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Forgotten your Apple iPhone PIN code? This is the solution

It happens all the time: you think putting a PIN code on your mobile device is a sensible, secure idea but then you forget what you have set it as 2 minutes after it is applied or a child has been messing with your device and set a code and now it's locked.

There is a simple solution to fixing this problem but it does require your Apple iPhone to be wiped which is not an issue if you have recently sync'd with iTunes.

  1. Plug your iPhone into your PC/Mac
  2. With the iPhone still connected turn the iPhone off
  3. Press and hold the home button and then power the iPhone on
  4. Keep holding the home button until the iPhone displays a symbol asking you to plug it into the USB
  5. iTunes should now automatically open, if it doesn't open it now
  6. iTunes should only display one screen which allows you to restore your iPhone back to its original factory state
  7. The restore process can take a bit of time but once it has finished and restarted, just perform a sync via iTunes and your device should be returned to it's original state minus a PIN code

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how to unlock simlock i forgot my sim lock password


Should be pretty much impossible to forget a password that you are using multiple times a day.

A SIM Lock is normally put on by the carrier and is also called a PUK Code. If it is your own set code, or a code that someone else set on a stolen phone the only way past it is a Factory Reset. Just Google 'make model factory reset'.

The SIM Lock PUK Code is a bit more of a problem as that has been set by the carrier to prevent you using the phone. Her is the deal on a PUK Code.

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Your phone is asking for a PUK code?

Is your phone asking for a PUK code. PUK = Personal Unlocking Key. Personal Unblocking Key, or PIN Unblocking Key.

This can only come from your cellphone carrier and usually the company that still owns the phone under the agreement. Sometimes it is because you have put another SIM card in it, and they own the phone and need you to use them as carrier to get the price of the phone back, or you are in default of payment, or on a Pay as You Go plan, it is over expired. I can also happen if you have entered the unlock code wrongly three times. This often happens when a phone is stolen or lost and has been found by or sold to someone else who then try and use the phone. Wikipedia A personal unblocking code (PUC), also known as a PIN unlock key (PUK), is used in 3GPP mobile phones to reset a personal identification number (PIN) that has been lost or forgotten.
Most mobile telephones offer the feature of PIN protection. After switching on the phone, if the PIN security function is active, the user is requested to enter a 4-8 digit PIN enabling the phone's non-emergency calling functions. If the wrong PIN is typed in more than three times, either the SIM card, the device, or both become locked. They can be returned to their original unlocked state by entering a PUC, provided by the service operator after verification. If the wrong PUC is entered ten times in a row, the device will become permanently blocked and unrecoverable, requiring a new SIM card. Cellular phone users are therefore advised by most providers to keep their PUC written down in a safe place separate from the device.
The PUC (PUK) is a SIM-specific code assigned and provided by the service provider.
Once you enter the PUK code, you must set a PIN. The PUK and PUK2 are used to unlock the PIN and PIN2 codes respectively if your SIM card is blocked
From Bell
The PIN unblocking key (PUK; sometimes called personal unlocking key) is a master security code for unblocking and resetting the personal identification number (PIN) for your SIM card. For added security, the PUK is unique to your SIM card. If your PIN code is active and you enter it incorrectly three times, your SIM card will be blocked. You won't be able to use your phone, except for emergency calls. You must enter your PUK into your phone to unblock the SIM card. If your SIM card becomes blocked, Contact us to get your PUK.
You may be able to do it from the website or your cellular provider. This is from Orange - T-Mobile in the UK.
Your phone can become blocked in a number of ways - one of them is if you enter your SIM card PIN number incorrectly three times in a row. To unblock your SIM card, you will need to use something called a PUK (Personal Unblocking Key).
Remember that unblocking is different to unlocking. Read more information on unlocking your device.

How to get a PUK code

The quickest way to get a PUK code is online using My Account. We'll show you this information whenever you need it.
  1. Register or log in to My Account.
  2. Select Help & Support from the main menu options on your account homepage.
  3. Select Get your PUK code.
  4. Then select Get PUK1 code.
  5. Once you have your PUK code, enter this into your phone to unblock your SIM.
Please enter your PUK code carefully - if you enter the wrong PUK code 10 times, you will permanently block your SIM card and we'll need to send you a new one. 1826865-en.jpg?2.0

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Getting PUK code


you may visit some unlock sites........

Jul 17, 2010 | Cell Phones

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forgot my pin number


i forget my nokia phone security code and i also changed the default security code plzzzz send me my security code which 1# IMEI :357892042942820 and 2#IMEI :357892042942838
plzzzz send me my phone security code at this email id-bharatbhushanvrm021@gmail.com

Dec 16, 2013 | Cell Phones

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my mobile asking mobile pin no. but i forget my no? what can i do? please help me


Hi,
If you for got the pin number of your phone most probably it would lead to PUK lock if you attempt to put pin number at least 3 times.
So i would strongly suggest to call your service provide to unlock PUK, (they wil just give you a code to reset the pin) This will give you an option again to create a new security code or PIN.
Please refer below for some information:
  • PIN CodePersonal Identification Number), is the password for your simcard. You can choose to set the pin code request at each switch on of your mobile or whenever there is a change in simcard depending on your mobile functioning.
  • PUK Code is the code requested by your sim card whenever you have enter wrong password for more than three times. The PUK code can be only provided by your supplier.

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Jun 04, 2011 | Cell Phones

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what is the code to unlock a motorola V365?


hi Your phone’s four-digit unlock code is originally set to 1234. The six-digit security code is originally set to 000000. If your service provider didn’t change these codes, you should change them:
If you forget your unlock code: At the Enter Unlock Code prompt, try entering 1234 or the last four digits of your phone number. If that doesn’t work, press M and enter your six-digit security code instead. If you forget other codes: If you forget your security code, SIM PIN code, PIN2 code, or call barring password, contact your service provider.

May 13, 2010 | Cell Phones

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