[URGENT] Passcode Problems

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  1. DustinDev47 macrumors 6502

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    I a have non-simple passcode, and apparently, I typed it in wrong when I set it. Now, I cannot figure out what I typed, and it's already disabled for 48 more minutes.

    What do?
     
  2. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    Restore
     
  3. DustinDev47 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If that's the only option...

    But I need the phone now.
     
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  5. DustinDev47 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do I do that?

    You can do that?

    HOLY CRAP! I need to learn how to do that!
     
  6. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    I don't believe you can do that. I just logged in to iCloud.com and couldn't find that option. Do you know that that option exists? In any case, generally speaking, changing passcodes usually requires entry of the existing passcode prior to entering the new passcode.
     
  7. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Doesn't the iPhone ask you to type in your new Passcode twice before it sets it, how did you type it incorrectly (twice incorrectly) without realizing it?

    No you can not change your passcode via iCloud, once you activate findmyiphone, if it detects you have a passcode on your device, it will ask you to lock your phone using that same passcode (you can not create a new one).

    And if you try to restore your phone via iTunes, its going to warn you that your device is passcode locked and you must type in your code before you're allowed to do a restore.

    Congratulations, you know have (found)(I mean have) a $600 paper weight.
     
  8. DustinDev47 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to know the same thing. Maybe auto-correct?

    Damnit.
    Maybe not if I use DFU mode or Recovery mode.
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Auto-correct is disabled when creating passcodes (simple or complex),
     
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    Short term memory for pass codes is a bitch
     
  12. saving107 macrumors 603

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    This thread is on the same level as "My 3 year old son deleted my passcode and locked my device by creating a new complex passcode, and he doesn't remember it"

    yes, this was an actual thread on this board.
     
  13. DustinDev47, Oct 31, 2011
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    DustinDev47 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It has nothing to do with memory, and yes it's my iPhone.

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    Don't accuse me of being a thief.

    If it weren't my phone, I wouldn't have access to the iCloud account that is synced with it.
     
  14. nmork macrumors regular

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    DFU mode restore is the only way short of remembering the passcode.
     
  15. Elven macrumors 6502a

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    We cannot be sure you have access to iCloud or not.
     
  16. DustinDev47 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You can when I show happy emotion after a user recommends that I change the passcode via iCloud.
     
  17. Will69 macrumors regular

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    We have a guy here at work that loves complicated passwords that are very difficult to type. It actually reduces security. And what's more, nobody likes him. Hopefully your restore won't be as painful as you assume, and you'll have a lesson learned.
     
  18. DustinDev47 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, hopefully iCloud backs up automatically even when "iPhone is disabled"

    If so, then restoring won't be a problem.
     
  19. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Have find my iphone? i think you can password protect it and see what happens
     
  20. DustinDev47 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's not really the issue here.
     

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