locked out of our i phone

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  1. pts macrumors newbie

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    my partener has and i phone 4, which we put a pin lock on, last night he changed the pin code, then this morning he decided to change back to the one we originally had on it,.

    So you have to enter the number in twice to confirm what you have entered.

    next time we went to use thew phone, it said wrong password.

    we have tried it several times and even tried the one we changed it too, but we are now getting locked out of it for periods of up to an hour.

    surely when registering the number we couldnt of made the same mistake twice.

    has this happened to anyone, is it a fault in the phone?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope, it's not the phones fault.
    It's the user.
     
  3. pts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so you really think we put in same code wrongly when we set it up, if you get what i mean, made the same mistake twice
     
  4. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    Yup, or wait till he wakes up and ask him what he changed it to ;)
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Most likelly a typo while entering it. If you do it fast its bound to happen.
    But either way over the years and with millions of iphone users I never heard of the phone or OS locking users out.
    Its not logical, its user error and that does happen way too often.
    If you still cant get in you will have to DFU restore it.
     
  6. pts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So by DFU restore, u mean connect to a computer and link it to i tunes?

    What if we have never been to itunes before, does that matter.

    And will he lose all his information


    and thankx to the other person, he's wide awaqke reading this too.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    A DFU restore just reinstalls the iphone OS on the phone and wipes everything off it.
    If you never backed it up on itunes you will lose everything that was on it before.
    Here's how to enter DFU:
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1034
     
  8. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Yep a DFU retore will make it all nice and fresh.
     
  9. pts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the phone is doing everything itself, we
    turned the phone on and off,
    waited the hour, put in what we know the password is,
    and the phone has shut down as is now resetting itself?????

    Is it the user????? hhmmmnn
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds to me like a lost or stolen iphone and the "real" owner locked it remotelly and now seems like he issued a remote wipe command that's why the phone is resetting.
    So in other words, yes its the user:eek:
     
  11. iMaconApple macrumors 6502a

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    Lol I smell something fishy from the beginning :D find my iPhone will lead to finding the real problem :D
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, keep trying to get in and then wait another hour and turn it back on and try again:D
    Untill the real owner decided to remote wipe it. And figured they will come here to get advice on how to get around the passcode lock saying its an iphone fault:rolleyes:
     
  13. pts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thankx for all your help...

    found out if you just get the password wrong enuf times,

    it unlocks and reloads itself....

    its looking up for us as a theif huh...

    I PHONE owners beware...

    LUCKY WE KNEW OUR APPLE ID AND PASSWORD HUH
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    So much like an episode of worlds dumbest criminals on TV:D
     
  15. pts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you guys need a life, you spend way to much time with a computer, and not enuf with real people
     
  16. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    You came here asking a question and gave a very vague explanation of the whole story, at a place like MacRumors peoples' first instinct seems to be that something is fishy.

    Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock -> Erase all data on this iPhone after 10 failed passcode attempts

    :rolleyes:
     
  17. Floris macrumors 68020

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    "my partener has and i phone 4"


    I can't imagine human error.
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    She kept trying wrong passwords before and was getting locked out of the phone for an hour.
    Now all of a sudden the phone starts reseting/wiping all data off.
    You still dont get it?:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  19. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    I just spit coffee on my iPad reading this :D
     
  20. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Wether the op 'found' the iPhone or its a human error , one way or another things will get righted !!
     
  21. pts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is very disappointing that you at 1st were so helpful, and then all of a sudden turned on me.

    I am an honest person, and what i was describing actually did happen....

    We were wondering if the phone could of got a virus off the internet,

    It is really very sad, i had recently had a litter of puppies, and all the photos were on that phone, as well as photos of our holidays, and peoples numbers etc...

    Maybe instead of accusing me of stealing a phone, you might make a note of this for the future....

    I would like you to try set a pincode on your phone, and honestly try getting the number wrong by mistake twice,

    so we enter 9028,,,,,
    do you think you could slip and accidently get the 7 key twice by mistake when confirming what you just entered.

    My partener wanted me to let this go, but i am devastaed by the whole situation, our silly fault for not saving the pix.... but... still

    Web lost evrything, and i believe it is a phone fault, or maybe like i said a virus
     
  22. Ishmumrhmn macrumors regular

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    I am extremely sorry for doubting your honesty
    But there's just wayyyy too many people all around doing stupid things, so its hard to tell
    Next time, make a backup of all your photos in your PC or iCloud or anything
    Oh yes till now there's no known viruses like that on iphone
     
  23. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Fair enough, but please do realize you're asking, and we're answering.

    This is not a virus, and you can do a factory restore to reset it.
    Best of luck with your iPhone.
     

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