What to do if forgot password on iPhone or iPad?

Sometimes users forget the password iPhone, with which they remove lock on the device. In order to once again have the opportunity to use a smartphone, you have to make the following manipulation. Instruction is provided in case you forget the password or if a message appears about the deactivation device.

If you forget the password has not been backed up, restore data on iPhone will be impossible. You’ll need to erase the gadget, that is, to remove all data and settings.

Restore using iTunes

If your iPhone or iPad has been previously synced with iTunes, you can restore.

Step 1: connect your device to the computer with which you’ve synced.

Step 2: Open iTunes. If you are prompted to enter the password, use another computer that you’ve synced or recovery mode.

Step 3: Wait until iTunes sinhroniziruete device and create a backup.

Step 4: after syncing and creating backups click Restore [device].

Step 5: When the restore operation of an iOS device open the settings screen, tap Restore from iTunes backup.

Step 6: Then select your device. Check the creation date and the size of each backup and choose the most suitable one.

Restore using recovery mode

If you have never synced with iTunes and didn’t set up Find my iPhone in iCloud to restore the device will need to use recovery mode. This will erase the device and its passcode.

Step 1: connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer and open iTunes.

Step 2: After connecting the devices, force restart: press and hold simultaneously the buttons “sleep/Wake” and “Home”. Do not release the buttons when you see the Apple logo — wait until recovery mode screen.

Step 3: When prompted to perform a restore or update, choose “Restore”.

Step 4: iTunes will start downloading the software for the device. If it takes more than 15 minutes, the device will exit recovery mode and you will need to repeat steps 2 and 3.

Wait until the end of the process. You can then configure the device and use it.

In conclusion, we note that even the simple password it is best to write down, to then not to engage in its recovery.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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