Saturday, 2 March 2019

Note to Self: Never Buy iPhone Again

It's the second time that I was forced to change my passcode and had forgotten it in less than a year.
The only consolation this time was that I knew I could rest the phone somehow, so I was less stressed. I still had to re-search on how to do it and followed instructions from Apply Support.
Its instructions are badly written, so here are the additional notes:
  1. iTune version matters - always use latest vesion.
  2. the procedures need to be carried out when the phone is no longer disabled (i.e. when the phone is not displaying 'try again in x minutes'). Otherwise, you will be wasting your time.
  3. for my iPhone the buttons to press in step 3 are the Side Button + Home Button
Also, when making a backup in iCloud, make sure to write down the passcode at the time against the backup.