iPhone is Disabled? How to Unlock it 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 thrree methods to unlock your disabled iPhone without iTunes or iCloud.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 22, 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 iPhone is disabled, usually, you can connect to iTunes and restore it to factory settings. But what if iTunes doesn’t work at all or you can’t connect to iTunes due to some reasons. Then how do you unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes?

Here in this guide, we will provide you some solutions to unlock the disabled iPhone without iTunes.

Further Reading: How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Connect to iTunes Screen Issue >

Part 1: Fix Disabled iPhone with Professional Tools

If you wanna fix iPhone disabled without losing data, we do recommend you to try AnyFix, it’s committed to solving iOS related problems, and will give you professional solutions on the problem iPhone disabled and other various iOS / iPadOS / tvOS / iTunes issues in minutes, it will bring your iPhone back to normal without data loss risk at all. Follow these easy and efficient steps to get rid of iPhone disabled.

Step 1. Free download AnyFix on your computer and open it > Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable >  Select System Repair.

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Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

iPhone disabled fix without iTunes - Step 1

iPhone disabled fix without iTunes – Step 1

Step 2. Mark 50+ iPhone Problems and click on Start Now.

iPhone disabled fix without iTunes - Step 2

iPhone disabled fix without iTunes – Step 2

Step 3. Select a mode (Standard Repair is the top choice, it will not erase your device data).

iPhone disabled fix without iTunes - Step 3

iPhone disabled fix without iTunes – Step 3

Step 4. You will see this page after the repair is complete.

iPhone disabled fix without iTunes - Step 4

iPhone disabled fix without iTunes – Step 4

Part 2: Erase a Disabled iPhone without iTunes via Find My iPhone

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 the Erase iPhone function to restore iPhone without iTunes. Follow the below steps to know how to reset and unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes.

Step 1. First, go to iCloud.com in a web browser on another device or computer > Sign in to iCloud with Apple ID and password.

Enter Apple ID and Password

Enter Apple ID and Password

Step 2. Click on Find My iPhone. Or directly open iCloud – Find My iPhone, so you can skip this step.

Click on Find My iPhone

Click on Find My iPhone

Step 3. Now, click on All Devices button at the top and it will display a list of all devices associated with the same account.

Choose All Devices on Find My iPhone

Choose All Devices on Find My iPhone

Step 4. Select the disabled iPhone and it will further display some more options > Click on Erase iPhone and confirm the action.

Choose Erase iPhone

Choose Erase iPhone

  1. To reset your device using iCloud and Find My iPhone service, 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 so that you can recover your data when you need it.
  2. It only works when your iPhone is connected to the Internet. In other words, if both Wi-Fi and cellular data have been turned off before the iPhone is disabled, this method won’t work.

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

Part 3: Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes or iCloud via Unlocking Tool

How to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes or iCloud if the above method didn’t work? There is another iPhone disabled fix, which is AnyUnlock. It’s a powerful iPhone password unlocking tool. If you forgot the passcode of an iPhone, iPhone is disabled due to several failed attempts, or Face ID/Touch ID doesn’t work for no reason, AnyUnlock can save you from any of these troubles immediately. So, here are its main features you may be interested in:

  • Unlock all types of locked screen – no matter you forgot iPhone password, or iPhone screen is disabled.
  • Remove Apple ID and enjoy all iCloud services and Apple ID features again.
  • 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 iCloud, here are the steps you can follow to do with AnyUnlock.

  1. After you unlock the screen passcode, all the device data will be erased and the iOS system will be updated to the latest iOS version supported by your device. So make an iPhone backup to avoid data loss at any time.
  2. If Find My iPhone is turned on on your device, after unlocking, you need to enter the iCloud account and password to set up your device.

Step 1: Download and install AnyUnlock on your computer.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2: Open it and the interface below will be displayed > Click Unlock Screen Passcode.

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

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

Tap Start Button

Tap Start Button

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

Download iOS Firmware

Download iOS Firmware

If AnyUnlock fails to remove the screen passcode due to the 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 the 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 iPhone without iTunes or iCloud.

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

Part 4: Contact Apple Support

Also, you can try to contact Apple to get help for screen repair. Just go to Apple Support > Choose iPhone Screen Repair > Choose the area you are located and the option that is most convenient for you. They will fix the problem according to different situations, but in return, it might be expensive.

The Bottom Line

The three methods above enable you factory reset a disabled iPhone without iTunes or iCloud and search for help from Apple. If you got any questions about this article or any tips, 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.