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How to unlock your iPhone if it is Disabled

Your iPhone will be disabled after several wrong passcode attempts, but don't worry, here we will show you 4 ways to unlock the disabled iPhone.

1. Connect to iTunes

If you've synced your iPhone or iPad with iTunes before, and "Find My iPhone" is not enabled on your iPhone, then you're lucky, because this will be the fastest way to get your device back up and running.

Find My iPhone is turned off on your iPhone.
You've synced your iPhone or iPad with iTunes before.

You iPhone will be restored to the last backup without losing any content.

1. Plug your iPhone into your computer using your USB cord. If it doesn’t automatically open, launch iTunes.

2. In iTunes, click on the icon of your device, located near the top and toward the left side of the screen. This will open all the information about your device and what’s on it.

3. The first tab is Summary. There, you will see the option to Restore iPhone. Click on that.

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4. Follow the on screen instructions. This will completely erase your iPhone, so it’s important you know you have a recent backup either in iTunes or iCloud.

5. Find your most recent backup and choose it. Your iPhone or iPad will use this data for recovery. 

6. After the recovery is completed, you can activate it step by step, just like the new machine.

2. Use "Find My iPhone" to restore your device

If you have previously enabled "Find My iPhone" on your iPhone or iPad, you can erase your device in a faster way. Just follow the instructions below to use the "Find My iPhone" remote removal device. And, if your device is lost or stolen, it can also quickly restore your iPhone or iPad without the help of a computer. Once the device is restored, simply follow the setup process and recover from the previous iCloud backup (if available). 

You must have "Find My iPhone" enabled on your iPhone.
The device must have Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity


Open Find My iPhone on another Mac, iPad or iPhone. After logging in with your Apple ID, you will find the "Remote Clear Device" option! Click on it and all the information on your iPhone will be erased. Then you can start from iCloud backup.

3. Enter recovery mode and erase everything

If you have never synced your iPhone or iPad with your computer before, or if you have "Find My iPhone" enabled, you'll need to use recovery mode to restore your device. This will erase the device and its passcode. If this is you, grab your computer and make sure iTunes is downloaded on it.


1. Make sure that your device isn't connected to your computer, then choose your device below and follow the steps:

2. Locate your device on your computer. When you see the option to Restore or Update, choose Restore. Finder or iTunes will download software for your device. If it takes more than 15 minutes, your device will exit recovery mode and you'll need to repeat steps 1-3.

3. Wait for the process to finish. Then you can set up and use your device. 

4. Use FoneUnlocker

If you think that the above three methods are a bit complicated, here is the simplest operation: use FoneUnlocker, the easy-to-use iPhone/iPad/iPod lock remover.


1. Run FoneUnlocker

Download, install and run Ondesoft FoneUnlocker on your Mac. The user-friendly interface contains detailed instruction, click below Unlock Screen Passcode.

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2. Unlock Screen Passcode

Here lists the iPhone/iPad/ipod passcode issues can be solved by Ondesoft FoneUnlocker. If you are facing one of the below issues, click Next.

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Select your device model and then follow the on-screen instructions to put your iPhone/iPad/iPod in recovery mode. Then click Next.

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Click Download button to download the latest firmware package, which is required to unlock screen passcode. If unluckily the download fails, click Copy Link button and then paste to browser address bar to download the Firmware Package through browser. After downloading, click Select to locate the package.

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It take a while to download the package depending on your network speed.

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After downloading, click Start button to unlock the screen passcode.

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Please read below warning terms and click the check box. Then click Start Unlock.

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Then the screen passcode removing process begins. Wait a few minutes and the passcode will be removed.

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When you see below window, the passcode has been erased from your device successfully. The device is unlocked. It will take a few minutes to restart your device. After that, you can set us your device from start.

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