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[Solved] How to Reset iPhone iOS 13/12 Forgot Password

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Tata Davis

February 6, 2018 (Updated: March 2, 2020锛

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While it's a smart thing to set up a password/passcode on your iPhone iOS 13/12, it can be a hassle if you forget it because you won't be able to use your device unless you provide/reset the password. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to reset your iPhone password/passcode.

What's the Difference between iPhone Password and Passcode

  • iPhone password is known as the password of Apple ID/iCloud.
  • iPhone passcode is used to unlock screen lock.

How to Reset iPhone iOS 13/12 Forgot Password?

Following are some methods to reset iPhone password (used with Apple ID):

1 Rest iPhone Password with Email, Password, and Security Questions

You can reset your iPhone password by answering the security questions or verifying your email address associated with your Apple ID.

Step 1. Visit Apple ID account page and select the 'Forgot Apple ID or password' option. You might have to confirm your phone number.


Step 2. Now input your Apple ID and then select the option to reset your password. Tap 'Continue' afterwards.

Step 3. Now you have multiple options regarding how to reset your password.


  1. Use the 'Answer security questions' to answer your security questions and reset your iPhone password.
  2. Alternatively, you can also choose 'Get an email' option to reset your password via email. Apple will send you an email listing steps to reset your iPhone password. Follow those steps and your password will be reset.

2 Two-factor Authentication

You can also reset the password of your iPhone if you have enabled two-factor authentication for your Apple ID. This method works on iOS 10 and later.

Step 1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Navigate to [your name] > Password & Security > Change Password and then follow the provided steps to reset your password.


3 Two-step Verification

Similar to two-factor authentication, you can reset your password via two-step verification as well.

Step 1. Visit Apple ID account page and select 'Forgot Apple ID or password' option.

Step 2. Next choose the two-step verification option. You will have to input your Apple ID again and then choose the option to reset your password. Once done, select 'Continue'.


Step 3. Apple will send you a Recovery Key to your email address. Use that key for two-step verification.

Step 4. Finally, create a new password and then choose the reset password option.

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How to Reset iPhone iOS 13/12 Passcode

There are a number of ways to reset iPhone passcode (native password for unlocking the device). Restoring the device with iTunes and iCloud are popular options. Furthermore, you can reset iPhone passcode via DFU mode as well.

1 Reset iPhone Passcode with iTunes Backup

You can restore your iPhone with iTunes and reset your passcode. A backup of your iPhone made by iTunes must be available.

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone via lightning cable.

Step 2. Click the Restore [your device] option.


Step 3. While restoring your iPhone, you will reach the Set Up screen. Once there, select Restore from iTunes backup option.

choose itunes backup

Step 4. Now choose your iPhone in iTunes and then choose the most recent backup. Your iPhone passcode will be reset after the restoration.

Once your iPhone has finished being restored by iTunes, then you are going to have complete access to the device without the need for a passcode. Believe it or not, this iPhone passcode reset is one way to get you back into your iPhone.You can restore iPhone with all of information that you had recently backed up but only if it is the way without encryption, or you will restore the forgotten screen passcode as well.

2 Reset iPhone Passcode with iCloud Backup

You can reset your iPhone passcode via iCloud if you have enabled 'Find My iPhone' feature on the device.

Step 1. Visit and sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 2. Navigate to Find My iPhone > All Devices and the select your iPhone from the provided list.

Step 3. Now select Erase iPhone option.


Step 4. To find the most recent backup for your device, you can use the Setup Assistant on your iPhone. Once the restore from your iCloud backup is finished, your iPhone passcode will be reset.

Once you have erased your device, you will not be able to track it and the activation lock will be turned off. Your iPhone passcode reset has been completed, but this also means that if you have lost your phone and another person finds it, then they can turn on the device and use it.

3 Reset iPhone Passcode in DFU mode

You will need to use DFU mode to restore your iPhone if you have never set up Find My iPhone in iCloud or never synced it with iTunes. Restoring the device via DFU mode will also reset its passcode.

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone via lightning cable.

Step 2. Once your device is detected in iTunes, force restart it. DFU mode will open.


Step 3. In DFU mode, you will see Restore or Update options. Choose Restore and iTunes will download your device's software and begin the restore process.


Step 4. Once the process is finished, simply set up and use your device. It will not ask for any passcode.

Bouns Tip: How to Completely Reset iPhone iOS 13/12

iPhone passcode reset is a great method, especially if you happen to have forgotten what your passcode was for your iPhone. iMyFone LockWiper is one perfect way to reset this passcode and get you back into your iPhone.

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  • 1. Unlocks your iPhone after forgetting your screen lock passcode.
  • 2. Can do a quick iPhone passcode reset on even disabled or screen-broken devices.
  • 3. Can tackle any password like 4 to 6 digit passcodes, Touch ID, Face ID, etc.
  • 4. LockWiper works for all iOS versions and Apple devices.
  • 5. Unlocks your iPhone after forgetting your Apple ID.
  • 6. Unlocks Screen Time/Restrictions passcode without data loss.

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How to do an iPhone Passcode Reset:

If your device runs with iOS 12 or 13, below is how to turn off Screen Time without password:

Step 1. Download and open iMyFone LockWiper on your Mac/PC. Click 鈥Unlock Screen Passcode鈥.

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Connect your iOS device using a USB cable to your computer.

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Step 2. Download the firmware package and click 鈥Start to Extract鈥 to unpack it.

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Click on 鈥Start Unlock鈥.

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Step 3. Put in passcode 鈥000000鈥 to confirm and click 鈥Unlock鈥.

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Step 4. Your iPhone passcode reset has finished.

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With iMyFone LockWiper you can do iPhone passcode reset on any iOS device. No technical knowledge is required as there are detailed instructions on screen for each simple step.

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