iPhone is disabled – How to Unlock Disabled iPhone if you forgot the password?

iPhone security features can be boring and time-consuming, but the alternative is much worse. These security measures come in handy, especially when your phone is lost or you’ve left it in a public place (bathroom or restaurant). That 6-digit passcode or fingerprint and face ID will restrict anyone from unlocking and accessing your phone data.

One dreaded security measure is” iPhone disable” which pops up as a message when you or anyone else enters the wrong password several times. The maximum amount of password entries is 10 times. After that, your iPhone will get locked completely.

In this article, you’ll find a few tips on how to get yourself out of this unfortunate situation.

1. Why my iPhone is disabled?
2. What can I do if my iPhone is Disabled?
3. Unlocked “iPhone is Disabled” Connect to iTunes’ using software?
4. Restore your disabled iPhone using iTunes

iPhone is Disabled

Why my iPhone is disabled?

You need a password/ password/ Touch ID/ Face ID to unlock your iPhone screen so you can access your content. But when you enter an incorrect passcode or password six times in a row, your iPhone will disable itself for 1 minute.

You’ll have to wait for one minute to pass so you enter the correct password and unlock your iPhone. To prevent yourself from getting the “iPhone is disabled” message in the future, just enter the correct password.

 

Here’s is a list of the number of incorrect password entries that can lead to an “iPhone is disabled” scenario;

  1. 6 incorrect passcode entries in a row: iPhone is disabled, try again in 1 minute
  2. 7 incorrect passcode entries in a row: iPhone is disabled, try again in 5 minutes
  3. 8 incorrect password entries in a row: iPhone is disabled, try again in 15 minutes
  4. 9 incorrect password entries in a row: iPhone is disabled, try again in 60 minutes
  5. 10 incorrect password entries in a row: iPhone is disabled, connect to iTunes to restore data

The “iPhone is disabled” message is a security feature by Apple to prevent unauthorized access to your iPhone. This feature leaves you with no room for error if you’re guessing your password among several passwords you might have used.

What can I do if my iPhone is Disabled?

Unfortunately, the only way to unlock your phone once the “iPhone is Disabled” message is displayed, is to rest your device. I know this is not the answer you were looking for, but that’s the only way.

Anyone who tells you otherwise is a scammer or doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

 

If you had backed up your data and settings on iCloud or iTunes, you have nothing to worry about. Once you’ve reset your iPhone, you can restore your data and your phone will go back to the way it was before.

That said, here are two proven methods you can use to unlock a disabled iPhone:

Unlocked “iPhone is Disabled” Connect to iTunes’ using software?

FORecovery – iPhone Unlock is a effective and trustworthy unlock tool. It’s easy to use, you don’t have to possess tech skills to use it.

Besides unlocking the disabled iPhone, it can unlock iPhone lock screen, remove Apple ID/iCloud accounts, bypass Screen Time Passcode, and even unlock MDM.

 

Other Key Features Include:

  1. Removes all they of screen locks, including 6-digit password, Touch ID/Fingerprint, and Face ID.
  2. Removes Apple ID, iCloud ID, and regain iCloud/iTunes serves using your new Apple ID.
  3. Bypasses iPhone disabled screen instantly, with no password or iTunes
  4. Gets rid of Screen Time parental control and MDM in only minutes.

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A step—by–step instruction on how to unlock disabled iPhone:

  • Install the software to your Windows or Mac PC. Launch it, then select the “Unlock Screen Passcode” mode.

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  • Tap on “Start”, then use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your PC. The program will automatically detect your iPhone.

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  • Tap on “Download“ to download a firmware for your gadget.
  • Once the download process is over, verify if the details of the firmware related to that of your iPhone device.

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  • Next, click on “Start Unlock” and the program will begin the unlocking process.
  • Wait for a few minutes for the unlocking process to finish. When it does, tap “Done” and enjoy your newly disabled free iPhone.

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Restore your disabled iPhone using iTunes

By restoring your disabled iPhone via iTunes, you can unlock it. However, you can’t just connect your device directly to iTunes and expect to unlock it. You have to first place your device into recovery mode. Yes! It sounds complicated, but it’s not. Here are a few simple steps to help you out.

 

  • Connect your iPhone to iTunes and see if iTunes can detect your iPhone. Then try to make a backup of your phone first.

 

  • Next, boot your iPhone into Recovery mode to restore your iPhone.
    For iPhone 11, iPhone X/XS/XR, iPhone 8: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Then, press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery mode screen. Switch off your iPhone.
    For iPhone 7/6 series: Hold and press the Power Button and Volume down key together simultaneously.
  • Once you see the connect to macbook logo on your iPhone screen release the buttons. Now connect your iPhone to your PC via its USB cable.

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  • Next, follow the instruction on the iTunes interface and tap on “Restore”.

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  • Wait for a couple of minutes as your iPhone gets erased by iTunes.

 

  • Once you’ve restore it, you can restore your iTunes backed-up data onto the iPhone and enjoy your phone once more.

 

Both methods we’ve mentioned are effective at unlocking a Disabled iPhone. However, iTunes can sometimes become unstable, particularly on a Windows PC. You might experience problems such as iTunes not recognizing the device or iPhone won’t connect to iTunes. If you want to avoid such situations, we recommend you use the iMyFone toolkit. It’s not only effective but fast, reliable, and trustworthy.