Reset iPhone
1.1 How to Reset iPhone
1.2 How to Factory Reset iPhone
1.3 Hard Reset iPhone
1.4 Soft Reset iPhone
1.5 Reset All Settings iPhone
1.6 How to Reset iPhone Password
1.7 How to Reboot iPhone
1.8 How to Restart iPhone
1.9 iPhone Keeps Restarting

Forgot iPhone Password? See How to Reset iPhone Password

"How to reset iPhone password?"

iPhone password protects your device from others to use when the phone is not in your hand. When you forgot iPhone password, it can be very troublesome. In that case, you have to reset iPhone password. Otherwise, you will not conveniently access any iPhone files from the device, includes messages, contacts, photos and videos, etc. This article is aimed at showing you how to reset iPhone password whether you remember or forget your password.

How to Reset iPhone Password

How to Reset iPhone Password

Part 1: How to Reset your iPhone password if you remember it

If you remember the current password, it is very simple for you to reset the password.

Step 1Go to Settings from the Home screen. Scroll down to locate and tap on Touch ID & Passcode.

Touch ID & Passcode

Step 2Enter your iPhone password, and you can find many options.

Touch ID & Passcode Options

Step 3Click the option, Change Passcode.

Change Passcode

Step 4Enter your old passcode, and then enter a new passcode.

Enter New iPhone Passcode

Part 2: When you forgot iPhone password, how to reset it

OK, once you forgot your iPhone passcode, you still have other approaches to reset iPhone password. One common way is to restore your iPhone. If you reset your iPhone password without restoring the information, you will get your phone cleaned to factory settings and lose all your current files on iPhone. You'd better backup your iPhone.

When you restore your iPhone, it will erase the content and settings from your iPhone, including the forgotten password. The success ratio depends, however. Here are 4 solutions to reset iPhone password through through restoring iPhone.

Solution 1: Reset Locked iPhone Password via iTunes (when enter password is not required)

If you cannot remember iPhone password, it is still possible to unlock the iPhone via iTunes. Here are 2 requirements: You've synced your phone to a computer previously, but the 'Find My iPhone' on your device needs to be turned off at the same time, or you cannot perform the steps.

Reset iPhone with iTunes

Step 1Connect your iPhone to the PC or Mac that you sync your iPhone before. Launch iTunes. Chances may happen that iTunes can detect your iPhone.

Step 2Now you just need to restore your iPhone by selecting Restore iPhone.

Step 3The iOS Setup Assistant will then ask you to set up your iPhone, so simply click on Restore from iTunes backup.

Restore from iTunes Backup

At this point, all of your current iPhone data will be removed from your phone, and the iPhone password is gone. It will be replaced by your selected iTunes backup file. Now you are able to set a new iPhone password.

Solution 2: Reset iPhone with iCloud Find My iPhone

If you have activated the 'Find My iPhone' on iPhone, you can use the feature to erase your current iPhone password and reset a new one. This method works as long as you've enabled 'Find My iPhone'.

Reset iPhone with Find My iPhone

Step 1Go to and log in with your Apple ID. Click Find My iPhone.

Step 2Click All Devices at the top of your browser window.

Step 3Select your iPhone from all of the devices listed. Click Erase iPhone. This step will remotely erase your iPhone content and settings, including the forgotten iPhone password.

Step 4Use the 'Setup Assistant' on your iPhone to restore iPhone from iCloud backup or iTunes backup according to your need.

Restore from iTunes or iCloud Backup

The old iPhone passcode will be removed. And you are able to access your iPhone and set a new iPhone password.

Solution 3: Reset locked iPhone passcode with Recovery Mode

If you have never synced your iPhone with iTunes, or haven't enabled 'Find My iPhone' on iPhone, you will have to adopt the recovery mode to unlock your phone.

Step 1Force shut down your iPhone.

Step 2Press and hold the Home button down and connect your iPhone to iTunes at the same time. If your iPhone does not turn on, turn it on by yourself.

Step 3Continue holding the Home button until you see the 'Connect to iTunes' screen.

Connect to iTunes

Step 4A message will appear that iTunes has detected a device in recovery mode.

iTunes Message

Step 5Now click Restore. The Summary tab in iTunes will appear. You can now click Restore iPhone and restore your iPhone. Remember, Recovery Mode will erase all of your data (including your passcode) from your iPhone, resetting it to factory defaults. You'll have brand new iPhone without any personal data stored within.

Solution 4: Using Siri to unlock your iphone without a passcode

This was a past security glitch with Siri, and some users may adopt this solution. Therefore, it will usually not work– but it is worth trying! There is a an option on most iPhones called "Allow access to Siri when locked with a passcode".

If this feature is enabled, it can allow Siri to access a whole range of functions without requiring the iPhone password. You can see this feature can poses a serious security threat to your iPhone.

Use Siri to Unlock iPhone

Step 1Go to "Settings" icon on your home screen.

Step 2Choose 'General' from the "Settings" menu.

Step 3Choose the "Passcode lock" option in the "General" menu.

Step 4Turn the "Allow access to Siri when locked with a passcode" option to "OFF".

Part 3. How to recover iPhone files if you forgot iPhone password

If your iPHone is locked and you hurry to access iPhone files, you can use FoneLab - iPhone Data Recovery to recover files from iTunes backup or iCloud backup once you backup iPhone to iTunes or iCloud.

FoneLab - iPhone Data Recovery For Mac

Recover from iTunes Backup File: If your iPhone is lock and you don't remember iPhone password, you can use this mode to access iPhone files from iTunes backup. The software can display all your iTunes backup files for you to choose from. It is so great for you to get iPhone files as long as you've backed up iPhone to iTunes. You need to download the latest iTunes version on your PC or Mac.

Recover Deleted Files from iTunes Backup

More detailes about how to recover iPhone files from iTunes, you can watch the video:

Recover from iCloud Backup File: iPhone Data Recovery also enables you to get iPhone from iCloud backup. Here you are able to download the iCloud backup and get deleted/lost or existing iPhone files from iCloud, like contacts, messages, videos, photos, pictures, notes, calendar, reminders, voicemails, voice memo, WhatsApp messages and more from iCloud backup files.

Recover Deleted Files from iCloud Backup

More detailes about how to recover iPhone files from iCloud, you can watch the video:

From this article, you can learn how to reset iPhone password if you accidentally lock the phone. FoneLab - iPhone Data Recovery can help you access iPhone files from iTunes backup or iCloud backup if this happens in the future.

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August 17, 2018 11:50 / Updated by to iOS Recovery