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Top 3 Ways to Fix iPhone Is Disabled Connect to iTunes

For those who have set up a lock-screen password, there is a possibility that their iPhone/iPad/iPod touch get disabled. This usually happens when you forgot your iPhone password and entered wrong password for too many times. You’ll get a message “iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes” on your iPhone’s screen. Here we share a few ways to recover disabled iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/5s/5, iPad or iPod.

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Way 1: Fix “iPhone X/8/7/6/5 Is Disabled Connect to iTunes” with Tenorshare ReiBoot

This is the most effective and easy way to fix iPhone is disabled problem.It can remove your iPhone lock screen without iTunes and without needing to trust the computer first. Download Tenorshare ReiBoot and read how to bypass iPhone lock screen when it is disabled and locked.

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Step 1. Open Tenorshare ReiBoot on Windows or Mac after installation, and connect your disabled iPhone/iPad to computer via USB cable. From the top right menu, select “Factory Reset iPhone”.

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Step 2. You’ll enter into this screen to start factory resetting iPhone. Click Next to continue.

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Step 3. Tenorshare ReiBoot detects your disabled iPhone and will list the matching firmware file for downloading. Click Download to download the .ipsw file to start system recoveyr.


Step 4. Wait for few minutes to download firmware and remove the iPhone lock password. After finished, your iPhone will restart as a new device. The lock screen has been removed successfully.


Way 2: Bypass “iPhone Disabled” with iTunes

If you have syncedyour iPhone with iTunes before, just follow this solution to fix “iPhone disable connect to iTunes” issue.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer. Then iTunes will open automatically.

Step 2: Right click on the iPhone and then select “ Backup Now” at the bottom of the right section of iTunes. Once the backup completed, select to restore the device. You restore the device with the most recent backup.

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Way 3: Unlock Disabled iPhone using iCloud

If you havenot synced your iPhone with iTunes before, you can stilltroubleshoot “iPhone Is Disabled Connect to iTunes” with iTunes with iCloud. Follow these simple steps to do that.

Step 1: First of all, head over to and sign in to your iCloud account.

Step 2: Then select the device you want to erase after clicking on All Devices at the top.

Step 3: Up next, hit the “Erase iPhone” button. It will remove all the data along with the passcode lock on your iPhone. 

Step 4:  After erased, you can restore it using a backup or set it up as a new device.

Hope one of the above solutions is helpful in solving this error once and for all. Just go ahead and give Tenorshare ReiBoot a free try.

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Free Download For macOS 10.13 and below
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/ Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iTunes Tips Follow @Jenefey Aaron