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    Okay so my boy friend was taking photos on my iphone whilst it was locked and found a glitch where he could get into my phone without the unlock code by going into the photos and then pressing the home button. He showed me this straight away and then locked the phone again but when I tried to reopen it I had no unlock code at all BUT I hadn't removed it...it had just gone by itself.

    So I decided to put a password back on my phone, i used the new unlock code successfully for about 2 hours or so and then all of a sudden when putting in the exact same unlock code it says I am putting in the wrong code which I know I am not.

    How can I open my phone and reset my unlock code?

    I have never synced this phone to an Itunes and do not want to loose everything on it.

    Thank you!
    04-08-2014 07:19 PM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Try putting in the old passcode and if that doesn't work, do what he did to break into the phone.
    04-08-2014 07:26 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If you can't recall the passcode, you will have to restore it, but you will lose everything that isn't currently backed up.
    04-08-2014 07:44 PM
  4. anon4757448's Avatar
    Try putting in the old passcode and if that doesn't work, do what he did to break into the phone.
    This was my first thought as I was under the impression that going into the camera on a locked phone will just send you to the lock screen again. Pressing the home button doesn't work, so I wonder how he got into the phone.

    We can do nothing if you don't know your passcode. You can try restoring but like D said, you'll lose everything.

    You should also start backing up your phone through iCloud or iTunes.

    Have a good one!


    Sent from my iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    04-08-2014 07:59 PM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Somewhere I am missing something because I know that when your phone is locked you can use the icon on the lock screen to slide up and then get into the camera to snap away. You can tap bottom left but if still locked you get a message to unlock your phone to view photos so how did he get into photos. You did say the phone was locked so somewhere along the way here i am just missing something that does not sound right.

    Now we are dealing with unlock codes again and while only on the phone things to me I just can't figure this out. Am I missing something anyone??
    Last edited by Jaguarr40; 04-09-2014 at 11:35 AM.
    04-08-2014 08:17 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Smells fishy!


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    smelton3 likes this.
    04-08-2014 08:41 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Just curious...what process did he use to unlock the iPhone without the passcode?
    04-09-2014 09:33 AM
  8. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Somewhere I am missing something because i kn ow that when your phone is locked you can use the icon on the lock screen to slide up and then get into the camera to snap away. You can tap bottom left but if still locked you get a message to unlock your phone to view photos so how did he get into photos. You did say the phone was locked so somewhere along the way here i am just missing something that does not sound right.

    Now we are dealing with unlock codes again and while only on the phone things to me I just can't figure this out. Am I missing something anyone??
    You're not missing anything that I can think of, no. There used to be an exploit a good few years back in one of the previous OS versions where you could do this but it was patched simply ages ago. So unless someone is running a very old iOS version, this flaw is just not there.
    Jaguarr40 likes this.
    04-09-2014 09:51 AM
  9. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Just curious...what process did he use to unlock the iPhone without the passcode?
    Remember the security glitch that allowed users to go to an app with the control center or camera and it unlocks the phone?

    You're not missing anything that I can think of, no. There used to be an exploit a good few years back in one of the previous OS versions where you could do this but it was patched simply ages ago. So unless someone is running a very old iOS version, this flaw is just not there.


    It was last year and it worked up until they released the new software to patch it. Never heard of the passcode messing up like this but I do know the "bypass passcode" trick. They may still be on that old software.





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    04-09-2014 10:51 AM
  10. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    It was last year and it worked up until they released the new software to patch it.
    Blimey, was it only last year? It seems like it was a very long time ago (in a Samsung Galaxy far away).
    04-09-2014 12:44 PM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    She never really defined what firmware, which is why I was curious...I do remember the old work around, but I know it doesn't work on any of the currant firmware.
    04-09-2014 12:51 PM

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