How to Recover iPhone/iPad Password with 3 Methods

Forgot iPhone or iPad password and searching for a safe way to recover iPhone/iPad password? In this post, we will tell you how to recover iPhone/iPad password in 3 simple and efficient ways.

By Bella Miller | Posted: May. 28, 2018, Last Updated: May. 28, 2018

Setting up a password on your iPhone/iPad is a smart thing to do for protecting your private information from unauthorised people. Though it is recommended to use a strong password, the more complex the password, the easier it is to forget.

If you don’t remember your iPhone passcode, you won’t get access to your devices, even can’t do anything like calling or messaging from your own iPhone. Then, how can you recover your iPhone iPad password? Worry not. In this post, we will tell you the best methods on how to recover iPhone/iPad password.

Part 1. How to Recover iPhone/iPad password

When you forget your iPhone/iPad password, you can remove the password by restoring from iTunes and iCloud. But it is worth mentioning that all the three methods: iTunes, iCloud and iPhone/iPad recovery mode will erase all existing data and settings on your device. If you don’t want to lose any data on your iPhone/iPad while restoring from iTunes/iCloud , just refer to Part 2 to make it.

Tip 1: How to Recover iPhone/iPad Password with iTunes

You can use the iTunes device management utility of Apple to restore your iPhone or iPad and remove the password from it. To do this, you need to have the latest iTunes application on your computer. Follow the below steps to learn how to recover iPhone password/iPad password by restoring the device using iTunes.

Step 1 Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer using the USB cable > Launch iTunes on the computer.

Step 2 Click on iPhone icon on the top of iTunes screen, and then go to Summary in the left navigation panel.

Step 3 Click on Restore iPhone and it will start the restoration process. After this, you can set up your iPhone as a new device, restore from backup and set a new password.

How to Recover iPhone iPad password Using iTunes

How to Recover iPhone iPad password Using iTunes

Tip 2: How to Recover iPhone/iPad Password with iCloud

Step 1 Open iCloud on your computer web browser by entering https://icloud.com/ in the address bar > Enter Apple ID and Password that is linked to the locked device.

How to Recover iPhone/iPad Password with iCloud – Step 1

How to Recover iPhone/iPad Password with iCloud – Step 1

Step 2 Choose “Find My device” from the given apps > Click on the “All Devices” and choose the device that is locked.

Step 3 Window will appear at the top-left corner of the screen with three options including Play Sound, Lost Mode, and Erase Mode.

Step 4 Click on the “Erase iPhone” to wipe all data and settings of your locked iPhone/iPad, including your forgotten password. After it completes, you can restore your iPhone with Setup Assistant on iPhone.

Tip 3: How to Recover iPhone/iPad Password with Recovery Mode

You can try restoring your iPhone using recovery mode if you have never synced with iTunes or iCloud. You can follow the below steps to learn how to recover iPad password/iPhone password using recovery mode.

Step 1 Force Restart your iPhone using a particular key combination for your iPhone until you see a recovery mode screen.

For iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus devices: Power off your device completely, press and quickly release the volume up and down button one by one. After that, press the power button until you will see the recovery mode.

For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices: Press and hold Power + Volume down button simultaneously until recovery mode appears.

For iPhone 6s or earlier and iPad devices: Press and hold Power and Home button at the same time until recovery mode screen appear.

Step 2 Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to it using the USB cable > Click on Restore button when iTunes prompts you to Restore or Update your iPhone or iPad.

Step 3 iTunes will start downloading the software for your device and restore it. Then you can set up your iPhone as a new device and set a new password for it.

Part 2. How to Restore iPhone/iPad without Erasing Data

Just as we mentioned above, recover iPhone/iPad password with iTunes or iCloud will wipe everything on your device. If you don’t want to lose any current data while restoring from iTunes or iCloud, here’s the best way to go.

PhoneRescue for iOS, as the #1 iOS data recovery has been trusted by plenty of iOS users for data recovery, and it has helped over millions of users get lost data back successfully. To ensure the highest success rate, it offers you 3 different recovery modes: recover from iOS device (without any backup), recover from iTunes backup and recover from iCloud backup.

Unlike traditional iTunes/iCloud restore way, it will not erase anything on your device. All your data will be kept 100% secure. You can preview the backup details to locate the right backup to restore. Moreover, it is time-saving yet labor-saving, all your lost or deleted data can be safely recovered in just a few minutes and 1 click.

Now, Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer to scan your lost files for free, and then follow the steps below to restore iPhone/iPad without data loss (here we take restore from iTunes backup for an example).

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Step 1 Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer via its USB cable > Click Recover from iTunes Backup mode > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right.

How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 1

How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 1

Step 2 Choose the backup contains the files you want to restore and click Right Arrow > Check the file categories you prefer > Click OK button to scan the backup files.

How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 2

How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the data you want to restore > Click To iOS Device button to restore the selected files to your iPhone/iPad now. Or you can click To Computer button to store them on your Mac/PC computer.

How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 3

How to Restore iPhone/iPad from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 3

The Bottom Line

With above 3 tips, you may have recovered iPhone/iPad password successfully. If you lose data after recovering iPhone/iPad password with iTunes/iCloud, simple refer to PhoneRescue for iOS to get them back easily. Just Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS to be your good helper now.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.

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