How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes

iTunes is the official method to unlock a disabled iPhone. If you want an alternative, in this post, we will tell you how to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes.

By Lydia Smith | Posted: May. 31, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 01, 2018
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iPhone getting disabled is a very common yet frustrating problem that has troubled many users. An iPhone may get disabled if you forgot your iPhone passcode and enter the wrong passcode multiple times. When your iPhone is disabled, you won’t be able to access your iPhone and Connect to iTunes message will be displayed on its screen. Traditionally, you need to restore your iPhone with iTunes to unlock your disabled iPhone.

But to use iTunes, you need to have a computer and iTunes installed on it. If you don’t have your computer at hand, you won’t be able to unlock your disabled iPhone. So, you need an alternative iPhone disabled fix without iTunes. But it is easier said than done. You need to fulfill some requirements before you are able to unlock your locked iPhone without iTunes. Otherwise, you would need to take your iPhone to Apple support to get it unlocked. Now let start to learn how to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes.

How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes

If you don’t want to use iTunes to unlock your disabled iPhone, there is another method to unlock disabled iPhone using 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 iPhone.

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 including apps, photos, call logs, messages, videos, and others. No matter you use iTunes or iCloud; both methods will result in data loss if you haven’t backed up your device. So, you should regularly make a backup of your iPhone to iCloud or if possible with iTunes so that you can recover your data any time without the Internet connection.

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

Usually, in case of any data loss on iPhone, like iOS 11.4 upgrade failure, iTunes restore error, iPhone damage, etc., increasing numbers of users tend to transfer their iPhone files and data to computer for an extra local backup. A powerful iOS device manager – AnyTrans for iOS can help you make it with iTunes or iCloud.

The Bottom Line

iTunes is one of the most effective ways to unlock your iPhone by restoring it. But it requires you to have a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed on it. Moreover, you may also need to install the latest iOS version on your iPhone before you can recover your disabled iPhone. In this article, we have shown you how to unlock your disabled iPhone without iTunes using iCloud. Hope it has fixed your problem. And to better manage your iPhone or iPad, get AnyTrans for iOS to have a free trial >

Lydia Smith

Member of iMobie team, an optimistic Apple user, willing to share solutions about iOS related problems.

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