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    I have an iPhone 6 on iOS 9 that I forgot the passcode to. The phone is not stolen, it is clean IMEI and it has no iCloud lock. The phone is not logged into iCloud so I cannot wipe it like that. I've had this phone since it came out and I lost it a while back and I just recently found it. I just need some help if anyone knows how to get rid of the passcode lock without updating to the latest iOS version because I want to keep it on iOS 9. I don't mind losing everything on it, just if I can get access to the phone without updating to latest iOS version. Please, any help would be great.
    11-13-2017 12:52 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Connect the iPhone to your computer, fire up iTunes, put the iPhone in DFU mode and restore it.

    You will lose all information on your iPhone but will be able to set it up as new and take it in use again.
    11-13-2017 01:02 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Connect the iPhone to your computer, fire up iTunes, put the iPhone in DFU mode and restore it.

    You will lose all information on your iPhone but will be able to set it up as new and take it in use again.
    He wants to stay on iOS 9.
    11-13-2017 02:48 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    11-13-2017 02:48 PM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    He wants to stay on iOS 9.
    I wasn’t aware that he would be forced to update as well.
    I have never forgotten any passcode or password in my life.
    11-13-2017 02:59 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I wasn’t aware that he would be forced to update as well.
    I have never forgotten any passcode or password in my life.
    Me neither. Well, some passwords, but I have over 150 of them in 1Password.
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    11-14-2017 10:00 AM
  7. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    If you happen to have the 10 try wipe feature on, then just keep entering the passcode incorrectly. After the 10th time the phone will wipe and will still be on iOS9
    11-14-2017 12:46 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If you happen to have the 10 try wipe feature on, then just keep entering the passcode incorrectly. After the 10th time the phone will wipe and will still be on iOS9
    Even if he had that feature on, and wiped it, wouldn't he still need the passcode to open the phone? Not sure it would still be on iOS 9. If a new set up, wouldn't it set up on the latest OS?
    11-14-2017 03:41 PM
  9. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    He would not need the passcode. He would need the Apple ID if activation lock was on. Also as long as they don’t use iTunes to wipe it then what ever OS is on the phone would remain.
    Tartarus likes this.
    11-14-2017 04:09 PM

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