How to Fix “iPhone 7 Disabled Connect to iTunes”

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So the iPhone 7/7 Plus (indeed every iPhone) does this thing where you will be unable to unlock it if there have been too many unsuccessful attempts already at opening it. Is that “iPhone 7 Plus disabled” now irreparable? Far from it! Read on, and you will discover how to unlock the iPhone. We compare multiple solutions, and then present the best one.

“Why Is My iPhone 7/7 Plus Disabled?”

If you enter the wrong passcode for any number of times less than 10, a warning message pops up onscreen saying, “iPhone is disabled try again in X minutes”. When you enter the wrong passcode for 10 consecutive times, an onscreen message pops saying, “iPhone 7 disabled, connect to iTunes”. Then your iPhone 7/7+ will be permanently disabled, or if the Self-destruct Mode is turned on, the iPhone wipes itself of all current data.

This happens for security reasons, to protect the contents of your iPhone when you've forgotten your passcode or when a child may have reset your passcode mistakenly.

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Choose from the 3 Solutions to Fix iPhone 7/7 Plus Disabled

There are actually many solutions to the “iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes” iPhone 7 problem. But each of the solutions were going to look at only works based on the specific condition of your iPhone per the time it was permanently disabled. Study each one to know what will work in your situation.

If "Find My iPhone" has been disabled
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1 “iPhone 7/7 Plus Disabled” Fix with LockWiper

If you're wondering whether there's a way to unlock your iPhone screen within minutes, without a passcode and without connecting to iTunes, then you would be pleased to know that it is possible with the iMyFone LockWiper. It’s a iPhone tool to handle all your scree lock issues and all iPhone failures.

Great Features:

  • Effortlessly unlock or crack 4-digit / 6-digit passcode, Face ID and Touch ID;
  • Easily access a disabled, broken or locked iPhone screen;
  • Eliminate iPhone screen lock without any passcode, only in a few clicks;
  • Fix iPhone issues: boot loop, white/black screen, restore failures, etc.
  • Fully compatible with the latest iOS version and all models of iOS devices.

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How to Use the iMyFone LockWiper Firmware Below:

Always ensure that your iPhone is connected to power source throughout the operation.

Step 1: Launch the iMyFone LockWiper on your PC or Mac. Click “Start” to begin. Connect your iPhone 7/7 Plus.

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Step 2: Select your device model using “iPhone 7/7 Plus” on top bar and follow instructions to put your device into DFU mode.

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Step 3: Check if your device model is auto-detected by the program or correct it manually. Then click “Download”.

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Step 4: Click “Start to Verify” then.

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Step 5: Click “Start Unlock” to begin the process.

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Step 6: Read the notice that appears carefully. Enter “000000” to double confirm that you are agreeing, then click “Unlock”.

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After only a few minutes, viola! The lock has been removed!

2 Fix "iPhone 7/7 Plus Disabled Connect To iTunes" via iCloud

iCloud is the program that gives your device online access if your iPhone is lost. For this method to work, you must have the “Find my phone” feature turned ON before the “iPhone 7 disabled” situation occurs.

  1. On your PC/MAC, go to and sign in to your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password.
  2. Click “Find iPhone” then.
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  4. Tap “All Devices” and choose your iPhone 7.
  5. Select “Erase iPhone” and confirm to proceed.
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Your iPhone will revert to the Factory Reset stage, deleting all your data. But note that, if your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus is not connected to internet, this way is not available.

3 Fix “iPhone 7/7 Plus Disabled” in Recovery Mode

Though this way is a little complicated, it still works.

  1. Connect your iPhone 7/7 Plus to computer and open iTunes.
  2. To enter Recovery Mode, press and hold the Side button and Volume Down button of your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.
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  4. Release the buttons when you see the recovery-mode screen.
  5. A message from iTunes will pop up saying it has detected your device in Recovery Mode.
  6. Click “OK” on the popup to proceed. On iTunes “Restore” screen, tap on the “Restore” button.
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This process also deletes all your data in the iPhone. Also, your iPhone will be restored to its latest version of OS.