Locking your iPhone is always a good decision so as to keep your data protected. But it is important that you remember the passcode on your phone. People quite often forget their passcode and end up recalling the numbers, which eventuates into futile efforts. They keep their phone unused for hours by not being able to open it. Not everyone reads the manual provided in the packing case of the phone. It is in such situations that you need the manual. Every phone will have a certain technique to unlock it even without the passcode. You can always check it out on the manual, but if it is inaccessible at the moment, here is the solution to your locked phone.
Passcodes of iPhones
When you forget the passcode, the behavior of the iPhone will depend on its configuration. Although there is no passcode by default, Apple has provided certain points regarding forgotten passcodes.
- Your iPhone gets disabled for longer intervals when you repeatedly enter the wrong password. If this goes on for long with several unsuccessful attempts, the phone cannot be unlocked unless you connect it to the computer you last synced it to.
- If you are not able to remember even after connecting the device to your computer, it has to be restored either using the computer or iCloud. Resetting your passcode and resyncing the data from the device can help you retrieve the data from the phone by unlocking it. By connecting it to a different computer, you can unlock the device for use and remove the passcode, but cannot access the data.
Unlocking iPhone Passcodes
As mentioned earlier, restoration of your device is the only way of getting your phone back in action if you forgot the passcode. This process will delete all the data on your phone; so you have to make sure that you back up the content on your phone.