Apple Releases visionOS 1.0.3 With Reset Option for Forgotten Passcode

Apple today released a visionOS 1.0.3 update for the Vision Pro headset, marking the first update that Apple has provided since the device launched. The software comes two weeks after the release of the visionOS 1.0.2 update.

Apple Vision Pro with battery Feature Blue Magenta
The new ‌visionOS‌ update can be installed by opening the settings app and going to the software update section.

With ‌visionOS‌ 1.0.3, Apple added an option to reset the Vision Pro headset if the passcode set on the device has been forgotten. It also includes unspecified bug fixes. Apple's release notes:

This update provides important bug fixes and adds an option to reset your device if you’ve forgotten your passcode.

The Vision Pro launched without a way to reset the device without first unlocking it with a passcode, so those who did end up forgetting their passcodes had to go to an Apple retail store to reset it. With the update, if a passcode is rejected a certain number of times, users will get an option to erase the Vision Pro.

Note that erasing the Vision Pro does not remove Activation Lock, so a person who stole the headset and used this feature to wipe it would still not be able to log in with their Apple ID.

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Top Rated Comments

attohs Avatar
23 weeks ago
My favorite part of the iPhone OS 1.x and 2.x days was the rapid updates that fixed and added tons of little things all over the place.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
23 weeks ago
"Apple added an option to reset the Vision Pro headset if the passcode set on the device has been forgotten"

I just tried it out, you have to use the following pattern with the iris detector:

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Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Think|Different Avatar
23 weeks ago
*Runs to headset to update* It’s been absolutely fantastic and game-changing for my workflow but it has some obvious weird little bugs that are all remedied by restarts, been hoping for some fixes!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
clayj Avatar
23 weeks ago
I previously remarked that it was stupid for Apple to require you to take your AVP to an Apple Store if you somehow forgot your passcode, and people tried to mock me for saying that. "How can you forget your passcode?" Stuff like that.

Guess Apple agrees with me that it was stupid.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
23 weeks ago

Make a foolproof system, and the world invents better fools. Spending $3,500+ on a device doesn't improve the user's ability to remember a 4- or 6-digit number.
There’s a 4-digit number they’ll remember.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
torartc Avatar
23 weeks ago

But it wasn't just about remembering. Suppose you THOUGHT you had created a certain passcode, but you entered the wrong number twice?

The point is, making someone physically travel to an Apple Store to reset it was just plain dumb. Now Apple have fixed that issue.
Two things can be true at once. It was dumb for Apple not to have it and forgetting a short pin is also dumb.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)