if you do this too frequently.

How do I fix an iPhone where I forgot the passcode?

If you’ve lost your iPhone’s passcode, you’ll need to enter recovery mode, delete the device, and then re-setup the phone.

If you have backed up the device, you have two options: either restore the backup or do something else with it. The phone can be configured as a new device if you did not back it up.

In order to connect your iPhone to your computer, you must first put your iPhone into recovery mode. To accomplish this, you will need a PC or a Mac.

How do I put my iPhone in recovery mode?

Depending on the sort of device you have, there are several ways to switch it off in order to put your iPhone into recovery mode.

On an iPhone 8 or later, press the power button and the volume down button simultaneously to turn the device off. The handset may then be turned off when you see the slide to power off button.

Holding the power button down until you see the slide to power off message is necessary for the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6.

You must push the power button on the top of older devices, such as the iPhone SE of the first generation and the iPhone 5S and before, until the slide to power off icon displays.

You need to hold the button until you see the recovery mode on your iPhone’s display. If you see the passcode on your screen you will need to turn it off and start again.

How do I restore my iPhone?

You may now restore your iPhone since it is in recovery mode. You can do this using iTunes, Finder on a Mac, or iTunes on a PC.

When a menu with the options Update, Restore, or Cancel appears on your computer screen, you should choose Restore. The device will then be restored, which typically takes 15 minutes.

The next step is to set up your iPhone, which may be done from a backup or from scratch. You can get additional information on how to accomplish this on Apple’s website.

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