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Passcode reset How do i reset the pass code if i have forgotten it

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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    ihave iphone 3g now its phone disable apper in my screen

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    My child forgot the pass code for his click n kids tablet

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You can do that in itunes. there should be an option like "override user password"

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Forgetting your iPhone Pass code... What to do?


It is never a joy when one loses or forgets a password. This is true within any situation.

But what makes it far less joyous, is when losing that password and not being able to retrieve it, can mean the difference between simply resetting a password, or not being able to retrieve or reset the password, and running risk of losing all the data secured by that password, completely.

Welcome to the lost or forgotten iPhone passcode.

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The passcode for an iPhone is the similar to a standard password with the exception that an iPhone passcode is only 4 numerical digits long, like that of a PIN or Personal Identification Number, more commonly implemented with bank ATMs.

A password on the other hand, can be as few as 6 digits up to 128 alpha-numeric characters or longer, depending on the encryption protocols which may be used with a password string at any given time.

A Pass code, is not as sophisticated by any measure, in regards to the password, especially with the numerous cryptic and encryption protocols that are employed in the process of creating effective passwords.

But don't be fooled by the passcode... try losing or forgetting a passcode and sometimes it can be a real pain just to restore it or reset it. The iPhone passcode has its challenges in that same fashion.

When an iPhone passcode is lost or forgotten by the user, like any access authentication string, it blocks the user from accessing his or her data on the now locked iPhone. Also, the passcode for the iPhone is not included with the iPhone's backup, so it makes retrieving the passcode nearly impossible to retrieve, especially if you have forgotten it.

So why would Apple make it so difficult to recover the lost passcode?

Why not? What happens if you lose your iPhone or it is unfortunately stolen? Do you want the individual who finds it, or in the perpetrator who stole it, to have access to your personal data on that device? Of course not! So chalk this up as a safety feature from Apple, to protect your private data and information, even in such an unfortunate situation.

Now what to do if you have forgotten your iPhone pass code?

You will have to unfortunately restore your iPhone with iTunes, which will unfortunately wipe the iPhone clean, but, it will gain you access to your device once again.

Now before crying in defeat, remember last time you synced your iPhone with iTunes (hopefully you did that recently)? You see, each time you sync your iPhone with iTunes, iTunes creates a back up of your iPhone's data.

The reason, results from if you do have to perform a recovery of your iPhone due to forgetting your iPhone passcode. Its that recent backup performed by your most recent sync with iTunes, which can be restored the first time you sync your iPhone, after a restore is completed.

Consequently, a restore is necessary, as a passcode is NOT included in any previous iPhone backup file. That is also a safety feature as well, because in the wrong hands with the right tech saavy, but ne'er do well individual, your precious data on the iPhone surely can be compromised.

Yes, you may have lost some files, applications or settings due to not syncing that information more recently. But think about it. It is better to have lost some data, than to have to start all over again, because you lost all your data.

With your previous iPhone back up through iTunes on your computer or notebook, you will will still be able to recover your music, video, calendar, and contacts, thanks to iTunes, but you may lose text messages and past mail for example.
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To restore your iPhone is simple:
* Be sure you restore your iPhone on the same computer or notebook that your previous iPhone backup files or stored.

* Now, make sure you are using the latest version of iTunes
• Be sure your iPhone is correctly connected to your computer or portable.

• Finally, in the left column under Devices, click on your iPhone, then click on Restore in the Summary tab.

* Allow the process to complete and your iPhone will be restore to its original factory default settings.

* Now simply sync your iPhone with iTunes and this is where your last sync now comes into play. When you sync after the recovery, iTunes will look for your iPhone's previous backup and per your OK, will restore your most recent backup to your iPhone.
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This time, when you set your passcode... Please make sure to write it down somewhere or on something, that is easily accessible and one you won't soon forget.

Yes, an iPhone passcode may only be 4 digits long, but from the explanation above, you can see, it makes a whole lot of sense to keep your passcode closer and another iPhone restore, as far away as possible!
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For more information about making sure you are correctly backing up your iPhone with iTunes, here is a good support page from Apple on the subject:
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Apple Support Link:
Backing up and updating an iPhone (or iPod Touch)

Bonus Link: Password Protect your iPhone

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Thanks for reading!

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer

on Feb 09, 2010 | Cell Phones

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I forgot my phone passcode


Have you forgotten the Security code for your mobile?What is your mobile model?I suggest you to try default codes like 00000 or 12345.If it does not work out you can use master reset generated code from Unlocking4Free com Free Mobile Phone Unlocking Tools and reset the mobile.Here they provide master reset for Nokia (Basic) and Alcatel mobile models

Feb 03, 2014 | Cell Phones

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Please help I have blocked my iPhone 4S I have forgotten my pass code I don't know what I have done


If you can't remember your passcode, you'll need to erase your device using iTunes, Find My iPhone, or recovery mode. Then use a backup to put your data and settings back on your device. You can try plugging it into iTunes to see if it reboots itself
iOS Forgotten passcode or device disabled after entering wrong passcode

Sep 20, 2013 | Apple iPhone 4S

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I have forgotten my i phone 4 pass code


You will need to put the phone in recovery mode, wipe it, and then restore from a backup. See here for step by step instructions:

http://osxdaily.com/2011/01/16/forgot-iphone-passcode-how-to-reset/

Nov 17, 2011 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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My daughter has forgotten her passcode for her samsung 5230, i have tried passcodes from web but nothing working.please help asap


Try to use these Samsung codes to unlock your phone 2767*3855# or *2767*2878# this will mean the security code will be reset to 0000.

Apr 01, 2011 | Samsung Cell Phones

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How to formate the mobile memory of Nokia 3110c


Step 1 - This will only reset your Settings.
For soft reset type *#7780# and if it ask pass code enter the pass code as 12345
Step 2 - This will FORMAT your Memory including user files and virus contents BUT it can do by Service software or Flash Box. Please go to nearest service center for step 2.

May 31, 2010 | Nokia 3110 Cellular Phone

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Need to change my passcode


depends on the pass code the one for your service provider can be reset by them or at thier web site phone your vm pass you can change from your phone by calling voice mail or have service provider reset for you

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