Modern smartphones are quite well protected from unauthorized entry into their contents. As you know, if you repeatedly enter the wrong password, the iPhone is rigidly blocked and even FBI specialists will not be able to get into it. Well, what if we are talking about your own smartphone costing several hundred dollars, and where, besides, unique personal information is collected? There are several ways to unlock a disabled gadget.
Using a computer
First, you need to factory reset your iPhone and then restore apps and data from the backup. It's worth noting that this is one of the reasons why the user should always have a current backup. And further:
1. Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone using a USB cable.
2. Run iPhone recovery mode. Depending on the model, you need:
- For iPhone 8, first turn up, then turn down the volume, then press and hold the power button until “Connect to iTunes” appears on the screen;
- For iPhone 7, press and hold the power button for three seconds and then slide the Power off slider to the right. In conclusion, you need to press and hold the "Volume Down" button until "Connect to iTunes" appears;
- For iPhone 6 and older, press and hold the Power button for three seconds, then move the Power off slider to the right, press and hold the Home button until “Connect to iTunes” appears on the screen.
3. On the computer, click the "Restore" button.
4. After completing this process, the iPhone will return to its original "factory state". Then follow the instructions on the screen to restore using the latest backup.
Using Find My iPhone
1. Open the Find My iPhone website in any web browser.
2. Find your iPhone in the list of devices in the menu that appears at the top of the screen and click on it.
3. Press “Erase iPhone” and then “Erase” to confirm. Enter your Apple ID password, but no iPhone passcode.
4. Thanks to this, the smartphone will return to factory settings, after which you can start restoring using a backup.