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How to Unlock A Disabled iPhone without iTunes or Passcode

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2023-03-15 / Update for  Unlock iPhone

Getting locked out of your own phone is nothing new and this happens to many iPhone users. But the question still remains - how to unlock a disabled iPhone. Instead of getting flustered and scouring the Internet, directly try a few simple ways here to unlock your disabled iPhone whether you are using iPhone 14, iPhone 13 or even iPads! Each method is elaborated.

Way 1: How to Unlock Disabled iPhone with iPhone Unlocker

iPhone is disabled how to unlock? If you are locked out of your iPhone due to forgotten passcode or being unable to enter the passcode with broken screen, then use Tenorshare 4uKey. It is an easy tool specially designed to unlock your disabled iPhone or iPad without iTunes.

No matter what kind of passcode like 4-digit/6-digit/custom numeric code/alphanumeric code, Touch ID or Face ID, 4uKey can remove it in minutes.

  • The first step is to download and install the software on your computer.

  • Run the program. Click Start to unlock the disabled iPhone. Now, get a USB cable and connect your iPhone to the computer.

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  • 4uKey will detect the device automatically, click on Next to proceed.

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  • Then you will be prompted to download the latest firmware package. Select a location for the package and click on Download.

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  • After the firmware has been downloaded on your computer, click on Start to Remove to start the unlocking process.

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  • This is the end of iPhone is disabled how to unlock using 4uKey. In a few minutes, you will get a fully unlocked iPhone and the passcode will be removed successfully. Just wait for it to restart.

Way 2: How to Unlock Disabled iPhone with Find My iPhone

iCloud can not only back up your iPhone data, but also provides Find My iPhone to locate and erase your iPhone, which helps remove the forgotten passcode too. So, in case you have a disabled device and Find My iPhone is enabled on it, this is how to unlock a disabled iPhone:

  • Start by visiting icloud.com and enter your Apple ID account to sign in.
  • Hit Find iPhone and then go to “All Devices” at the top. A list of devices will be available to you, choose your iPhone that has been disabled.
  • Now click on the “Erase iPhone” option to erase the device. This procedure will eliminate all the data and it also removes the lock.

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iCloud website can be accessed with browsers on any devices, even on an Android. So you can also unlock a disabled iPhone with Android phone. If you have another Apple devices with the same Apple ID, you can go to Find My app to erase the disabled iPhone too.

Way 3: How to Unlock Disabled iPhone with iTunes

Well, most people think about iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes. This may be a solution but to get there, you cannot just connect it to iTunes, put your iPhone into recovery mode to proceed further, especially when iTunes cannot detect the disabled iPhone.

  • Run iTunes app on your computer. And connect your iPhone to it with a USB cable.
  • Put your iPhone into recovery mode, and you will see a message “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode"

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  • Click on Ok and then hit “Restore iPhone”. Confirm the process and the lock will be removed from your disabled iPhone which is restored to factory settings.

Way 4: How to Unlock Disabled iPhone without Computer

How to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes or computer? Now you have the Erase iPhone option on the iPhone Unavailable/Security Lockout lock screen. This is supported by the Apple ID and password signed in.

Note: The iPhone Unavailable screen only appears on iOS 15.2 and later. For older iOS versions, you will see iPhone is disabled, which does not have the Erase iPhone option. Go back to the first iPhone unlocker to unlock disabled iPhone.

  • Tap on Erase iPhone on the iPhone Unavaialble or Security Lockout screen. You may need to enter wrong passcodes 7 or more times to see the option.
  • Tap on Erase iPhone again and then enter the Apple ID password to start the erasing prosess.

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Getting your iPhone disabled is a very common problem but how to unlock a disabled iPhone is easy. You have the option to restore via iTunes or use Find My iPhone to erase the device completely and the lock will be eliminated. What's more, the third-party option called Tenorshare 4uKey will remove a disabled iPhone passcode efficiently and it is the easiest way to get it done. Highly recommended!