How to Backup Disabled/Locked iPhone

This article gives a brief description of the issues, that can arise in iPhone if someone enters the wrong passcode in the phone 10 times continuously. If you haven’t had any backup of your iPhone, then you follow below-mentioned method to backup disabled iPhone.

By iMobie | Posted: Jul. 04, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 04, 2018
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It can be very frustrating if you forgot your passcode or your friend entered the wrong passcode multiple times in a row. The phone will be disabled by the wrong attempts. And you will face the situation to how to backup disabled iPhone so that you’ll be able to recover all your iPhone data after you restore it. Here in this article, you will know about the most effective method to backup your iPhone.

How to Backup Disabled iPhone

How to Backup Disabled iPhone

How to Backup Disabled iPhone Using iTunes

iTunes is a mobile management tool designed by Apple to manage their devices. It is equipped with unrivaled features which make the mobile management easy and convenient. If you’ve locked your phone, then you can try using iTunes to backup disabled iPhone before restoring it:

Step 1 Open iTunes on the computer.

Step 2 Connect the disabled iPhone with the computer via USB cable.

Step 3 A backup now option will be displayed on the right side of the screen.

Step 4 Click on Back Up Now and after the backup is finished, restore your phone.

How to Backup Disabled iPhone Using iTunes

How to Backup Disabled iPhone Using iTunes

This method only works if you have made a backup of your iPhone on a trusted-computer. As long as you’ve backed up your iPhone in iTunes before and haven’t restart your iPhone after you connected it to iTunes in the last time, then iTunes won’t ask you to enter your password to back up the device again. So, before doing the restore operation, you can back up your locked iPhone with iTunes to avoid losing data.

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The Bottom Line

The above guide explains the only way to know how to back up the locked iPhone device. Since restoring the disabled or locked iPhone will erase the data on the phone and you might have to save the photos, music files, videos, documents, and other files in advance. It is necessary for you to make a backup of your iPhone data before restoring it. After restoring the phone, recover the data from the backup you just made. You can use iTunes or download PhoneRescue for iOS to selectively recover data from iTunes backup.


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