Lost passcode on iPhone: How to retrieve messages?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by -mattias-, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. -mattias- macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009
    Hello everyone.

    So last night my friend kept taking my iPhone and looking through my stuff, so I got tired of it and put a passcode on my iPhone. Problem is, I was drunk and cannot remember the code.

    I don't really care that much about music and apps, but mostly my messages. I got the itunes library and all. Is it possibly to save the messages to my mac, then restore the iPhone and put them on my iPhone again? Or any other way to do it?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. KameronBriggs macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2010
    Somewhere Sunny, California
    most likely not
    I think u can get the iPhone to work by putting it in DFU and then restoring it from a backup
  3. Macjames macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Yorkshire, England
    Your last backup should have saved your messages, when did you last connect it to iTunes? Otherwise now your pretty much screwed, sorry!
  4. -mattias- thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009
    My iPhone was disabled because I have typed the wrong passcode too many times. When I plugged it in, it auto-synced. I tried to restore from backup, but it still has the code.
  5. paulyras macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2006
    Dfu mode should work. Standard restore, well, I'd have guessed that might work also, but I guess not.
  6. -mattias- thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009
    Actually, a normal reset worked. Don't know what I did wrong the first time.

    But thank you all for your help. Now I can sleep good tonight, lol. :)

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