Due to Apple’s strict privacy protection policy, your iPhone 7 may get disabled after a few unsuccessful password attempts. And once your iPhone 7 getting disabled, the consequences are grave. you will not be able to make any phone call, use any app or access any data, until you get the device out of the disabled mode.

And it’s even more serious if you are seeing “iPhone is Disabled Connect to iTunes” on your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. This message means you can’t even try to input a password anymore.

iphone disabled connect to itunes question

But if you are reading this, I’m pretty sure you have already known some of that. The real question here is, is it possible to fix the “iPhone Is Disabled Connect to iTunes” on iPhone 7/ 7Plus?

Well, I’m here to tell you that it certainly is. Not only is it possible, there is also more than one way to do it. So today we are going to have a look at all solutions that you can fix the “iPhone Is Disabled Connect to iTunes” problem on your iPhone 7/ 7Plus.

Part 1: What Are Your Options When Your iPhone 7 Gets Disabled?

iPhone 7 gets disabled when there are a few unsuccessful password attempts. If your iPhone 7 is disabled and says “iPhone disabled, try in XX minutes”, then you still have a chance to unlock the disabled iPhone 7. All you need to do is wait for a couple of minutes, and input the right password.

Remember, when you are able to input the password again,

do not try any password without 100% confidence

. Because if you keep trying wrong passwords at this time, the disabled mode will gradually escalate and eventually disable the iPhone 7 completely without giving you any more chance to unlock it with a password.

And that’s what the “iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes” message is all about.

iPhone is disabled

At this time, you cannot input any password, even if you suddenly remember what it is.

So what are your options in this situation?

Well, first thing first, there is no way you can unlock iPhone 7 and regain access to it without erasing all data on the device. If you are still looking for a way to unlock disabled iPhone 7/ 7 Plus without restoring, you can stop looking because it’s simply impossible. Those who claim to be able to unlock disabled iPhone 7 and still keep data are either scams or having no idea what they are talking about.

That being said, here are the things you can do.

One obvious solution is to unlock your disabled iPhone 7/7 Plus with iTunes, like it’s said on your phone. But directly connecting your iPhone to iTunes actually does not solve the problem. In order to unlock a disabled iPhone 7 with iTunes, you need to put your iPhone into recovery mode first. But rest assure, it’s not as complicated as it sounds. Well will talk about that in the next part.

Besides using iTunes, which could be brining you some bugs and unexpected issues, using a professional third-party iPhone unlock tool could make the job much easier and trouble-free.

In addition, the “Find my iPhone” function in iCloud could also help you erase the passcode on your iPhone 7/7 Plus. And unlike the two solutions above, this method does not require a computer.

Now let’s see all solutions and start unlocking your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.

Part 2: Unlock a Disabled iPhone 7/7 Plus with iTunes

Since it’s specifically instructed on your iPhone that you should “Connect to iTunes” to fix disabled iPhone 7, let’s see how to unlock disabled iPhone 7 with iTunes first.

But before you try to “undisable” your iPhone 7 with iTunes, here is something you need to know: To unlock iPhone 7 or 7Plus from the disabled mode, iTunes will erase all data in it and leave you an empty out-of-the-box device. However, you can still restore your data from a backup, so it shouldn’t be much of a big problem if you have a backup in local or iCloud.

So, when you iPhone gets disabled and says “iPhone disabled, connect to iTunes”, directly connecting your iPhone to iTunes actually does not solve the problem. And that’s what confuses most people. In fact, in order to unlock a disabled iPhone 7 with iTunes, you need to put your iPhone into recovery mode first. But rest assure, it’s not as complicated as it sounds.

Here is what you need to do to unlock disabled iPhone 7 with iTunes:

Step 1.Turn off your iPhone 7/7 Plus.

Step 2.Press and hold the side button (Power button) and volume down button together. At the same time, connect your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to computer with a lighting cable.

enter recovery mode to unlock iphone 7

Step 3.Release the buttons when you see an iTunes screen on your iPhone. Then follow the instructions on your computer, and click “Restore”. Wait for a while until your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus gets unlocked by iTunes.

unlock disabled iphone 7 with iTunes

Note
You can easily unlock a disabled iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus with iTunes by following the instruction above. However, Since iTunes could sometimes be unstable, especially on Windows, you might encounter some problems like iPhone won’t connect to iTunes or iTunes not recognizing iPhone during the process. If you want to be trouble-free and avoid all that problems, these solutions below might suit you better.

Part 3: Fix "iPhone 7/7 Plus Disabled Connect To iTunes" with iPhone Unlock Tool

When it comes to unlocking iPhone 7 from the disabled mode, a third-party iPhone unlocking tool can be just as effective as iTunes, and if you pick the right tool, it could even save you a huge amount of time and energy, and make things way simpler than that if you use iTunes.

The product that can get your iPhone 7/7 Plus unlocked from the disabled mode is iMyFone LockWiper. It’s an iPhone password unlock tool that can remove passcode from your iPhone, unlock you disabled iPhone 7/7 Plus, and even do more tasks like removing iCloud account, bypassing Screen Time passcode and unlocking MDM.

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Detailed Steps to Fix Disabled iPhone 7/7 Plus:

Step 1.Download, install and launch the iMyFone LockWiper on your PC or Mac. On LockWiper, choose "Unlock Screen Passcode" mode.

unlock iphone 7 with imyfone lockwiper

Step 2.Click “Start”. Then connect your iPhone 7/7 Plus to your computer. Once connected, your iPhone 7 will be automatically detected. Then you need to click "Download" to continue and allow the program to download a firmware for your device.

imyfone lockwiper downloads firmware

Step 3.After downloading, the program will verify and extract the firmware for your iPhone 7. After that, click "Start Unlock" and the program will start unlocking your iPhone

imyfone lockwiper removing lock from iphone 7

Step 4.Now all you need to do is sit back and wait for a couple of minutes. Once the unlock finishes, click "Done" and you can enjoy your newly unlocked iPhone 7 immediately.

disabled iphone 7 unlocked by imyfone lockwiper

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Part 4: Fix "iPhone 7/7 Plus Disabled Connect To iTunes" with iCloud

Connecting your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to iTunes or a third-party iPhone unlocking tool is one way to get it out of the disabled mode. But besides that, you can also unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes or computer, and that’s by using the “Find My” function in iCloud.

If you have the “Find my iPhone” feature turned on, then here is how you can erase and unlock your iPhone 7 remotely from another device.

Step 1.Visit icloud.com with any PC or tablet, and sign in to your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2.Then click “Find iPhone”

icloud find my iphone

Step 3.Tap or click “All Device”, then find the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus that you want to unlock.

Step 4.Select “Erase iPhone” on the pane at the upper right corner.

select device and erase

Step 5.Confirm the Apple ID, password and security question, then your iPhone 7 will be erased and unlocked. You can restore a backup once you get into the device.

Note
To erase your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus remotely in iCloud, you need to have the password of your Apple ID, as well as the answers to the security questions. If you don’t remember all that, you can seek for official help, or just go with other solutions.

Part 5: Restore Data After Unlocking iPhone 7/7 Plus

It’s a sad fact that once your iPhone 7/ 7 Plus gets disabled, no matter how you unlock it, you will for sure lose all data in your device. However, if you have a backup in your computer or iCloud storage, you will still be able to restore your data and have the same iPhone as it was before. Now here is how you can restore data after solving the “iPhone disabled connect to iTunes” problem.

Step 1.Connect your iPhone 7 to your computer once it’s unlocked from the disabled mode.

Step 2.Launch iTunes, or Finder if you are using Mac Catalina 10.15.

Step 3.Input passcode and trust computer if you are asked to. Then click the name of your iPhone 7 in iTunes, or Finder, and click “Restore Backup”.

restore backup after unlocking iphone 7

Conclusion

Being locked out of your iPhone is frustrating, but with a right approach, you can still easily fix the “iPhone disabled connect to iTunes” problem on your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. Connecting iPhone 7/7 Plus to iTunes is one of the solutions. But you need to put your iPhone 7 into recovery mode first, and there might be a lot of bugs that come along with iTunes. So a more recommended solution is to unlock disabled iPhone 7 with iMyFone LockWiper. It’s simple, trouble-free and effective. You can also use iCloud to erase your iPhone remotely if you remember your iCloud account and its password. Now if you want to see how these solutions differ from each other in other aspects, just have a look at the comparison form below.

iTunes
Works when "Find My iPhone" is disabled
yes
yes
 
Works when"Find My iPhone" is enabled
 
yes
yes
Does not require Apple ID or password
yes
yes
 
Success rate
May try several times when your iPhone storage is large
High success rate and no extra requirements
Only work when your iPhone is connected to internet
Operation difficulty
Difficult
Easy
Medium