Setting up a passcode for your ios powered device is a sure way to keep your ios device from intruders(iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad).While having a passcode set for your ios can be a great way of securing your privacy,this can also turn out to be a nightmare if for any reason you are locked out of your ios device.You can be locked out of your ios device if you enter the wrong passcode six time in a row,and can also be locked out as a result of software bug, resulting mainly after an iOS update.
If you set up a passcode for your device and the enter the wrong passcode six or more times ,then you would be prompted with a a red “disabled device” message(iPhone is disabled,iPad is disabled,iPod touch is disabled) try again later.If you have found yourself in a similar situation,then keep on reading and follow the steps highlited below to gain access to your ios device.
Once you follow the steps listed below, regaining acess back to your disabled ios device is easy:
What To Do If Your Device is Already Synced With Itunes
Resetting your passcode may only be achieved by restoring your ios device only if you have earlier synced your device with itunes
- First establish a connection between the device and the computer with which you normally sync and open iTunes
- Right-click the device in the left column and select Back up.
- When the backup is complete, select Restore.
- When finished, restore from your most recent backup
If you have never synced your device with iTunes
Connecting the device may result in this error message: “iTunes could not connect to the [device] because it is locked with a passcode. You must enter your passcode on the [device] before it can be used with iTunes.”
- Disconnect the USB cable from the device, but leave the other end of the cable connected to your computer’s USB port.
- Turn off the device: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red slider appears, then slide the slider. Wait for the device to turn off.
- While pressing and holding the Home button, reconnect the USB cable to the device. The device should turn on.
- Continue holding the Home button until you see the “Connect to iTunes” screen. When this screen appears, release the Home button.
- iTunes should alert you that it has detected a device in recovery mode. Click OK, and then click Restore to restore the device.