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How do you wipe an iPhone without the passcode?

Answer

  1. Back up your iPhone, because all the data will be erased by a factory reset.
  2. Connect your phone to your computer with the USB cable and launch iTunes.
  3. Click on ‘Restore iPhone’. From the iTunes dialogue box, click ‘Restore’.

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Write an article about how when you have your passcode saved on your device, the data is encrypted and becomes unreadable. As a result, there are a few ways in which you can wipe your iPhone without knowing the passcode. One way is to erase all of the data by connecting it to iTunes, opening up Settings and clicking “Restore from Backup.” If that doesn’t work for you, then you might want to try restoring the phone from its latest backup in iCloud or iTunes. The third option would be to take it back into Apple and request a total factory reset- which will not only remove all of your information but also restore it back to its original settings.

As it turns out, this is false. If you have the passcode saved on your device, then no one can read the information within it- including Apple! Therefore, taking it to Apple to reset will not only wipe the phone but also the iCloud backup as well since both are secured by that same passcode. To take it a step further, if you connect your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud and perform a backup without authenticating yourself with your password/PIN/fingerprint, then it’s extremely easy for someone who has access to your Mac or PC to take all of your data off of that machine and view whatever they please. There are even applications out there like Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit which make this process very easy for criminals. Even if you are authenticated when performing the backup, it is still possible to remove data using Elcomsoft by authenticating yourself again in order to view the files in question on your computer.

Is there any way to find out what is on my lost phone if it has a forgotten password or PIN code set up?

There is a way to find out what is on your lost phone if you have a forgotten password or PIN code set up. For Android, enter the wrong password enough times and the system will trigger full-disk encryption, rendering everything unrecoverable.

For iPhone devices with Passcode protection, enter the wrong passcode enough times and the device will erase all data after 10 failed attempts. If you do not have Passcode protection enabled on your device, most app data will be automatically saved in iCloud so it can be restored when a new device is activated. You may disable this Auto iCloud backup by going to Settings > [your name] >iCloud>Storage & Backup> Manage Storage&Backup setting and turn off “iOSdevice Backups”.

 How many people know my iPhone’s PIN code?

Most people never want to use their iPhone’s PIN code, so they’ll either switch it off or not set one up at all. By default, the screen locks after 1 minute of inactivity and requires your PIN to be entered if you try to open it again. If you turn this feature off for some reason (maybe because you just realized that setting a lock-screen passcode wasn’t such a great idea), then no one but you can open your phone. This is just an example of the type of answer the bot would generate.

What are some different ways to unlock an iPhone without the passcode?

Restoring the device might solve this issue. Or, reset it by pressing and holding both Sleep/Wake (on/off) button and Home button at the same time for 10 seconds.
Follow these steps to delete an Apple ID that is logged into iCloud (Apple’s wireless service):
The Apple ID can be deleted if it has no devices associated with it, has never been used to purchase anything, has not yet been verified or wasn’t already removed recently. The screens below detail these steps:
Step 1: Go to appleid.apple.com on your PC or Mac web browser
Step 2: Sign in with just your username
Step 3: On the “Manage Your Account” screen choose the “Edit” button under the Apple ID you want to delete
Step 4: On the “Delete Account” screen choose the blue link that reads “click here to continue.” This will start a process where you are asked to type in your password, then click on another link. You will receive confirmation that your account has been deleted
Upon deleting an account all devices associated with it are automatically removed from the iCloud service. The next time one of these devices tries to log into iCloud they will be prompted to create a new Apple ID for their device. If this causes problems, re-downloading iOS 6 or iOS 7 should fix this issue.

How can I turn off Find My iPhone with Apple?

Apple has provided detailed instructions for turning off Find My iPhone with Apple.
1. Enter the Settings menu.
2. Select iCloud on the left hand side of the screen.
3. At the top, select Find My iPhone to enable it again, or select Sign Out to disable it altogether by tapping on it once more.

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