iPhone disabled and won't accept pass word

iOS and iPadOS

I am using an iPhone 12. I had problems using a two finger tap to dictate a message, so I reset the phone. It won't accept my password, I was thinking maybe the typing mode somehow was changed, but I just can't be sure. The phone disable for one minute. I tried again, and the phone disabled for three minutes. Any suggestions please.



Submitted by Pa. Joe on Thursday, March 11, 2021

I found a solution, a sighted person, and yes the typing mode was changed. There is nothing I can do about the typing mode on the lock screen that I know of.

Submitted by treky fan on Thursday, March 11, 2021

I wouldn't suggest this in most cases, but having a phone is very important. Give your phone to a trusted friend or family member. Ask them to unlock the phone for you and give them the passcode. Once they've unlocked your phone, change the typing mode back to what you had it on before you had to reset the phone. Then change the passcode on your phone. Hope this is of some help.

Submitted by tripolice on Thursday, March 11, 2021

In the passcode field, type one character somehow, by double tapping the letter, then move the rotor to find the typing mode option, flick down to change it to touch typing. This should work if you land again in the same situation.