Specifically, when the user cannot remember the password and the iPhone device has been locked due to entering the wrong password too many times, the Erase iPhone option will appear right next to the Emergency button on the screen.
iOS 15.2 allows users to ‘reset’ when the iPhone has been locked due to entering the wrong password many times
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Previously, to perform the process of erasing iPhone when forgot the password, users needed to connect iPhone to computer via lightning cable, then enter DFU mode and proceed to run the software again through iTunes, 3uTools or iTools.
This feature only appears when the device is already connected to Wi-Fi or 4G/5G. In addition, users need to remember the email used to sign up for iCloud and the corresponding password.
Most importantly, this feature not only erases all settings, but also deletes user data, in other words, this feature is used in case the user really forgets the screen unlock password. Therefore, absolutely do not try to follow to avoid unnecessary risks.
As noted, this option only shows up after the user has been locked out 3 times (locked for 15 minutes or more). If the 3rd lock has been reached, follow these steps to reset iPhone:
- Be in an area with Wi-Fi that was once connected to the phone (or 4G/5G was enabled before the device could no longer access it)
- Click select Erase iPhone on the screen
- The system will continue to ask one more time, press continue Erase iPhone
- Enter your iCloud account password and press Accomplished on the keyboard
Actions to reset iPhone when forgot the screen password
Once you’ve done the above steps, proceed to set up your phone like a brand new one. Note that, at the stage of the restore option from the backup, the user can select and download the data of the backup that still remembers the password, at least it will recover some of the data rather than no longer. what.