Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 3:06 PM (in response to PoeticScreamer)
If You Are Locked Out Or Have Forgotten Your Passcode or Just Need to Restore Your Device
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. This
same warning applies if you need to restore a clean system.
A Complete Guide to Restore or Recover Your iDevice (if You Forget Your Passcode)
If you need to restore your device or ff you cannot remember the passcode, then you will need to restore your device using the computer with which you last synced it. This allows you to reset your passcode and re-sync 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. 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 do not have a
backup to restore, then restore as New.
If you are restoring to fix a forgotten Restrictions Code or as a New device, then skip Step 9 and restore as New.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 3:14 PM (in response to PoeticScreamer)
f on a Mac, and you elected to save such to your Keychain, you can recover it from your Keychain. Otherwise, you can't.
If you can't remember it, you'll have to delete your existing backups & restore the phone as a new device. Your data will be unrecoverable.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 3:32 PM (in response to wjosten)
I Can't remember the passcode, so I must start new again? What will this process erase (apps, contacts, ect.)?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 3:37 PM (in response to PoeticScreamer)
Everything, you'll have to setup as a new device. Then sync your content back to your phone. You will also have to delete your existing backups.
It is what it is if you can't remember the restrictions passcode.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 3:43 PM (in response to wjosten)
OKay. This helped a lot! Thanks! One more thing, though. If I start it as new, will it have any effect in iTunes or Phone Services?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 3:10 PM (in response to wjosten)
Does starting from new affects pictures, videos and contacts?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 3:17 PM (in response to PoeticScreamer)
If not on your computer to sync back to your phone, you will lose all of this data. Look, you can continue to use your phone & backup. You just won't be able to restore from backup, should the need ever arise.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 3:20 PM (in response to wjosten)
So if I want to save my pictures, I must first save it in iTunes?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 3:22 PM (in response to PoeticScreamer)
No, you import them to your computer:
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 3:51 PM (in response to PoeticScreamer)
What about the method of editing of the backup to set your own restrictions passcode?
Have you tried that?
It's explained here on this thread.
I had the same problem with my phone. I realised after some iOS upgrades that I had a restriction pass that I personally did not set up.
After following the steps in the thread above, I managed to set a new restriction pass and now it's all ok, without having to reset the iPhone as new.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 7:03 AM (in response to wjosten)
ALright. I did import all my pics an videos to my computer, now how I can erase everything?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 7:06 AM (in response to ivadrian)
I Like your advice, but I still wanted to start over. There have been some applications that I did not understand and now I do. I want to start fresh knowing more my iPhone. But thanks anyways!
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