Thus, you have forgotten the password of your iPhone or iPad and can not be unlocked. In this article you will learn what are the steps you must follow to save the contents of the unit and the success of removing the lock.
Probably, the fault was incorporated into the home button, the fingerprint scanner. You simply lost the habit of entering your password, and he left the head. Forgetting the character combination code or, what is still Worse, after having made several failed attempts, you get to the most enjoyable situation. If you want to ensure the reliability of Apple's encryption methods, ask the fbi agents.
To solve the forgotten password problem you have three options. From Apple's support information, you will not be able to restore data from the iPhone, if, in advance, you do not create a backup copy of the device.
If you have a backup, then you just need to go through a backup restore process, after which you will reset the password. Unfortunately, the data with the iPhone will be restored to the state, when it was created the copy of all new content is lost. But this commitment to the category of those worth going.
If you do not have a backup file, you must do one of the following:
- Delete the device with iTunes on the computer you used to sync your iPhone.
- Delete the device with the help of iCloud, if you have the account and service Search my iPhone enabled;
- Use the recovery mode to reset the iPhone to factory settings.
Let's see each option more.
We use iTunes
For data recovery, you can use iTunes on a computer that was previously used for iPhone synchronization. In this case, iTunes will automatically use created before the backup, and you will have the opportunity to reset forgotten the lock code.
Step 1: Connect the iPhone locked to the computer with which the synchronization was previously performed.
Step 2: Start iTunes and wait until the software you need is downloaded. If the program did not prompt you to enter the password, that's fine, but in case iTunes needs a code, try connecting to another computer. Otherwise, the content, the device will be removed completely.
Step 3: If unsolicited password, you iTunes and syncs and creates backups of the iPhone.
Step 4: As soon as synchronization is complete, and from a backup, click the Restore button in iTunes.
Step 5: Select the recovery option for the backup device.
Step 6: Click on any file to copy your iPhone for recovery. Remember that the latest version will contain more current content.
After the recovery, you will be able to reconfigure the password. This time try to remember!
We use iCloud
This option will only work if the smartphone lock enabled the Find my iPhone service and the device is in the data transfer mode of the mobile network, or in the Wi-Fi coverage area.
Open the iCloud.com/find page on any of your devices (PC, Mac, Android, or other device on the iOS platform).
Step 1 : Log in with your Apple ID.
Step 2 : Click All Devices at the top of the web page.
Step 3 : Select problematic from a device in the list.
Step 4 : Click the Delete button to clear the contents of the device and reset the access code.
Step 5 : After this on the iPhone, you can choose the option to restore from a backup or set up the smartphone as a new device. To save your data, click Restore by copying iCloud, and then configure and note the new password.
A full restore of the iPhone
If you have not kept backups on iCloud or a computer with iTunes, falling into the drive is not achieved, with all data locked the iPhone has to say goodbye. The only way out of this situation - restore the iPhone to its factory state.
Step 1 : Connect the iPhone to any installed iTunes computer.
Step 2 : Run the "hard" reset device, press and hold the power button and Home key until the screen turns off. Continue to press Home when the Apple logo appears on the screen. After this, if the screen displays the iTunes logo, then you are stuck in recovery mode.
Step 3 : In iTunes recovery mode you will be asked to restore the iPhone. If the program will ask you to update the device, subscribe.
Step 4 : iTunes will download the required firmware version and install it on the connected gadget. After that, you will be able to configure the iPhone "like new".
If the firmware download process takes more than 15 minutes, repeat the entire process again. The boot from the same place where it was cut.
Restoring the iPhone due to forgotten password is not the most enjoyable occupation, so try to keep it in the memory. Also do not forget regular synchronization and backups in iTunes or iCloud, to avoid possible problems.