iPhone pretty jealously guards owner data. Simply enable the password. The smartphone immediately becomes useless in the hands of others, except to disassemble the details.

The lock screen cannot be bypassed right away, it is well protected, including from password guessing. After five incorrect attempts, the iPhone will give to the sixth only in a minute. By the seventh after 5 minutes. By the eighth – after 15, etc.

Even if the owner received his phone back, he simply will not be able to enter the password. Rebooting does not solve the problem, but only reduces the counter a little. It would seem easier to postpone the smartphone until tomorrow. But this is not a solution, we dig further.

There are two ways that will help revive the iPhone which we will discuss in this article.

iPhone Says Connect to iTunes

This method will be relevant if the function “Find iPhone” is disabled, all that is required is to do the following:

  • Connect iPhone to iTunes and make a backup if it is not there;
  • Click “Restore iPhone”;
How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone?
  • After the restoration of the firmware roll backup. Then the iPhone will ask you to enter a new password.

Read more: Why Does My iPhone Keep Restarting?

It is not uncommon for this method to come to a standstill and iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes. Do not panic! In this situation, we try another solution.

Restore Disabled iPhone via iCloud

What to do if my iPhone is disabled and won’t connect to iTunes? If the function “Find iPhone” is enabled, you couldn’t restore your iPhone with iTunes. For this case we will use iCloud restore function. All that is required is to do the following:

  • Go to iCloud.com and enter your Apple ID;
  • Choose Find iPhone -> All Devices -> “Your iPhone Name”;
  • Click “X” button near your Device name, after which the smartphone connected to Wi-Fi will go through the recovery procedure and it will be restore as new (all data will be lost);
How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone?
  • Install a backup through the cloud (or via a computer) and enter a new password.


Excessive headache. True, if the smartphone is needed urgently, nowhere to go. Of course, when it is blocked for only 15 minutes, it’s easier to wait. Recover longer. It makes sense to try one of the above methods only if the unit is standing for a few hours.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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