Restore iPhone Via Finder
Restore iPhone Via Finder

Resetting a forgotten iPhone password can be a challenging situation, but there are several methods to regain access to your device. Here’s a comprehensive guide based on the latest information:

Resetting iPhone Password Using Finder on Mac

  1. Prepare Your iPhone: Ensure your iPhone is not plugged into your Mac.
  2. Turn Off Your iPhone.
  3. Enter Recovery Mode:
    • Connect one end of the cable to your iPhone.
    • Press and hold the Power button while plugging the other end into your Mac.
    • Continue holding until the recovery mode screen appears.
  4. Restore iPhone:
    • Locate your iPhone in Finder.
    • Click the ‘Restore’ button. Your Mac will install a fresh copy of the iOS operating system​​.

Using iTunes on Windows PC

The steps are similar to using Finder on Mac, but instead, you use iTunes:

  1. Connect your iPhone to the PC.
  2. Open iTunes and click on the iPhone icon.
  3. Follow the same steps as with Finder to restore your iPhone​​.

Restore Backup if ‘Find My’ Was Turned Off

If you had previously turned off ‘Find My iPhone’, you can restore a backup:

  1. Connect your iPhone to a trusted Mac or PC.
  2. Open Finder or iTunes and select your device.
  3. Click ‘Restore Backup’.
  4. Choose an old backup and click ‘Restore’.
  5. Click ‘Erase and Restore’​​.

Resetting via iCloud

  1. Visit and log in with your Apple ID.
  2. Click ‘Find My’ and select your device.
  3. Choose ‘Erase iPhone’ and confirm to remotely erase your device​​.

Remember, these methods will erase your iPhone, so it’s crucial to have a backup. If you’re unable to access iCloud or a computer, contact Apple Support for assistance. Regular backups and updating your iPhone software can prevent such issues in the future.

Eric Chan

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