How To Reset Password On iPhone 7 When Locked Out
If you own an iPhone 7, it’s very common to forget the password and then need to reset the passcode when you wind up accidentally locked out of the phone. One if the solutions to reset the password on iPhone 7 requires completing a hard factory reset, which can delete all your files and data on the smartphone. For those that don’t have their iPhone 7 backed up, we’ve created several different ways to reset the password on the iPhone 7 when locked out without having to lose data or files. The following is a guide that will teach you three different ways how to reset the lock screen password on the iPhone 7 when you get locked out.
Select a way to erase your iPhone 7
If you haven’t already done a backup or saved iPhone data, it’s impossible to save information on your iPhone 7 before you go to reset the password. To reset the password on an iPhone 7, you’ll need to erase the iPhone 7’s data and start from scratch.
- If the iPhone 7 is already synced with iTunes, use the iTunes method.
- If the iPhone 7 is signed in to iCloud or Find My iPhone is tuned on use the iCloud method
- If you don’t use iCloud on your iPhone 7 and you can’t sync or connect with iTunes, use the recovery mode method.
Erase your iPhone 7 with iCloud
- Go to iCloud.com/find with a different device.
- If required, sign in with your Apple ID.
- Then at the top of the browser, select All Devices.
- Select the device you want to erase.
- Then tap on Erase [device], which’ll erase your device and its passcode.
- Now you can either restore from a backup or set up as new.
If your device isn’t connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network, you can’t erase it with Find My iPhone.
Erase your iPhone 7 with iTunes
- Connect your iPhone 7 to the computer.
- Open iTunes and enter the passcode if asked, try another computer you’ve synced with, or use recovery mode.
- Wait for iTunes to sync your iPhone 7 and then make a backup.
- After the sync has been done, and the backup has finished, click Restore [your device].
- When the Set Up screen shows up on the iPhone 7, press on Restore from iTunes backup.
- Select your iPhone 7 in iTunes. Look at the date and size of each backup and pick the most relevant one.
Erase your iPhone 7 with recovery mode
If you’ve never synced with iTunes or set up Find My iPhone in iCloud, you’ll need to use recovery mode to restore your device. This will erase the device and its passcode.
- Connect your iPhone 7 to your computer and open iTunes.
- While your iPhone 7 is connected, force restart it: Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for at least 10 seconds, and don’t release them when you see the Apple logo. Keep holding the buttons until you see the recovery mode screen.
- When you see the option to Restore or Update, choose Update. iTunes will try to reinstall iOS without erasing your data. Wait while iTunes downloads the software for your device.