For mobile security, most iPhone users have formed the habit of setting password for their device to protect their mobile phones. However, sometimes the problem is that you forget your password, which leads to the lock of your iPhone. In this situation, your iPhone is disabled for a while and won’t be unlocked until you have entered your iPhone with the right password. Feel helpless? Since you can’t remember the password at all. Take it easy! This passage will tell you three possible ways to unlock and reset your iPhone password.
Way 1. Unlock iPhone by Resetting Password
Way 2. Unlock iPhone by Using iTunes
Way 3. Unlock iPhone via Recovery Mode
Way 1. Unlock iPhone by Resetting New Password
Step 1. Enter the special website called iForgot to reset your iPhone passwords. Then you will see the below interface. Enter you ID, i.e. the email address that you signed up with. After that, click the “Next” option to continue. What’s worth your attention is that on the bottom of the interface, you can choose the language according to your situation.
(Tips: If unfortunately you forgot your Apple ID, just click the below “Forget your Apple ID” option to get back your Apple ID.)
Step 2. After entering your ID on the interface, you will see this window as pictured below. The verifying e-mail will be sent to your email. Then you need to enter your e-mail to confirm the notice. You just need to follow the exact instructions so as to smoothly unlock your iPhone.
Step 3. After verifying the e-mail, you will see the below interface. Now, you can set your new password for your iPhone. But make sure that it is easy to remember lest you should forget your password in the future. After that, click the “Reset Password” option to finish the process. And now you can enter your iPhone with the new password.
Way 2. Unlock iPhone by Using iTunes
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer you have synced with. Then open the iTunes on the computer, and it will automatically detect your iPhone and connect it to the computer. Then you may see the below interface. So you can begin to make a backup of your important files stored in your iPhone in case of data loss.
Step 2 . After backing up all important files, you can begin to restore your iPhone. Since you have synced important files from your your iPhone to the iTunes, there is no need for you to worry that restoring your iPhone may take away all your files.
Step 3 . When you see the “Set Up” screen while restoring your iOS device, don’t hesitate to tap “Restore from iTunes backup”. Then all you need to is to wait for the process to be finished.
Step 4 . Once your device has loaded the backup, you will be able to access your device again. Then you are free to use your iPhone again. Moreover, you can still set a new password for your iPhone in case of privacy leak. But make sure the password is easy-to-remember yet reliable enough to protect your iPhone.
Way 3. Unlock iPhone by Using Recovery Mode
If you have not synced your iPhone to the iTunes or to the iCloud, then you have no choice but put your iPhone in the Recovery mode. But you have to know that after using this way, all of your files stored in your iPhone will be lost. This highly illustrates the importance of backing up files from iPhone/iPad/iPod to iTunes or to computer.
(Note: If you want to get rid of the recovery mode, you can follow this guide to get your iPhone out of the recovery mode!)
Step 1. Connect your iOS device to your computer and open iTunes. Then press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time and keep holding until you see the recovery mode screen.
Step 2 . When you see the below interface, which offers you two options: Restore or Update. Now you should choose Restore option and click the corresponding button to continue.
Step 3. Now, all you need to is wait for the process to finish. After a while, you can set up and use your device again.
Since this way will erase all files from your iPhone without being recovered, you are suggested to use this way unless you have no other possible way to unlock your iPhone.
Words in The End:
After unlocking your iPhone, you are suggested to backup important files from your iPhone to iTunes, to iCloud or to computer in case you may lose your files all of a sudden. In this case, you ar highly suggested to rely oniOS Assistantto help you easily and safely finish the file backup of your iPhone! Below is the free trial version of this software available for your trying!