For many of users iPhone is not merely a communication device, more definitively, it is a transferable data storage utility that stores lots of important and private files. Nearly all users tend to set a passcode on iPhone to fit in the need for privacy protection. If you forgot iPhone 7/SE/6/6 plus passcode one day, it will turn into a big tragedy like what Vidhi on Apple communities said: "I have got an iPhone 6 i forgot my passcode. Please help me plz. I am just getting fed up.I am not finding any solution. Don't i have any option to save my data if passcode doesnt set? Please help me plz. I am in a very messy state.Plz iPhone 6, iOS 9" --From Vidhi
Usually if you enter the wrong passcode on iPhone, iPad or iPod six times in a row, you will be locked out of your device and informed by a message that your device is disabled. The purpose why I wrote this post is to provide a solution when you forgot your iPhone 6/ 6 Plus passcode. Removing iPhone 6 passcode is easy but how to do it without data loss is difficult. Choose the best one from the following two methods according to your actual situation.
Method 1: Steps to remove iPhone passcode when your have previously synced iPhone with iTunes.
This method follows these steps:
1. Back up all your data via iTunes.
2. Put your iPhone 6 into DUF mode to auto-restore in iTunes.
3. Restore iPhone 6 from the created backup file.
Note:This method requires that your iPhone 6/6 Plus has been previously synced and authorized with iTunes on the PC.
If your iPhone had jailbroken, it will become non-jailbreak after restore.
Now here are the detailed steps how to get back into your locked iPhone 6/6 Plus and reset the passcode.
Step 1. Backup iPhone.
Connect iPhone to computer and start iTunes. Go to Summary > Backups. Make sure "Encrypt iPhone backup" is disabled. Click "Back Up Now" button to start creating a new backup of your iPhone data. The backup may take a while before it is done.
Step 2. Put iPhone into DFU Mode and restore it in iTunes.Follow the steps to manually enter iPhone into DFU mode:
Hold Home and Power button at the same time for 5 seconds. Keep holding Home and Power button until the device screen turns to black. Release Power button and keep holding Home for 10 seconds. iTunes will ask you to restore your iPhone 6/6+. Click Restore will update the firmware of your iPhone. This will erase all data in iPhone including removal of passcode on your iPhone 6/6 Plus.
Step 3. Restore iPhone from backup.
Connect iPhone to iTunes again after restore. iTunes will detect your iPhone as a new device this time. Go to Summary > Backups, click Restore Backup… and select the latest backup that you just had created before restore.
After restoring from backup, all your data should be back and the iPhone passcode has been removed successfully. You can set a new passcode.
Method 2:Recover iTunes Backup Password for iDevices
With this tutorial, you can find locked iTunes backup can be opened and used easily for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to restore iOS data.
Step 1: Preparation.
Go to landing page of iTunes Password Genius and download its free trial version or get full version. Then install and launch iTunes Password Genius on your PC.
Note: Free trial one only recovers encrypted iTunes backup password containing no more than 3 characters.
Step 2: Add encrypted iTunes backup file.
Click Open button, and iTunes Password Genius would automatically browse iTunes backup file on computer and show it out. It is usually located here:
· Windows 10: C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
· Windows 8/8.1/7/Vista:C:\Users\~\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
· Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
Then you could import it into iTunes Password Genius. See it in Encrypted File box.