There is nothing as frustrating as trying to unlock your smartphone to make an urgent call only to find out that you have been locked out. Apple is known for their top-level security, and this means that once you have been locked out of your phone, the chances of regaining entry is slim, especially if you are unaware of the procedures to take. Many people have ended up needing an iPhone repair for this reason. Whether you have been locked out of your fingerprint scanner or facial recognition scanner, there is a last resort, and that is your passcode. The problem arises when you are unable to remember what your passcode was.
With Apple iPhones, you will be locked out of your smartphone if you enter the wrong passcodes six consecutive times. While this can be a frustrating development, especially when in an emergency, we have put together a guide on how to regain your iPhone’s access after having forgotten your passcode.
Please note that for the security of your data and information, Apple ensures that the only solution to this problem is a complete wipe of the phone’s memory. With this provision, you can rest assured that your information is safe if your phone gets stolen.
If you have recently backed up your smartphone, then you have no worries, as you can follow the steps below to regain control of your iPhone.
Regaining Control of Your iPhone X, SE, 8, and 8 Plus (or later versions)
If your iPhone is an iPhone X or later version, regaining access to your smartphone can be as simple as pressing and holding the power button and the Volume Up button simultaneously. Doing this will present you with an option to “slide to power off,” do this to power off the smartphone. Once the smartphone is off, press the power button and connect the phone to your computer using the USB lighting cable. You can proceed to reset your passcode from the “Recovery Mode” option displayed on the screen.
Regaining Control of Your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Press and hold the power button and the volume up key simultaneously. Slide to put your smartphone off as indicated on the screen. Once your smartphone has been powered off, hold the volume down button and connect your iPhone to a computer using the USB lighting cable. The phone boots into its Recovery Mode, and you can reset your password from here.
Regaining Control of Your iPhone 6, SE, and Earlier versions
Press and hold the power button and volume up key to prompt the switch-off command. Slide to put your smartphone off. Hold the home button and connect your iPhone to your computer using the lighting cable. This should boot your phone into its Recovery Mode, where you can perform the passcode reset.
Restoring Your iPhone’s Data and Settings
To recover your saved settings and data, open the finder and search for your iPhone in the menu. Once found, select the restore button, and your saved data will begin downloading on your smartphone. At the end of this step, your iPhone will be restored to its condition as at the last time a backup was carried out.
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