Forgot new iPhone code: reset with previous code (from iOS 17)

It's easy to unlock iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID, but both come with an unlock code. This iPhone code is used to unlock the Apple smartphone when the other options are currently unusable or fail. If you set a new eight-digit security code and immediately forget it, you can quickly lock yourself out of iOS. Away iOS 17 However, a solution is offered: the old unlock code can be used as a safety net for 72 hours. Anyone who sees this as a risk can also delete the old code beforehand.

Have you set a new unlock code for your iPhone but can't remember it? From iOS 17 there is the possibility to reset it with the old code. However, this is only possible for 72 hours and if you do not actively delete the old security code.
Have you set a new unlock code for your iPhone but can't remember it? From iOS 17 there is the possibility to reset it with the old code. However, this is only possible for 72 hours and if you do not actively delete the old security code.

Unlock iPhone with old code will be possible for 72 hours

after her under Settings -> Face ID & Code (or. Touch ID & Code) changed the security code, you can use it to unlock the device. But if you forgot it right away, you might enter it incorrectly a few times. If this happens, you should see a "Forgot your code" option near the bottom of the screen. 

If you tap on it, you can reset the new unlock code by identifying yourself with the old code. As of iOS 17, this feature is intended to ensure that you can access your iPhone more quickly and do not have to deal with Apple support if you forget the new unlock code after setting it. So you don't have to reset the device to an old backup or over Where is? Clear.

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If you are concerned about security, use the "Clear previous code now" option

Also below Settings -> Face ID & Code (or. Touch ID & Code) you will find the option "Delete previous code now" after changing the unlock code from iOS 17 at the latest. Below that is this statement: For the next 72 hours you can use your old code to reset your new code in case you forget it. 

If this is not an option for you because you want to protect your iPhone against access by third parties who have found out your security code, then use the delete old code option. But then make sure that you remembered the new code correctly. Unlocks the iPhone e.g. B. once or twice with the new number combination and only then delete the old combination by tapping on "Delete previous code now".

Note: The information comes from reports on the current iOS 17 developer beta. Details may change before the official release of the iPhone operating system in autumn 2023. Which

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