Apple devices always feature the superior security system but sometimes it can be a great hassle for you. If you forget your screen passcode on your iPhone 7 and type your incorrect guesses multiple times, iPhone will get your iPhone temporarily disabled. But if you or your children still keep trying to the wrong passcode with enough times, your iPhone 7 will be locked permanently, and you cannot enter a passcode anymore. There's no way to bypass the passcode without factory resetting the iPhone. This article will introduce 2 ways to help reset your disabled iPhone 7.
Why is My iPhone 7 Disabled?
If you find your iPhone is disabled and don't know the reason, here are the most common situations that may happen to you:
1. If you have children, they may keep guessing the screen passcode on your iPhone 7 due to curiosity.
2. Your friends or family members try to figure out your iPhone passcode and don’t realize they have a limited number of guesses.
If iPhone keeps receiving the wrong passcode, the iOS system will think someone is trying to jailbreak your iPhone for stealing. The lockout feature on your iPhone will be activated to limit the frequency of entering a passcode. Here is the timer between each attempt before your iPhone is permanently disabled:
1 - 5 incorrect attempts: no timer.
6 incorrect attempts: temporarily disabled for 1 minute.
7 incorrect attempts: temporarily disabled for 5 minutes.
8 incorrect attempts: temporarily disabled for 15 minutes.
9 incorrect attempts: temporarily disabled for 60 minutes.
10 incorrect attempts: iPhone is permanently disabled, and won’t accept the passcode anymore.
How to Unlock Disabled iPhone 7? Using LockWiper
iMyFone LockWiper is a user-friendly and secure app that provides a solution to the various problems related to iPhone locks or security features. The software comes with the great features to rescue you from the disabled iPhone 7. It unlocks your iPhone with a high success rate of 99% and has access acknowledge to thousands of customers. Here are the main features of this app.
Key features of iMyFone LockWiper:
- Unlock your disabled iPhone 7 in 5 minutes without any damage to your iPhone.
- Support all screen lock types including 4 or 6 digital password, Touch ID and Face ID.
- It can unlock the screen lock and security features from all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Permanently remove Apple ID and iCloud account without having a password.
- Unlock Restrictions and Screen Time passcode without losing any data.
How to unlock disabled iPhone 7 by using iMyFone LockWiper:
Step 1. Choose "Unlock Screen Passcode", then tap on "Start". Connect your iPhone with your PC or Mac.
Step 2. Tap "Download" button to download the firmware for your iPhone 7.
Step 3. Press the button of "Start to Extract".
Step 4. Tap "Start Unlock". And enter "000000" to confirm.
Step 5. LockWiper starts to unlock your disabled iPhone 7 in 5 minutes.
How to Unlock Disabled iPhone 7? Using iTunes
If your iPhone 7 has synced to iTunes on your PC and you have turned off Find My iPhone before it was disabled, you can use iTunes to erase your iPhone. You need to connect your iPhone 7 to the PC you synced with and follow the steps below.
How to unlock disabled iPhone 7 by using iTunes:
Step 1. Update your iTunes to the latest version. And open your iTunes on your PC.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone 7 to the computer you have synced with.
Step 3. Go to Summary, and tap "Restore iPhone".
Step 4. Click "Restore" again. Then iTunes will erase your iPhone 7, and your iPhone 7 will be enabled again.
If you have never synced your iPhone with iTunes or "Find My iPhone" is enabled, please refer to the first method which is suitable for all situations.
iTunes is the common method for iPhone problems, but it has the requirement for your device and PC. It is obvious that iMyFone LockWiper is an easier way for you. It can unlock your iPhone 7 unconditionally and offer the various in-app unlocking tools, so you will never worry about getting stuck in the iPhone passcode anymore.