I have forgotten my 4-digit iphone passcode and want to restore it but have a broken wake/sleep button and cannot find a way to do so online, any suggestions?

  • Did you forget your AppleID password? Or the 4-digit code to get into the actual device?
    – TMHahn
    May 12, 2016 at 20:23
  • 4-digit code to the device
    – Marjorie
    May 12, 2016 at 20:24

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Follow Apple Support's guide for what to do if you forgot the passcode on your phone: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204306

You shouldn't need the sleep/wake button for this. Once you get your iPhone unlocked with the help of that article, turn on "AssistiveTouch" in Settings->General->Accessability so you can sleep your phone again.

  • The Recovery Mode mentioned in that article for the link you provided requires the use of the power button. I don't believe this will work.
    – TMHahn
    May 12, 2016 at 22:27
  • @TMHahn I don't believe that it requires the use of the power button. If you have a mac, you can just plug your iPhone into iTunes and hit "restore iPhone".
    – owlswipe
    May 14, 2016 at 20:39

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