If you forgot the password on your iPhone 4, what would you do? restore your iPhone 4 from backup and erases all the content currently on your iPhone 4 or reset iPhone to factory default settings? Is there any way to retrieve data from passcode locked iPhone 4 before restore from backup?
Actually, if you forget the password on iPhone 4 and want to remove the password, restore your iPhone 4 from backup is the only choice. The good news is you have no need to worry the data currently on your iPhone lost. Here we recommend a powerful iPhone 4 data recovery software named iFonebox which could access password forgotten iPhone 4 and retrieve ios data such as contacts, photos, messages, notes, etc from iPhone 4.
Free download this iPhone 4 data recovery tool by clicking below icons, both window and mac are easy-to-use and reliable.
Here we take Mac version as an example to retrieve iPhone 4 data, if you run windows computer, just download the windows version and take the same operation as below.
Step 1: Choose "Recover from iOS device" mode
Install and launch iFonebox for Mac, launch it and connect your iPhone 4 to Mac with USB cable. Choose “Advanced Mode” button. You will see the interface below:
Note: If you can not access the interface as follows, please read get the data from iPhone 4 when forgot the passcode for further help.
1. Click “Start” button in the window and then hold the power button and Home button on your iPhone for 10 seconds. The count-down time shows up in the window.
2. After 10 seconds, the screen of your iPhone 4 turns black. Release the power button and keep holding the Home button for another 10 seconds until the message “You have successfully entered DFU mode, now you can release the Home button” shows on the window of the software.
Step 2 : Start scanning iPhone4 to retrieve data
After activating the DFU mode, the software will automatically start the deep scan of the iPhone 4, it will start scanning and analyzing the data in your iPhone 4 and find out your deleted and lost data. The progress bar shows the scanning process, and the scan time depends on the number of your database.
Step 3: Preview and Recover data selectively
When the scan finishes, the list of data include Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, Message Attachment, Call history, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, Voice Memos, Safari Bookmark is showed on the top of the interface. Click the categories you want to preview and click the “Recover” button to recover all the data on your Mac.
You have successful to retrieve dataa frm password forgotten iPhone 4S, now you can restore your iPhone 4 from backup to remove passcode.