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    lost iPhone 4 passcode

    I don't have the passcode to my iPhone 4, how do I reset the phone? I don't mind losing all of my data, being that I don't have the computer on which my phone is registered. Do I do dfu mode or restore mode?

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    You should be able to just connect it to itunes and restore it from there, then it will ask you if you want to set up as new or restore from backup, so just restore as new

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    Simply restore from within iTunes.

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    You can connect to itune on other computers. The issue is that your phone's data will be lost.

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    It seems rather unusual for someone who has Sprint in her profile to be missing both the passcode and the computer associated with an iPhone 4. One does not "lose" a passcode. One might forget it if the phone has not been used in a long time. Only AT&T and Verizon iPhones 4 were available in the United States. The Verizon model was not available until February of last year.
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    It could be very possible that she has not updated her profile, because it states she is using a totally different type of device all together. And i thought sprint got only the 8gb white iphone 4 and the 4s.

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    Sprint got the 8 GB iPhone 4 and all of the sizes of the iPhone 4S last fall. It still does not explain losing a passcode. There is no passcode to lose. It is programmed into the phone. Every time the phone is awakened from the Sleep mode, the passcode has to be entered. Did she lose her computer too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by efparri View Post
    Sprint got the 8 GB iPhone 4 and all of the sizes of the iPhone 4S last fall. It still does not explain losing a passcode. There is no passcode to lose. It is programmed into the phone. Every time the phone is awakened from the Sleep mode, the passcode has to be entered. Did she lose her computer too?

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    An interesting note, if the "Erase Data" feature is turned on with the Passcode settings, the user will have 10 failed passcode attempts before all data is erased.
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    Don't know the passcode, don't have the PC to which it was synced and ok with losing all local data permanently. Sounds less like the passcode was 'lost' and more like the phone was 'found'.
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    Do you forget your home or office passcode that you punch in everyday (if it applies to you)? Probably not if you use it on a daily basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECBomb View Post
    Do you forget your home or office passcode that you punch in everyday (if it applies to you)? Probably not if you use it on a daily basis.

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    If you have your phone bound to a company Exchange Active Sync account they may force you to change the pin regularly.. Thus the day after changing the pin a user may not remember it.

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    If the OP stole the phone, that'd explain the passcode forgetfulness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastercat View Post
    If the OP stole the phone, that'd explain the passcode forgetfulness.
    That MUST be the only explanation. Yep. Nothing at all to do with iOS 5 no longer requiring iTunes syncing anymore so the owner could easily not use their computer with their phone, OR if like so many people they only used their computers for email and internet and now that they have an iphone they no longer needed their computer so they could just plug it into the wall every night.

    Additionally, I know having never locked my own phone for the entire time I owned it and then when I went on vacation I set a password one night, totally forgot it by the next morning and had to reset my phone, thanks to your one and only possible explanation, what must have happened is that forgetting my password ripped a hole in the space time continuum, threw me back in time MONTHS, and instead of buying my phone, I actually opted to steal one, then traveled back through that same wormhole to the same point in time I set my password and THEN because I forgot to ask the person I stole it from what their password was, I had to reset. Thank you for uncovering the only possible way anyone can ever not know their phone password. The guilt and weird faked receipt with my name and credit card number on it were really bothering me.

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    I guess you guys spooked the OP. The story did sound questionable at best.
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    um thanks

    I got the phone working again, how I LOST the passcode is a long story which I didn't find relevant to the particular phone problem I was having.
    If you must know, Its a work phone, I accepted a different position so I'm on call more frequently and i got a phone. The girl whose spot i filled quit. But really did you guys need my resume to give me phone help?

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