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

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.

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

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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 icloud.com/#find 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.

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.

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

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Setps to Completely Rest iPhone with iMyFone Umate Pro

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer and run iMyFone Umate Pro.

Step 2. Select Erase All Data mode and click on Scan button.

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Step 3. Choose a security level and confirm.

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Then your iPhone will be reset completely.


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