How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes Quickly [2020]

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Now your iPhone get disabled after entering wrong passcodes for more than 5 times, and you are searching solutions to unlock your disable iPhone. You may get the official solution from Apple using iTunes. However, this is a complicated and time-consuming method.

Don't worry! This article is going to show you how to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes easily! Check it out!

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Option 1: How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone without iTunes or iCloud

If your iPhone or iPad is disabled after wrong passcode attempt for too many times, there a tool to unlock your iPhone without iTunes - iMyFone LockWiper.

As a professional iOS passcode unlocker, iMyFone LockWiper's "Unlock Screen Passcode" feature can easily unlock your disabled iPhone without hassle in just a few minutes. Except that, it can also help you remove Apple ID on any activated devices without password.

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Simple Steps to Unlock Disabled iPhone without iTunes using iMyFone LockWiper

Step 1: Download and install iMyFone LockWiper on your Windows or Mac computer. Launch it and choose Unlock Screen Passcode.

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Step 2: Click Start button and connect your disabled iPhone to your computer using Apples original USB cable.

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Step 3: Confirm your iPhone device information and click Download tab to download the firmware for your device.

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Step 4: After verification, click Start to Extract.

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Step 5: After that, click Start Unlock. On the pop up window, input 000000 to continue.

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Just make sure your iPhone is connect to PC while unlocking. It won’t take you long. You will now enter your iPhone again!
You can fix an disabled iPhone or iPad without iTunes as well.

Free download it and try it. Good luck!

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Also read:

How to Reset Locked iPhone without Passcode

How to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock

Option 2: How to Reset/Unlock a Disabled iPhone using iCloud Find My iPhone

Well, if you are looking for a way to unlock disabled iPhone without iTunes or computer, and you have the Find My iPhone feature enabled on your disabled iPhone, you can ask iCloud for help. The Find My iPhone feature will solve your problem. Keep reading and see the detailed steps below.

Please note that after you have been able to unlock your disabled iPhone using this method, it will reset back to factory default settings and all data will be removed. Restoring iPhone is the only way to remove the screen lock from disabled iPhone.

Step 1: Go to and log in to your iCloud account.Afterward, choose your disabled iPhone from the device list. Tap on Erase iPhone option.

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Step 2: It will pop up a window, warming that the content and settings will be erased. Confirm the process by hitting on the Erase button. Now just sit back and wait for 30-40 minutes till it finishes.

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Tips: How to Back up Disabled iPhone Before Unlocking

Unlocking disabled iPhone will cause everything to be erased from iPhone. So we would suggest you to backup your iPhone data before you reset it. The only way to backup a disabled iPhone is using iTunes “Backup Up” feature. After you unlock your device, you can restore the backup to your iPhone.

Steps to Backup Disabled iPhone:

Step 1: Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to the computer (You should have synced your iPhone with this computer before).

Step 2: Click on the device tab at the upper left corner on iTunes.You will be in the Summary window. Tap “Back Up Now” button to start the backup process.

When the backup is completed, you can start to unlock your iPhone with/without iTunes.

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When you have unlocked your disabled iPhone without iTunes, connect your iPhone to this iTunes again and use the “Restore Backup” feature to restore the data to your iPhone.

Know More: When Will Your iPhone be Disabled?

Your iPhone becomes disabled if you have typed in the wrong passcode too many times when you try to unlock your iPhone. If you initially enter the wrong passcode too many times, there is a five minutes delay. If you continue entering the wrong passcode, the waiting time increases until the iPhone gets disabled.

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Here is how the error messages tie into the number of wrong password:

      • 6 wrong password: iPhone is disabled. Try again in 1 minute.
      • 7 wrong password: iPhone is disabled. Try again in 5 minutes.
      • 8 wrong password: iPhone is disabled. Try again in 15 minutes.
      • 9 wrong password: iPhone is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes.
      • 10 wrong password: iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes.

This is a security measure by the iPhone to prevent the wrong persons from accessing the private data you have on your iPhone. If you see the message “iPhone is disabled. Try again in XX minutes”, what you can do is to wait and try again. But if you see this message “iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes”, the only way to unlock your disabled iPhone is to restore it.


If you want to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes, there are two methods mentioned above. Using iCloud to solve the disabled issue, you have to remember your iCloud account password and the phone will be erased and reset. While iMyFone is highly recommended here, since it is the easiest and quick way to unlock your locked screen and makes you re-access your iPhone without any hassle.

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