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.

By iMobie | Posted on: Nov. 06, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 29, 2018

It’s human to forget things and there’re many users who often forget the passwords of their devices, especially if they have not used them for a long time. What’s worse, they 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 absolute YES. There are multiple methods that teach you how to unlock a disabled iPhone or iPad without a computer. These methods let you access your device even though the device is disabled and you don’t even need a computer to do that. Let’s find out how to do it.

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How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer

Method 1: Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Siri

You may wonder how a voice assistant like Siri can help you unlock your disabled device. Well, there’s a workaround that uses Siri and takes a few steps and lets you unlock your disabled device. The entire procedure has been broken down into individual steps below for you so you can easily understand and perform the procedure on your device.

Step 1 Launch Siri by pressing and holding down the Home button. Ask Siri “What times is it?” and it will tell you the time. When it does that, tap on the clock that appears on the screen.

Step 2 On the following screen, you will see clocks from all around the world. You will need to add a new clock to the list which can be done by tapping on the “+” (plus) sign at the top-right corner of the screen.

How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Siri – Step 2

How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Siri – Step 2

Step 3 You should be able to type a city name on the following screen. Type anything in the text field and tap and hold on it and choose Select All.

How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Siri – Step 3

How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Siri – Step 3

Step 4 After you have selected the text, you will see an option saying Share. Tap on it.

How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Siri – Step 4

How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Siri – Step 4

Step 5 You will be asked how you would like to share the selected text. Tap on the option that says Message.

How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Siri – Step 5

How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Siri – Step 5

Step 6 Enter any random info on the following screen and then tap on the “+” (plus) icon followed by Create New Contact.

How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Siri – Step 6

How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Siri – Step 6

Step 7 On the following screen, tap on add photo to add a photo for the contact and it will open the Photos app.

How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Siri – Step 7

How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Siri – Step 7

Step 8 Wait for about ten seconds and then press the Home button. You will be brought to your iPhone’s home screen meaning you have successfully unlocked your disabled iPhone or iPad.

That should provide you with a way to get into your disabled iPhone or iPad without using a computer. Though, please bear in mind that the method shown above is a bug in the operating system and the newer versions of iOS will likely have the bug fixed in them.

Method 2: How to Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Find My iPhone

Another way to unlock a disabled iPhone or iPad without computer is to use the Apple’s Find My iPhone service that 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 When the app is installed, launch it from your springboard. 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 app screen, tap on Actions at the bottom of the screen.

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

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.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, it’s pretty easy to unlock a disabled iPhone/iPad without a computer using features like Siri and 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 you to help more iPhone iPad users.

iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.