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PASSCODE RECOVERY INCASE YOU FORGET

What if one forgets the passcode for his iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or either device gets disabled

When you forgot your passcode, or you receive a message saying that your device is disabled, it implies:

Entering / repeating a wrong passcode too many times will also display a message that your device is disabled.
If you can’t remember your passcode, you'll need to erase your device, which deletes all of your data and settings, including the passcode.
Unless you made a backup before you forgot your passcode, there isn't a way to save the data on your device.

Steps to be followed for removal of passcode:

How to Remove a Passcode
  • Restore your data and settings after restoring your device, provided you have backed up your device.
  • On the contrary, if you never backed up your device before you forgot your passcode, you won’t be able to save the data on your device. 

 You will need a computer to follow these following steps.



  1. Ensure that your device isn’t connected to your computer, then choose any of your device below and follow the steps:

a) iPhone X or later, and iPhone 8 and 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.

  • Connect your device to your computer while holding the Side button.

  • Keep holding the Side button until you see the recovery mode screen.

b) iPad with Face ID:
  • Press and hold the Top button and either volume button until the power off slider appears.
  • Drag the slider to turn off your device.
  • Connect your device to your computer while holding the Top button.
  • Keep holding the Top button until you see the recovery mode screen.
c) iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPod touch (7th generation):
  • Press and hold the Side (or Top) button until the power off slider appears.
  • Drag the slider to turn off your device.
  • Connect your device to your computer while holding the Volume down button.
  • Keep holding the Volume down button until you see the recovery mode screen.
d) iPhone 6s or earlier, iPod touch (6th generation or earlier), or iPad with Home button:
  • Press and hold the Side (or Top) button until the power off slider appears.
  • Drag the slider to turn off your device.
  • Connect your device to your computer while holding the Home button.
  • Keep holding the Home button until you see the recovery mode screen.

2.  When you see the option to Restore or Update, choose Restore. Finder or iTunes will download software for your device. If it takes more than 15 minutes, your device will exit recovery mode and you’ll need to repeat steps 2-4.

3.   Wait till the process to finish. Thereafter you can setup and use your device.

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