iphone wrong passcode

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by miraishak, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. miraishak
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    if i have a passcode lock set on my iphone, and i accidentally enter it wrong, i know that there are 6 attempts permitted before the phone asks you to wait one minute and try again.

    my question is: are they an overall of 6 attempts in all the life of the phone, or are there 6 attempts per time (meaning that once i enter the right one, the wrong attempts that were before it won't count.)

    thanks,
     
  2. Givmeabrek
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    Once you enter the correct password all errors are reset. Any accumulating error counting would limit the usefulness of the device and be pointless.
     
  3. deannnnn
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    6 attempts per time. If it were 6 attempts per life of the phone 50% of the iPhones out there would be permanently bricked.
     

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