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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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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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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Safari - keep passwords pref unlocked for longer

I have some 'legacy' passwords that are duplicated or no longer secure, so I'm trying to go down the list in Safari prefs to check & change them, or close old unused accounts on sites I haven't ...
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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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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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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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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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How to run a shell script upon user authentication (e.g. screen unlock)?

I would like to specify a shell script (say one to send me an email) whenever a given user is authenticated, for example if prompted after sleep, fresh login or fast user switching. PS: I found ...
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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 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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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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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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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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iPhone 5 locked to Japanese network KDDI

Hope someone can help me with my locked iPhone 5. I was given it second hand in Japan and want to use it in New Zealand. It used to be on KDDI. When a Sim from NZ is inserted it shows invalid Sim. ...
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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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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 ...
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Is an unlocked phone and a jailbroken phone the same thing?

I just read that apple is now selling unlocked phones? I also read somewhere earlier (probably Wikipedia) that jailbreaking was made legal. Is jailbreaking and unlocking the same in this context? ...
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Running iPhone side by side with another iPhone

I just bought a new iPhone to replace the one I dropped in water. The old iPhone works except for the screen, and I can't back it up via iTunes on my computer because I have a password on the old ...
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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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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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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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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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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 know if iPhone was used

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. Is there a "Slide to ...
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Does iPhone 4S have a region lock?

All phones in South Africa are sold unlocked, and I can use my iPhone 4S with any carrier's SIM cards in South Africa. However, when I visited Australia, I found that SIM activation failed after I ...
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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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Will Apple Store employees activate my new iPhone?

I bought a SIM FREE( Unlocked) iPhone 6s from the Apple Store in Glendale the other day. The reason I used more money to get the SIM free one is because I'm here in L.A for a little vacation, but I ...
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iOS: Your passcode is required to enable Touch ID

Occasionally, when unlocking my iPhone or iPad, I get the following message: Your passcode is required to enable Touch ID Now this is not after a number of failed attempts or turning the device ...
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iphone 3GS and iOS 5.1

I have an iPhone 3GS which is locked on the AT&T network. It was jailbroken before and after I clicked "Erase all settings", it won't boot up. Now I'm thinking to upgrade to latest iOS 5.1 and I ...
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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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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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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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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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iPad 2 locked by Apple?

A relative of mine got an iPad about a year ago and has not updated it until November after he asked me to help him with the update. We had updated it to the most recent iOS possible at that time ...
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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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Mounting Encrypted Core Storage Volume(s) On Startup [duplicate]

Okay, so I have three main volumes for my system; one for the OS (SSD) one for users and files (Fusion Drive) and one for backup. All three are encrypted Core Storage volumes. The problem is that ...
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Is my Verizon iPhone 5c unlocked?

I have a Verizon iPhone 5c. Is it unlocked so that I can just go to T-Mobile or AT&T prepaid, by just popping in the SIM card?
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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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I can't remember my passcode, and I can't disable Find My iPhone

I can't remember my Passcode for my iPhone 4s and I went on to iCloud and the whole find my iPhone and because my phone is disabled and I tried to restart/restart it the wifi wont turn on and I have ...
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How would I unlock an iPhone while out of the country?

I gave an iPhone 3G to a friend who lives in Dubai. At the time, it was carrier locked to at&t. I have since submitted a request here in the U.S. to unlock it, and the request was approved by at&...
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Unlocked 5s won't connect to new carrier (docomo) data network

I recently moved to Japan and got a new SIM card, with a contract, from docomo (one of the major carriers here). I had my iPhone 5s unlocked by a third party, and inserted the new SIM card into this ...
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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....