5 Effective Ways to Unlock Disabled iPhone – iOS 12 Also Supported

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More often than not, most iPhone or iPad users who have their devices disabled use various ways to unlock their device only to end up compounding the problem. Are you experiencing the same problem with your iPhone or iPad? Worry not! The solutions in this piece can help.

There are various ways to unlock your disabled iPhone/iPad without causing any damage to your device. Let us look at these.

Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad without iTunes

iPhone normally tend to get disabled when you enter the wrong password more than six times. And it can get irritating if you’re unable to access your phone in your time of need, only to disable it. Wondering how to unlock disabled iPhone? No need to be worried. iMyFone LockWiper is the answer to your worries.

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  • iMyFone LockWiper can unlock a disabled iPhone without using a passcode.
  • It is able to support disabled or locked iPhone. It can also support iPhone with a broken iOS screen.
  • iMyFone LockWiper has the ability to unlock passcodes with a 4 digit or 6 digit. It can also unlock iPhone with a face ID or fingerprint.
  • This tool is compatible with various Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad and the iOS 11.
  • iMyFone LockWiper also has a high success rate.

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Here are a few steps on how to unlock disabled iPhone using iMyFone LockWiper:

Step 1: Open iMyFone LockWiper and click “Start”.

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Step 2: Plug in your iPhone.

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Step 3: Next will be to boot into DFU Mode. You can also choose to get into Recovery Mode.

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Step 4: On the window, choose the right phone detail from the dropdown list. Hit “Download” to download your device firmware.

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Step 5: After a successful download, hit “Start to Verify” to verify the device firmware.

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Step 6: When verification finish. Tap “Start Unlock” to unlock your iPhone.

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Step 7: Enter “000000” to double confirm you are agreeing to unlock your device, then click “Unlock.”

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Step 8: Then you just need to wait for the unlocking process finish. Your iPhone will restart and you can found the screen lock is gone.

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These are easy steps on how to unlock disabled iPhone. Please do keep in mind that no solution exists where your data may not be removed.

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Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad with iTunes

Step 1. Start by following the steps below.
Step 2. Download and install any Recovery software on the computer.
Step 3. Connect the disabled iPhone or iPad into your PC.
Step 4. Scan and get back data from locked iPhone or iPad,
Step 5. Log in to iTunes and provide Apple ID if required.
Step 6. Go to Summary and find your device, then sync it with iTunes and make a backup.
Step 7. When sync and backup completed, click on Restore iPhone (or any device type)
Step 8. You need to set up your device, just choose "Restore from iTunes Backup".
Step 9. Lastly, choose your device in iTunes and select recent backup to restore.

Unlock Disabled iPhone/iPad with iTunes

Unlock with iCloud Find My Phone

Another method you may use is iCloud Find My Phone. If you have this setup, you can follow the steps below to unlock your disabled iPhone/iPod/iPad.
Step 1. Login to icloud.com/#find from a PC.
Step 2. sign in with your iCloud Apple ID.
Step 3. Locate All Devices at the top and click.
Step 4. Choose the device to be erased
Step 5. Tap Erase iPhone (or any device you are using). Make sure to connect it to the network.
Step 6. Lastly, find recent backup and restore your device. If there is no previous backup, just check your iCloud Photos, Contacts.
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Unlock with Recovery Mode

You can also use Recovery Mode to unlock your iPhone if you have never used the above method before or synced your device. Follow the steps below.
Step 1. First, unplug your device.
Step 2. Press down the sleep/wake button of your iPhone/iPad/iPod and shut it down.
Step 3. Plug your device to PCP, then press down the home button.
Step 4. Continue pressing down the home button until "connect to iTunes Screen" appears.
Step 5. Once appeared, choose Restore from the options displayed.
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Unlock through DFU Mode

DFU Mode is a solution from Apple, and you can follow the steps below to use it to unlock disabled device.
Step 1. Press down the Power Button for about 3 seconds
Step 2. Keep holding the power and home buttons for about15 seconds.
Step 3. Now, while holding down the home button, release the power button
Step 4. You will now see "Connect to iTunes Screen."
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