Lost Passcode

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  1. 420benz macrumors 6502

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    Wife's phone was updated and now is asking for a 6 digit passcode which we don't remember. How can i get it back.Now it is disabled.
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    You mean like the icloud password? You can go through the "forgot my password" steps.
     
  3. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Dont know what code they want.
     

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  4. noobinator macrumors 603

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    It's asking for her code to unlock the phone when her fingerprint isn't used. I'm surprised she can't remember since she will need it everytime she restarts the phone or it asks every so often as well I think.
     
  5. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    You can restore it, unlock it with the icloud password, and then setup as new or restore from a backup.
     
  6. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

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    What do you mean? It's the code that was setup when she setup touch ID. You can't have one without the other. If you don't remember it, you have to wipe it and start over. Whenever a phone is power cycled or not used for a while, it asks for the code to make sure you're still you/present.
     
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  8. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Sure she didn't picked up someone else's identical phone, like the wrong bag at the airport?
     
  9. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I cant do anything with this phone without the code. Every time we put in a code that might be the correct one it disables.
     
  10. flyinmac macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like it's headed for the recycle bin. Unfortunately.

    Without the unlock code, the phone is rendered useless.

    If it is her phone, she should remember the code she typed in previously.
     
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    No. Apple doesn't keep that information at all. It's a one time key that is completely tied to the phone. Nobody else can activate the phone besides the owner.
     
  14. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What does DFU mean?
     
  15. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502

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    It means you reboot the phone into DFU mode and restore the phone to factory default. It would wipe the phone of everything on it.
     
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    Restore the phone it will wipe the password then you should be able to login using her iCloud account
     
  18. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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    This might be the sign that you and your wife should ease back on the weed.
     
  19. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502

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    That's pretty much the only option besides typing in the correct code.
     
  20. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming he can remember the iCloud password.
     
  21. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Well if they just updated they would have had to enter the password, so hopefully the memory is not that short. Like others have said, I am surprised she has not had to enter it sooner. From my experience, maybe once a month, it will automatically make you do this.
     
  22. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Starting to think it's this lol
     
  23. flyinmac macrumors 68040

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    These threads always reveal the same thing. Hmmm.... waiting for the inevitable disappearing act.

    If the phone is backed up to the computer, there is a way to read / see its contents. But I'll not go there. Clearly this phone wasn't meant to be viewed by the OP.
     
  24. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats not funny *******!
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    How can i do the restore if i cant get into this phone?
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    How can i do the restore if i cant get into this phone?
     
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