iPhone 6(S)(+) Passcode changed by itself

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  1. xr6digga macrumors newbie

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    hello all,

    I had my iPhone 6S on charge last night as it went flat. I went to use it this morning and it didn't accept the 6-digit passcode I'd been using for a couple of years. I know i didnt change the passcode.

    Unfortunately my last backup was about 2 months ago. I dont want to lose my photos. Is there anyway of getting a copy of them?? ITunes wants me to enter passcode before it can access it therefore allowing Windows to access the storage.

    Help pls.

    Paul.
     
  2. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

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  3. xr6digga thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what do you mean?
     
  4. -Gonzo- macrumors 6502

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    Try using your fingerprint to gain access
     
  5. bbrks macrumors 65816

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  6. xr6digga thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it wants the passcode to activate fingerprint touch. Apparently this is normal if your phone was off and then restarted. Passcode required first and from then on i can unlock using fingerprint.
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    my wife and daughter do but i'm positive they never changed it on me.
     
  7. -Gonzo- macrumors 6502

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    I guess you don’t have iCloud backup turned on then as the last was 2 months ago, mine backs up every night while on charge.

    I wouldn’t have thought this was even possible but seems your not alone
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7038997
     
  8. xr6digga thread starter macrumors newbie

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    we use to use icloud but we'd need to purchase more storage therefore we decided to backup to computer. I just hadnt backed up recently.
     
  9. Newtons Apple, Apr 3, 2018
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    Without the right code . . . . out of luck.

    I hate it when my passcode changes without me knowing it!:rolleyes:
     
  10. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    You can’t get around that passcode lock unfortunately. That’s the security measure.
     
  11. xr6digga thread starter macrumors newbie

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    looks like i'll have to use recovery mode and reinstall. thanks all.
     
  12. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Even that will need the passcode lock.
     
  13. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    Newbie member looking to bypass the security code? hmmm-nothing suspicious about that...
     
  14. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

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    That won’t work either
     
  15. noobinator macrumors 603

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    You are locked out of that stolen phone fortunately.
     
  16. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Absolutely didn’t realise that the account was literally created a few hours ago.

    And the very first post! #FacePalm
     
  17. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    The passcode changed itself.
    Wow!

    I don’t think we’ve seen that one before.
     
  18. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

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    Hence my reply of "Haha. Nice try".
     
  19. Miun macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem. Last night I was in a billiard tournament until 1 am. I went home and my 5s are dead, so I charge the phone and my apple watch overnight. Today as I go to coffee shop, I check my phone and it's asking for passcode for the first time because of the rebooting, I enter the passcode and no luck. I called my wife with my other phone and she's told that she's not touching my gadget. That's a weird thing I have so far from 3g to 5s.
     
  20. mrex macrumors 68030

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    funny, i had the same experience yesterday.. my phone lost the connection to the mobile network (gsm) and i had to shut the phone down and restart it. after restarting it didnt accept the pin code and finally went locked of course. however, i managed to open it with a puk-code. (Not the same thing as a passcode, but opening the sim-card.)
     
  21. Miun macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, thats funny because reinstalling the phone and restoring from my earlier backup do the trick withiut need the PUK code. Please, I didn't ever put any gsm pin or anything and I'm also searching through the web before asking something.
     
  22. mrex macrumors 68030

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    well, my passcode was still the same - the phone didnt accept the pin code for opening the sim card after restarting, but the pasword unlocking the phone was working fine. i was able to use the phone normally but couldnt open the sim and hence no mobile network and not able to make calls. luckily the pin code errors are fixed easily. and im sure i didnt changed the code at work while the phone lost the signal, and no one were able to change it while phone was on my hand.

    you should have been listening me yesterday when it happened %#&@%#
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Glad it worked out.
     
  24. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    If this is a legit post call Apple support. Maybe if you can send them a receipt or proof of ownership they can help otherwise you are out of luck.
     
  25. sigomez macrumors regular

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    This actually happened to me twice this week, both times it locked up and wouldn't take my passcode of 4 years, I know for a fact I didn't change my passcode or anything.

    Both times i had to do a find my iPhone and an erase and start all over. Super frustrating that there is no explanation for what may be causing this issue.
     

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