How To Reset iPhone Passcode If You Know & (If You Forgot)

Fortune Osinachi
By Fortune Osinachi - Technical Writer
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If you have an iPhone and you are looking for the easiest way to reset or remove the passcode on your device, all the steps you need to know are in this guide.

You can easily reset the passcode to a new one to get access to your device if you know the code. If you have forgotten the passcode, this guide will show you how you can reset your iPhone passcode.

Sometimes things might go differently and you may decide to remove your iPhone passcode to make your device free to access.

In this article, you will learn how to reset or remove an iPhone passcode. You’ll be able to set a new passcode for your iPhone.

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How To Reset iPhone Passcode

If you know your iPhone passcode and you just want want to change/reset the passcode to open your device, you can easily do it from your iPhone Settings.

Step 1: Go To Settings

When you want to reset your iPhone passcode, simply go to Settings on your iPhone home screen or app menu.

Step 2: Choose Face ID/Touch ID & Passcode

Due to your iPhone model, you just have to tap on Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode to open several security gestures. Then tap on Change Passcode.

Step 3: Tap Change Passcode

Choose the Change Passcode option under the list of options displayed when you opened Face ID/Touch ID & Passcode.

Step 4: Enter New Passcode

The last step is to enter your old passcode and then enter your new passcode.

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How To Reset iPhone Passcode Using Recovery Mode

If you have forgotten your passcode on your iPhone, the Recovery Mode offers you the opportunity to reset your iPhone passcode.

To put your iPhone on recovery mode, you need a Mac computer and a Windows PC.

Step 1: Connect iPhone To PC

The first step is to connect your iPhone to the Mac or PC using a compatible cable. Your Windows PC must have the latest iTunes already installed.

Step 2: Turn Off iPhone

As far as you’re sure your cable is compatible with your Mac/PC and iPhone, connect with your phone. Turn off your iPhone by applying the techniques below depending on your iPhone model.

  • For users of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, or second and third-generation models. You need to Press and hold both the side power button and the Volume down button till the Power off appears. Drag the slider to turn off iPhone.
  • But, if you’re using iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or iPhone 6s, simply Press and hold the side Power button until the Power off slider displays.

Step 3: Put iPhone Recovery Mode

For this step, you will know which button to use for the follow-up steps below.

  • For users of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, or second and third-generation models. You just need to continue the process by pressing the side power button.
  • While for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users, just press the side volume down button to continue. If you’re using Apple iPhone SE and iPhone 6s continue by pressing the Home button.

Press and hold the buttons while connecting your iPhone to your PC using the cable. Don’t let go of the button until your iPhone enters the recovery mode screen.

Step 4: Restore iPhone Using Finder or iTunes

Open iTunes on your Windows PC or Finder on your Mac, this depends on the computer you are using for this recovery process.

Step 5: Choose Restore

When iPhone has displayed on Finder or iTunes, choose Restore when the option pops out, then tap on Restore and Update.

Immediately, your PC will start downloading software for your iPhone restore process.

The download would take a while but during this process and your iPhone stop showing the recovery mode screen, don’t panic. Patiently waits for the restore process to finish.

Step 6: Disconnect iPhone From PC

This is the last step which is to disconnect your iPhone from the connected computer and then set up your iPhone again.

Although, in a scenario whereby your iPhone didn’t display the recovery mode, you need further assistance from Apple support.

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How To Remove Your iPhone Passcode

If you want to remove or turn off iPhone Passcode, then you need to follow the step-by-step guide below to successfully remove the iPhone passcode.

Step 1: Go To Settings

The first step is to open iPhone Settings via the app menu.

Step 2: Select Face ID & Passcode

Depending on the model of your iPhone select Face ID/Touch ID & Passcode when you’ve opened iPhone Settings.

Step 3: Tap Turn Off

On the Face ID & Passcode screen, Tap on the indicator icon to Turn Off the Passcode [when it turns gray].


The easiest step on how to remove iPhone passcode and how to reset your iPhone passcode is broken down in a step-by-step process in this guide.

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By Fortune Osinachi Technical Writer
Fortune Osinachi is an experienced freelance tech writer specializing in consumer technology. With 5 years of expertise, he delves into comprehensive guides for iOS, macOS, and Windows on Techvocast. His work also extends to prominent online media platforms including What Gadget, iGeekPhone, Xiaomitoday, and MobiGaming.
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