forgot passcode, how do I get back in without having to restore?
You can't. However, if you restore your phone from backup, on the last computer the phone was synced with, this will remove the passcode:
if you have backed up your phone when the passcode is still in affect and you go to restore the passcode stays there. im in the same boat, i dont want to lose my files or texts. but when i restore with backup theres a passcode.
Then you will have to restore as a new device and will lose your files and texts.
Next time, you'll either have to not put a password on your phone, or try harder to remember the code you chose.
alright thanks, i normally dont have a passcode, but i put one quick over the weekend and slipped my mind.
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