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Recover from a Forgotten iPhone or iPod Touch Passcode

If you have forgotten your passcode on your iPhone or iPod Touch, you will need to do a restore in iTunes, but you must first put the phone in "restore mode." However, when you do a forced restore on iphone, you will wipe all content from the iphone, there is no other way around this. To put the phone in restore mode, hold the HOME button while the phone or ipod is off. Then, connect it to the USB cable and continue holding for a LONG time (or as long as it takes until you see a screen with a cable and the itunes logo). Once iTunes responds that it sees a connection in recovery mode, click restore and it will reload the phone/ipod to factory settings, and will be free of the forgotten password.

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i cant remeber my pascode fro my ipod touch 4


If You Are Locked Out, Have Forgotten Your Passcode, or Just Need to Restore Your Device

If you have forgotten your Restrictions code, then follow the instructions

below but DO NOT restore any previous backup. If you do then you will
simply be restoring the old Restrictions code you have forgotten. This
same warning applies if you need to restore a clean system.
A Complete Guide to Restore or Recover Your iDevice (if You Forget Your Passcode)
If you need to restore your device or ff you cannot remember the passcode, then you will need to restore your device using the computer with which you last synced it. This allows you to reset your passcode and re-sync the data from the device (or restore from a backup). If you restore on a different computer that was never synced with the device, you will be able to unlock the device for use and remove the passcode, but your data will not be present. Refer to Updating and restoring iPhone, iPad and iPod touch software.
Try restoring the iOS device if backing up and erasing all content and settings doesn't resolve the issue. Using iTunes to restore iOS devices is part of standard isolation troubleshooting. Restoring your device will delete all data and content, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, and calendar information, and will restore all settings to their factory condition.
Before restoring your iOS device, Apple recommends that you either sync with iTunes to transfer any purchases you have made, or back up new data (data acquired after your last sync). If you have movie rentals on the device, see iTunes Store movie rental usage rights in the United States before restoring.
Follow these steps to restore your device:
1. Verify that you are using the latest version of iTunes before attempting to update.
2. Connect your device to your computer.
3. Select your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch when it appears in iTunes under Devices.
4. Select the Summary tab.
5. Select the Restore option.
6. When prompted to back up your settings before restoring, select the
Back Up option. If you have just backed up the device, it is not necessary
to create another.
7. Select the Restore option when iTunes prompts you (as long as you've backed up,
you should not have to worry about restoring your iOS device).
8. When the restore process has completed, the device restarts and displays the Apple
logo while starting up:

After a restore, the iOS device displays the "Connect to iTunes" screen. For updating
to iOS 5 or later, follow the steps in the iOS Setup Assistant. For earlier versions of
iOS, keep your device connected until the "Connect to iTunes" screen goes away or
you see "iPhone is activated."
9. The final step is to restore your device from a previous backup. If you do not have a
backup to restore or have forgotten your restrictions passcode, then restore as New. If you are restoring to fix a forgotten Restrictions Code or as a New device, then skip Step 9 and restore as New.

Feb 10, 2014 | Apple iPod touch

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ipad forgotten password


From the apple support site:

iOS: Forgotten passcode or device disabled after entering wrong passcode When you set up a passcode to secure the use of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and then enter the wrong passcode, you may see a a message saying your device is "disabled". Learn what to do if you have forgotten or can't remember your passcode, or if your device displays a message saying it is disabled.If you enter the wrong passcode six or more times, you'll see a message that says one of the following:
  • iPhone is disabled
  • iPad is disabled
  • iPod touch is disabled

  1. Connect the device to the computer with which you normally sync and open iTunes.
    Note: If iTunes asks you to enter the passcode, try another computer that you have synced with. Otherwise, go to "If you have never synced your device with iTunes, or you do not have access to a computer" section below.
  2. If the device is still disabled, or if iTunes does not automatically sync your device, sync the device with iTunes.
  3. When the backup and sync is complete, restore your device.
  4. When iOS Setup Assistant asks to set up your device, choose "Restore from iTunes backup".
  5. Select your device in iTunes and choose the most recent backup of your device.
Hope this helps!

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1212

Feb 05, 2014 | Apple iPhone 3G

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forgot my password for my iphone 4s


What can you do to bypass and reset a forgotten passcode on an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad? You can't recover your passcode. Good news is that you may be able to reset the passcode by restoring the device.
A) Previously synced your iPhone/iPad with iTunes? If yes, then try the following:
  1. Connect your device to your computer that you normally sync it to, and thus contains the backup files.
  2. Launch iTunes.
  3. Select Back up by right-clicking (or Control-clicking) the device.
  4. After Back up is completed, select Restore and then restore from your most recent backup.
If iTunes prompts you to enter the passcode when you connect to your computer (*), or if the above does not work, try the following option.
B) If you did not previously sync your iPhone/iPad with iTunes, then try following:
You need to force the phone into recovery mode and restore it as a new device to remove the passcode. To do this:
  1. Disconnect your device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch), but leave the USB cable connected to your computer.
  2. Turn off your device by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds.
  3. Launch iTunes.
  4. Press & hold the home button while reconnecting the USB cable to your device. Continue holding the home button until you see "Connect to iTunes" on the screen; this will also cause the iPhone to turn on.
  5. You should see the "recovery mode" alert:
"iTunes has detected an iPhone (or iPad) in recovery mode. You must restore this iPad (or iPhone) before it can be used with iTunes."
Now that your device is in recovery mode, you must restore the device. You may either restore it to a previous point, or set it up as a new phone. This will wipe all files and settings, including the passcode. If you see a message stating that your phone is locked (*) and you need to enter your passcode, just ignore and close this message.
Note: Make sure that you are using the latest version of Itunes before attempting this.
(*) Passcode error message: iTunes could not connect to the iPad/iPhone because it is locked with a passcode. You must enter your passcode on the iPad/iPhone before it can be used with iTunes

Jan 29, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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ipod touch is disabled itunes won't connect says the ipod needs a passcode before connecting to itunes


If you have forgotten your iPhone’s Passcode you will need to restore your phone via iTunes.

1. First you have to put your phone into the restore mode which is a slightly fiddly process.
2. Plug your iPhone into your PC or Mac with the USB cable
3. Press and hold the power button at the top and then slide to power off the iPhone
4. Press the power button to power the iPhone on and keep it held while simultaneously pressing the home button
5. After a few seconds a yellow alert triangle will appear and the iPhone will say it is iPhone Restore Mode.
6. Open up iTunes and click on the Summary tab
7. Click on Restore to restore your iPhone. This will reset all your iPhone’s setting to the factory defaults, including the Passcode.

You should then follow these steps below to activate the passcode again.
  1. Click the Home button to bring up the main menu
  2. Click on Settings
  3. In the Settings screen click on General
  4. In the General screen click on Passcode Lock
  5. This will open the Set Passcode screen. Enter a memorable 4-figure code and re-enter it when prompted
  6. You will now be at the Passcode Lock screen. You can change when you are prompted to enter the Passcode. The default setting – Immediately – means you will be asked to enter it as soon as your start using the iPhone. But you can change the setting so that the prompt appears after a certain period of use
  7. Press the Home button to return to the main menu.

Jan 15, 2010 | Apple iPod touch

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iphone disabled connect to itunes


Here are your instructions from the website below.
Reset your iPhone Passcode:
If you have forgotten your iPhone's Passcode you will need to restore your phone via iTunes.
But first you have to put your phone into the restore mode which is a slightly fiddly process.
Plug your iPhone into your PC or Mac with the USB cable
Press and hold the power button at the top and then slide to power off the iPhone
Press the power button to power the iPhone on and keep it held while simultaneously pressing the home button
After a few seconds a yellow alert triangle will appear and the iPhone will say it is iPhone Restore Mode.
Open up iTunes and click on the Summary tab
Click on Restore to restore your iPhone. This will reset all your iPhone's setting to the factory defaults, including the Passcode. You should then follow the steps above to activate the Passcode with a memorable number http://www.knowyourmobile.com/appleiphone/apple_iphone_userguides/4684/how_to_password_protect_your_iphone.html Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Dec 28, 2008 | Apple iPhone 3G

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