Restoring iPhone Passcode is one of the toughest task these days. Apple has made several security changes that prevent unwanted access on our iPhone/iPad devices. However, the same security measures also prevent us to get back our devices in case of forgetting the passcode. There is no need to worry about resetting iPhone passcode anymore, because we have outlined some of the best methods that allow you to restore iPhone passcode without restoring your device.
Restore Passcode / Disabled iPhone without Restore
Forgetting the passcode of your iPhone can be disastrous. Especially if you’ve set up ‘Erase Data’ be careful not to enter a wrong passcode 10 times. After ten unsuccessful attempts at entering a wrong passcode, your iPhone will erase all your data from your device. However, you can prevent data loss if you use Gecko iPhone Toolkit to restore your iPhone passcode.
In an event of forgotten passcode, you have only one option i.e. to reset and restore your device using iTunes. This will erase everything on your device. You can restore only if you kept a backup of your device in iTunes earlier. Otherwise try your best to remember your passcode and hope for the best.
Is Gecko iPhone Toolkit for you?
Gecko iPhone toolkit is lets you restore your iPhone passcode. You don’t need to restore your iPhone with iTunes if you use Gecko iPhone toolkit. It allows you to reset your passcode without losing any data or needing a complete system restore. Though it’s a great blessing but Gecko iPhone toolkit may not be compatible with all the iOS devices. The Gecko iPhone toolkit supports iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod touch 4G and later. With respect to iOS, you can use Gecko iPhone toolkit to restore iPhone passcode for iOS 4.0 to iOS 10+.
How to Restore iPhone Passcode Without Restore:
First make sure your device is compatible with Gecko iPhone toolkit. If so you can install Gecko iPhone toolkit for free to restore iPhone passcode.
Step 1: Download Gecko iPhone toolkit from Dropbox server.
Step 2: Wait for downloading to complete, tap its icon and open it and connect your iPhone to your computer.
Step 3: Choose your device from the list of devices and click ‘Boot.’
Step 4: You will see a popup window prompting you to choose a firmware. Now click ‘Launch’ button and wait for Gecko iPhone toolkit to get your passcode.
Step 5: When it’s done reading your passcode, it will display your passcode in the same dialog under the ‘Password information read.’
How to bypass ‘iPhone is Disabled’ screen
Gecko iPhone toolkit not only helps you restore iPhone passcode, it also lets you bypass ‘iPhone is disabled’ screen.
Step 1: On the dialog box that pops up, the next tab to ‘Restore iPhone passcode’ is the ‘bypass iPhone disabled’ tab. Select it.
Step 2: Select your device and click the ‘Bypass’ button.
Step 3: Put your iPhone to DFU mode and wait for Gecko iPhone toolkit to do its thing.
This will do the trick but if you receive a message that says that your device in incompatible with Gecko iPhone toolkit, don’t worry. You can still prevent your device from disabling and resetting it using iTunes.
You can also prevent your iPhone from getting disabled using a Jailbreak tweak. If you want that your iPhone or iPad never gets disabled no matter how many incorrect passcodes you enter, Jailbreak has the answer. Use the free Jailbreak tweak ‘No passcode Lockout.’ It lets you enter as many wrong passcodes as you want without having to worry about iTunes system reset.
How to Restore iPhone Using iTunes
If your iPhone or iPad has already disabled you can launch iTunes on your computer and erase you device completely. Now you can restore your device using iTunes with all your apps, settings and preferences. For this you must already have a backup of your device with iTunes otherwise you cannot restore you device. Hence, before using this method and erasing your device completely, make sure you have a latest back up saved with your iTunes.