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Questions tagged [unlock]

Refers to unlocking iPhones. Unlocking an iPhone that has been locked to a specific carrier (such as Verizon or AT&T), allows you to use it on other compatible networks.

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Cannot unlock Users & Groups in System Preferences [duplicate]

I was making some changes recently, trying to rename my user account in macOS High Sierra System Preferences, and it seems I've locked myself out from making any changes to Users & Groups now. ...
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Best process to recover datas from unresponding screen/home button on iPhone 6 Plus

Heeey! Situation : I need to recover important pictures from an iPhone 6 Plus with a brand new screen who does not respond (including home button). I have a trusted computer and I know the phone is ...
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Is there a way to unlock screen programmatically? [duplicate]

I want to be able to unlock screen, or login to physical user while I'm connected with ssh connection. I know this might be unsafe etc. However that's ok for me at the moment. What options do I have ...
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Dropped iPhone 7 Plus - Screen no longer detected

I dropped my iPhone 7 Plus and it no longer detects the screen. I say "no longer detects" because I confirmed it; I connected it to a monitor with an HDMI dongle and it sees the monitor as the only ...
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How to force passcode unlock on iPhone SE lock screen?

I want to be able to unlock my phone when I’m wearing touch screen compatible gloves. Touch ID doesn’t work with gloves. When I tap the home button to unlock, (sometimes) the phone doesn’t do anything....
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MacBook Pro 2016: Trackpad freezing at unlocking

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports), and when I unlock my Mac 💻, my trackpad often gets stuck and 'unlock' itself after a couple seconds. I think 🤔 that it's a software ...
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Cannot unlock Users & Groups settings

I was making some changes recently, trying to rename my user account from the macOS High Sierra System Preferences, and it seems I've locked myself out from making any changes to Users & Groups ...
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What is the fastest way to unlock iPhone X to the homescreen? (rather than double tap, Face ID, swipe up)

Needless to say every 0.1 second counts, I want to stay in the flow as much as possible. Current method of unlocking iPhone X pisses me off is really annoying - it requires 3 independent interactions....
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Will iPhone X from TMobile A1865 or A1901 work globally?

I travel frequently between China and the US. I have T mobile in the US and Unicom in China. According to apple's official website, the iPhone X (A1865) is the only model that works with China ...
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Finder can't authenticate even though I am the admin

I am trying to authenticate but it seems that my approach is not working. I am logged into the administrator account, so I obviously know the admin password, but I can't authenticate in Finder or any ...
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Unlocking a disabled iPhone

A friend asked me to help her with her old iPhone 4 (she has upgraded to a 7). When I turn it on, it says, "iPhone is disabled" and "connect to iTunes." When I do so, iTunes reports that it is locked ...
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Unlock iPhone for different carrier

I bought an iPhone 6 from an O2 shop thinking I could use it with a different carrier. But to my horror, I found it was actually locked to O2! How can I unlock it? My research so far: Ask O2 to ...
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Carrier SIM card and unlocking issues…

I recently purchased a used iPhone 7 to upgrade from a 5s. The new iPhone was on AT&T and I use Verizon, so I knew it needed to be unlocked before I attempted to use my current SIM card in it. I ...
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How are smartphones unlocked in street shops?

I know a smartphone can be unlocked by either contacting the carrier or by using one of the websites that will do it for you for a fee. I'm curious to know what do the unlocking and smartphone repair ...
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Unlock my iPhone

I forgot the PIN code of my iPhone 5S; I tried many times to unlock it and I finished to block it indefinitely. I haven't got any backup files and before resetting it I want to recover all my photos. ...
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iPhone 6S fingerprint reader malfunction

I am unable to unlock my device because it is not recognising my fingerprint. What can I do?
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How to unlock an iPhone which locked to TalkTalk?

I have an iPhone 6S locked to TalkTalk (a UK network) which was bought from Carphone Warehouse - a retailer so it locks to whatever network of the first sim that is inserted (TalkTalk). Since ...
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Unlocking iPhone 7 without touch the Home Button

I've been running for 4 years and today I've encountered problem when I wanted to run with my iPhone 7. I was using the armband with my iPhone 5 and iPhone 6s and everything was great. I've placed my ...
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Is possible to reset the timer on a disabled iPhone without Wi-Fi or Cellular?

After the screen was replaced on my iPhone 4S, I a got "disabled for 24+ millions minutes" text on my screen due to battery being unplugged. Unfortunately I have disabled cellular data and I wasn't ...
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macOS Sierra Apple Watch Unlock - persistant iCloud Sign in required dialog

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) that I just reinstalled macOS Sierra 10.12.3 and now I am trying to use my Watch to unlock. I had this working before in the past before the ...
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Constant “please unlock iPhone” message in Photos 2.0

I recently upgraded my Mac Pro from Yosemite to Sierra, and whenever I plug in my iPhone 6s, both iTunes and Photos will open as they should. However within Photos (and Image Capture), I get a "...
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Will SIM-free iPhone from Apple lock to first carrier activated?

Suppose I buy an iPhone 7 directly from Apple, and I select the SIM-free version. Will this lock to the first carrier it is activated with? Or is it unlocked for life so I'll be able to switch ...
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Can I buy an unlocked iPhone in Japan?

I'm going to Japan (Tokyo, being more specific) on April, and I'd like to buy an iPhone there. I made some research and found mixed information about whether is possible to buy an unlocked iPhone 7 ...
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How to find if iPhone is unlocked for worldwide GSM use

I am new here. I am looking for an iPhone online but, want to know if a particular phone would work with GSM carriers outside US. Is there a proper way to find that? Specially the iPhones unlocked ...
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MacBook Pro with Touch ID sometimes unlocks without any authentication

My MacBook Pro with TouchBar is set up to use Touch ID, requires authentication after sleeping, has File Vault turned on… the complete works. Yet twice now I have noticed that it seemed to unlock ...
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Unlock sim after passing opportunity to unlock on iPhone startup

This must be some basic stuff but I'm unable to figure it out. I've restarted my iPhone, inserted my security code and then when the numpad appeared to insert my SIM pin code, I pressed the home ...
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MacBookPro freezes in lock screen when waking up after sleep in Sierra

After updating my MacBookPro to macOS Sierra, the display sometimes freezes in the lock screen, when waking up from sleep. I have to wait for a few seconds before the Mac allows me to insert my ...
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How to stop Apple Watch from unlocking a Mac with lid closed

I am using the Apple Watch to unlock my Macbook Pro Retina (Late 2013) and it works reasonably well, almost too well: When I stop working with the Macbook and close the lid, but stay in proximity, I ...
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How to unlock my mac remotely?

So i want to know how to remotely unlock my mac via ssh so i don't have to put my password in front of people or having to make them look the other direction while i type my password. I have tried ...
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How unlocking via Watch uses the laptop password?

During watch mac unlocking setup, iPhone prompts for laptop user password, but iOS security guide (last updated at May 2016) does not describes, how that password will be used. Does iPhone needs it ...
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Wait for 50 years to unlock

Today I wanted to backup my old iPhone which I didn't use for a long time and never tried to unlock it for one year now. It was just laying around. Upon charging and starting it up, I saw this message:...
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10.12 Sierra unlock screensaver by admin via security authorizationdb

I admin a bunch of Macs, and depend on unlocking user's screen saver as admin. I've always done this editing /etc/pam.d/screensaver This no longer works. I need to do it via security authorizationdb....
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How does the Apple Watch <-> macOS Sierra unlock feature work in detail?

Does anyone know how the Apple Watch unlock feature work in macOS Sierra? I figured out, that I have to be very near my Mac, that the feature works. Does it use Bluetooth (BLE) or WIFI? It would be ...
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Can’t Enable Apple Watch Auto-Unlock

With macOS Sierra installed on a Mac from at least 2013 and an Apple Watch (the very first one), users should be able to unlock their Mac with their Apple Watch. I have an Early 2013 MacBook Pro and ...
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How to reset the iPad without PC and iTunes

I have an iPad and I forgot the passcode. I can't remember email ID or Apple ID. Now I only have the iPad and bill. Many stories I've read suggest to reset the iPad and then login. How do I do that? ...
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Can not unlock my MacBook Pro once I locked it with Find my iPhone

I thought that i lost my MacBook Pro so I used Find my iPhone to lock it. Now that I found it an interrogation point is appearing on my screen but there is nowhere I can write my pin. Can you please ...
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I have an iphone 4s and it wont unlock

I have an iphone 4s, and it will not unlock, using my normal pin. I took it to a computer store, but they want 60$/hr for a 4hour minimum of work. This is more than I can afford. Is there any other ...
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My iPhone 5s is cracked and the screen is black, how do I get pictures from the phone?

I dropped my iPhone 5s in water and then cracked it... Vegas what can I say? It was working that day but, the next it just went black and didn't work anymore. When I connected to the computer, it is ...
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Macbook air locked

I have a macbook air on my desk. It was from a coworker who got fired. He had his personal iCloud configured on this device. I disabled wifi so that we could still access company data on the device ...
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What does locking a Mac actually do?

When my Mac locks itself due to inactivity, or because I've switched to the login screen (without logging myself out), what actually changes? For example: Is access to data on my hard disk affected? (...
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Lost iPad doesn't connect to WiFi

A family member's iPad 2 (WiFi), which is connected to my old Apple ID has been locked with a message that says she has to pay $30 to someone online. I said not to pay and I went online, logged into ...
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how can i use old iphone 5 wifi only after ios 9 update.

It keeps asking to activate. I had att but got new att 6+. Now I just want to use it to play games and music. It wont get past activation. I have called att they cant unlock because sim is already ...
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a problem with the area locked SIM card, how can I unlock my iphone?

I recently updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 7; however, I need to fully unlock my iPhone (which I inserted a SIM card into). How do I do this? Note: my sim card is from Tahiti (French Polynesia). Can you ...
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How do I unlock an iPhone 6?

I recently bought the phone in Japan because it is way cheaper but then I am unable to use my local SIM card (Indonesia). Please anyone kindly assist and solve this (free method). Thanks in advance!
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How to know if iPhone was used “slide to unlock” history log

I need to know if someone has used my iPhone or not. Sometimes I can't recall the last time I used my iPhone and I've tried many things to view the log if that is even possible.
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How to recover icloud password if its locked?

I created an account for my uncle's iPhone, he used the phone for 4-5 months and asked me the password but I forgot it completely and don't either remember its google password or security answers, he ...
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Iphone 4 without itunes or lock button

Okay my iphone needs to connect to itunes, but my device doesnt support itunes and my iphone lock button is broke, what can I do?
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10.11: Good Samaritan message not showing on Filevault2 unlock screen

You can set up a lock Message under System Preferences => Security & Privacy => General => Set Lock Message. This Message is stored in NVRAM. Under 10.9 Mavericks it was not only shown on ...
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iPhone 5s (iOS9) and iPad 2 (iOS9) Passcode Freeze

I have the advanced passcode enabled on my iPhone (i.e. a full passphrase as opposed to a simple numeric unlock code.) When I wake up my iPhone and enter the passcode, quite often it freezes. I have ...
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How to unlock broken iPhone 5c?

I would like to import photos from an iPhone 5c. When I connect the iPhone to the PC with a USB cable the PC says the iPhone is locked. I don't know how to unlock it and even if I did, I can't: half ...