It has happened to all of us at some point: you want to try to access your iPhone or iPad, but you can’t remember the password. In this case, you will be interested in reading our tutorial on how to recover password to access your iPhone or iPad.
It doesn’t matter whether your device is synced with iTunes or not, it is possible to restore your iOS passkey or Apple ID to your iPod, iPad or iPhone. There is hope even if you have entered the wrong passcode six times and are faced with the “iPad disabled” message. All is not lost: it is possible to unlock your iPhone.
Fortunately, Apple thought it could happen. That is why he created the possibility of restoring devices.
At this point the answer is: have you recently backed up your device? If not, you may lose some of your recent data or files.
In our guide, we show options for those who have access to iTunes and for those who don’t. The guide will also be useful to anyone with an iPod touch.
Apple recommends the following:
- If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod is synced with iTunes, you can use itunes to clean your device and clear your password.
- If you are registered with iCloud and have the option to ‘Find my iPhone’ activated, then use iCloud to erase your device.
- If you can’t sign in to iTunes or iCloud, you’ll need to use the ‘recovery mode’.
We explain how to remove your Apple ID password using the three methods above. Read on to find out how.
If your Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons, you might be interested in our article: What to do if your Apple ID is locked or disabled.
1. How to use iTunes to recover your Apple password
If you recently synced your iPad, iPhone, or iPod with iTunes on your computer, you can restore your device using the Software.
Connect your iPad, iPod or iPhone to the PC or Mac with which it sync and open iTunes.
If iTunes asks you to enter the password, use another computer that you previously synced with. Otherwise, you’ll have to use Recovery Mode or iCloud (read on to find out how).
If the device is still disabled, or if iTunes does not automatically sync your device, you will have to do it manually by clicking the button ‘Synchronize’.
Once the backup and sync is complete, restore your device by clicking “Restore iPad” (or iPhone).
When the iOS Assistant asks you to configure your device, click “Restore from iTunes backup”.
2. How to use iCloud to recover your Apple password
If you have enabled the “ Find my iPhone ” option on your device, you can use iCloud to erase and restore it and thus erase the password that you no longer remember.
However, you should know that this will also erase all content, unless you have made a backup copy of iTunes or iCloud.
To do this, enter icloud.com/find from a computer or mobile device. You will need to sign in with your Apple ID (your email address and the password you use to sign in to the iOS App Store).
Once inside, you’ll see all of your devices at the top. Click on the device you want to restore so that you can recover your password by erasing all of its contents.
Once the previous step is completed, you will need to restore from backup or configure the device from scratch as if it was new.
3. How to use “recovery mode” to recover your password
If you see any of the following alerts, your only option is to erase all content on the device:
- “iTunes could not connect to [dispositivo] because it is locked with an access code ”.
- “You must enter your access code in the [dispositivo] before it can be used with iTunes. “
- “You chose that [el dispositivo] don’t trust this computer. “
To do this, you will first need to configure your device by ‘recovery mode’.
Click on ‘Accept’ in the iTunes message stating that the device is in recovery mode.
Now restore the device from iTunes.
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