iPhone Problems

How to Fix Disabled iPhone with/without iTunes

Forgot iPhone passcode and receive message "iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes"? Or perhaps your iPhone is physically damaged and the screen is unreadable. How can you fix a disabled iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR/X/8/7/6/5 with/without iTunes? Read on and you'll find full solutions to bypass disabled iPhone in this post.

Situation 1: iPhone is Disabled Due to Wrong Passcode

Whatever the reason sometimes you entered the wrong passcode 10 times in a row, your iPhone will automatically disable itself and say that it needs to be connected to iTunes to be restored. If you ever synced your iPhone with iTunes, then you'll be able to factory reset your iPhone without passcode from iTunes.

  • Connect your device to the computer you synced with. Generally, iTunes will automatically sync your device and make a backup. (Remember to restore from this backup after factory restore your devcie)
  • After iTunes sync and backup your device, click Restore iPhone…Click Restore again to confirm. Then iTunes erases your device and installs the latest iOS.

What if you have not synced your iPhone with iTunes before? I'll recommend you an iPhone passcode bypass tool – Tenorshare iPhone Unlocker. It will restore an iPhone without passcode. Download it and start with iPhone disabled fix without iTunes.

Update: We've tested the latest version of this unlocker, it removed the passcode of an iPhone after disabled for 7 days.
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Run Tenorshare iPhone Unlocker and connect disabled iPhone to computer via USB cable. Click Start button.

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Download the IPSW file for your iPhone that is locked out with a pssscode.

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When the firmware package has downloaded, click "Unlock Now" to remove the passcode. Within a few minutes, your iPhone passcode has been removed, and you have recovered your disabled iPhone without password.

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Situation 2: iPhone is Disabled Due to iOS Stuck

If your phonegets stuck on Recovery Mode, DFU mode, Apple logo, blue/black screen etc. and becomes disabled in some way, one of the best ways it can be fixed without data loss is Tenorshare ReiBoot,. This allows you to enter and exit recovery mode easily and at will, without a lot of messing about with iTunes.

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  • Download and install the app on your computer. Launch the Tenorshare ReiBoot app and plug in your iPhone to your computer using a compatible cable.
  • When the app opens, click on Enter Recovery Mode to reboot your iPhone into recovery mode.Once your iPhone enters the recovery mode, click on Exit Recovery Mode in the app to reboot your iPhone normally.
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Plus with Tenorshare ReiBoot Pro (an upgrade you can get for a small fee) you can automatically restore the firmware of your iPhone without touching your precious data. Tenorshare ReiBoot is great at fixing lots of iPhone technical problems with the push of a button. 

Situation 3: iPhone is Disabled Due to Physical Damage

Another solution, and this goes way deeper, isthat your iPhone is unfortunately physically damaged. In this case, make sure that you have backed up your iPhone data and then take it to an Apple store to see if they can repair it. If you don’t have any backup of your iPhone,Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery will be a great helper for you. It enables you to recover any data from your phone, even if it’s screen and buttons are disabled, and output that data in a variety of useful ways.

We hope the solutions outlined above will help you fix disabled iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR/X/8/7/SE/6s/6/5s/5/4s. If you have any other issues, please leave a message at the comment place.

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