To avoid the passcode lock, you must hard reset your iPhone by holding down the lock button and the home button down simultaneously until the iPhone turns off.
Press and hold the home button while the iPhone is off and plug it into your Mac while still holding the home button down. The iPhone will turn on by itself when it is plugged it, but because you are holding the home button down, it will boot up in Recovery Mode.
iTunes will say "iTunes has detected an iPhone in Recovery Mode. You must restore it." It is now okay to release the home button.
Procede to restore your iPhone to factory settings, and then you may select a backup to restore it to after it has been erased.
Hope this helps! It's been a while since I've done it. Let me know if you need clarification on the steps. :)
Did you ever get a fix to the problem with recovery telling you that a password was needed?
crwdns2893770:0crwdnd2893770:0 RLG crwdne2893770:0
This happened to me with an iPhone 6 iOS 8.1
I have no idea what to do. I'm pretty sure I have tried everything also I have only had the phone a little over a week :(
crwdns2893770:0crwdnd2893770:0 Kaitlyn Rea crwdne2893770:0
um we need help not uh i have it i dont know what to do im stupid if your going to help help but if your not then shutup
crwdns2893770:0crwdnd2893770:0 Maddog023 crwdne2893770:0
HI it should work , press hold the home button and power button same time when it shows connect to ITUNES then connect restore to your backup(if you have backup) mean while you authorize the phone when it is restoring then it will go to your restore point. if you do not have restore go to factory settings. Try and update recently I have done successfully
crwdns2893770:0crwdnd2893770:0 Harikiran Mitnala crwdne2893770:0
i need my iphone 4s on lockrightnow
crwdns2893770:0crwdnd2893770:0 reggie crwdne2893770:0