Forgot code needed to turn restrictions on/off

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  1. Edwin Walker

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    Hi
    I have forgotten the code to turn off/on restrictions
    Pls help
     
  2. MoneyMaker79

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    Hello. I believe there is a way to get this code if you are jailbroken by getting into the phone system. If you're not jailbroken or you're on the latest operating software, you'll have to restore to factory to reset that passcode.

    Edit: Then using a backup won't work as it'll just put back your old passcode.
     
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  3. iPutz

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    If the OP restores to factory, resets the code to his liking and uses the backup to restore his data, won't he be putting back in the unknown code again and be right back where he started?
     
  4. MoneyMaker79

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    I read that earlier and you're right. I should have edited.

    Most of the OPS information should be saved in iTunes, at least for me when I have done a factory restore and setup as new. My contacts and all came back.
     
  5. Europa

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    They are pushed and synced through iCloud, not iTunes. You do not have to restore from backup to sync your contacts. When you restore to factory settings and then log into iCloud in the Settings app, your contacts, bookmarks, calandars and notes all sync to the device over the air. iCloud syncing replaced the paid Apple MobileMe syncing service. It's really nice because you don't have to rely on backups and you can set each new device up from scratch but still get your contacts, etc. on them.
     
  6. MoneyMaker79

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    If I turn on Contacts now when I go to iCloud on iPhone, and merge, will it put the contacts I have on iCloud, and not erase them from iPhone as I have none on iCloud yet?
     
  7. Europa

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    Make sure you aren't syncing contacts with any other email account. When you toggle contacts off in the other accounts, select "keep on phone." Then toggle iCloud contacts on and it will start syncing them through iCloud.
     
  8. MoneyMaker79

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    Thanks. I'll check it out.
     
  9. Edwin Walker

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    Hehe. Seems u guys have hacked my thread.
    Im still stuck with my ipad unable to reset to factory settings due to it requesting the unlock code for restrictions.
     
  10. MoneyMaker79

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    You will need to do a factory restore using iTunes. Do not use a backup afterwards or else the old restrictions password will be put back on the device.
     
  11. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    You can thank @iPutz for this information, MoneyMaker. ;)
     
  12. MoneyMaker79

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    I had that information, I just forgot to edit my post. Obviously using a backup puts everything back including those forgotten passcodes. :ROFLMAO:
     
  13. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Right. :)
     
  14. MoneyMaker79

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    I really did. I used Google to see if there was any other way to get the code, and it all pointed to restoring to factory as new. :cool:

    Google is your friend, most of the time.
     
  15. Europa

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    Try this. I'm not 100% certain it still works on iOS 8, but it's worth a shot.

     

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