You have entered more than six times an access code wrong and now your iPhone is locked ?
In this tutorial, we will explain how to unlock your phone, your iPad and even your iPod touch when you have forgotten the password.
What kind of reset you choose ?.
There are three methods that can allow you to reset the password of your iPhone : iCloud, iTunes and recovery mode.
If you had made a backup of your iPhone or iPad with iTunes, before you do bloquiez your iPhone, then you can erase your data, thus your access code, and then restore them.
If the iCloud service and find my iPhone were enabled when you have blocked your phone, then you can use iCloud to reset your iPhone or iPad.
If you are not a user of iCloud, and your iPhone can’t connect to iTunes, then the recovery mode will be your best alternative.
Follow the instructions below a tutorial for each of the three methods.
1 – Reset a forgotten your access code with iTunes.
If you had recently backed up your device with iTunes, then you can easily reset your iPhone or iPad and recover all of your data.
First of all, launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac with which you had directed your backup.
If iTunes asks you to enter your access code, then use another computer that had been used to sync your iPhone.
If your iPhone/iPad remains locked and iTunes does not automatically sync, then click Sync (bottom of the window). Once the operation is complete, click on Restore iPhone (or iPad).
When your iPhone or iPad you have several options to restore, choose to Restore from iTunes, then your the most recent backup.
Your iPhone is now as you left it and without a password.
2 – Reset a forgotten your access code with iCloud.
If the feature find my iPhone and iCloud are enabled on your phone when you have “blocked” (Settings → [your account] → iCloud), then the storage service from Apple will allow you to restore your device.
From another computer or another smartphone, go to the page icloud.com/find and enter your Apple id.
At the top of the window, click on All my devices and select the iPhone or iPad that you want to access and click on the option to Erase the iPhone.
It only remains for you to restore your iOS device with your last iCloud backup.
Be aware that if you have no backup, all your data and settings will be permanently lost.
3 – Reset a forgotten your access code with the recovery mode.
If iTunes alerts you that it can’t connect to your device, because the latter is blocked by an access code, then you’ll be in the obligation to use the recovery mode.
To do this, turn off your iPhone or your iPad, and then connect the plug to your computer. Then, press and hold the Home button, until the logo, iTunes appears on the screen.
On your computer, click OK to the message telling you that iTunes carries out the recovery mode.
Finally, restore your iPhone/iPad using iTunes.