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[iOS 17] iPhone Unavailable No Erase Option How to Unlock

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2024-06-12 / Update for  Unlock iPhone

Forgetting your iPhone passcode causes you enter wrong passcode many times, rendering your iPhone unavailable and in security lockout. We know that we get an Erase iPhone option when iPhone goes in this mode, however, sometimes there is no erase iPhone option.

So how to unlock iPhone unavailable no erase option, Erase iPhone not showing/not working? Rest assured, we will offer different solutions and reasons to this problem.

Part 1: Why iPhone Unavailable No Erase Option

Why my iPhone unavailable no timer no erase option on the lock screen? Why Erase iPhone not showing on my iPhone/iPad? Well, we firstly analyze and summarize before getting into the solution parts.

  • An older iOS version – If your iPhone is running below iOS 15.2, then when you enter wrong passcode many times, it only shows iPhone is disabled try again in X minutes with no erase option.
  • New iOS 17 Update - If your iPhone has been updated to iOS 17/incoming iOS 18(meta), the iPhone unavailable screen replaces the Erase iPhone option with Forgot Passcode option.
  • Being disconnected from the Internet – If your iPhone’s WIFI or Data is off when it is unavailable, there’s a high probability that you won’t get the Erase iPhone option too. Usually iPhone unavailable no erase option no wifi is more common.
  • Apple ID - To have this option of Erase iPhone on the Unavailable screen, you need to have Apple ID signed in on your iPhone.
  • iOS bugs - Even if your iPhone meets the above conditions, there may be no Erase iPhone option either due to system bugs.
  • Also Read: How to Fix iPhone Unavailable Try Again In 8 Hours

Part 2: Quickest Way to Fix iPhone Unavailable No Erase Option using 4uKeyHOT

iPhone Unavailable no Erase Option & no wifi? Unlock unavailable iPhone with computer via iPhone unlocker - Tenorshare 4uKey. This tool actually works for all iPhones and iPads when you forget the passcode like 4-digit code, 6-digit code, and even Touch ID or Face ID. Support the latest iOS 17/iOS 18(meta) and iPhone 15 lineup. It also works well when your iPhone unavailable no erase option. How to use it? Read the directions given below:

  • Click the download button to download 4uKey on your computer. Install the program and run it. Click on Start.

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  • Connect your iPhone runing iOS 17/18(meta) or any version to the computer using the lightning-fast cable. After it is detected, click on Next.

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  • Then 4ukey will ask you to download the firmware package. Let the download complete.

    iphone unavailable no erase option - unlock with 4ukey download new firmware iphone
  • Once the firmware is downloaded, the software will start removing passcode from your device and wait for a few minutes.

    iphone unavailable no erase option - unlock with 4ukey
  • When the passcode gets removed and your iPhone restarts, you will see the following success message on your screen. You can access to your iPhone and there will be no iPhone unavailable no reset option on the screen now.

    iphone unavailable no erase option - unlock with 4ukey

Part 3: How to Fix iPhone Unavailable without Resetting No Erase Option

How to fix iPhone unavailable without resetting? If you encounter the iPhone unavailable no erase option no computer/no wifi issue, or iPhone unavailable erase iPhone not working, you can use the Passcode Reset feature in iOS 17 or later to unlock your iPhone without resetting it. This method allows you to regain access to your device by using your previous passcode. Here's how to do it.

To use the Passcode Reset feature, ensure the following conditions are met:

  • Your iPhone must be running iOS 17 or later.
  • Your iPhone must be connected to a cellular or Wi-Fi network.
  • You have changed your passcode within the last 72 hours and still remember the previous passcode.

How to fix iPhone Unavailable No Erase Option without resetting/erasing? Follow these steps:

  • From your "iPhone Unavailable" screen, tap the "Forgot Passcode?" option at the bottom corner of the screen.
  • Tap "Enter Previous Passcode" and input your old passcode.
  • Follow the prompts to set a new passcode for your iPhone.
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If your iPhone does not meet the prerequisites or iPhone unavailable erase iPhone not working issue, consider using Tenorshare 4uKey to easily and permanently reset, unlock, and fix your iPhone.

Part 4: Fix iPhone Unavailable No Erase Option Without Computer via iCloud

iPhone unavailable erase iphone not showing/not working? Most of the method of fixing iPhone 7 unavailable no erase option no wifi requires using computer, iCloud is one of the few solutions that does not require a computer. You need to have another iOS device. And make sure Find my feature is on in your lock phone, otherwise this way won't work. If you have another device available, you can unlock iPhone Unavailable no erase option no computer, just with a phone.

Check the following methods to fix iPhone security lockout no erase option with iCloud with iPhone:

  • Go to iCloud.com and log in with the same Apple ID on another iPhone. Once log in, click on Find iPhone.
  • Click on the All Devices tab and select your iPhone from it.
  • Click on the Erase iPhone icon to factory reset your iPhone and remove any passcode. Confirm with your Apple ID password.

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Also, you can log into iCloud.com in computer to fix iPhone unavailable no reset option issue as well.

Limitation:

  • All your data and settings will be erased.
  • This method requires entering the iCloud ID and password linked to your locked iPhone's account.

Part 5: Unlock iPhone Unavailable No Erase Option With Computer via iTunes or Finder

How to unlock iPhone unavailable without erasing iPhone option? Another option to iPhone unavailable no timer no erase option is iTunes. iTunes backs up your iPhone and restores your iPhone to factory settings too. So when there is no erase iPhone option, using iTunes can factory the device then you can access to your iPhone again. On macOS Catalina and later, you can directly open Finder.

  • Run iTunes on your trusted computer. And connect your iPhone to the computer using the lightning-fast cable.
  • Click on the device icon and select Summary/General. Then click on Restore iPhone.

    iphone unavailable no erase option - restore with itunes
  • When iTunes or Finder does not detect your unavailble iPhone, put it into recovery mode. And then you will see the following screem.
  • Click on Ok and then Restore iPhone. This will factory reset your iPhone and also reset the passcode.

    iphone unavailable no erase option - restore with itunes

Limitation:

  • This process wipes all iPhone settings and data, aptly named "Clear iPhone."
  • To proceed, you'll need the iCloud ID and password linked to the iPhone.
  • Without an active Internet connection or disabled Wi-Fi and mobile data on the iPhone, this method won't work.
  • Ensure "Find iPhone" is enabled beforehand; otherwise, this method won't be effective.

Extra Tip: How to Unlock iPhone Unavailable with Erase Option

Now you have known how to unlock iPhone unavailable without erasing iPhone feature. Anyway, let's briefly explain how to unlock iPhone Unavailable or Security Lockout with Erase iPhone as well.

  • When iPhone becomes unavailable, tap on Erase iPhone option at the bottom right corner.
  • It will tell you that this means erasing all contents and settings. Tap on Erase iPhone to go on.
  • You now have to enter the said Apple ID password and wait for the erasing process to complete.

    iphone unavailable with erase option

Conclusion

To unlock iPhone Unavailable with Erase iPhone is simple, but the problem can also be solved when you face iPhone Unavailable no Erase option. There are professional iPhone unlockers like Tenorshare 4uKey, Find My iPhone option of iCloud, or iTunes, which could remove the forgotten passcode and give your access back to the iPhone.

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