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iPhone Passcode Reset Tutorial Here’s How

iPhone Passcode Reset Tutorial Here’s How. If you’ve ever bypassed your iPhone passcode, you understand how annoying it can be. Your contacts, photos, social media sites, and other things are safe behind that lock screen, but you can’t get to any of them. Of course, you could reset the passcode and can’t remember what it was. Or you haven’t used the phone in a while and have forgotten the passcode.

No matter the problem, Apple has ensured you can reset your iPhone, iPad, or iPod passcode if you need to remember it. However, you might lose some of your most recent info if you have yet to back up your device. This article will show you several ways to reset the passcode on your iPhone.

Preparing to Reset Your iPhone Passcode

You will require to pick a way to reset your device before you can change your passcode completely. Sadly, this is usually a requirement for resetting your iPhone passcode if you still need to remember it. This is why you should back up your device often; if you didn’t back up before, you can’t save the info on your device.

Also, before you go any further, ensure you know the Apple password for the Apple ID the phone is linked to. This is because your phone will have new software after you perform a reset. But as you go via the setup process, you will require the Apple ID and password to get around Apple’s Activation Lock.

Recovery Mode: Step 1

Start by putting your device into Recovery Mode. The process is a button combination used to make your computer work with your phone. Different makes and models have different button combinations. Scroll down for information on how to use your device.

iPhone 8 through iPhone 14

How to reset a later model iPhone that doesn’t have a home button has changed slightly. You’ll have to use your computer like you used older ones. Put your iPhone into rescue mode before you connect it, and follow the reset choices listed below.

  1. Wait to plug your phone into your computer. Then, press the side button for a long time until the phone shows you a slider to turn off. You can turn it off by dragging the slider across the top of the screen.
  2.  Push the volume up button, then the volume down button, and then press and keep the side button while putting it into your computer. Don’t hold all three buttons at the same time. Instead, touch the buttons one after the other.

If you do this right, your phone will look like the above image.

iPhone 7

You can still reset your passcode on an iPhone 7 model, but you have to press a slightly different set of buttons:

  1.  Connect the phone to the computer while holding down the volume button. Keep holding the button down until the phone shows the recovery screen.

iPhone 6S or Older

You can still reset your passcode on an older iPhone, but you have to press a slightly different set of buttons:

  1.  Put your iPhone in recovery mode by turning it off, plugging it into your computer, and holding the home button until the phone shows the recovery mode screen.

Recovery Mode: Step 2

Rescue mode is your only option for restoring your device if you’ve never synced with iTunes or put up Find My iPhone in iCloud. This will obliterate the device and its passcode, permitting you to set a new one.

  1. First, attach your iPhone to your computer and start iTunes. When your device is connected, you can force it to restart by simultaneously pressing and holding the volume up, volume down, and wake/sleep buttons.
  2. You will have the opportunity to either Restore or Update. If you choose “Restore,” your iPhone will download software for your device.
  3.  When downloading is done, you can set up and use your device.

Alternative Method: Reset Your Passcode using iTunes

If you’ve synced your device with iTunes, you can use the software to erase your device and its passcode. Follow these st

  1.  Attach your device to the computer you sync with and open iTunes. If you’re asked for a passcode, try syncing with another computer. If this doesn’t work, switch to rescue mode.
  2. Wait until iTunes syncs your device and makes a backup. When the sync and backup are done, hit Restore iPhone (or whatever device you were working on).
  3. Please choose your device in iTunes and pick the most relevant backup based on its date and size.
  4. While restoring your iOS device, you’ll get to the Set Up screen. Tap the Restore from iTunes Backup button here.

Alternative Method: Factory Reset Remotely using iCloud

If your phone is still connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data even though you don’t have it with you, you can perform a remote reset. This method will also work if you can’t access the phone, even if it’s not with you. The only cause this won’t work is if you have 2FA set up and need help getting the code to your phone number on your phone or another Apple device with your Apple ID on it.

  1.  Sign in to iCloud and click Find my iPhone.
  2. To reset the device, click on it.
  3. Tap “Erase iPhone.”


If your device has a stable internet link, it will erase all content and settings. So please turn on your phone again, sign in with your Apple ID, and set it up. You can set it up as a new device or restore it from iCloud.
Setting your iPhone’s passcode for the first time or when you know it

Setting Your iPhone Passcode Initially or When You Know Your Passcode

You’ll be requested if you want to set up a passcode when you first set up your iPhone. If you miss this step or set up a passcode but change your mind later, you can set or reset it—simple steps to follow.

  1.  Click “Settings.”
  2. Move down until you find “Touch ID and Passcode.”
  3. Choose either “Turn Passcode On” or “Change Passcode.” The first one will only require you to set a new passcode, while the second one will need you to enter your current passcode before changing to a new one.

Easy, until you forget your passcode and have to erase the device and start over. In that case, read the parts above.

Frequently Asked Questions

What prompts a passcode unlock on an iPhone?

You will sometimes be asked for a passcode for no reason. So why does your iPhone require a passcode to unlock? You can do rare things to stop Face ID or palm unlock from working. They are the following:

– You turn off and on your iPhone or restart it.

– It’s been 48 hours since your iPhone was unlocked.

– It’s been 6.5 days since you used your passcode and 4 hours since the biometric unlock was used.

You’ve tried Face ID or the fingerprint reader five times, but neither unlocked your device.

– The Medical ID function or Emergency SOS is activated.

Will Apple reset a Passcode?

No, but they can still help if you can’t get into a device you purchased. Apple will walk you through the steps to reset the device, even if you don’t know the Apple ID associated with it or if it’s blocked.

If you need a computer but don’t have one, visit the nearest Apple store for more assistance. Unfortunately, your cell phone carrier won’t have the option, so prepare for a road trip.

Call Apple support for assistance if you need to get your Apple ID, password, or a way to get two-factor authentication (2FA). It might take a few days to update this information, and you might have to give Apple the card it has on file or proof of purchase (sorry, Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist texts won’t help).

Someone sold me an iPhone that is still locked. What can I do?

First, if you want to buy an Apple device from a person, perform the transaction at the store run by your carrier. This extra step will provide the device is activated and has no security problems. Then, visit the store where you purchased the device to have them change it. Trust us, getting a new one is easy.

If you bought the device from an individual, you must unlock it yourself. Unfortunately, apple won’t help you get the passcode or reset your original Apple ID.

This is so frustrating! Why is it so hard to reset a passcode?

When people who use technology think of Apple, they think of too strict security. On the contrary, iPhones are something that crooks, criminals, and even some con artists want a lot. You won’t have any trouble resetting your phone if you’ve kept your iPhone’s contact information, email, backups, etc., up to date.

Even if you have to replace your iPhone, it will be cheaper and less of a bother than having your bank accounts, Apple ID, photos, or other personal information hacked and made public.

I can unlock my phone, but I forgot my screen time passcode. What do I do?

With iOS 14, users can finally only change their screen time passcode.

1. Make sure your phone is up-to-date with iOS 14, then go to “Settings” and tap the “Screen Time” option.

2. The “Forgot Screen Time Passcode” option can be accessed from here.

3. Enter the Apple ID and password to make the passcode, then enter a new one. Just say yes, and you’re done.

Wrapping Up

Resetting an iPhone passcode is a simple process if all your information is current. However, in resetting your iPhone’s passcode, if you don’t, for some reason, you’re likely to encounter some difficulties. After reading this article, you should be ready for either case.

Do you have any tips, tricks, or questions about resetting the passcode on an Apple device? Then, tell us in the section below for comments!


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