Forgot Windows 7 password and locked out of your computer? You can easily reset Windows 7 password that you’ve forgotten and get access to your computer again. Then what if you forgot iPhone passcode and locked out of your iPhone? How to unlock your iPhone? Don’t know what to do? Just take the steps below.

What’s passcode in iPhone?

A passcode can be configured to protect your iPhone and stop unauthorized users. Once the passcode is set, you’ll be prompted to enter it wheneber you turn on or wake up your device. To configure a passcode for your iPhone, just go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock.

Steps to reset iPhone passcode

Restoring your device from backup is the surefire way to bypass your lock screen and get rid of the forgotten passcode. Using this method, it will wipe out your passcode while keeping your other data remained.

Step 1. Open your iTunes, synchronise your iPhone to your computer to create a backup of everything on your device. You can make it possible even your iPhone is locked.

Step 2. Make you iPhone get into DFU mode as follows:

  • 1. Hold the power button and home button simultaneously for 10 seconds.
  • 2. When 10 seconds passed, release the power button but keep holding the home button until the following message comes up (see screenshot below).
    iphone recover mode detected 

Step 3. Click the Restore button in iTunes and then wait for iOS to download and install on your iPhone.

Step 4. Sync your iPhone with iTunes to restore all your data and you’ll have it back to normal with no password!

Apart from it, some third-party software like iPhone Backup Extractor for Mac OS X, are said to help you recover passcode from iPhone. You can also have a try of these tools.

Note: This guide also works when you forgot passcode on iPod and iPad.

More password reset tips

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