How to restore iPhone if you forget pin-password?

In this post we will show you how to restore iPhone. Follow the below mentioned steps and you are good to go 🙂

Using iTunes 

If you’ve synced your iPhone with iTunes on your computer before, you can use this method to restore your iPhone.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to any computer you’ve synced with before.

Step 2. Open iTunes on your computer.

Step 3. Sync your device and create a backup.

Step 4. Click ‘ Restore ‘ on your iPhone after the sync and backup is completed.

Step 5. On the setup screen click ‘ Restore from iTunes backup ‘.

Step 6. Select your iPhone on iTunes. Finally, pick the backup based on the latest date.How to restore iPhone?

Using iCloud

If you’ve set up Find My iPhone app on your iPhone, you can follow these steps to restore your iPhone.

Step 1. Go to from another device.

Step 2. Sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 3. Select the device you want to restore.

Step 4. Click ‘ Erase ‘ on the device.

Step 5. You can restore your iPhone from a backup or set up a new one.How to restore iPhone?

How to restore iPhone using Recovery mode

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer. Open iTunes.

Step 2. Force your iPhone to restart. Hold the Lock and Home button at the same time until the recovery mode screen appears.

Step 3. An option of ‘ Restore’ or ‘ Update’ will show. Choose ‘ Restore ‘.

Step 4. Wait until the process is completed. Now you can setup your device.


Why is it so important to know how to restore iphone ? Forgetting a password is a situation many of us have been in. With privacy being a major concern of the customers, major mobile phone brands have put an extra emphasis on it. Apple PIN lock for iPhones is very secure. In December 2015, the San Bernardino attack took place in USA that killed 14 people and injured many others. The FBI tried to break into the deceased terrorist’s iPhone, but because Apple devices are so well encrypted, the FBI were unable to unlock it initially, but finally managed to unlock it via a third party after days of delay.

Therefore, due to this emphasis towards privacy, unlocking an iPhone with a forgotten PIN is a regrettable situation. There is no way to unlock your iPhone without you losing all the contents on the phone, unless you’ve made a backup. After 6 wrong attempts (in a row) to unlock, your iPhone will get locked and will be disabled.
You’ll need to clear your iPhone and delete all it’s contents and settings in order to reset it.


*Is there any way that I can retain my iPhone contents after restoring it ?

You can only retain your iPhone data if you’ve backed up your device earlier.

*Does restoring your iPhone affect your phone’s performance ?

No, restoring an iPhone is similar to formatting a laptop or computer. 

* Is it the same process for iPhone 5s restore?

* Is it the same process to restore iPhone 4s?

* Is it the same process to restore iPhone 7?

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