How to Fix Disabled iPhone with / without iTunes

We all know that we need an iCloud and an Apple ID to use an iPhone and if it is dropped or stolen, we can simply track it. iPhone provides a fantastic security system with its passcode system. If you have forgotten your passcode and you entered it wrong six times in a row, your iPhone will be disabled. Now you will have to choose a method to fix disabled iPhone.

How to Fix Disabled iPhone

There are two common tools to fix disabled iPhone: using iTunes or iCloud. The first method is using iTunes.

How to Fix Disabled iPhone with iTunes Backup

This process is only suitable if you have synced your iPhone with iTunes. Keep in mind that if you have created your device backup already using iTunes, it would be straightforward to remove passcode as you won't lose your data. However, if you haven't created a backup, you will have to erase all the data on your iPhone which will remove passcode from it. If you are ready for this process, here is how to fix disabled iPhone.

Step 1: At the Beginning of all, connect your iPhone to the computer you used for iTunes syncing.

Step 2: Now open iTunes on your computer. If it asks for the passcode, you will have to use recovery mode on your iPhone.

Step 3: Now sync your iPhone with iTunes to create a backup and click on Restore button.

Step 4: It will erase all the current data on your iPhone.

How to Fix Disabled iPhone without iTunes

If you haven't synced your iPhone to iTunes and now you need to restore it, you can do it with iCloud. When you restore your device using iCloud backup, it will remove all the data on your selected device and will remove the passcode as well. Now you would be able to set up a new passcode on your disabled iPhone. Here is how to fix disabled iPhone with iCloud backup.


Step 1: You will have to use a different device to restore iPhone from iCloud. Go to from a separate device and sign in with your current Apple ID.

Step 2: Here you will see a different screen with some instructions and options. Click on All Devices option on the top of your screen.

Step 3: Here you will see your disabled device. Select it and click on Erase device button.

Step 4: Now it will erase all the data on your selected device which will remove Passcode from your disabled iPhone.

Step 5: Then you can restore your iPhone with your previous backup from iCloud.

How to Fix Disabled iPhone with Recovery Mode

The iPhone recovery mode helps you in different situations when you have no other option left. For example, you are installing an iOS update, and something happens wrong. Now you cannot turn your mobile on, you cannot connect it to iTunes, and you are not allowed to perform any type of restore or reset n your mobile. In this situation, the recovery mode will help you to fix your disabled iPhone. In this state, you will have to use the recovery mode. Here is how to use the iPhone recovery mode.


Step 1: Initial to all, connect your iPhone to computer, turn your mobile off.

  • For iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, press and quickly release the volume up and down buttons separately, then hold the side button.
  • For iPhone 7 / 7Plus, press and hold side button and volume down button at the same time.
  • For iPhone 6s and earlier, hold both the home button and top button.

Step 2: Hold it for some seconds until Connect to iTunes logo appears.

Step 3: Your iPhone is now in recovery mode. Here you'll see a pop-up window shows the options to restore / update, choose Restore.

Step 4: It will download software which you can use to fix disabled iPhone.

Bonus Tip: How to Completely Restore Your iPhone to Factory Settings

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If you want to erase all data on your iPhone using iMyFone Umate Pro, here is how you can complete this job.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer and on iMyFone Umate Pro screen, click on Erase All Data mode from the left side.

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Step 2: Now just click on Erase and choose your security level (the high level is highly recommended if you have previous saved any private files).

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Step 3: Confirm it by manually input delete at the text box.

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Step 4: Finally, click on Erase Now button and it will erase all the data on your iPhone.

If you have forgotten your passcode and are not able to open your iPhone, you will have to restore it. There are plenty of ways to do this job. Some methods are mentioned above that you can perform to get your iPhone unlocked. You can also use iMyFone Umate Pro software which is a faster way to erase or wipe out all types of data on your iPhone.