How to reset the password of an iPhone?

You entered more than six times a wrong access code and now your iPhone is locked?

In this tutorial, we explain how to unlock your phone, your iPad and even your iPod touch when you have forgotten the password.

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Which reset technique to choose?

There are three methods that can help you reset your iPhone password: iCloud, iTunes, and recovery mode.

If you had made a backup of your iPhone or iPad with iTunes, before you block your iPhone, then you can erase your data, indirectly your access code, and then restore them.

If the iCloud service and the Locate my iPhone feature were enabled when you locked your phone, then use iCloud to reset your iPhone or iPad.

If you are not an iCloud user and your iPhone can not connect to iTunes, then the recovery mode will be your best alternative.

Follow below a tutorial for each of the three methods.

1-  Reset a forgotten access code with iTunes

If you had recently backed up your device with iTunes, then you can easily reset your iPhone or iPad and recover all your data.

First, launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to the PC or Mac with which you made your backup.

If iTunes asks you to enter your PIN, then use another computer that was used to sync your iPhone.

If your iPhone / iPad remains stuck and iTunes does not automatically sync, then click Synchronize (at the bottom of the window). When finished, click Restore iPhone (or iPad ).

When your iPhone or iPad offers different restore options, choose Restore from iTunes and then your most recent backup.

2- Reset a forgotten access code with iCloud

If the Locate my iPhone and iCloud feature were enabled on your phone when you blocked it ( Settings → [ your account ] →  iCloud ), then Apple’s storage service will allow you to restore your device.

From another computer or smartphone, go to  icloud.com/find and enter your Apple credentials.

At the top of the window, click All My Devices and select the iPhone or iPad you want to access and click the Clear iPhone option.