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Forgot Screen Lock Passcode for iPhone & iPad

2013-07-08 14:54:50 / Posted by to How to iPhone
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Normally it is abnormal to forget the screen lock passcode for iPhone or iPad. But just in case it happens, we are willing to offer 3 practical ways to solve this problem: with iTunes backup, no iTunes backup and Find My iPhone is on or installed.  

With iTunes backup

• Connect your device with the laptop you used to connect with then turn on iTunes (If iTunes asks you to enter password, please try another computer, otherwise refer to another 2 solutions. )
• Right click your device on the left bar and choose device.
• After backup finish, select restore.
• Then restore from the latest backup.

No iTunes backup

• iTunes may ask you to enter password on your device otherwise they cannot be connected.
• disconnect USB wire from your device but keep USB connecting with your computer.
• Shutdown your device: press the power button and hold on to it for few seconds till the red slide bar appears, slide to turn it off.
• Keep pressing Home, at the same time again connect USB wire with your device, iPhone should be turned on now.
• iTunes should remind you it has detected a device under restore mode. Click OK then press Restore.
Attention! All data will be erased if you try this way!

Find My iPhone is on

You can try "remote erase" to restore your device if you turn "Find My iPhone" on. If you have iCloud backup, maybe you can restore from the last backup and recover passcode setting.

Restoring your iPhone probably will be the easiest way for solving this problem. Many users will mess up their many passwords so mark them down in a small notebook is much better than taking the risk to restore your iPhone.

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