Forgot iСloud password or Apple ID. what to do and how to restore
In this article I will tell you what to do if you forgot your iCloud or Apple ID password and how to recover it, as well as regain access to your account.
This article applies to all iPhone 11 / XS (r) / X / 8/7/6 and Plus models on iOS 13. Older versions may have different or missing menu items and hardware support specified in the article.
How to recover iCloud password via mail
The restoration will take place through the reset of the secret code. This method is suitable for all situations of using the company’s services.
On the iPhone, you need to go to the settings icon, where you should select the “iCloud” menu. Find the section “Forgot your password” in the workspace, click on it. The Internet must be turned on on the gadget.
Now we indicate the e-mail to which the registration is made (login from ID). When methods for resetting the secret code are proposed, click on “reset by e-mail”. A letter will be sent to the specified e-mail with instructions.
When registering an emergency (additional) email address, an email with instructions will also be sent to it. Now go to mail, if there is no letter, open the “spam” folder.
We open the received letter and follow the instructions. We follow the specified link to perform a data reset. You need to take a close look at the sender of the e-mail. If the sender raises any suspicions, then you do not need to follow the link.
We indicate the new secret code twice, then click on the “Reset” button. After this procedure, you can authorize in the cloud storage with new data.
If the sender’s address is suspicious, it could be fraudulent activity. When clicking on the link, you can be subjected to a phishing attack, which will cause the gadget to be blocked and receive an offer to pay for the unblocking.
ICloud password recovery via security questions
If you have lost your iCloud password, and you do not have access to your primary or backup e-mail, you can use security questions:
In a situation where the answers are correct, the password change window will be displayed on the screen. We indicate a new security key, then we confirm it and do not forget it again.
If 2-Step Verification is enabled on iPhone and a trusted gadget is connected, you can use it to regain access.
When you enter the key obtained during the verification setup, the code will be sent to the trusted device. You can use it to reset your iCloud password.
If, instead of recovering your iCloud password, you simply brute force and enter it, then after a certain number of unsuccessful attempts, a message will be shown on the screen that the identifier is blocked. There is no need to worry, since the lock was made for security reasons, and the rightful owner of the gadget can quickly remove this lock. We carry out the following algorithm of actions:
The blocked ID will work again, so you will be able to log in to iCloud and other services.
How to recover Apple ID identifier
The above methods for recovering iCloud password involve using an Apple ID, which is used by the system to identify the owner to reset the key from the account. What to do then when you lost your Apple ID login?
It is important to remember that Apple ID refers only to the email address used for authorization in iCloud. If you do not remember it, then the identifier can be restored by surname and first name:
Recover iCloud password and Apple ID?
Before the recovery process, you need to figure out in what situations it is needed. If you purchase a gadget hand-held, and the former owner did not turn off the device search function, now you will not be able to log out of iCloud, since a password is required.
The user could receive an iPhone as a gift with an already registered account. The gadget was not activated by you, and the required information was not provided. Or in the third situation, the user himself created an account, and the secret code simply does not remember.
You can recover your Apple ID (forgotten iCloud password) in different ways, for example, by giving answers to security questions or using your registered email address. You can also return access in a situation where two-step verification is activated.
Contacting support or refusing to use
Without a password, iCloud cannot be deleted. If in iOS 7. 7.6 there was a loophole to bypass the ban, now there is no such option. Therefore, if you have lost all the data, then you need to call or write to Support. On this resource http://www.Apple.com/ru/contact you can see the contact information.
Before writing to Support, it is important to prepare a photo with the box, where the serial number is visible, as well as the serial number of the gadget itself with a purchase receipt. If you can prove that you are the rightful owner of the device, then after the activation process this block will be removed. Now you can set a new password.
If you cannot log into your iCloud account, then you need to disable all services associated with it in the gadget:
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Bypass Google Account Protection
Some Android 4.4 and older devices allow you to unlock your screen using your Google account. Provided that the device is connected to the Internet.
To check if your smartphone supports this method, enter any password, PIN or pattern five times. After five incorrect attempts to enter, the message “Forgot your password?” Should appear on the screen. or a similar tip. Click on it and enter the login and password from the Google account with which your device is synchronized.
After a successful login, the screen will unlock. If you also forgot your Google account password, try to restore access to it using a special service of the company.
How to reset Android password
Surely, almost all of us have forgotten the password at least once. And when this password is from an account on social networks or some website, it’s still half the trouble, because you can always restore it using email or phone. But what to come up with if the phone is blocked? This article will tell you about all the ways to reset Android password without losing data.
How to remember your Android phone password
Google Pixel and Nexus
On Nexus and Pixel smartphones, you first have to put the device into Fastboot mode, and from the Fastboot menu. into recovery mode. To do this, on the switched off smartphone, simultaneously hold the power button and the “Down” volume key.
Use the volume buttons to set the arrow to “Recocery mode” and press the power button to confirm the selection.
When the LG logo appears, release the buttons and immediately re-press.
How to unlock your phone if you’ve forgotten your password, PIN or pattern
Panic aside. These steps will help you unlock your Android and iOS device.
These, of course, are not all methods, here we have described, probably, the simplest ones. But for most devices, they will be enough. And remember. remember passwords, or better write them down in a notebook or somewhere in a safe place, so that in such situations you do not rack your brains and risk precious photos, hundreds of SMS contacts and other data stored on your phone.
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Unblocking with a call
The phone call unlocking method works on very old Android devices (Android 2.2 and below). Call the locked phone from another device. The phone is automatically activated to receive the call. Then, while the call is being made, you can go to the smartphone settings and disable the password.
Lying robot upon entering Recovery
If, instead of the Recovery menu, a recumbent Android appears on the screen and the inscription “No command”, press the volume up key and the power button. After that, Recovery will be loaded.
Recovery is controlled using hardware keys. To move through the items, use the volume buttons: moving up is the Volume “Plus”, and down, respectively, is the Volume “Minus”. The selection is made by the power button.
In the Recovery menu, select the item responsible for resetting the settings. “Wipe data / factory reset”.
Next, to confirm the deletion of data, select “Yes. delete all user data”.
After the completion of the cleaning process, in the main menu of Recovery, click on the first item “Reboot system now” to reboot the device.
The Android download will start, which will take longer than usual, as it happens after the first launch of the smartphone. The data from the internal memory will be deleted, but the files from the SD card will remain.
If you forgot your pattern
Unfortunately, users often find themselves in a situation in which they set a picture password and then cannot remember it in any way. Nevertheless, you can still restore access to our mobile device.
- If our phone is relatively new and does not yet have any important information on it, we can immediately perform a hard reset, also known as a Hard Reset. It’s very easy to make it, but that’s about it. a little bit later.
- If you still have important data, you can first try to enter the alphanumeric PIN password. When we set the pattern, the device often asks us to enter also a password of letters and numbers.
- If we remember it, it will help us regain access.
- You can also try to enter the word null (in small or large letters).
- If we have access to the Internet on our device, we recommend that you restore access by entering your Google account password, which is used for periodic synchronization.
- In the event that we cannot remember the password for the account, we can use proprietary software that will help restore it. For example, if we have Samsung, you can study Samsung Kies.
- Those who use earlier versions of Android OS can try to call the locked device from another mobile device, answer the call and minimize the window by clicking on “Home” during the conversation.
- Next, go to the settings and disable the picture password.
- You can also get rid of the picture password when the device notifies us of a low battery level. We click on this notification and go to the menu, and from there. to the “Security” section. Trying to disable the pattern from there.
- If we have a Samsung phone, we can go to Samsung.com instead. After authorization, click “Find device”. On the left side, select “Unlock screen” “Unlock”. Disable the pattern through the settings.
If none of the above helped us, go to the next step.
How to remember your phone password: a few recommendations
What if we have forgotten the password for our mobile device? At first glance, the situation may seem hopeless. In this article, we will tell you how to remember your phone password, as well as what to do if we fail. Let’s take an Android device as an example.
As already mentioned, a very simple and effective way is a hard reboot. It should be borne in mind that all important information from our mobile device will also be lost.
- Let’s start by removing the memory card and SIM card.
- We turn off our mobile device and call the system menu (the specific combination depends on the phone model).
- The keys are clamped at the same time, without releasing. Popular combinations include: volume down power button, and volume up power button.
- Keys can be released after the Android logo appears.
- In the system menu, we are looking for an item that can be called Wipe Data or Factory Reset. We select it with the power button, moving through the items using the volume control keys.
- Sometimes a submenu also appears, which says something like Reboot system now. We select the desired item, after which the mobile device reboots. This usually takes one to several minutes.
How to resume access to an iPhone
There are three ways to help you get back access to your iPhone if you are lucky enough to forget your password. All of them are quite difficult to execute, but if such a misfortune has happened, they will be suitable for realizing the goal of resuming access to your favorite device.
How to unlock iPhone if you forgot your password: 3 ways
If you’ve forgotten your iPhone passcode and don’t know what to do. you should definitely read this article. After all, here we tell you how to reset your password and restore access to a locked iPhone.
Such a nuisance can happen to anyone. If you just wanted to protect your information and valuable data, set a very complex password and thought: “Well, I definitely can’t forget it.” And then it turns out that you still had to write it down on a piece of paper, because despite all the “lightness” of this combination of numbers, you managed to forget them. What to do in this case, read our instructions.
Unfortunately, if you have lost in your head the numbers for unlocking your iPhone, then your actions are very limited. Because it is enough to enter the wrong numbers only 6 times in a row, as your smartphone turns off and that’s it. Apple came up with this feature so that those who steal your device could not steal your data or photos or freely use your smartphone. Once your iPhone turns off, you have no choice but to download the data from the backup.
If you need professional help with any iPhone system / technical issues, you can contact the iLab Service Center.
Restore if there is no backup
If you are from those people who did not create a copy for the data on your iPhone, but managed to block it, do not worry, because we have a way for you too.
After this method, all your data will be deleted, but you can still use your device.
Attention! If this option does not suit you, or you are not sure whether you have an emergency copy, it is better to contact the service center. Perhaps the masters can somehow save your smartphone.
If you decide to delete your data, then you need to do the following:
- Turn off your iPhone if it hasn’t disconnected by itself
- Use a cable to connect your device to your computer or laptop
- Perform an emergency restart of the phone (we wrote about how to do this for different models here)
- Do not release the necessary buttons until the notification “Connecting to iTunes” lights up on the phone screen
- Enter the iTunes app on your computer
- Select “Resume”
After this operation, your smartphone is completely cleaned and restored. You will need to reload all applications, there may be no photos, videos or notes. But this is much better than getting a “brick” instead of a phone. In addition, the device should now work much faster and if there were any viruses on it, they should all be gone. And all applications can be restored again, like numbers, music, and so on.
Recover iPhone with iTunes Copy Data
If you made an emergency copy of your phone data through iTunes, then it will be much easier for you to deal with the problem of lost access to your iPhone.
To do this, you will need to do the following:
- Use a cable to connect your locked device to a laptop or computer
- Go to the iTunes application under your nickname
- On the control screen in the iTunes app, select the Resume button
- You will be prompted to enter your iTunes account information
- Attention! Only use the account you used to sign in to your iPhone. Then follow the instructions to re-register your device
- Choose exactly the backup that was created as close as possible to the moment you lost your device password. Often there is only one available, but if you have more than one, you can choose any you want. iTunes restores your settings and data after choosing a backup to use.
Check your settings, apps, music, and photos after the renewal is complete. Also note that sometimes it takes a while for everything to recover. For example, music will take longer to recover normally (up to an hour), so don’t panic if you don’t see your favorite tracks on your iPhone after restoring a copy of your data.
Recover using an iCloud account
iCloud is another way to save your iPhone, if you accidentally remember the password from it or have already used 6 incorrect pairs of numbers. This service provides an emergency copy function, so you will be given the opportunity to reset the lock using iCloud and continue using your smartphone.
To do this, you will need to follow these steps:
- Connect to your iCloud account using the account you used to set up Find My iPhone on the phone that’s locked
- Now go into the app and click Find iPhone from the list of tools available in iCloud. Yes, it’s a little silly, since you have not lost your iPhone at all, and it is next to you, but this is how you need to go to the next step in restoring your device.
- Next, you should click on the “Clear data from iPhone” function to delete all information, as well as passwords from the phone.
- Of course, the application will warn you that your data will be erased and offer to refuse, but if you do not remember your password for sure, it is better to confirm the action.
- All your data will be erased and in fact you will receive a completely updated iPhone.
- Turn on the device, go to all your services, basically. iCloud. Now your smartphone is with you again, but most likely you will have to download all applications again, notes and much more will not be saved.
If your device turns off after entering incorrect numbers
This is actually sad. All you can do in this case is to erase the data from the smartphone and try to resume it from the backup. Yes, it is for such cases that additional data are created, or as they are also called “backup” data in iTunes or iCloud, so if trouble has not happened yet, but you are prone to forgetting passwords, it is better to make it a rule to create backups. If you did not know what it was before or did not use this function because of self-confidence, we are afraid that most of your data will disappear without a trace.
Finally. Don’t forget your iPhone passcode
Apple works very hard to preserve your personal information, so it gives you many options for personalization, customization, security, and more. But the very restoration of the device by each of the ways can once and for all do away with not only your personal data, but also with the device itself, if you do something wrong. In addition, frequent emergency reboots can ruin your device and damage the software. Therefore, take your password seriously, write it down somewhere in a notepad, save it to your Google drive as a document if you are not sure what to remember. This gives you a backup plan for emergency situations.
Have a nice time of day and successful recovery of your iPhone!
Resetting the Wrong Attempts Counter
Did you leave your iPhone on the coffee table and was grabbed by a curious child? Returning from the bathroom, they found that their beloved phone had turned into a piece of iron. But you know the password, you just need another chance! In this case, you can simply reset the counter of incorrect attempts and re-enter the desired combination, or use Face ID on your iPhone X, XS or XR.
You can reset the counter of incorrect password attempts on the phone on a computer with which the gadget has already been synced at least once.
Here’s What To Do When You Forgot Your iPhone Passcode
- We connect the phone to the computer with a cable.
- In the “Devices” menu, select “Synchronize with” Instead of dots. the name of the device.
- As soon as syncing starts, stop it by clicking the cross at the top of iTunes. The phone will return to the password entry window. Make no mistake this time.
By the way, you won’t be able to reset the password and the counter of attempts by “hard reset”: you must admit, it would be too easy for intruders.
It will also not work to connect the phone to someone else’s computer: in this case, you must first press the “trust” button on the phone. But you will not be able to do this as the screen is locked.
Recover using a deleted iCloud service
This method is almost the same as the previous one. But you can be far from home and your home computer, in another city or another country. You can unlock iPhone via iCloud if you have enabled the “Find My Phone” option before.
- Go to iCloud.com from any device.
- Enter your Apple ID.
- Go to the “All devices” section and select the desired gadget.
- Select the line “erase iPhone” (Erase).
All data on the device will be erased, it will be unlocked. Then you can connect the gadget to iTunes at a convenient time and use the backup to restore.
This method only works if the locked phone is connected to WI-FI or mobile internet. And if you know your ID.
Why you need to urgently unlock your iPhone with really working methods?
We will not talk about cases when someone else’s phone fell into your hands. In this case, it is still better to return it to the owner. But still, atypical situations may arise:
The Face ID function has stopped working (the scanner is broken, does not respond). Yes, the situation is not the most common, but it happens.
The fingerprint scanner is broken, the settings are out of order,
Thinking while twirling the phone in your hands, and spent ten attempts to scan your fingerprint,
You only used the password, but you cannot remember it and attempts to recover have been exhausted,
The phone fell into the hands of a child who entered incorrect information 10 times, and now the gadget is blocked,
The child set the password while playing and does not remember it.
You bought a gadget off hand and did not check if it is ready to work with you. In this case, it is worth not only recovering the password, but first make sure that your gadget is not listed as hijacked. This can be done by entering the serial number on the Apple website: the device must have a Clean status. Although, if this is not the case, we generally do not recommend that you pay money for such a dubious purchase.
You bought a device handheld, and the previous owner did not unactivate the device in iCloud.
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How to unlock iPhone via iTunes
So, if you entered the wrong password more than 9 times or used the recognition scanner on the gadget, then the smart operating system will turn off the device, lock and deactivate it. In order to prevent fraudsters from accessing personal data (for example, passwords from wallets, your personal photos and contacts), all content on the device will be deleted.
And it will end well if you have done an iPhone backup restore to iTunes on a regular basis. In this case, in order to reset the phone, you will need an authorized computer.
- Connect iPhone to computer with cable, turn on iTunes.
- To force restart your phone on iPhone X, XS and XR, and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, press and quickly release the volume up button, then volume down. Then keep pressing the side button until the recovery mode screen appears. (program icon). On iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, press the Side and Volume buttons at the same time. On iPhone 6s, press the Home button and the Top or Side key.
- Select “restore phone” in the window that appears.
- If you saved system backups during synchronization, after downloading the software, you will be prompted to use them to write to your phone. Agree.
- Set up the newly turned on phone and use it.
Recovery Mode to Unlock iPhone if Forgot Password
This method can be used only if you know the Apple ID of the device and the password to which the device is linked in the iCloud menu. If you dare to restore a locked iPhone without this information, and activation lock is installed on it using the “find my phone” function, the device will turn into a “brick”.
It is worth using the recovery mode if you want to reset the password on a locked iPhone 6, 7, 8, X, XS, XR. This may be needed if you don’t know, don’t remember the password, couldn’t find it.
- Turn off your phone.
- Connect it to your computer.
- Select Recovery Mode from the menu that appears.
- Turn on iTunes, click OK and then “Restore iPhone”.
- If a message appears about auto-checking for updates, click on the “check” button.
- Then click “Repair and Update” on the next screen. You will be warned that all data from the gadget will be deleted.
IMPORTANT: on some firmware versions, an error appears (3004): Failed to restore iPhone. To cope with this, close all browsers and make Internet Explorer your default browser by launching it and agreeing to the offer in the window that appears.
If you downloaded the firmware in advance (for example, because the Internet is slow on your computer), then the “restore iPhone” button in iTunes must be pressed while holding down the Shift key. Then a window will appear where you can enter the path to the firmware file.
Installing new firmware via DFU mode on iPhone if you forgot your password
If soft recovery does not help, then it remains to use a hard reset to install the new firmware. This task can be solved in DFU mode. To get there on the iPhone 6 and 6s, simultaneously press the Home and Power buttons and hold for 10 seconds.
For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the procedure is different:
- Connect your phone to iTunes.
- Hold down the volume down and off buttons, hold until the phone turns off. Release only the Power button.
- In DFU mode, the screen should be black, no iTunes icon.
- On the computer screen, the program will offer to check for updates, after clicking the “Check” button, it will inform you that the phone is in recovery mode. Click OK and reinstall the firmware (it’s better to download it in advance).
1.6. Using a special program (only after jailbreak)
Attention! At the moment the program works only on 64-bit systems.
Download the program at https://semi-restore.com/ and install it on your computer.
Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable. after a while the program will recognize it.
Open the program window and click the “SemiRestore” button. You will see the process of clearing devices from data and password in the form of a green bar. Expect mobile may restart.
When the runner crawls to the end, you can use your phone again.
1.4. Using recovery mode
This method will work even if you have never synced with iTunes or turned on the function to find iPhone. When using it, both the device data and its password will be deleted.
Connect iPhone via USB to any computer and open iTunes.
After that, you need to hold down two buttons at the same time: “Sleep” and “Home”. Keep them for a long time, even when the device starts to reboot. You need to wait for the recovery mode window. On iPhone 7 and 7s, hold down two buttons: Sleep and Volume Down. Hold them just as long.
You will be prompted to restore or update your phone. Select recovery. The device can exit the recovery mode, if the process is delayed, then repeat all steps again 3-4 times.
At the end of the recovery, the password will be reset.
1.3. By resetting the bad attempt counter
If your gadget is blocked after the sixth attempt to enter the password, and you hope to remember the password, try resetting the counter of incorrect attempts.
Connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable and turn on iTunes. It is important that Wi-Fi or mobile Internet is turned on on the mobile.
Wait a little while the program “sees” the phone and select the “Devices” menu item. Then click “Sync with (your iPhone’s name)”.
Immediately after the start of synchronization, the counter will reset to zero. You can keep trying to enter the correct password.
Remember that the counter cannot be reset by simply rebooting the device.
1.2. How to unlock iPhone via iCloud
This method only works if you have the “Find iPhone” function set up and activated. If you are still wondering how to recover your iPhone password, use any of the other five methods.
First of all, you need to follow the link https://www.icloud.com/#find from any device, no matter whether it is a smartphone or a computer.
2. If before that you did not enter the site and did not save your password, at this stage you need to enter the data from your Apple ID profile. If you forgot your account password, go to the last section of the article on how to reset iPhone password for Apple ID.
3. At the top of the screen, you will see the All Devices list. Click on it and select the device you need, if there are several.
Click “Erase (device name)”, this way you will erase all phone data along with its password.
The phone is now available to you. You can restore it from an iTunes or iCloud backup, or re-configure it as if it were just purchased.
Important! Even if the service is activated, but at the same time access to Wi-Fi or mobile Internet is disabled on the phone, this method will not work.
Without an internet connection, most of the ways to hack iPhone passcode won’t work.
How to unlock iPhone if you forgot your password?
Hello friends! Not so long ago, I bought my wife an iPhone 7, but she is a forgetful lady and there was a problem: how to unlock the iPhone if you forgot the password? At that moment, I realized what the next topic of my article would be.
Despite the fact that most iPhone models have finger scanners installed, many of them continue to use digital passwords out of habit. There are also owners of phone models 4 and 4s, which do not have a built-in fingerprint scanner. Plus there is a chance of glitches in the scanner. That is why thousands of people are still faced with the problem of a forgotten password.
1.1. Using iTunes on a previous sync
If the owner has forgotten the iPhone password, this is the recommended method. Foresight in recovery is very important and if you are lucky enough to have a backup of your data, no problem should arise.
This method requires a computer that was previously synchronized with the device.
Use a USB cable to connect your phone to your computer and wait until it appears in the list of devices.
Open iTunes. If at this step the phone starts asking for a password again, try connecting it to another computer or use recovery mode. In the latter case, you will have to postpone the question of how to unlock your iPhone and recover the passcode first. Learn more about it in method 4. Do not forget to check if you have the latest version of the program, if you need to update the program here. http://www.Apple.com/ru/iTunes/.
Now you need to wait, some time iTunes will sync the data. This process can take several hours, but it’s worth it if you need the data.
When iTunes informs you that the sync is complete, select “Recover Data from iTunes Backup.” Using backups is the easiest thing to do if you’ve forgotten your iPhone password.
The program will display a list of your devices (if there are several) and backups with their creation date and size. The date of creation and size determines how much of the information will remain on the iPhone, changes made since the last backup will also be reset. Therefore, choose the most recent backup.
If you are unlucky enough to have a pre-made backup of your phone or you don’t need the data, read on and choose another method.
How to Unlock iPhone If Forgot Password: 6 Ways
After the tenth try, your favorite iPhone is locked forever. The company is trying to protect phone owners from data hacking as much as possible, so it is quite difficult to recover the password, but there is such an opportunity. In this article, we will give as many as six ways to unlock iPhone if you forgot your password.
Important! If you have not performed any synchronization of your data before attempting to reset, all of them will be lost.
1.5. By installing new firmware
This method is reliable and works for the vast majority of users, but requires the selection and download of firmware, which weighs 1-2 Gigabytes.
Attention! Choose your source for downloading the firmware carefully. If there is a virus inside it, it can completely break your iPhone. You won’t be able to find out how to unlock it. Do not ignore the warnings of the antivirus program and do not download files with the extension.exe
Use your computer to find and download the firmware for your iPhone model with the.IPSW extension. This extension is the same for all models. For example, almost all official firmwares can be found here.
Enter File Explorer and move the firmware file to the folder at C: \ Documents and Settings \ username you are using \ Application Data \ Apple Computer \ iTunes \ iPhone Software Updates.
Now connect your device to your computer via USB cable and enter iTunes. Go to your phone section (if you have multiple devices). Each model will have a full technical name and you can easily find yours.
Press CTRL and “Restore iPhone“. You will be able to select the firmware file that you downloaded. Click on it and click “Open”.
Now it remains to wait. Eventually, the password will be reset along with your data.
How to unlock an older iPhone (iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and earlier)
Disconnect the device from the computer, if it was connected. Press the side or top button, turn off your smartphone. Hold down the Home button, connect your iPhone to your computer and wait for recovery mode to open.
Select the “Restore” item, find your device and wait while the application downloads the data. If there is no backup copy, then select the “Resume” item. But keep in mind that then the information and settings on the phone will not be saved.
How to unlock a new iPhone model (iPhone 8 and later)
To turn off the phone, hold down the side button and one of the volume controls. When connecting to a computer, hold down the same side button to start recovery. Choose a backup and restore data.
Create backups to iTunes
To recover iPhone data, it must already be stored in the cloud. Therefore, we recommend that you always create backups, even for those who are sure that they will never forget their password. To restore data through iTunes, go to the account that you use to log into the iPhone.
Choose the most recent backup (usually the newest one). There may only be one, and that’s okay too. Then iTunes will independently restore all data and settings.
Keep in mind that after such a procedure, the phone will take up to several hours to recover completely. So if some data is missing right away, wait!
How to unlock iPhone if you forgot your phone passcode
It happens that after a spontaneous password change, it is not possible to remember the selected combination in any way. Or maybe the phone fell into the hands of an inquisitive child? In any case, you will have to figure out how to unlock your iPhone if you forgot your phone password. We tell!
How to unlock iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
The principle of operation is the same: first turn off the phone with the side button. But after that, instead of the “Home” button, hold down the volume down, and then connect the iPhone to the computer and wait for the start of the recovery and resume mode.
IPhone Recovery via iCloud
This method is suitable even if the limit of attempts to enter a password into the iPhone has already been exhausted. Log in to iCloud from the account for which the Find My iPhone function is configured on the phone. Search, select “Clear” and confirm.
After the operation, the program will erase all data and settings from your iPhone. So get ready to say goodbye to notes and other little things. Most likely, you will have to completely reinstall all applications and re-enter all services. But the iPhone can be used again!
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