How to Reset iPhone When Locked Out

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you locked out of your iPhone and don’t know how to regain access? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this article, we will guide you through the process of resetting your iPhone when you are locked out. Whether you forgot your passcode or entered the wrong one too many times, we’ll help you regain control of your device.

Before You Begin

Before we dive into the steps, it’s important to note that resetting your iPhone will erase all data on the device. This means that if you haven’t backed up your data recently, you will lose it permanently. If you have a backup available, it’s highly recommended to restore from that backup after resetting.

Step 1: Connect Your iPhone to a Computer

The first step is to connect your locked iPhone to a computer using a USB cable. Make sure to use a computer that you have previously synced with your iPhone. This is necessary for the subsequent steps.

Step 2: Launch iTunes or Finder

If you are using a Mac running macOS Catalina or later, open Finder. For Windows users and Mac users with earlier macOS versions, open iTunes. Ensure that the latest version of iTunes or Finder is installed on your computer before proceeding.

Step 3: Put Your iPhone into Recovery Mode

To put your iPhone into recovery mode, follow these steps:

  1. For iPhone 8 and later:
    • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
    • Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
    • Press and hold the Side (or Top) button until you see the recovery mode screen.
  2. For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:
    • Press and hold the Side (or Top) button and the Volume Down button together.
    • Keep holding both buttons until you see the recovery mode screen.
  3. For iPhone 6s and earlier:
    • Press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake (or Side) button together.
    • Continue holding both buttons until you see the recovery mode screen.

Step 4: Restore Your iPhone

Once your iPhone is in recovery mode, a prompt will appear on your computer screen asking if you want to restore or update your device. Click on the “Restore” option to proceed with resetting your iPhone.

The restore process will take some time, so make sure not to disconnect your iPhone from the computer during this time. Your device will restart once the restore process is complete.

Step 5: Set Up Your iPhone

After your iPhone restarts, you will be greeted with the initial setup screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device again.

If you have a backup available, choose to restore from that backup during this setup process. This will bring back all of your data, apps, and settings to your newly reset iPhone.

In Conclusion

If you find yourself locked out of your iPhone, resetting it is a viable solution to regain access. By following these steps, you can easily reset your device and start fresh. Just remember to regularly backup your iPhone to avoid any data loss in the future.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to us. Happy resetting!

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