iPhone SE iPhone SE forgotten passcode

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  1. hehe299792458, May 15, 2018
    Last edited: May 15, 2018

    hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2008
    I’ve recently changed the password on my iPhone SE (running iOS 10.x?) and now I’ve forgotten it. I was able to use my iPhone for a few days from TouchID but after the iPhone restarted today, I can’t get into it.

    I still remember my iCloud password. But the phone is not currently configured to back up to iCloud.

    Would I be able to recover the Messages if I take my iPhone to an Apple Store? I don't have any trouble proving the iPhone and its data belong to me (I purchased the iPhone with my credit card, signed into my Apple ID and iCloud accounts). But my understanding is that they can't do anything either even if they want to.

    Is there any way I can get back into my iPhone? Everything else can be erased, but I just really need access to my messages. For example, would I be able to jailbreak it given that it’s running a pretty old version of iOS?
  2. MartyvH macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2017
    I know that with the free Apple Configurator program on a Mac you can simply do a Restore and it will put a fresh copy of iOS on. Everything is wiped, passcode and all, but also your messages. I have done this at the school where I work with a school iPad that a student set a passcode on.
  3. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    I think you’re going to have to start from scratch. Lesson learned—backup! It’s just a small computer after all, and you back those up, right?
  4. MartyvH macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2017
    There are a few ways. Web search: bypass passcode ios

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