To many of us iPhone is not just a communication device, more significantly, it is a portable data storage utility that stores lots of important and private files. For privacy protection purpose, we are all inclined to set a passcode on iPhone. It would be a big disaster if you forgot iPhone X/8/7/SE/6/6 plus passcode someday, like vidhifromdelhi on Apple communities said:
"I have got an iPhone 6 i forgot my passcode.Please help me plz. I am just getting fed up.I am not finding any solution. Don't i have any option to save my data if passcode doesnt set? Please help me plz. I am in a very messy state.Plz
iPhone 6, iOS 9" --From vidhifromdelhi
Usually if you enter the wrong passcode in to iPhone, iPad or iPod six times in a row, your device will be locked out and a message says that your device is disabled.
I am writing this post telling what to do when you've forgotten your iPhone 6/ 6 Plus passcode. That is, how you can remove iPhone 6 passcode without data loss. Select one of the two methods according to your actual situation.
This method follows these steps:
Now here are the detailed steps how to get back into your locked iPhone 6/6 Plus and reset the passcode.
Step 1. Backup iPhone.
Connect iPhone to computer and start iTunes. Go to Summary > Backups. Make sure "Encrypt iPhone backup" is disabled. Click "Back Up Now" button to start creating a new backup of your iPhone data. The backup may take a while before it is done.
Step 2. Put iPhone into DFU Mode and restore it in iTunes.
Follow the steps to manually enter iPhone into DFU mode:
iTunes will ask you to restore your iPhone 6/6+. Click Restore will update the firmware of your iPhone. This will erase all data in iPhone including removal of passcode on your iPhone 6/6 Plus.
Step 3. Restore iPhone from backup.
Connect iPhone to iTunes again after restore. iTunes will detect your iPhone as a new device this time. Go to Summary > Backups, click Restore Backup… and select the latest backup that you just had created before restore.
After restoring from backup, all your data should be back and the iPhone passcode has been removed successfully. You can set a new passcode.
If you've never sync with iTunes, you'll need to use Recovery Mode to restore the device in order to unlock iPhone without knowing passcode. You should also note that all data in your iPhone 6/6 plus will get wiped after restore.
1. Connect your passcode locked iPhone to computer and open iTunes.
2. Manually put iPhone into Recovery Mode:
3. iTunes will detect an iPhone is in recovery mode and you have to restore it. Confirm to restore after the process finishes, you will find that the passcode has been removed.
Here we introduce two methods you can use to remove and unlock iPhone when you've forgotten the passcode. It does not only work for iPhone 6/6 Plus, but also iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s / 6s Plus, iPhone 5s /5/4s, iPad and iPod touch. It supports all iOS versions, including iOS 11/10/9.3/9/8.3/8, etc.
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