While it might seem like the end of the world at the time, losing your iPhone password can be easily corrected. Don’t panic and follow these directions, first published at Limera1n.
Our iPhones aren’t only for making phone calls and texting others. For many of us, the smart phone is our life, and it knows a lot more about us than even our best friends do. But, what happens when we forget the iPhone password? What if you set a ‘Restrictions Passcode’ six months ago and now you can’t remember it?
Sure you could throw the iPhone against a wall, but that won’t help anything. However, two solutions will help and let you go on with your digital life.
First, you could restore the iPhone as a new iDevice through iTunes. Note that restoring your iPhone from a previous backup won’t work, since the same missing password would be saved.
Second, you could use the iPhone Backup Extractor for Mac OS X tool, locatedhere.
Here are the steps:
Note: Jailbroken users can also locate their passcode via SSH. All you have to do is navigate to ‘var/mobile/Library/Preferences’.
Hopefully, these steps will help someone in need.