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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macOS Big Sur (11.1): How to summon “Unlocking with Apple Watch…” when Mac is locked but not raised from a sleep?

When I wake my Mac from a sleep, I'm always able to unlock it with my linked Watch first. If it's unsuccessful due to any reasons, a prompt appears but in most situation everything works smoothly and ...
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Cannot set up Touch ID, unlock System Preferences, or reinstall Big Sur [2020 Intel MBA i3]

Today I have upgraded my 2020 Intel MacBook Air to Big Sur (11.1). Since upgrading, I am unable to unlock the "lock" in the System Preferences panels that require it (the window "...
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How can I make unlocking my Mac with my Apple Watch more secure?

I have turned on the feature to allow my Mac to be unlocked via my Apple Watch. However, there is no interaction required from me - if I am home and asleep with my watch on, my roommate can go to my ...
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Can't enable logging into apps with my Apple Watch?

I have an Apple Watch Series 3 running watchOS 6.2.6 which I'm trying to use to unlock apps on my Mac. If I got to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General and check the "Use ...
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I can't unlock my Apple ID

I want to log in to Messages on my Macbook, but it says I need to unlock my Apple ID first. After clicking "Send to my email", I receive an unlock link, but after opening the link I can't ...
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What is the iCloud Lock going on Apple Watch?

https://www.techmajesty.com/icloud-unlocks-activation-lock-removal/icloud-unlock-activation-lock-removal-for-any-iwatch.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXuAN-11Usc It seems (according to links ...
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Apple Watch Cellular activation in China

I went to an Apple store in Shanghai/China to buy an apple watch with cellular and they told me I'll not be able to use it because SIM card providers (i.e. China Unicom, China mobile) require Chinese ...
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Add unlock sound effect

Whenever I unlock my macOS machine, I want it to play a sound effect from an mp3 file. So I created an automator .app to play the sound using Afplay shell command. Tested the app successfully. And ...
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Unlock iPhone via accessibility button press rather than “Slide to Unlock”?

I have an old iPhone with a shattered screen. I use it as a dedicated music player. I can comfortably tap buttons on the screen. But sliding my finger across the screen causes irritation due to the ...
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Is it possible to unlock an iPhone 4S running iOS 6.1.3 via software?

I recently bought a cheap iPhone 4S, I know it's an old device but I wanna gift it to my mom so she can use it as what it is: a phone. The iPhone 4S is currently running iOS 6.1.3, but the device is ...
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Why does un-paired/removed Apple Watch still appear as macOS unlock option?

Several weeks ago I erased an Apple Watch I plan to sell/recycle. A few days ago I noticed it was still listed in iCloud Devices, so I "Removed from Account." All seemed to go well: it no ...
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Previously unlocked iPhone locked its SIM after Erase

My iPhone 7 was unlocked, I had it for over two years now, used with a UK SIM mainly but I also used it with foreign SIMs when traveling, so I know it wasn't locked to just one operator. But I ...
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Screen won’t lock after upgrading to Catalina

I recently upgraded my 2018 Mac mini to macOS Catalina 10.15.6, and I’ve noticed that whenever I turn my monitors off and leave my computer, it never actually locks itself after the 10 minutes when it’...
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How to unlock iPhone with special characters in passcode, but no keyboard to input them

I have an iPhone 7 locked with an alphanumeric passcode containing special (non-ASCII) characters. After this passcode has been set up, I removed from the System Settings the only keyboard that ...
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Ordering an iPhone from different region

So I ordered an iPhone SE from Apple.com It delivers in United States, But I Live in Georgia(Middle East) and The phone will be send to me by mail. I ordered a phone with unlocked carrier but i'm ...
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It seems to take far too long to unlock the “Users & Groups” setting on Mojave than was the case for High Sierra

This has bugged me from the time I did the first upgrade to Mojave (revision 3) under advice not to upgrade from High Sierra when Mojave was first released. I have tried several resets and even a ...
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trying to unlock iPhone 5c

I'm trying to unlock an old iPhone 5c to access some pictures I have on there. Every time I try to unlock it, it takes me to the white screen with the "Hello" message, and then it tries to connect to ...
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How to unlock a locked user account using Terminal

How can I unlock a locked user account( after user entered password x times ) using Terminal on Catalina. I check if the user is locked by doing sudo pwpolicy -u username -authentication-allowed ...
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Leave iPhone unlocked for a few seconds after closing

With Face Id, the moment the screen blanks out or the moment I press the side button the screen is locked. This ends up being extremely annoying. I unlock the phone, set it on the table, hands are ...
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How to Turn OFF Find My iPhone if I don't Know the ID & Password? [duplicate]

It's a Pre-Owned Phone, I bought it from a Market Place. Seller forgot to reset the iCloud Account, and I lost the Owner Contact details... I've seen many Bypass Tricks Online, Nothing worked for me....
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Preventing Volume Unlock Prompt

I have an encrypted APFS volume that I do not wish to be unlocked automatically, however, every time a user logs in on my system they are prompted to enter a passphrase for the volume, every single ...
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Can police/hackers unlock iPhones?

iPhone X running iOS 12.3.2 - 4 digit passcode. iCloud backup, but has been deleted online as well have I changed Apple ID password. I know that AES 256 bit encryption cannot be decrypted, and I know ...
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Unlock with passcode instead of TouchID after manually locking iPhone?

This is another of those things that seems to have changed since iOS 13… Still present in iOS 13.4 March 2020 Quick TL:DR Pressing the home button twice without using TouchID should present the pass/...
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On a MacBook with macOS Catalina, how do I unlock the Keyboard-en.plist file?

File path: /System/Library/Input Methods/PressAndHold.app/Contents/PlugIns/PAH_Extension.appex/Contents/Resources/Keyboard-en.plist After disabling System Integrity Protection (SIP) in macOS ...
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unlocking laptop moves all windows to primary display

I have a macbook pro. I have it hooked up to a second monitor. I have the primary display marked as the laptop screen. When i unlock the macbook or wake it up from sleep, it moves all my open windows ...
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iPad or iPhone doesn't charge until unlocked?

When I plug my iPhone or iPad into my laptop with the USB cable, it doesn't start charging until I unlock the device with touch ID or code. Is there a way I can change this behavior? I don't think it ...
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Unlock iPhone X while screen is broken and won't turn on?

My iPhone X had a fault this evening (second time I've had an iPhone X die on me). The screen went bright white all of a sudden and then turned black, and it won't come back on. The touchscreen ...
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System Preferences locked After Username Change

i have a problem with my MacBook Air. I recently changed the username and now if I want to unlock 'users and groups' or If I want to make changes that require the administrator information (username ...
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Login Prompt stays after unlocking Macbook using Touch ID

My office gave me Macbook Pro 15 inch recently with macOS Mojave version 10.14.5. I configured my Touch ID, it is working fine. When I unlock the system after locking it the login prompt does not go ...
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Iphone 4 stuck when trying to unlock with SIM PIN code

The phone works normally except for the SIM. I can unlock it, then open apps, preferences etc. I've made a backup in iTunes, then reset the phone to factory settings, then restored the backup. This ...
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Admin can't select user to reset password

This relates to a 2011 Macbook Pro running El Capitan. I'm set up as the admin and my child has a standard account with parental controls enabled. My child forgot their password and I'm trying to ...
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iPhone 6 Plus Unlocking

I have been trying to unlock my iPhone 6 Plus which is locked to TMobile. The instructions which they sent me read as follows: Thank you for taking the time to contact T-Mobile. 24 hours after ...
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Wi-Fi Calling: Straight talk iPhone 6s with T-Mobile SIM

Wi-Fi calling requires an iPhone 5c or newer. I would like to migrate from ST to TMO with a 6s. As I understand it both carriers support Wi-Fi calling. Assuming that the 6s is SIM unlocked, what ...
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Software Glitch iPad 2 Caused Activation Lock

I’m very new to this thread and I hope I’m in the right place for help. I’ve got an iPad 2 WIFI only model and have an issue, some time ago whilst I was using the iPad it suddenly and out of nowhere ...
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I forgot a password for iPhone 5C, error 4013 if try to restore

I was not using my iPhone 5C for a long time and forgot a password for it. How to use it now? I left it for some time without a power and the only thing it forgot was time, so now it writes that next ...
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removing write up protection from micro sd card

My micro sd card suddenly got locked and i don't know how to remove the write up protection using my macbook air nor the disk utility. How do I remove the digital write up protection from my card ...
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Password protect WhatsApp iOS app

I’d like to place a passcode over the WhatsApp iOS app. So that when the app is opened, it does not launch right away, but rather asks for passcode verification first.
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Can’t unlock MacBook Air with PIN from Find my iPhone [duplicate]

I locked my MacBook Air through Find My iPhone app because I thought I had lost it. One day later I found it. I tried to unlock it with the PIN I had set and apparently I remembered the PIN wrong. I ...
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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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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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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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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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