If you have find my iphone activated on the phone, you can set a different password on it using the find my iphone app or your will have to restore it to factory settings. Your best bet is the find my iphone app.
If You Are Locked Out Or Have Forgotten Your Passcode
If you have forgotten your Restrictions code, then follow the instructions
below but DO NOT restore any previous backup. If you do then you will
simply be restoring the old Restrictions code you have forgotten.
A Complete Guide to Recover Your iDevice if You Forget Your Passcode
If you cannot remember the passcode, you will need to restore your device using the computer with which you last synced it. This allows you to reset your passcode and resync the data from the device (or restore from a backup). If you restore on a different computer that was never synced with the device, you will be able to unlock the device for use and remove the passcode, but your data will not be present. Refer to Updating and restoring iPhone, iPad and iPod touch software.
Try restoring the iOS device if backing up and erasing all content and settings doesn't resolve the issue. Using iTunes to restore iOS devices is part of standard isolation troubleshooting. Restoring your device will delete all data and content, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, and calendar information, and will restore all settings to their factory condition.
Before restoring your iOS device, Apple recommends that you either sync with iTunes to transfer any purchases you have made, or back up new data (data acquired after your last sync). If you have movie rentals on the device, see iTunes Store movie rental usage rights in the United States before restoring.
Follow these steps to restore your device:
1. Verify that you are using the latest version of iTunes before attempting to update.
2. Connect your device to your computer.
3. Select your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch when it appears in iTunes under Devices.
4. Select the Summary tab.
5. Select the Restore option.
6. When prompted to back up your settings before restoring, select the Back Up
option (see in the image below). If you have just backed up the device, it is not
necessary to create another.
7. Select the Restore option when iTunes prompts you (as long as you've backed up,
you should not have to worry about restoring your iOS device).
8. When the restore process has completed, the device restarts and displays the Apple
logo while starting up:
After a restore, the iOS device displays the "Connect to iTunes" screen. For updating
to iOS 5 or later, follow the steps in the iOS Setup Assistant. For earlier versions of
iOS, keep your device connected until the "Connect to iTunes" screen goes away or
you see "iPhone is activated."
9. The final step is to restore your device from a previous backup.
If you can not restore your device then you will need to go to recovery mode.
Placing your device into recovery mode:
Follow these steps to place your iOS device into recovery mode. If your iOS device is already in recovery mode, you can proceed immediately to step 6.
1. Disconnect the USB cable from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, but leave the other end
of the cable connected to your computer's USB port.
2. Turn off the device: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the
red slider appears, then slide the slider. Wait for the device to turn off.
If you cannot turn off the device using the slider, press and hold the Sleep/Wake
and Home buttons at the same time. When the device turns off, release the Sleep/Wake
and Home buttons.
3. While pressing and holding the Home button, reconnect the USB cable to the device.
The device should turn on. Note: If you see the screen pictured below, let the device
charge for at least ten minutes to ensure that the battery has some charge, and then
start with step 2 again.
4. Continue holding the Home button until you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen.
When this screen appears you can release the Home button.
5. If necessary, open iTunes. You should see the following "recovery mode" alert:
6. Use iTunes to restore the device.
If you don't see the "Connect to iTunes" screen, try these steps again. If you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen but the device does not appear in iTunes, see this article and its related links.
Note: When using recovery mode, you can only restore the device. All user content on the device will be erased, but if you had previously synced with iTunes on this computer, you can restore from a previous backup. See this article for more information.
Hopefully this will help someone. I ran into the same problem, nephew playing with my phone. After hours of searching I was just about to restore the phone and I found a site that said they could fix it. As a last resort I sent my phone in and sure enough they actually did. If you are stuck like I was give these guys a shot .
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to JoeDausk)
THIS METHOD WORKS:
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO CONNECT YOUR PHONE TO ITUNES AND CLICK "SYNC" THEN QUICKLY CANCEL THE SYNC BY CLICKING THE SMALL x UP TOP. AND BOOM. PHONE IS NO LONGER DISABLED AND NO DATA IS LOST!!!!!!
THIS WORKS THIS WORKS THIS WORKS
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 1:22 AM (in response to giselle731)
Where is sync in itunes?
Hoping this might be an easy way to get into my iphone 4 - just updated the latest update and it's asking for my password - I can't ever remember entering a password
Connect your phone to computer. If iTunes doesn't open automatically then just open it. Click on the device that you connected on the left hand side of iTunes. Then you should see the phones information on the right hand side. And on the bottom right there will be a "Sync" button. Click it and then up top in the middle bar quickly click the small "x" to cancel the sync. This method is only if your phone is disabled from too many password attempts. If you don't know the password then you will have to restore the phone.
I have done everything suggested on this thread.
1) On iPhone 4 (not S)...
2) On iOS 7.3 update, updated my password, I remember it, did it 10 minutes ago, not working.
* Synced on my PC
* Updated iTunes
* Restore iphone > "Find My iPhone must be turned off, before it can be restored"
* Restore backup > "Find My iPhone must be turned off, before it can be restored"
Obviously, the only way I can turn off "find my iphone" is to get past the password. did I find a loophole? Please reply asap. Thanks!
I also got this problem. I did a full restart on my iPhone and now I can't use it at all. I remember my password, but it still never work and it requires the password after restart. It won't let me restore until I do something within my phone which is now impossible. PLEASE HELP SOMEBODY
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