How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer

If your iPhone or iPad is disabled as you have forgotten the passcode and now can’t access your device, don’t worry as the following guide will teach you how to unlock disabled iPhone or iPad without using a computer. Read on to learn multiple methods of doing so.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 03, 2020

iPhone has a brilliant security system. Once an iPhone was set up, it is protected by the screen password and the Apple ID. Anyone who does not know the password will not be able to unlock your iPhone. Although this is a great feature for iPhone users, it could be trouble sometimes. For instance, when your iPhone or iPad got disabled, basically you can do nothing to unlock your device. What’s worse, you may have no available computer to unlock the disabled device with iTunes at that moment. Then is it possible to unlock the disabled iPhone or iPad without using a computer?

The Answer is YES. There are multiple methods that teach you how to unlock a disabled iPhone or iPad without a computer. Let’s find out how to do it.

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Method 1. Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Find My iPhone

One way to unlock a disabled iPhone or iPad without computer is to use Apple’s Find My iPhone service. It allows you to remotely perform actions on an iOS device. All you need to do is access either the website or the app on another device and you will be able to unlock the device.

Here’s how to unlock a disabled iPhone/iPad without computer using Find My iPhone:

Step 1. On another iPhone that you have, open the App Store and download and install the Find My iPhone app on it. It is available at no cost on the official App Store.

Step 2. Log-in to your iCloud account in the app to start using the Find My iPhone feature.

Step 3. Once you have logged in, you will be able to see all of your Apple devices using the same iCloud account. Tap on your disabled iPhone in the list.

Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Find My iPhone – Step 3

Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Find My iPhone – Step 3

Step 4. On the following screen, tap on Actions at the bottom of the screen.

Step 5. You will find three options available to you. Tap on the last one that says Erase iPhone.

Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Find My iPhone – Step 5

Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Find My iPhone – Step 5

Step 6. Your disabled iPhone/iPad will be erased and it will remove the passcode from your device as well. Then you can set up the device from scratch and tap on Restore from iCloud Backup to restore an iCloud backup on your device.

Method 2. Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad via AnyUnlock

Unfortunately, there are not many methods for users to unlock an iPhone without a computer. But if anyone has an available computer, they can try this method. Here we recommend AnyUnlock, it is a professional iOS device unlocker. It works well in both Windows and Mac computers. With AnyUnlock, you can remove iPhone screen password, iTunes backup password, Apple ID, and Screen Time password. Now download AnyUnlock and follow the guide below to unlock your disabled iPhone/iPad.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1. Launch AnyUnlock on your computer, and connect your device to it.

Step 2. Wait until AnyUnlock has detected your device, click “Unlock Screen Passcode”.

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Step 3. Click Start and then download the iOS firmware, this is for unlocking the screen passcode. It might take a long time to download the package, so please just keep patient.

Download iOS Firmware

Download iOS Firmware

Step 4. When the firmware downloading is finished, click the “Unlock Now” option. Then AnyUnlock will unlock the screen passcode automatically. 

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Step 5. And when the recovery process is completed, you will see the “Screen passcode removed successfully” interface.

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

1) All the existing content and settings on your device will be erased once the removing process is completed, please make sure you’ve made backups of your device. 2) After unlocking, your iOS system version will be updated to the latest version. 3) If Find My iPhone on the device is turned on, you need to enter the iCloud account password to set the phone after unlocking.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, it’s pretty easy to unlock a disabled iPhone/iPad without a computer using features like Find My iPhone. If you ever find yourself in that situation, you know what to do. We hope this guide helped you out. If you find this guide useful, share to help more iPhone iPad users.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.