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pserena

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Aug 31, 2010
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My son is using my old 5S. He had his fingerprint tied to it but forgot his password. It won't use his fingerprint ( I guess the device was turned off). His phone is linked to my Apple ID. Is there anyway I can recover this password without resetting his phone?
 

Ledsteplin

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Oct 29, 2013
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I know the Apple ID password. My son doesn't know the password to unlock his phone
Sorry, you said password. I always associate that with the Apple ID. And passcode for unlocking the device. Rafagon is correct. If he can't recall the passcode, you'll have to restore. He will lose all his data. Photos, etc.
 

Leo

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I joke with some that they can use this for their kids, but honestly maybe try enrolling your son's device on an MDM called Bushel: http://www.bushel.com/features

Check out the "Remote Unlock" feature, that'll save your butt next time. You can enroll up to 3 devices for free. It's kinda neat and I only learned about it recently myself.

Edit: Derp, and here I go pulling up old threads again...