How to access your iPhone if you forgot the passcode

Apple is always working to impose strong restrictions and security settings for its devices, the most important of which are iPhone phones, and the iOS system is considered one of the strongest smartphone systems in terms of security and privacy. Certainly forgetting the passcode is one of the common problems that iPhone users face and find it difficult to access their password.

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Forgot your iPhone passcode and can't log into your device? What are you doing now !

Even if you remember the correct passcode after several failed attempts to enter the passcode in your iPhone, you may not be able to unlock your phone easily. Apple offers ways to access your iPhone without the passcode, but you will have to put it into recovery mode. This means that the phone is wiped to remove everything, including the current passcode. From there, you'll need a recent backup if you want to restore your iPhone to its previous state.

With this in mind, you should create a regular backup of your iPhone and keep it in case you lose or wipe your device, so you can restore all your apps, settings, and data to the same or a new phone. You can back up your iPhone to iCloud or to your computer; I recommend that you back it up periodically in both locations to be on the safe side.

Your iPhone passcode attempts are not working

Let's say you are trying to unlock or access your phone. For some reason, Face ID or Touch ID is not working, assuming you have set up any unlock method. You have entered what you think is the correct passcode.

After a few failed attempts, you are told that the iPhone is unavailable and that you should try again in a minute.

You keep going, but with each incorrect guess, your iPhone becomes unavailable for a longer period of time, and asks you to try again.

Use iTunes or Finder to access your iPhone without a passcode

Instead of going through this process of trying to remember and enter the passcode, you can unlock your iPhone without a passcode if it still refuses. For this step, you'll need to use iTunes on a Windows PC or Mac running pre-Catalina OS or Finder on a Mac running macOS Catalina or later.

Connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB or Lightning cable and then turn off your phone.

You will need to restart your iPhone again, but this time in recovery mode. Open iTunes or Finder.
The buttons you press to start the phone in recovery mode differ depending on your iPhone model.

For example, on an iPhone 8 or later and on an iPhone SE (2nd or 3rd generation), press and quickly release the Volume Up button and then the Volume Down button.

Then press and hold the Side button until the recovery mode screen appears.

On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, press and hold the Side button and the Volume Down button until the recovery mode screen appears. On iPhone 6s and earlier, press and hold the Side button and the Home button until the recovery mode screen appears.

When the recovery screen pops up on your iPhone, you'll see a message in iTunes or Finder telling you there's a problem with your phone that requires it to be updated or restored. Click Restore.

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