Before we get started, we’d like to share some of the most common iPhone passwords out there. Maybe one of these will jog your memory: 1234, 0000, 2580, 1111 or 555? If you are using one of these you should definitely change it as these were listed as the five most common passwords by an iOS developer who anonymously captured them through an app. If these don’t jog, please follow the instructions below after reading the warning.
Warning: Following these instructions will restore your iPhone and you will lose all data on the iPhone and be back to factory settings.
Here’s how to reset your iPhone password
- Connect your USB cable to your Mac or PC but disconnect the other end from your iPhone
- Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC
- Turn off your iPhone by pressing the Home and Power button at the same time
- Press and continue to hold the Home button while you reconnect the USB cable to the iPhone which will cause your iPhone to turn on
- Continue to hold the Home button until you see an alert message appear in iTunes that an iPhone in recovery mode has been detected
- Your iPhone is now in recovery mode and from iTunes, locate the “Summary” tab
- Click on “Restore”
These actions will delete all apps, settings and files from your iPhone. Your passcode will also be deleted. After the system restore is finished, your iPhone will be reset back to factory settings. From here, you can decide if you’d like to start from scratch or restore the iPhone from a backup.
Still having problems? Drop in to one of our iHospital locations and speak to one of our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices about resetting your passcode on your iPhone. No appointment is needed and we’ll give you a time and cost estimate within five minutes of walking in the door. You can also reach us via the comments below. We look forward to hearing from you.
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