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My iphone is locked and i have forgotten the passcode and its in airplane mode so computer doesnt see sim card

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As you have forgot the passcode you will have to restore the iPhone using iTunes.

Note: This process will wipe all data from your iPhone 4. You may be able to sync most of the data back once you have restored it.

1. With the iPhone 4 disconnected from your computer, power it off. Press and hold the Power button on the top of the device for a few seconds, then slide the red slider. If this method doesn't work, press and hold the Power and Home buttons for a few seconds until it goes off.

2. With the iPhone 4 off, press and hold the Home button while connecting it to the computer you registered it from. It should then power on.

3. Keep holding the Home button until you see a Connected to iTunes message appear on the screen.

4. Open iTunes and it should provide a message about an iPhone connected in Recovery Mode.

5. In iTunes, select the Summary tab and click Restore and follow the prompts.

6. You may attempt to sync your iPhone back to your iTunes to restore any data lost in the recovery process.

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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:
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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:
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  2. Turn off your device by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds.
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  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.
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(*) 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

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You will most likely have to restore your iphone through itunes. You can do this but the only draw back will be losing any apps, music and contacts that are not saved or backed up through your itunes account. If you want to restore your iphone which is the only way you can bypass your passcode, you first need to connect your Iphone up to your itunes account through a laptop or PC. After the computer connects up to your phone, first press the power button and count to 3 and keeping the power button pushed in press and hold the home button. Keep both buttons pressed in until the iphone goes into recovery mode and than release both buttons at the same time. It may take 30 seconds. You should be able to restore your iphone and than you will be able to put in a new passcode. If you put it into recovery mode and you change your mind don't worry, just press and hold the power button until the apple symbol appears and than release it and it will take you back to the locked screen.

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Every Apple iPhone has the ability to use a "passcode"--a four-digit number that must be entered to bring the iPhone out of standby mode when it has been locked.
If you are the first owner of the iPhone and have forgotten the passcode that you initially entered, you can simply reset the passcode by connecting the iPhone to the computer that was originally used to activate it.
However, this does not help if you purchased the phone used and are not the original owner.
Put your iPhone into recovery mode to restore the iPhone and clear the passcode.

Connect the iPhone to your computer using the USB cable.
Hold down the power button on the iPhone.
The screen will change asking you to use a slider to power the unit off. Use the slider.
Press the power and home (bottom-center) buttons simultaneously.
The unit will power back on. After a few seconds, the screen will change to a warning triangle. The iPhone is now in recovery mode.
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