Locked Out Of iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus (Solution)
Let us contemplate, for a moment, the nature of passwords. Basically everything requires one, generally for good reasons. And by the nature of passwords, some people are going to forget them, Sometimes the password someone forgets is the the one that lets them access their Apple iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus password.
Many methods to restore your password require you to do a hard factory reset that can delete all your information from your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. The good news for those that are locked out of a Apple iPhone 7, you can unlock the iPhone smartphone and keep all your data by backing it up. Below are three different methods you can use when you get forget your password and get locked out of your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.
Select a way to erase your iPhone 7
To reset the password on an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you’ll need to erase the iPhone. 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 password. Unfortunately, backing it up is a process you need that forgotten password for.
- If the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus is already synced with iTunes, use the iTunes method.
- If the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus 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 or iPhone 7 Plus and you can’t sync or connect with iTunes, use the recovery mode method.
Erase your iPhone 7 with iTunes
- Connect your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus 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 or iPhone 7 Plus 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 or iPhone 7 Plus, press on Restore from iTunes backup.
- Select your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in iTunes. Look at the date and size of each backup and pick the most recent one.
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 will erase your device (shocking, truly) and its password.
- 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 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 password.
- 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 when you see the Apple logo. Keep holding both 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.
How To Factory Reset Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
It’s important to note that before you go to factory reset an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, users should back up all files and information to prevent any data from being lost. Of course, knowing that doesn’t help you much if you haven’t done so and you’ve already forgotten your password. If that’s not a problem you’re having yet, though, then it always pays to be proactive.
Once that’s out of the way, read this step by step guide on how to factory reset an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.