How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes

If you got a disabled iPhone when you forgot iPhone passcode, and there’s no way to fix it with iTunes. Then you’re right here, we will you provide you two methods to unlock your disabled iPhone without iTunes or iCloud.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jun. 02, 2020

iPhone getting disabled is a very common yet frustrating problem that has troubled many users. An iPhone may get disabled if you entered the wrong passcode multiple times. When your iPhone is disabled, you won’t be able to access your iPhone and connect to iTunes. Then how do you unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes?

So if you forgot iPhone passcode and iPhone getting disabled, then you’re in the right place. Here in this guide, we will provide you the solutions to unlock the disabled iPhone without iTunes.

Further Reading: How to Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone with/without Backup >

1. How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes

If you can’t use iTunes to unlock your disabled iPhone, there is another method – iCloud and Find My iPhone service. Find My Phone is a service that lets users find their lost or stolen iPhone. It also has a function to erase the iPhone remotely in case it is impossible to retrieve it. So, you can use this Erase iPhone function to reset and unlock your disabled iPhone. Follow the below steps to know how to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes.

Step 1. First, go to iCloud.com in a web browser on another device or computer.

Step 2. Then, log in with your iCloud username and password at iCloud.com.

How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes - Step 2

How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes – Step 2

Step 3. After logging in your iCloud account, click on “Find My iPhone” option.

How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes - Step 3

How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes – Step 3

Step 4. Now, click on “All Devices” button at the top and it will display a list of all devices associated with the same iCloud ID.

Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes - Step 4

Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes – Step 4

Step 5. Select the disabled iPhone and it will further display some more options.

Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes - Step 5

Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes – Step 5

Step 6. Click on Erase iPhone and confirm the action. The iPhone will be erased and it will also unlock the disabled iPhone.

To reset your device using iCloud and Find My iPhone, you need to have to Find My iPhone feature enabled on your iPhone. Moreover, when you reset your device to its factory default settings, all data on it will be deleted. So you should regularly make a backup of your iPhone to iCloud or if possible with iTunes so that you can recover your data when you need it.

See Also: What to Do If Find My iPhone Online Not Sharing Location >

2. How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes or iCloud

There is another iPhone disabled fix without iTunes, which is AnyUnlock. It’s a powerful iPhone password unlocker. It allows you to reset the disabled iPhone without iTunes when you forgetting the iPhone passcode. Besides, AnyUnlock can help you unlock Apple ID, find iTunes backup password and Screen Time passcode. Here are some main features you may be interested in:

  • Remove Apple ID and enjoy all iCloud services and Apple ID features again.
  • Unlock all types of locked screen – no matter you forgot iPhone password, or iPhone screen is disabled.
  • Decrypt encrypted iTunes backup – It helps you recover the backup password or remove encryption settings in iTunes/Finder as you need.
  • Password Manager lets you view all passwords saved on your iOS device, and even export them. Never again be locked out by forgotten passwords.

If you need to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes or cloud, here are the steps you can follow to do with AnyUnlock. Before that, you need to make an iPhone backup to avoid data loss after unlocking the iPhone.

Step 1: Download AnyUnlock on your computer. Open it and the interface below will be displayed > Click Unlock Screen Passcode.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Step 2: Tap Start button > Connect your iOS device to computer with the USB cable > Enter Recovery mode – download the matched firmware.

Tap Start Button

Tap Start Button

Step 3: Select Download Path > Click on Download button.

Download iOS Firmware

Download iOS Firmware

If AnyUnlock fails to remove screen passcode due to firmware failure issue, please refer to this article to solve the firmware issue.

Step 4. After firmware downloading finished, click Unlock Now. Then AnyUnlock will unlock screen passcode automatically. Please do not disconnect your device until it restarts.

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Step 5: When the recovery process is completed, you will see the “Screen passcode removed successfully” interface as below. And this is the way you can factory reset disabled iPhone without iTunes or iCloud.

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

The Bottom Line

The two methods above enable you factory reset a disabled iPhone without iTunes or iCloud. AnyUnlock can help you solve the problem with ease. If you got any questions about this article, please leave your comment below. 

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.