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What is Apple iPhone passcode?

Sometimes it happens when users forget their iPhone passcode and all of them know how uncomfortable it may be. All your info, data, photos, contacts, and social media accounts can be inaccessible. Sometimes, it occurs that you have reset the passcode and don’t remember it. Sо what is the Apple iPhone passcode?

What you should know about the Apple iPhone passcode

The passcode is the 4 or 6 digit code that you use to access your phone when it locks after a period of inactivity. It can be set up in Settings. It is important to know that passcode and password are different. The Apple ID password is used to log in to iCloud, App Store, and other Apple services. A password is something specific. Your Apple ID has a specific password used to protect your account.

Why is your iPhone asking for the passcode

iPhone asks for a passcode by default, as it is a security measure that Apple takes to protect your device after you have updated it to iOS 14. It means, if you have upgraded your device to a version of iOS 14 or later, you may be required to fill in a 6-digit passcode even if you don’t have one.

How to find the Apple passcode

If you want to find your Apple passcode, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should head to Apple menu.
  • After that, you should tap on System Preferences.
  • Next, you should tap on Apple ID.
  • Then, you should choose Password & Security. If you’re asked to fill your Apple ID password, you should select “Forgot Apple ID or password” and follow the onscreen prompts.

How to change your iPhone passcode

If you want to change your iPhone passcode, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should head to Settings.
  • After that, you should click on Face ID & Passcode or Settings.
  • Then, you should select Touch ID & Passcode.
  • Next, you should tap on Change Passcode.
  • To complete the process, you should choose a new six or four-digit code, a custom numeric code, or a custom alphanumeric code.

How to switch off the passcode on an iPhone

If you want to switch off the passcode on an iPhone, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should head to Settings.
  • After that, you should tap on Face ID & Passcode or Settings.
  • Then, you should click on Touch ID & Passcode.
  • Then, you should tap on Turn Passcode Off.

How you can unlock an iPhone without a passcode

If you’ve forgotten your passcode, you can use a computer to put your iPhone into recovery mode. You should open Finder or iTunes on your computer, find your phone, and then, you should select Restore. Recovery mode makes it possible to set a new passcode, but it also deletes all of your data and settings.

How to put your iPhone in a recovery mode

Before doing that, you should put your device in Recovery Mode. During the process, you will need a button combination used to make your computer work with your phone. The button combination varies by make and model. 

For iPhone 8 or newer:

If you want to put your iPhone 8 or newer in a recovery mode, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  1. You shouldn’t plug your phone into your computer just yet. First of all, you should do a long-press on the side button until the slider to power down would be displayed on your iPhone. Then, you should pull the slider across the top of the screen and switch it off.
  2. After that, you should press the up volume, then you should press the down volume, then you should do a long-press on the side button again while plugging it into your computer. You shouldn’t hold the three buttons together.

If the process above has been completed in the right way, your phone will resemble the screenshot above.

For iPhone 7:

If you want to put your iPhone 7 in a recovery mode, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  1. First of all, you should plug the phone into your computer and press the volume down button. After that, you should hold the button until the recovery screen appears on the phone.

For iPhone 6S or Older:

If you want to put your iPhone 6 in a recovery mode, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  1. First of all, you should switch your iPhone off, then, you should plug it into your computer, and hold the home button until the recovery mode screen would be displayed on your device.

As you can see that isn’t so difficult.

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