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How to restore your iPhone if you forgot your passcode?

by Jessica Harris

If you forgot your passcode and are unable to unlock your iPhone, you can erase it to remove the passcode lock and then restore it from a backup. Later. We’ll show you how to erase your iPhone wirelessly in iOS 15, two or later. If you’re using iOS 15.1 or earlier, or if you can’t erase your iPhone wirelessly. We’ll also show you how to erase it using a computer. To restore your device from a backup, you’ll need to have one already stored in the cloud or on your computer.

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First, let’s see how to erase your iPhone wirelessly. Before you start, you’ll need to know your Apple ID and password, and your iPhone must be connected to the Internet using Wi-Fi or your cellular data. Let’s get started. If you’ve entered your passcode incorrectly too many times, your device will be disabled and you’ll see an option to erase your iPhone in the bottom right corner of the screen. To do this, tap erases iPhone. This will erase all content and settings on your iPhone, including the passcode. If you have a backup saved in iCloud or on your computer, you can restore your content when the process is complete.

To continue, tap erase iPhone again and then enter your Apple ID password when prompted. Then the process of erasing your iPhone will begin. This might take a little while. Once it’s been erased, the hello screen will appear and you can follow the steps to set up your iPhone again. If you’re using iOS 15.1 or earlier, or can’t erase your iPhone wirelessly, you can erase it with recovery mode and a computer to use this option, you’ll need a Mac or Windows computer and a compatible cable.

Your iPhone will need to be charged, and if it has found my enabled, you’ll need to make sure you have your Apple ID and password ready. First, you’ll perform a few steps on your iPhone. The steps will vary depending on which model of iPhone you have. Once you’ve entered recovery mode, you’ll switch to your computer. If you have an iPhone 10 or later, a second-generation iPhone SE. For an iPhone 8 or an iPhone 8 Plus press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons until the power off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your device. Now press and hold the side button and immediately connect your device to your computer while holding the button. Make sure to keep holding the side button until the recovery mode screen appears. This might take a moment. If you have an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or a 7th generation iPod Touch, press and hold the side button or the top button until the power off slider appears. Then drag the slider to turn off your device. Now press and hold the volume down button and immediately connect your device to your computer while holding the button. Make sure to keep holding the volume down button until the recovery mode screen appears. This might take a moment. If you have a first-generation iPhone SE, an iPhone 6S or earlier, or a 6th generation iPod touch or earlier, press and hold the side or top button until the power off slider appears. Next, drag the slider to turn off your device. Now press and hold the home button and immediately connect your device to your computer while holding the button. Make sure to keep holding the home button until the recovery mode screen appears and then follow the on-screen prompts. This might take a moment. Now you’ll complete the process using your computer. If you have a Mac using Mac OS Catalina or later, open the Finder. If you’re using Mac OS, Mojave or earlier, or if you’re using a Windows computer, Open iTunes. When the option to restore or update your device appears, click restore. This will erase all content and settings including the passcode. If you have a backup, save to your computer or cloud, you can restore it. After this process is done, click restore and update. When you’re ready, your computer will download and install the latest version of iOS onto your iPhone. If the download takes longer than 15 minutes, your device will exit recovery mode to re enter recovery mode. You’ll need to repeat the iPhone steps described in the previous section. Be sure not to disconnect your device while it’s restoring after the restore is completed, your device will restart.

Jessica Harris

My name is Jessica, you can call me Jess. I'm a product reviewer at Geaber.

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