If you have forgotten your iPhone password or password, you will need a PC or Mac to recover it.
We store passwords or passwords on our smartphones for security and safety reasons. Be it an Android device or an iOS, this feature is available in all smartphones today. But what if you yourself forget your iPhone password? How will you be able to unlock it? If you enter an incorrect password on your iPhone lock screen too many times to open it, a warning will alert you that your iPhone is disabled. Here’s what to do in such a situation.
According to the information from Apple on the support page, if you do not remember your password when you try again, you will need a computer to put your iPhone in recovery mode. However, it is important to note that this process deletes your data and settings, including your password, giving you access to set up your iPhone again. After deleting your iPhone, you can restore your data and settings from backup.
And if you have not taken the backup before, you can set up your iPhone as a new device and then download all the data you have in iCloud. How to get your iPhone in recovery mode so you can delete it and set it up again. Step-by-step guide.
To enable iPhone recovery mode:
Make sure you have a computer (Mac or PC): If you are using a PC, make sure it has Windows 8 or later and iTunes is installed. You also need the cable that came with your iPhone, or another compatible cable, to connect your iPhone to the computer. If you do not have a computer and you can not borrow one, contact your Apple reseller or Apple Authorized Service Provider for assistance.
Turn off your iPhone: Unplug your iPhone if it is connected. Turn off your iPhone using the method for your iPhone model.
Put your iPhone in recovery mode: If you have an iPhone X or later, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, use the side button. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus use the Volume Down button. iPhone SE (1st generation) and iPhone 6s and formerly use the Home button. You need to press and hold the correct button for your iPhone while immediately connecting your iPhone to the computer. Do not release the button and keep holding it down until you see the recovery mode screen on your iPhone, then release. It may be noted here that if you see the password screen, turn off your iPhone and restart.
Restore your iPhone: Find your iPhone in the Finder or in iTunes on the computer it is connected to. Select Restore when you see the option to Restore or Refresh. Your computer downloads software to your iPhone and begins the recovery process. If the download takes more than 15 minutes and your device exits the recovery mode screen, let the download complete, then turn off your iPhone and restart.
Wait for the process to complete. Disconnect your iPhone from the computer, then set up and use your iPhone.