What to do if you forgot your iPhone passcode?

Check what you need to do in emergency when you forgot passcode

The iPhone access code feature is an important way to avoid unauthorized persons to see your personal data. If you enter the wrong password six times, your iPhone tells you it has been disabled, but what if you forget your iPhone passcode?

Regardless of whether you received this message or just know you forgot your access code, try to follow these steps to restore access to your iPhone.

Erase all of your data

Yes, that sounds scary but repeatedly it's the ultimate way to get access again to your phone. If you were making a backup systematically, it won't be terrible for you. When the iPhone restarts with all content and settings erased, you have the option to set up the iPhone as new or restore it from a backup.

Restore via iCloud

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your Apple ID
    Log in
  3. Choose Find iPhone
  4. Click All Devices and choose your iPhone
    All Devices
  5. Click Erase iPhone

Factory reset by iTunes

At website you can find more information about Factory Reset on your iPhone. Click this link and read an exemplary article of iPhone Factory reset.

In this video below you can find out how to make Factory Reset by iTunes


Recovery mode

Recovery mode helps you repair your installations and instal an official operating system's updates using certain key combinations or instructions. It's not complicated, however, and knowing about recovery mode is important if you ever need it. You can enter the recovery system by using the secret combination of keys. Watch this video to put your iPhone into Recovery Mode and erase all of the data:

Then on your computer choose Restore from the iTunes screen. This will delete all data from your phone.

Remember your iPhone Passcode!

Try to avoid situations when you forgot your passcode. Passwords ensure the security and confidentiality of data that is stored on various workstations and servers across campus. It is your responsibility as a user, to make sure that you remember all your account passwords. Remember also about backups. It's two main things that you must have!

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