Can’t unlock your iPhone? If you forget your passcode or it shows up as incorrect, here’s how to unlock your Apple iPhone.
Passwords are meant to protect your smartphones, apps, data, and more. Nowadays, all iPhones and Android phones have different lock features. This includes face unlock, fingerprint or even a simple password. Even if you keep a biometric unlocking system, you still need to have a passcode or passcode for your phone. But what if you forget the password or access code? If you are an iPhone user and it shows wrong password then it is time to worry but not too much. Because, you see, there are other ways to unlock iPhone. Remember that this will require extreme measures. Check it here.
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According to Apple’s support page, if you can’t remember your passcode, you need to use a computer to put your iPhone into recovery mode. However, it’s important to note that this process deletes your data and settings, including your passcode, allowing you to reconfigure your iPhone. After erasing your iPhone, you can restore your data and settings from the backup. And if you haven’t backed up earlier, you can set up your iPhone as a new device and then upload all the data you have to iCloud. Here’s how to put your iPhone into recovery mode so you can erase it and set it up again.
Apple iPhone: How to activate iPhone recovery mode
Make sure you have a computer (Mac or PC): If you’re using a PC, make sure it has Windows 8 or later and iTunes installed. You also need the cable that came with your iPhone, or another compatible cable, to connect your iPhone to the computer. If you don’t have a computer and can’t borrow one, you should visit an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider for assistance.
Turn off your iPhone: Unplug your iPhone from the computer if it’s connected. Shut down your iPhone using the method for your iPhone model.
Put your iPhone into recovery mode: If you have an iPhone X or later, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, use the side button. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus use the Volume Down button. iPhone SE (1st generation) and iPhone 6s and earlier use the Home button.
You should press and hold the button corresponding to your iPhone while immediately connecting your iPhone to the computer. Don’t let go of the button and hold it down until you see the recovery mode screen on your iPhone, then release.
It can be noted here that if you see the password screen, you should turn off your iPhone and start over.
Restore your iPhone: Locate your iPhone in Finder or in iTunes on the computer it’s connected to. Choose Restore when you see Restore or Update option. Your computer downloads software for your iPhone and begins the restore process. If the download takes longer than 15 minutes and your device exits the recovery mode screen, allow the download to complete, then turn off your iPhone and start over.
Wait for the process to complete. Disconnect your iPhone from the computer, then set it up and now you can use your iPhone again.