How to restore the pin of your iPhone
Turn on the iPhone and enter the code to unlock it. The password is incorrect screen appears. You put it back in and the same thing comes out. At that moment you doubt and panic assails you, because you are absolutely sure that this code is the correct one, the one you use on a daily basis. That’s the second worst scenario in the mobile phone world, not knowing why the code doesn’t work, not remembering the correct one, etc.
And the worst scenario is that you have entered a wrong password several times and the terminal is deactivated. For Apple iPhones, if this happens to you, there is a way to restore the code:
First scenario: make a backup
To begin with, unless you are the protagonist of Mr. Robot or Lisbeth Salander, there is no other way to recover the mobile than deleting everything that was on the terminal. But before you start crying over EVERYTHING you’re going to lose (photos, videos, apps, security settings, etc.), there’s a window of hope.
Before you forget the code you have synced iPhone with iTunes on your PC Even if it was just once, you can use that computer to make a backup, restore the phone by erasing everything and then install the backup:
- Connect the device to the computer you have synced with.
- Open iTunes. If you’re prompted for a code, try another computer you synced with or use recovery mode.
- Wait iTunes sync the device and make a backup.
- Once the sync and backup are complete, click Restore .
- When you get to the settings screen while restoring your iOS device, tap Restore from iTunes backup.
- Select the device in iTunes. Find the one you just made and install it.
Second scenario: can’t do a backup
Worst of all, if you’ve never synced with iTunes, you’ll need to use recovery mode to restore your device. Doing so will erase both the content of the device and the code:
- Connect the iOS device to the computer and open iTunes (You can also go to a physical Apple Store if you don’t have a PC)
- While the device is connected, Force Resume:
- On an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus: Quickly press and release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the volume down button. Then press and hold the side button until you see the recovery mode screen.
- On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Keep pressing the Side button and the Volume Down button Right away. Keep holding them until you see the recovery mode screen.
- On iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold the Home button and the Top (or Side) button at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the recovery mode screen.
- When the option to restore or update appears, select Restore. iTunes will download the software for the device. If it takes more than 15 minutes, the device will exit recovery mode and you will have to repeat steps 2 and 3.
- Wait for the process to finish. You will then be able to set up and use the device.