iPhone/iPad Won't Accept Correct Passcode After iOS 16 Update, How to Fix

I do not understand why shortly after installing iOS 16 (less than a day) my iPhone 11 claimed I had changed my passcode and asked me to confirm it. But it does not appear to have changed. Is this a bug in iOS 16 or why did I get this message?

These are some real issues that iPhone users experienced as the iPhone or iPad passcode is not working after iOS 16 update. As if the other bugs present in the update weren’t messing enough with the devices, now users can’t even access them. Whether it is a software glitch or a faulty operation, users can’t seem to fix the problem.

So, here, we will make an attempt to resolve iPhone X won't unlock with correct passcode issue. Fortunately, we know the most appropriate tool for this job. So, let’s begin.

The Best Method To Fix iPhone Won't Accept Correct Passcode After iOS 16 Update

Without stalling further, we would like to get to the best method that will fix iPhone correct passcode not working after iOS 16 update. So, whether your iPhone 8 won't unlock with correct passcode or it is any other major/minor software issue, UltFone iOS System Repair can fix it. If you want to make the best of your situation and fix the problems right away, then download and install the software on your system. The Repair Operating System feature will resolve the software related issues without data loss.

Follow the steps given below to fix iPhone 7 won't unlock with correct passcode.

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  • Step 1 Run the program and connect your iPhone with the system. Click Start to proceed.

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  • Step 2 Choose Standard Repair, then the software will detect the iOS version and provide a compatible firmware package for your device. Click on the Download button and wait as the file is downloaded.

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  • Step 3 Now, click on the "Start Standard Repair" button and wait patiently as the software fixes your device. The iPhone will reboot after the repair and start functioning optimally.

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Tip: Factory Reset iPhone If Still Fail to Fix iPhone Won't Accept Correct Passcode

If the problem is not related to the software, then our tool has an additional function that will factory reset the iPhone without passcode. Although this will wipe the data from your device, at least you will gain access to your device instead of being locked out. When the iPhone is disabled and even the system repair didn’t seem to work, you can also factory reset your iPhone without using a passcode. To do this, the steps will be as following.

Step 1: Select Reset from the main interface and choose Factory Reset later.

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Step 2: Likewise, you can either download the firmware package again or import the downloaded file.

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Step 3: Once the file is ready to use, the software will start resetting the iPhone automatically. Once the repair is finished, you can set up your iPhone as new and restore a backup from recent files.

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Method 2: Fix iPhone/iPad Won't Unlock With Correct Passcode With iTunes

There are few other ways to get access to your device and one of them is using iTunes. And even with iTunes, there are two ways to restore your iPhone.

Case 1: iPhone Synced With iTunes:

When the iPhone is synced with iTunes, you can directly connect your device to iTunes and restore it. If the iPhone X won't accept correct passcode, then this method can help you as you won’t need the passcode to connect your iPhone to synced iTunes. The steps are given below:

Step 1: Get the latest version of iTunes on your device and launch it. Connect your iPhone with the system and iTunes will automatically recognize the device.

Step 2: Now, go to the Summary tab and click on the Backup Now option. Wait for the backup to finish and select the Restore iPhone option from the screen. Click the action and perform a reset on the device. Then in the setup screen, you can get your data back from the recent iTunes backup file.

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Case 2: iPhone Not Synced With iTunes:

If you are experiencing iPhone won't recognize passcode issue on a device which has never been synced with iTunes, then you need to follow the steps below:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the system and enter recovery mode. The steps to put the different iPhone models in recovery mode are given below:

  • For iPhone 8 and later- Press the Volume up button quickly and release it. Press the volume down button and release it. Then press the Power button and hold it until you see the recovery mode screen on the iPhone.
  • For iPhone 7/7Plus- Press the Volume down button and the Power button at the same time and wait until the recovery mode screen icon appears on your iPhone.
  • For iPhone 6 and earlier- Press the home button and power button simultaneously. Hold the buttons until the recovery mode screen pops up on the iPhone.

Step 2: Launch iTunes and it will detect the device in recovery mode. You will get a pop-up window that prompts you to restore your device before you can access it. Confirm the device restore and once the process finishes, you will regain access to your device.

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And this is how you can fix the iPhone that is not accepting the passcode.

Method 3. Fix iPhone Won't Accept Correct Passcode via iCloud Restore

If iTunes wasn’t of much help to you or your device can’t get recognized by iTunes, then don’t panic, we still have one more fix. The iPhone 7/8/X won’t unlock with the correct passcode is a problem that can also be fixed with iCloud Restore. The one and the only requirement for this method are that you must have enabled “Find my iPhone” feature of iCloud. To fix the issue, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open the iCloud website and log in using your Apple id and password. As you log in, you will see the "Find My iPhone" option on the screen.

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Step 2: Click on it and you will be directed to a map screen that will show you the list of devices linked with your Apple account. Select the device which is locked and you will see three options in front of it.

Step 3: Choose the Erase iPhone option to wipe out everything on your device including data and settings. The passcode will also be erased and you will be able to set up your iPhone.

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But if you haven’t enabled the Find My iPhone feature, then this method will be useless. Therefore, it will be better if you choose the iOS System Repair tool to resolve the issue.

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Users can think of using iTunes or iCloud to fix the iPhone passcode not working after iOS 16 update problem. But both solutions are conditional as they rely on some feature of your device. Hence, we recommend using UltFone iOS System Repair tool if you want a 100% safe and guaranteed solution.

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