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How to Reset iPhone Passcode Without Losing Data

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If you’ve forgotten your iPhone passcode and are locked out, you can reset it using one of the three methods listed below without losing any data.

Using iCloud, reset the iPhone’s password

  • . First, go to “” and “Sign in” on your PC using your Apple ID.
  •  Select your device after tapping “Find iPhone”
  • .Tap “Erase” iPhone next, and input your Apple ID password immediately after.
  • Finally, after wiping the iPhone, configure the Device and test its functionality.

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Reset iPhone Passcode with iTunes

  • Open “iTunes” first, then use a lightning cord to connect your iPhone to the computer.
  • Select “iPhone” from the iTunes box and then click “Restore Backup.”
  • There is a list of backups in the following window. Press the “Restore” button after choosing the most recent. Enter the password from your encrypted backup if you are prompted for one.
  • You will then be prompted to deactivate “Find My iPhone”. You need to put your iPhone in recovery mode right now.
  • Keep pressing the buttons until you reach the “Recovery Mode” screen.
  • You will get a restore message on iTunes; simply click “Restore and Update” and wait for the process to be finished before using the product.

Password-reset your iPhone in recovery mode

  • Open the Finder on your Mac after connecting your iPhone to the computer. Open iTunes on your Windows PC if you haven’t already.
  • Next, enter Recovery Mode by following the instructions below, adapting them to your iPhone model.

iPhone 8 and later: Press and hold the Side button (Power Button) until you see the Recovery Mode screen. Then, press and hold the Volume Up and Down buttons once more.

iPhone 7/7 Plus: Hold down the Volume Down and Side buttons at the same time. Hold them in place until the Recovery Mode screen appears.

iPhone 6 or earlier: Hold down the Side (Power) and Home keys simultaneously. Hold them in place until the Recovery Mode Screen (iTunes logo and cable) appears.

  • When your smartphone enters recovery mode, a pop-up window allowing you to update or restore your iPhone will appear.
  • When the restore procedure is finished, your iPhone will boot to the “Hello” screen. The ‘Apps & Data’ Screen will appear when you have followed the directions on the screen.

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