How many attempts do you get on iPhone restrictions passcode?
I don't count, let's say 2 times more easily. ? A lot. If I use a "password" as the 4th digit, I can probably access about 10 tries before they lock my phone, and a few more when it's unlocked again (usually after I enter the correct code). But if I use a 4-digit number (or other more random sequence) then it could be 5 to 10 tries in the lock state, or 20 to 30 tries in the unlock state (they sometimes take a few seconds to get back into the lock state). I usually try about 20 different values before I figure out what one works and how the lockscreen/PIN/etc. Functions.
If your phone is stolen, it could get several hundred attempts and may only be able to unlock with one combination of the password. "Compromise my butt, we shall see whose butt we shall find." When I was young and dumb, and still foolish, I got locked out of my phone once and had to go all the way to Verizon to get someone to come unlock it. My brother would not call it getting "locked out," but it was indeed. The phone did NOT unlock, even though I knew the PIN and it was clearly wrong. I got locked out by entering the wrong password the second time. I got in by entering the correct password, but was locked out of the phone the third time I entered the correct password. We were standing there wondering why the phone wasn't unlocking, until I pointed out that it might because I tried to go back to the Verizon iPhone site and they wanted the security code from the phone itself instead.
Then went over to the AT&T store and they told me that I needed to do a hard reset. The phone is now disabled for any new SIMs. Yes, even mine."
A lot. If I use a "password" as the 4th digit, I can probably access about 10 tries before they lock my phone, and a few more when it's unlocked again (usually after I enter the correct code).
How do I reset my iPhone if I forgot my restrictions passcode?
If you have forgotten your passcode and need to reset your iPhone with or without iTunes, check out this complete guide. This will assist you in getting back into your iPhone after you can't access it with a password, with or without iTunes, which makes sense since if the passcode is correct there is no reason to go with iTunes.
Do NOT use the reset process to get back into your unlocked phone. You will delete all of your data and then reinstall iOS on your phone. This will wipe out your current files and apps and will keep you locked out. It's for you to restore the contents of your iPhone to the original state. If you want to remove apps, go to iCloud.
To reset your iPhone without iTunes: Hold the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons at the same time to boot into Recovery Mode. (Your iPhone is already in Recovery Mode.) You should see Recovery mode along with an emergency call, a message asking whether you're sure that you want to do this and what to do in the event of problems. Tap Force Reset or Restore at the bottom of the screen to start restoring your iPhone using iTunes. Your screen will now say "Restoring. Please Wait.
To restore the iPhone with iTunes, restart your computer, open iTunes and connect your iPhone to it. I've forgotten my restrictions passcode and want to restore from my iPhone. This may or may not work. The iPhone will either tell you that your passcode is already set or say that the information couldn't be retrieved from your phone. There's no way to get back into your iPhone and unlock the passcode to reset it, as shown above.
The reason for this is to protect the owner of your iPhone, especially if the owner has a habit of forgetting restrictions, making things difficult. It only takes 15 minutes or so to restore your device from the phone's backup.
There's no way to get back into your iPhone without the passcode, even if you try to do it with your own computer and software, as shown above. This process will wipe everything clean and leave your iPhone as is.
How to reset my iPhone if I forgot my restrictions passcode?
I've changed my passcode to something really easy to remember (ie, it's a single word) because I got tired of having to write it on a Post-It note and carry it around in my pocket. However, I forgot the new passcode so now I have to reset my iPhone 6s. Is there any way to regain access to my phone without wiping my entire data? First, make sure you're not currently using the phone. There's a chance that the phone will immediately reset itself and erase all your data if you're using it.
If you are not using it, then you should be able to use iTunes to reset the phone. I'd recommend doing that first to make sure it works. If it doesn't, then there's no other way. You'll need to use iTunes.
Make sure your phone is connected to a computer. Open iTunes. Go to File > Devices and open up your phone in the list. Select "Erase iPhone" from the top bar. Wait for the erasure to finish. If that doesn't work, you can also try using an app like Cydia to reset your phone. If you have jailbroken your phone, it should be able to reset itself.
It's possible that your phone will require a password to unlock itself after the first time it's reset. If that happens, follow these steps instead of the steps above.
Log into your Apple account on the website. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. If you want to erase your phone entirely, then you'll need to do that. It may work to just reset your phone, but there's no guarantee. If it's not working, you'll need to restore from a backup.
Can the Apple store reset my restrictions passcode?
I just got an iPhone X, and it has a passcode requirement. When I first set the passcode, it was 6 digits, and then after about a month, it changed to 4 digits. I'm concerned that if I try to use my old passcode (ie "123456") that I will get locked out of the phone. If I reset the device, will that be enough to restore my previous restrictions passcode?
Yes, if you're able to unlock your phone with your old passcode, you will be able to use the restrictions passcode.