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 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 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.
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.
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."
How to Effectively Manage iPhone Media Files without iTunes
Managing your iPhone media files is made possible by iMyFone TunesMate, which handles almost iTunes issues. It can be used to perform what various methods we discussed above do without some complicated steps. Below are some of the unique features of this application.
Key Features of TunesMate
- Get Access without iTunes Password: You do not need your password to gain access to iTunes. Just install the application, and you are good to go.
- Two-Way Transfer: Transfer between your various iOS devices and iTunes. Transferring back and forth is so easy using TunesMate.
- Preview and Selectively Sync Media Files: Whatever media files like photo, music, or video that you want to download or transfer, you have the option of previewing each of them and select one to be transferred.
- Keep Old Data: Unlike some methods that will erase your old data, TunesMate keeps them while transferring.
- Support Free and Paid Files: Any media that you bought or got free is supported by the application and can be used with these files as you deem fit.
Steps of Manage iOS Media Files Using TunesMate
Step 1. Download and install the application. Click "Transfer iTunes Media to iDevices" and TunesMate will scan, and auto detects all your media files in iTunes.
Step 2. From the list displayed on your screen, select files to transfer/delete.
Step 3. Click on Transfer to begin moving the files to your iPhone/iPod/iPad.
Step 4. Click OK to complete the transfer.