Password is widely used for protecting our iPhone content from unauthorized access, which is a quite effective and essential method to protect our personal privacy. However, we may forget our iPhone password caused by some reasons. It's the most frustrating thing for us to forget our iPhone password. In order to unlock and access your iPhone normally, you need to reset your iPhone password. Resetting iPhone password is not complicated. But if you don't try the right way, you will lose your personal data by accident. Therefore, the post will introduce you how to reset iPhone password by right ways.
Part 1. How to Reset iPhone Password via iTunes
If you have synced your iPhone with iTunes before you forget your iPhone password, you can reset your iPhone by using iTunes without losing data. Through iTunes, you can restore your iPhone from the last backup and remove the passcode from your locked iPhone while retaining your data. If iTunes asks you to enter the passcode, try another computer. Otherwise, you have to follow the reset iPhone Passcode with Recovery Mode section below. The following steps will show you how to reset iPhone password with iTunes.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer with via a USB cable that your iPhone has trusted.
Step 2. Launch iTunes. If you've synced your iPhone with iTunes, then no "enter password" is required.
Step 3. iTunes will automatically sync your iPhone and create a backup file. If it doesn't, you should sync your iTunes and create a backup file manually by in the Summary window.
After the restoration process is complete, your passcode will be erased and all your data will be restored from your backup. You will now be able to access your iPhone without any passcode. And you can set your new password on iPhone.
Part 2. How to Reset iPhone Password with iCloud Find My iPhone
If Find My iPhone app is on, you can try the socond method: Reset iPhone password with iCloud Find My iPhone. The detailed steps are shown as below.
Step 1. Go to icloud.com and log in with your Apple ID and password on your computer.
Step 2. Click Find My iPhone. Then click All Devices at the top of your browser window.
Step 3. Select your iPhone from all the devices listed. Click Erase iPhone to erase your iPhone along with its passcode.
After the restoration process is finished, your passcode will be erased and all your data will be restored from your iCloud backup. You will now be able to access your iPhone without any passcode.
Part 3. How to Reset iPhone Password in Recovery Mode
If you haven't synced your iPhone with iTunes before or if you haven't enabled your Find My iPhone on, you can take advantage of the third method. Resetting iPhone Password in Recovery Mode is not complicated. The steps below will show you how to do that.
Step 1. Disconnect all cables from your iPhone and turn it off.
Step 2. Press and hold the Home button and connect your device to iTunes. If your iPhone does not turn on, please turn it on manually.
Recovery Mode will erase all your data and passcode from your iPhone, resetting it to factory defaults. Thus, you'll have brand new iPhone without any personal data after you reset iPhone password with Recovery Mode. Therefore, please consider carefully whether you need to use this method to reset password on iPhone.
If you remember your current iPhone password and you just want to change into a new password, you can finish it with ease. Go to Setting > General > Touch ID > Passcode (iOS 9/8/7) or Passcode Lock (iOS 6), then enter the current password and tap Change Passcode. Then enter the new passcode. Now, you have reset your iPhone password.
Part 4. How to Recover Data If You Forget iPhone Password
In order to avoid data loss during the process of resetting iPhone password with the methods mentioned above, you can make use of a piece of iPhone data recovery software to recover data from locked iPhone. As long as you have previous iTunes/iCloud backup before your forget your iPhone password, you can recover data from iTunes backup or iCloud backup with the software. You can extract important data from iCloud/iTunes backup to computer for backup. The following guidance will show you how to recover data from locked iPhone before you reset iPhone password.