2 Methods to Undisable an iPhone without iTunes

Getting your iPhone disabled can be very problematic as it will unusable for a fixed time period or permanently until it is restored with iTunes. So, in this article, you will learn how to undisable an iPhone without iTunes.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: Apr. 26, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 26, 2018
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Every iPhone user keeps their iPhone protected with a passcode for preventing unauthorized users from accessing their iPhone. Only if you know the correct passcode will you be able to get access to your own device. But what happens when you yourself forget your passcode. You may try to guess the passcode and hits several wrong tries in a row. Then a message saying your iPhone is disabled is displayed on the screen.

Sometimes this message is for a short time, for example, 1 or a few minutes. But when you enter the wrong passcode consecutively 10 times, the iPhone will be displayed and won’t unlock until you restore it with iTunes. In this case, a message saying “iPhone is displayed. Connect to iTunes” will be displayed on your device screen. This message can get very annoying.

iPhone is Disabled

iPhone is Disabled

Actually, as long as you backed your disabled iPhone with iTunes, then restore your iPhone with iTunes, all your iPhone data and settings will be erased including the passcode. After that, you can restore the data from the backup you just make. Then this problem will be solved. But, some users may have no computer around, and some users also think backing up and restoring with iTunes is very complex, thus more and more users are looking for methods about how to undisable an iPhone without iTunes.

Method 1: How to Undisable an iPhone Without iTunes by iCloud

Method 2: Undisable an iPhone Without iTunes by Erasing iPhone in an Easy Way

Method 1: How to Undisable an iPhone Without iTunes by iCloud

iPhone can get disabled due to entering the wrong password continuously, or due to a broken screen. iTunes is the great way to recover your iPhone device in few steps but, engaging with this, you will lose all your data. iTunes requires you to factory reset your iOS device in order to unlock the device. Then, here comes the question that “How to unlock iPhone 4/5/6/7/8/X without iTunes or computer” then, read the below method.

Unlock an iPhone by using iCloud Find My iPhone

iCloud is the great service of Apple Inc. Engaging with iCloud service, you can backup your iPhone device and perform various operations. If you want to unlock your iPhone using iCloud, then it is also possible. And here are detailed steps:

Step 1 Visit the official website of iCloud.com.

Step 2 Enter iCloud login credential including iCloud ID and password and click on “Log in”.

How to Undisable an iPhone without iTunes - Step 1

How to Undisable an iPhone without iTunes – Step 1

Step 3 Now, you have to choose “Find My iPhone” from the given options.

Step 4 Click on the “All Devices” at the top of the browser window.

How to Undisable an iPhone without iTunes - Step 4

How to Undisable an iPhone without iTunes – Step 4

Step 5 Choose the device that you would like to erase.

Step 6 Hit on the “Erase [Device]” to remove all password or Passcode and unlock the disabled iOS device without using iTunes and computer.

How to Undisable an iPhone without iTunes - Step 6

How to Undisable an iPhone without iTunes – Step 6

Method 2: Undisable an iPhone Without iTunes by Erasing iPhone in an Easy Way

Actually, you know that you can remove the forgotten iPhone password by erasing your iPhone. Besides using iCloud and iTunes, there is also an easy way to erase an iPhone without passcode & iTunes & iCloud, as well as without Apple ID. For details, you can read the Method 2 of Part 2 in this guide.

Before erasing your disabled iPhone, you’d better make a full backup of your vital iPhone data. If you already have one, then you can skip this note. Otherwise, it’s necessary for you to make one. But to back up a disabled iPhone, you have to use iTunes.

After erasing your iPhone, you can restore your iPhone data from the backup you’ve made. You can use iTunes, or you can use an iTunes alternative – PhoneRescue to selectively and quickly recover what you want from iTunes backup to your iPhone directly. Detailed instruction is here: How to Restore iPhone from Backup without iTunes >

The Bottom Line

iPhone being disabled due to entering the wrong password doesn’t seem a worrisome problem until you are faced with a situation where you risk losing all your data. By learning how to undisable an iPhone without iTunes, you will be able to unlock your disabled iPhone and then restore it with ease.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.

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