Forgetting iOS Device Passcode

Issue/Question

I forgot the passcode to my iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch how do I recover it?

Environment

  • iOS

Resolution

In order to get back into the device you cannot recover the passcode, instead you will have to erase the device and then use a backup to put your data and settings back on your device.

You can follow this Apple Support page with the steps for different recovery methods http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT1212.

Details

Article ID: 1007
Created
Tue 12/9/14 8:23 AM
Modified
Fri 2/19/21 4:04 PM