Solutions to Fix “iPhone X Disabled Connect to iTunes” Error Notification

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An official Apple Discussion Forum member by the name Smyly12 posted a complaint about an error notification “iPhone X is disabled, connect to iTunes” and it reads thus:

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We conducted a quick search on this issue to discover that many people are struggling to enable their disabled iPhone X when iTunes fails. In order to help you with other options to fix a disable iPhone X when iTunes fails, we’ve come up with this tutorial.

How Long Will an iPhone X be Disabled?

How long an iPhone will remain disabled depends on the number of wrong attempts you’ve made. If for instants you entered the wrong passcode several times and the message “iPhone is disabled, try again in 1 minute” appears on the screen. Then, you’ll have to wait for just one minute before you can try unlocking your iPhone again using a passcode.

If after this message, you’ve tried and failed in several attempts to unlock iPhone using a passcode, then you will wait for a longer time. Therefore, how long your iPhone will remain disabled depends on the iPhone security system and the number of wrong attempts you’ve made. If you made the wrong attempts for 10 times, your iPhone X will be disabled forever.

The Tool You Need to Fix Disabled iPhone

Due to iTunes restrictions and limitations, many iPhone users desire to wait until their iPhones permits them to try entering the passcode again. Some have waited for days to get a chance to try out their passcode again. Why wait for what will still fail? Why don’t you use a good third-party tool to unlock your iPhone?

iMyFone LockWiper is the third-party tool you need to unlock iPhone X when you get the notification “iPhone X is disabled, connect to iTunes”. This groundbreaking tool has assisted many iPhone X users who found themselves helpless when iTunes, iCloud or Recovery mode fails to work.

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LockWiper Brings Disabled iPhone Back to Normal

  • Easily unlock disabled iPhone X without password and iTunes
  • Unlock iPhone when it’s locked with 4/6-digit passcodes, Touch ID or Face ID
  • 100% work even to unlock second-hand iPhone
  • Advantages: easy to use (in a few clicks), quick to run (less than 5 minutes), high success rate
  • Fully support all iOS versions (iOS 12 included) and all iOS devices (iPhone XR, XS, XS Max included)

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Fix iPhone X Disabled Connect to iTunes without Password

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Step 1. Launch iMyFone LockWiper on your Mac or Windows PC. Then, click the “Start” button and connect your iPhone X to your PC to begin the unlocking process.
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Step 2. Put your iPhone X in DFU mode: press and quickly release the Volume Up button, quickly press and release the Volume Down button, and then press and hold the Side button until you see the connect to iTunes screen.
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Step 3. Download the firmware package for your iPhone X by clicking “Download”. After the download, click “Start to Verify”.
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Step 4. Unlock your iPhone X by clicking “Start Unlock > input 000000 into the box > Unlock”.
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See! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. You should download it for trial. If you need to enjoy all the features, you can register it.

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Fix iPhone X Disabled with Synced iTunes

iTunes can fix “iPhone X is disabled, connect to iTunes” if you know the right steps to take. You can also repair iTunes using a third-party iTunes repairer tool called TunesFix iTunes Repair Tool to make it function optimally. However, before you use iTunes to fix iPhone, know that iTunes won’t work if you haven’t used iTunes in the past to sync your iPhone X.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone X to the last computer you synced it with.
Step 2. Launch iTunes and allow it to finish syncing your device.
Step 3. Once the backup is complete, click “Restore iPhone”.

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Step 4. When it gets to the Set-UP screen, click “Restore from iTunes Backup”. Select the backup to restore your device with, and click “Apply”.

If iTunes tells you your iPhone is locked with password, this way is ineffective to you.

Erase Disabled iPhone X via Find My iPhone

Since the limits and restrictions of iTunes are different from that of iCloud, it’s possible for iCloud to work when iTunes fails. However, you can’t use iCloud’s Find My iPhone X feature if it’s not enabled in the device.

Step 1. Log on to www.iCloud.com using a browsing device.
Step 2. Enter your Apple ID and password on request to access iCloud.
Step 3. Click “Find iPhone > All Devices” for iCloud to display a list of devices that are linked to your account. Then, select the iPhone X that’s disabled.
Step 4. Choose “Erase iPhone” and confirm your request.

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This method requires your iPhone to connect the internet. Or your iPhone can’t be erased remotely.


If the iTunes or iCloud method is not effective, you need to use iMyFone LockWiper. LockWiper is a good third-party tool that can assist you when your iPhone X is locked or disabled. So, get one to unlock your iPhone now! It will save your time and energy.

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