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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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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TouchId is not unlocking the login keychain after sleep

My problem is that after waking my MBP and logging in with touchid I still have to enter my password to unlock the login keychain and also enter the icloud password. If I log in using my password the ...
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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… Quick TL:DR Pressing the home button twice without using TouchID should present the pass/PIN screen instead. If I switch the ...
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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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Locked ipad and don't have a computer or password [duplicate]

How can I factory reset my ipad without using a computer an I tunes it is locked up because I forgot the password
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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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How to unlock APFS volume with iCloud account data?

During upgrading to Mojave, the disk is locked and I see the prohibition sign when boot up. I understand that now I need to unlock my volume. But I tried my usual login password it didn't work. It ...
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How do I activate the accessibility keyboard in the lock screen for macOS?

I would like to use the accessibility keyboard to both login and unlock my mac. I followed this guide to enable the keyboard at login which worked perfectly! However, when i lock my computer, it does ...
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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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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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