How to Restore iPhone without iTunes When Disabled

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Ever picked up your iPhone when you want to call someone and then found this message: “iPhone is disabled, try again in 60 minutes”. Or even worse, you may get the message: “iPhone is disabled, connect to iTunes”. It is an annoying message. This will have you looking for ways to restore your iPhone back to normal so that you can get done with what you wanted to do in the first place.

You can use iTunes to restore the device. The problem is that iTunes is slow and it has a lot of bugs and errors. In this article, we will save you from having to deal with the annoying iTunes errors and bugs while restoring your iOS device. We will show you how to restore iPhone without iTunes when disabled.

Why Is iPhone Disabled?

When someone doesn't have the passcode to unlock iPhone, he will keep entering the wrong passcode. Now, here is what happens after someone has entered the wrong passcode on your iPhone for several times in a row:

  • After entering the wrong passcode five times in a row, the iPhone will be disabled for 1 minute.
  • Entering the wrong passcode 7 times in a row causes the device to be disabled for 5 minutes.
  • If the wrong passcode is entered 8 times in a row, the iPhone will be disabled for 15 minutes.
  • After the wrong passcode is entered 9 times in a row, the iPhone will be disabled for 60 minutes.
  • 10 incorrect passcode entries will disable your iPhone completely. The iPhone will require you to connect it to iTunes.
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How to Restore iPhone without iTunes When Disabled

While iTunes can help restore your iPhone after someone has already entered 10 incorrect passcodes on it, it is usually far too complicated. Also, we had already mentioned that the Apple tool has numerous errors and bugs. You do not have to deal with the errors and bugs. You can use a better third-party tool called iMyFone LockWiper.

iMyFone LockWiper is capable of working with all iOS devices and all iOS versions. This includes even the latest iOS 12.

  • Completely and fully restore iPhone settings and remove passcodes, without passcode without iTunes
  • iPhone is locked, no passcode? iPhone screen is broken or unresponsive? No worries, LockWiper can help
  • Unlock any iPhone that is locked with 4 or 6 digit codes, Touch ID, Face ID, etc.
  • Promise 99% success rate even to unlock second-hand iPhone

Using Steps of LockWiper to Restore iPhone When Disabled

Right now, you want to know how to restore iPhone without iTunes when disabled using iMyFone LockWiper. All you have to do is follow the simple steps we have outlined below:

Step 1: Download and install LockWiper on your computer. Launch the tool. Click Start and then use a USB cable to connect your disabled iPhone to the computer.

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Step 2: Put your iPhone in DFU mode. To do it, choose the iPhone version on the top bar. Follow the onscreen instructions displayed.

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Step 3: Make sure that the auto-detected iPhone is the correct one on the next screen. If it is not, select the correct one. Tap Download to initiate the downloading of your iPhone firmware.

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Step 4: Click Start to Verify after the firmware download.After verifying the firmware, the Start Unlock button will appear. Click the button.

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Step 5: Enter “000000” in the text box available on the next screen to confirm and then tap Unlock. Give LockWiper a few minutes for it to complete the unlock process and keep your device connected to the computer.

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When you click Unlock at the last step, you’ll be asked to register if you haven’t registered the software. If you’re at this step, that means LockWiper will be helpful for your issue. Now, just get your own registration code to activate its full version.

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How to Restore iPhone without iTunes When Disabled Via iCloud

It is possible to restore your iPhone via iCloud. However, for this to work, you need to have an iCloud account.

Before you get started, make sure these requirements of this method to work are satisfied:

  • Your iPhone should be associated with your iCloud account. Find My iPhone should be enabled.
  • You must have the associated iCloud ID and passcode.
  • Your iPhone must be connected to internet. Or the remote erasure of iCloud won’t take effect.

Step 1: Visit icloud.com from any web browser and log in using your Apple ID and password.

Step 2: Tap Find iPhone on the Home menu.

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Step 3: Click All Devices. This should be available at the top of the Find iPhone screen.

Step 4: Find the iPhone that is disabled on the list available and click it.

Step 5: Tap Erase [Device]. Tap Erase to confirm. Your iPhone will be restored back to normal.

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Final Words:

If for any reason your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is disabled, you can still get the iPhone back without having to use iTunes which can be sometimes annoying due to numerous bugs and errors. This article shows you exactly how to restore iPhone without iTunes when disabled. While you can use iCloud to restore the iPhone, iCloud does have limitations. It requires you to have an iCloud account on the already disabled iPhone. To avoid any limitations, you can use a third-party tool known as iMyFone LockWiper. This tool is capable of unlocking all iOS devices. Within a few minutes, LockWiper will give you access to your disabled iPhone.

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