I Forgot my iPhone Passcode

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BobH
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I Forgot my iPhone Passcode

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I let my iPhone 5 battery drain completely over this past weekend. I was not having any problems with it previously. I have been using the fingerprint on the start button to unlock the phone without any problems. After recharging, the device now insists that I must enter a passcode. I don't recall having set one, relying on the fingerprint ID instead; but, just in case, I tried entering several 4-digit numbers I normally use - to no avail. Now, each time I try again the phone is disabled for up to 15 minutes.

Does anyone know how I might overcome this problem? I stopped by the AT&T store but they could offer no solution. I was told that there is a way to use iTunes to reset it, but that all data will be lost. I opened iTunes with the phone attached but iTunes is no recognizing its presence (presumably because it is disabled).

Anyone?

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Re: I Forgot my iPhone Passcode

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Have you tried 1234? Or 0000?
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Re: I Forgot my iPhone Passcode

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BobH,

If you have a good backup of the iPhone in iTunes, you could reset the phone back to the factory defaults and then set it up again similar to a new iPhone. iTunes will ask you if you would like to restore data and etc..

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HansV wrote:Have you tried 1234? Or 0000?
Yes.
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jstevens wrote:BobH,

If you have a good backup of the iPhone in iTunes, you could reset the phone back to the factory defaults and then set it up again similar to a new iPhone. iTunes will ask you if you would like to restore data and etc..
I have 2 iPhones: the newer 5 and the older 4s. Both are connected via USB to the Win 7 system but neither shows up in Windows Explorer nor in iTunes when I load it. The 4s is turned on and set to never shut down the screen. I cannot get the 5 to come on without a passcode. Because it is not coming on, I think the OS is not recognizing it as a connected device.
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Re: I Forgot my iPhone Passcode

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Here are a few suggestions:

1. Read through this webpage and follow the appropriate steps.
    (If you cannot use iTunes or the Cloud to recover, you will need to use the third process called Recovery Mode)
     If using recovery Mode, here is some further material to review: Video documenting process and another step-by-step guide
Note: Recovery Mode will of course wipe the phones content.

2. If all the above fails, there is "apparently" a program called iPhone Care Pro program that has a passcode unlocker. I have never used this before and cannot verify it's feature. If all else fails..it's maybe worth a try.

3. Some links and guides on Apple Support Site: How To Remove Password From iPhone 5. I forget my password!!!

I hope you come right.
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Re: I Forgot my iPhone Passcode

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Thanks to all.

Rudi, I was able to use the recovery mode to reset my phone. It is now back to its near pristine state. I did add my fingerprint and a passcode (one I cannot forget this time). Over the next few days I will try to recover the other information. I still have my old iPhone 4S and will try to clone its content to the new iP5.

Thanks for the help. I was at sea for a couple of days.
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Good to hear you came right...and thanks for the feedback.
This might be useful for other loungers using iPhones (incl. myself).
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HansV wrote:Have you tried 1234? Or 0000?
Get With The Program, Hans! (grin)
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