Forgot your passcode for your iPhone?
If for some reason you can’t get into your iPhone because you forgot your passcode what options do you have getting access to the photos, text messages, contacts, email’s and other data stuck on it?
If you have an iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 plus, 6s or 6s plus then it will most likely have iOS 8 or iOS 9 installed on it.
iOS 8 and iOS 9 have a far more advanced methods of encryption to prevent unauthorised access. Under normal circumstances this is a good thing, for example to prevent the NSA getting access, but when you have forgotten your passcode and have data you want to keep it is a bit of a nightmare.
If you are in this situation your only option is to recover your data from a backup. I’ll say that again. Your only option is to recover your iPhone and restore the data from a backup.
Here are some articles that explain how to do this:
If you haven’t setup iCloud on your iPhone and have never synched to a computer then it is impossible to recover your data although you should be able to reset the iPhone to be able to use it again.
If it is not ready too late, here are some article to help you setup iCloud and Find My iPhone:
If you have found Apps or other software claiming they can unlock your iPhone then they are trying to scam you. But don’t take my word for it. Apple recently told a judge in the US that it is ‘impossible’ to unlock new iPhones to access the data  although it ‘might be’ feasible on older iPhones.
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