We've all been there: forgetting your iOS device passcode and being locked out after entering the wrong passcode six times in a row. But thankfully there's a way to get around this.
Your device should display a message stating it has been disabled following the incorrect log-ins. First, you'll need to put it into recovery mode.
You will need to put your device in recovery mode. Then, you'll need to restore your device as new, or from a backup.
This will erase the device and its passcode.
- Disconnect all cables from your device.
- Hold down the Sleep/Wake button, then "slide to power off" to turn off your device.
- Press and hold the Home button and plug the device into your computer. If your device doesn't turn on automatically, turn it on. Don't release the Home button.
- Continue holding the Home button until you see the 'Connect to iTunes' screen.
- If iTunes doesn't open automatically, open it. iTunes will alert you that it has detected a device in recovery mode.
- Click OK. Then restore the device.
If your device doesn't go into recovery mode, try steps 1–4 again.
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