4 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2012 11:45 PM by ED3K
bree14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I changes my passcode and forgot to write it down or keep track, now every time i try to remember it, i lock myself out. Is there anyway to find out what it was without resetting it?


iPhone 4S
  • 1. Re: what do you do if you forget your passcode?
    Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (13,170 points)

    See

    If you forget your passcode , you must restore the iPhone software. See “Updating and restoring iPhone software” on page 175.

     

    That is for iOS 5.1 user manual

     

    Updating and restoring iPhone software

    You can update iPhone software in Settings, or by using iTunes. You can also erase or restore

    iPhone, and then use iCloud or iTunes to restore from a backup.

    Deleted data is no longer accessible through the iPhone user interface, but it isn’t erased from

    iPhone. For information about erasing all content and settings, see “Reset” on page 168.

    Updating iPhone

    You can update software in iPhone Settings or by using iTunes.

    Update wirelessly on iPhone:  Go to Settings > General > Software Update. iPhone checks for

    available software updates.

    Update software in iTunes:  iTunes checks for available software updates each time you sync

    iPhone using iTunes. See “Syncing with iTunes” on page 18.

    For more information about updating and restoring iPhone software, go to

    support.apple.com/kb/HT4623.

    Restoring iPhone

    You can use iCloud or iTunes to restore iPhone from a backup.

    Restore from an iCloud backup:  Reset iPhone to erase all settings and information. Sign in to

    iCloud and choose Restore from a Backup in the Setup Assistant. See “Reset” on page 168.

    Restore from an iTunes backup:  Connect iPhone to the computer you normally sync with, select

    iPhone in the iTunes window, and click Restore in the Summary pane.

    When the iPhone software is restored, you can either set it up as a new iPhone, or restore your

    music, videos, app data, and other content from a backup.

    For more information about updating and restoring iPhone software, go to

    support.apple.com/kb/HT1414.

     


  • 2. Re: what do you do if you forget your passcode?
    lll Level 4 Level 4 (1,690 points)

    You will have to restore it as new iphone from the computer you sync it last

    This way you will have your back up

  • 3. Re: what do you do if you forget your passcode?
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,365 points)

    ... Is there anyway to find out what it was without resetting it?

     

    No. The passcode is very secure and there are no "back doors".

     

    Your only alternative is to restore the iPhone.

     

    iOS: Wrong passcode results in red disabled screen

  • 4. Re: what do you do if you forget your passcode?
    ED3K Level 4 Level 4 (1,760 points)

    Another option is dont change your password unless you know what it is