Here is how you can remove forgotten iPhone passcode, in case you forgot your iPhone Passcode or your iPhone is disabled due to incorrect login attempts.
Remove Forgotten iPhone Passcode
The general tendency when you forget the Passcode for an iPhone or iPad is to make login attempts by trying to guess the passcode multiple times.
However, entering the wrong passcode too many times activates the safety feature in iOS which will disable your iPhone after a certain number of incorrect attempts
When your iPhone is disabled, you will clearly see a blunt message on the screen of your iPhone reading “Your iPhone is disabled”.
The only solution if you cannot remember the passcode is to erase your device, which means deleting all your data, settings and your forgotten passcode.
If you have a backup of your iPhone, you can restore all your data by using the backup to restore your iPhone.
If you do not have a backup, there is really no way to save the data on your iPhone, but you will be able to get into your iPhone.
Steps to Remove Forgotten iPhone Passcode
In order to remove forgotten iPhone Passcode, you will be needing a computer (Mac or PC) and a cable that can connect iPhone to computer.
Once you are ready, follow the 4 steps as provided below to Remove Forgotten iPhone Passcode.
1. Download & Install iTunes
If you have a Mac, iTunes will be already available. In case of a Windows PC, you will have to download and Install iTunes on your PC.
2. Get Familiar With Buttons
If you have an older model of iPhone (6S and older), it will have a Home button, Side Button (which is the Power Button), Volume Up and Volume Down buttons.
Newer Model of iPhones will have a Side Button (which is the Power Button), Volume Up and Volume Down buttons.
3. Enter Recovery Mode Using iTunes
The steps to enter Recovery Mode on iPhone vary, depending on the model of your iPhone. Follow the steps as applicable for your iPhone model.
3.1 Power OFF iPhone
iPhone X or later, iPhone 8/8 Plus: Press and hold the Side button and Volume Up or Volume Down button until you see Slide to Power OFF screen. Drag the Slider to turn off your iPhone.
iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and Hold the Side button (or top button), until Slide to Power OFF screen appears. Drag the Slider to turn off your iPhone.
iPhone 6S and earlier: Press and Hold the Side button (or top button), until you see Slide to Power OFF screen. Drag the Slider to turn off your iPhone.
3.2. Force Recovery Mode
iPhone X or later, iPhone 8/8 Plus: Connect iPhone to computer while holding down the Side button. Keep Holding the Side button, until you see the recovery screen.
iPhone 7/7 Plus: Connect iPhone to computer while holding down Volume down button. Keep Holding the Volume down button, until you see the recovery screen.
iPhone 6S and earlier: Connect iPhone to computer while holding down Home button. Keep Holding the Home Button, until you see the iTunes Recovery Mode screen.
4. Restore iPhone Using iTunes
Once iPhone enters Recovery Mode, you will see an iTunes pop-up on the screen of your computer. Click on the Restore option.
Wait for iTunes to Restore your iPhone by downloading the latest version of iOS software and all the required files on your device.
Note: Your device may exit recovery mode in case iTunes takes more than 15 minutes to download the software for your device. In such a case, repeat the steps to get back to recovery mode.
5. Setup As New iPhone
Once the Restore process is completed, you will see your iPhone starting with ‘Hello Screen’.
Follow the On-screen instructions, until you reach Apps and Data screen, providing you with different options to Restore your Locked iPhone.
Tap on Set Up as New iPhone option and complete the Set up Process by following the next set of on-screen instructions.
After your device is setup, you will be able to access your iPhone and use it as before.