Unlock your iPhone and iPad if you need to remember the password and pattern.
What should you do if you forget your iPhone or iPad password? Can I recover the password or delete the information on the device?
Technologies such as fingerprint sensors and facial recognition unlock smartphones and tablets. Apple iPhones and iPads are equipped with Touch ID and Face ID technologies, and the user opens the phone through these two authentication methods. Continuing to use these methods may sometimes cause the user to forget the password set for the device.
What should be done in such cases? Fortunately, if you forget your iPhone or iPad password, there is still a way to access the contents of the device; Of course, remember that in this method, you will need your Apple ID password.
The first method: wipe the device and recover data through iCloud
If you have enabled Find Me on your iPhone or iPad, you can easily erase the data on the device through a web browser. Note that this will erase everything on the phone or tablet; Of course, you can later restore the data through the backup version you prepared earlier and saved in iCloud.
Next, we will teach you how to recover your iPhone or iPad data through Find My iPhone.
- Sign in to iCloud.com.
- Log in to iCloud using your Apple ID username and password.
- Click on the Find My option.
- Look for your iPhone on the map and click on it.
- At the end, select the Erase iPhone option.
Going through the above steps, your iPhone or iPad data will be erased, and the device will return to factory settings. You can then restore the data from a backup stored in iCloud.
The second method: data recovery through iTunes
If you still need to activate the Find My iPhone feature on your device or have yet to erase the phone data successfully through the iCloud website, don’t worry; it is possible to do these things through the iTunes application.
In the first step, you must put your iPhone or iPad in recovery mode. The process of doing this will be different depending on your device:
- On iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 10, and newer models, you must press and hold the side key with one of the volume keys until the slider to turn off the phone appears on the screen. You must drag the slider to the right to turn off the phone at this stage. Then you have to connect it to your computer while pressing the side key of the phone. Hold the side key until the phone recovery mode appears on the screen.
- In iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPod Touch (7th generation), you must first turn off the device as usual. Then, while pressing the volume down key, connect the device to the computer. Press and hold the book down key until the recovery mode appears on your device screen.
- On iPhone 6s and older models, iPod touch 6th generation and older models, and iPads with a home button, you should turn off the device as usual. Then, connect the device to your computer while pressing the home key. Press the Home key until the recovery mode appears on the device screen.
When you enter the device into recovery mode, we will enter the next step.
At this point, the iTunes application (or the Finder application if you are using the Mac OS operating system) will display a message like this on the screen “There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored.” At this stage, click the Restore option to erase all information and settings on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Once your device reboots, you can complete the initial iOS installation steps individually. Then you can restore the device data through the iCloud backup. In any case, your device will boot up, and you can reset your password.
After you’ve restored your device’s data and your iPhone or iPad has restarted, you’ll probably see the Activation Lock screen.
The Activation Lock screen will appear either on the iPhone or iPad itself or on the computer you used to restore your iPhone or iPad. At this stage, you need to enter your Apple ID username and password to gain full access to the device.