Top 4 Ways to Unlock Disabled iPhone X/iPhone 15

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2023-09-20 / Update for  Unlock iPhone

How can I fix this problem? I forgot my password and after so many failed attempts it says "iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes." I tried connecting the device to iTunes and it won't connect. The computer is authorized for it. I need help".

-Apple Community

Are you also the one whose iPhone X/iPhone 15 got disabled? Well, you are not alone to get this problem. There are so many iPhone users who are going through this issue after entering a wrong passsword too many times. But the great news is, you guys don't need to worry anymore. In this post, we will show you how to unlock disabled iPhone X with four effective ways. Just read on and find out the way that suits you best!

Way 1: iPhone X Disabled Fix without iTunes

This is the first and foremost method that users need to use to unlock iPhone X. Tenorshare 4uKey is a wonderful tool that will unlock your  disabled iPhone easily. This tool can easily unlock iPhone screen passcode. It even remove 4-digit or 6-digit passcode as well as Touch ID & Face ID. It is also fully compatible with iOS 17. This tool is very useful for those users whose iPhone's buttons or display are broken or not working as it can easily remove the restriction passcode.

Note: Make sure that you have already backed up all the data of your iPhone X as this method will clear all the data of your iPhone.

Procedure on iPhone X disabled fix without iTunes:

1. First download, install and launch Tenorshare 4uKey on your computer.

launch 4ukey on computer

2. Next connect your iPhone X to computer using USB cord.

3. 4uKey will detect your iPhone automatically as soon as you connect your iPhone to computer.

4. Click "Start" to process further.

main interface of  4ukey to start

5. You will be asked to download the latest firmware package, just select a save path and click on Download button to start the download process.

 download the firmware  package online

6. The moment firmware completes downloading, you should click on "Unlock Now" to start removing your iPhone X passcode.

7. It will take some times to complete the process to fix iPhone X disabled issue.

removing the passcode  of iphone x

8. Now you have unlocked iPhone X which was disabled.

Way 2: Unlock Disabled iPhone X with iTunes

You can even unlock your disabled iPhone X using iTunes. Just make sure to download and install latest version of iTunes on your computer and also have a working USB cable. You can easily unlock your disable iPhone just by connecting to iTunes and restoring the iPhone or even going to recovery mode and then restoring with iTunes. So, let's see how these two process works to unlock your disabled iPhone X with iTunes.

If you have synced iPhone X with iTunes then it will be really easy to unlock disabled iPhone X. Let's see how this works.

Procedure to see how iPhone X disabled connect to iTunes works:

1. First connect your iPhone X to computer that you have synced with.

3. Once the sync and backup process is completed, just click on Restore option.

restore iphone x  using itunes

4. Tap Restore from iTunes backup once you reach to setup screen during the restoring process.

5. Choose your iPhone in iTunes and select the backup that you want to restore.  

But if your iPhone X is not synced with iTunes or iTunes won't connect to disabled iPhone X then you should enter into recovery mode and restore with iTunes. Let's see how this works.

1. Connect your iPhone X to computer and open iTunes.

2. Next force restart your iPhone X: Press and quickly leave volume up button, again press and quickly leave volume down button then press and hold the sleep/wake button until you see recovery mode screen.

force restart iphone x

3. A dialogue box will pop up from iTunes saying the iPhone has a problem and need to update or restore.

4. Click on Restore option to unlock disabled iPhone X.

restore iphone x  using itunes

5. Agree the terms and conditions to download the software for restoring. After that, iTunes will erase your device

Way 3: Unlock Disabled iPhone X with iCloud

Unlocking iPhone X using iCloud is another way which helps users to fix the disabled iPhone easily without any long and tedious process. In this process you will need to know Apple ID and password that you have used to login to your iPhone X iCloud account. This method also erases all the data and information of your iPhone so you should have backed up previously then only you can restore it otherwise you need to lose all your data of your iPhone. To make this method work you should have already set Find My iPhone on your iPhone X.

Procedure on iPhone X disabled how to unlock with iCloud:

1. Go to your computer browser and type

2. Next enter your Apple ID and Password to login to iCloud account.

login to icloud  account

3. Click on "All Devices". Select your iPhone which you want to remove the passcode.

4. Click on Erase iPhone.

erase iphone using  icloud

5. If you are not using a trusted browser then answer the security question or enter the verification code which is sent to your other devices.

6. But if you are using your computer and want to jump the verification step in the future, simply click on Trust.

7. You have now unlocked your disabled iPhone X using iCloud. 

Way 4: Unlock Disabled iPhone X without PC (iOS 15.2)

For a long time users have failed in unlocking or erasing an iPhone that gets stuck atUnavailable or Security Lockout interface without a PC. However, with the latest iOS 15.2 is released, iPhonne users are now able to erase a locked iPhone directly, negating the need to have a PC around.

If you have recently updated your iPhone X to the newest iOS 15.2 and you still remember the passwords to your Apple ID, then the following method is suitable for you. You can directly unlock your disable iPhone X without PC, provided that the device is connected to WiFi or a mobile data network.

Here are steps you can follow:

  • When your iPhone X is locked out due to too many wrong password attempts and enters in Security Lock mode, you'll get two options at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the "Erase iPhone" option.

    ios 15.2 security lock mode
  • Tap on "Erase iPhone" once again if you can live with the condition that all your iPhone data will be erased.
  • Now you need to enter the password to your Apple ID to have it signed out form your device.

    unlock iphone without passcode - ios 15.2
  • Wait for the device to erase your contents and settings and you'll get the iPhone X as new.


In this article, we present four effective ways are four ways to unlock disabled iPhone X. The above methods are listed according to its easiness and reliability. 4uKey works smoothly to unlock the disabled iPhone X without any issue. So, why not to give it a try. Let us know how you feel after unlocking your disabled iPhone X using Tenorshare 4uKey. This is a feel tool. So, you can enjoy using this and even recommend your friends.