New security function in iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 : Reset iPhone or iPad if you have forgotten the passcode

A little under the radar of the big innovations Apple has incorporated a security function in iOS 15.2 and iPad OS 15.2, which make it easier to reset the iPhone or iPad if the passcode has been forgotten.

Prerequisite: iOS 15.2 or iPadOS 15.2. An existing network connection (Wi-Fi or cellular) and knowledge of the Apple ID and account password with which the device was set up.

Try entering the passcode on the lock screen of your device until the device prompts you to try again later. If possible, repeat this step until the [Delete Device] option appears in the lower corner of the screen. Tap [Delete Device] and then tap [Delete Device] again to confirm. Enter the Apple ID data. Tap [Delete Device] to permanently delete all data and settings.

After restarting your iPhone or iPad, follow the on-screen instructions to reactivate the device, restore data and settings from a backup, and set a new passcode.

In the past, you had to delete the iPhone or iPad via iTunes or the cloud, now you can do it directly on the device itself.

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