Forgot your iPhone passcode? Unfortunately, there’s no legal method to retrieve your lost passcode. To do this, you’ll be required to put your iPhone in recovery mode and erase all the data. Here’s how to put your iPhone in recovery mode and re-setup new passcode.
After you erase your iPhone, you can restore your data and settings from a backup. If you didn’t back up your iPhone, you can set it up as a new device and then download any data that you have in iCloud.
There are 4 important steps to do to re-setup your iPhone.
- Make sure you have a computer, Mac or any PC.
- Turn Off your iPhone.
- Put your iPhone into recovery mode.
- Restore your iPhone
How to reset iPhone passcode
Here’s the detailed instruction. Read carefully the following step-by-step:
- This process required a Mac or PC. If you’re using PC, make sure to install iTunes.
- Turn off your iPhone using the method for your iPhone model:
- iPhone X or later, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus: Press and hold both the Side button and the Volume down button until the power off slider appears.
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the Side button until the power off slider appears.
- iPhone SE (1st generation), and iPhone 6s and earlier: Press and hold the Side (or Top) button until the power off slider appears.
- Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone, then wait a minute to make sure that it turns off completely.
- Press and hold the correct button for your iPhone while immediately connecting your iPhone to the computer. Don’t let go of the button.
- 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.
- Keep holding the button until you see the recovery mode screen on your iPhone, then let go.
- If you see the passcode screen, you need to turn off your iPhone and start again.
- Locate your iPhone in the Finder or in iTunes on the computer that it’s connected to.
- Choose Restore when you see the option to Restore or Update.
- Your computer downloads software for your iPhone and begins the restore process. If the download takes more than 15 minutes and your device exits the recovery mode screen, let the download finish, then turn off your iPhone and start again.
- Wait for the process to finish.
- Disconnect your iPhone from the computer, then set up and use your iPhone.
Done. If you have any questions, let me know in the comment below.
But if you require assistance, you may directly contact Apple support.