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3 Tips to Fix iPhone Password Not Working After iOS 12 Update

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Michael Watson

July 31, 2018 (Updated: July 31, 2018)• Filed to: iOS 12 Issues

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I recently updated my iPhone to iOS 12. When I was trying to open my iPhone, it was saying "press home to unlock" and then when I did it asked me to enter my four-digit numerical password (as always) but it would not accept my pascode anymore. I know I did not forget my passcode. I've had the same one since I got my iPhone. I have never changed it. What should I do?

This iPhone user who is facing this issue after iOS 12 update is not alone. Some other iPhone users also complain that they recently tried to update their iPhone to iOS 12 and successfully updated it. Their iPhone just restarted and asked them to unlock it. However, they cannot unlock their iPhone with the regular password. Some even reported that they are required to enter 4-digit number when they actually have 6-digit password after the update procee. Also some people said they'd disabled the password.

This could be exasperating especially when you remember your passcode properly and iPhone password is not working after iOS 12 update. You are just one step away from the new features of iOS 12, but you cannot unlock your iPhone anymore. We have brought a useful tool to help you out if your iPhone password is also not working after iOS 12 update. Follow these tips to get out of the trouble.

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How to Fix iPhone Password Not Working After iOS 12 Update

The best tool for this problem is a highly professional program iMyFone iOS System Recovery which makes it easier to fix any error caused during the iOS 12 installation process. By using iMyFone iOS System Recovery, you will also be enabled to fix various iOS problems your device gets stuck with, such as being stuck on recovery mode, Apple logo, reboot loops and so on. Moreover, it can fix the system problems without data loss. It is compatible with Windows and Mac.

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1. Fix iPhone Password Is Not Working without Data Loss

If you have important data on your iPhone and you still remember your password, we recommend that you try the Standard Mode first. If your iPhone has already been disabled, then you need to perform the third solution.

Step 1 – Make sure to download the program according to your computer OS and then install it. Launch it afterwards and make your iPhone connected with the PC using a lightening cable. Now, choose ‘Standard Mode’ from the main interface and then hit on ‘Start’ button.

interface of iMyFone iOS system recovery

Step 2 – You will get instructions on your screen. Follow those in order to put your device in DFU mode.

 enter DFU mode under Standard mode

Step 3 – Now, you can download the firmware in this step. You just have to click on the ‘Download’ button and since the program is able to detect your device and it will provide you the suitable firmware accordingly.

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Step 4 – Wait for the firmware to get downloaded completely. Once it is done, hit on ‘Start to Fix’ button. After a while, your iPhone will restart and probably it will fix the problem and

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2. Downgrade iOS 12 to iOS 11.4

You can also downgrade from iOS 12 to iOS 11.4 in case of iPhone password not working after iOS 12 update, because this problem is obviously caused by iOS 12. For this, again you can use iMyFone iOS System Recovery. It is a versatile tool which also helps in downgrading the iOS only if the firmware is still signed. The tool doesn’t take any special technical requirements.

The steps are similar as the Standard Mode. When you are at the step as the screenshot below shows, if you can choose iOS 11.4 on the program, then you can just click Download.. If you cannot, you need to download the iOS 11.4 firmware on this site before you using the tool, and then click "Select it" to choose the downloaded iOS 11.4 firmware. The other steps are the same.

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3. Remove Password using Advanced Mode

The third tip that can help you out when iPhone will not unlock after iOS 12 update is to remove the password using the Advanced Mode of iMyFone iOS System Recovery. This method will erase your iPhone though. The steps are also similar as the Standard Mode. You just need to choose Advanced Mode at the first step.

 download firmware under Advanced Mode

This method, however, will certainly help you to get rid of the annoying problem and allow you to use your iPhone again, but you would lose all your data. If you have an iTunes or iCloud backup, you can just restore the backup to your iPhone after setup.

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