How to fix IPhone Disabled Problem? With or Without Connecting to iTunes
Have you ever picked up your iPhone to find the message “iPhone is disabled” and to “try once again in one minute” or to do once more in 5, 15, 60 minutes? Within the worst situations, the message says “iPhone is disabled”. So, what’s occurring here, why is that the iPhone disabled? And the way to fix it in order that you will use the iPhone again? The solutions to this so that you will unlock and re-enable the iPhone once more for full use.
Why is my iPhone Disabled?
A locked iPhone needs a passcode to enter and access the device as a security. Once the iPhone passcode has been incorrectly entered 5 times during a row, the iPhone will automatically disable itself for one minute, giving the “iPhone is disabled” error message on screen. The solution during this case is to wait for the minute (or several) to pass then enter the proper passcode to unlock the iPhone and obtain round the disabled message. Within the future, simply enter the correct passcode within the 1st place and you will avoid this message.
Entering wrong passcode for the few times provides you a choice to try once again, after few minutes, however when you keeping on making attempt but fail within the end, you will get the message ‘iPhone is disabled, connect to iTunes’.
Fix 1: You Have synced iPhone with iTunes”:
This is the worst scenario for an iPhone being disabled as a result it needs to connect the iPhone to a computer to access it again. Hopefully you should remember the passcode for the iPhone; otherwise you lose all data which is in the device. One more reason frequent device backups are important.
Step 1: Connect the device to computer you have previously synced the device to. iTunes is going to open it automatically. If iTunes asks to enter a passcode, connect the device to another computer that you have previously used for iTunes sync.
Step 2: In the bottom right side of iTunes, right click on the device and choose Back Up
Step 3: Select Restore button after the backup is completed. You can now make use of latest back up to restore the device.
Fix 2: You Have Never Synced iPhone with iTunes:
After the device is connected to iTunes, you are going to see some errors such as ‘iTunes can’t connect to the device because it has a passcode applied. Enter the passcode before it get connected to iTunes’.
Step 1: Holding home button and the power button for a few seconds to switch off the phone.
Step 2: Connect the USB cable to iPhone but don’t connect it to computer. Launch the iTunes.
Step 3: Press and hold the Home Button and connect the other end of the USB cable to the computer now make sure that iTunes is open at this time.
Step 4: Keep holding the Home button and wait for the device to switch on. After few minutes, ‘Connect to iTunes’ that appear on the device. This is where you let go of the Home button.
Step 5: iTunes should say that the device has been detected in Recovery Mode. Select OK and Restore for the device to be restored.