How to Bypass Trust This Computer on iPhone

Last Updated: July 4th, 2023By Categories: Unlock Apple Device

When we connect an iPhone to a computer, a notification pops out on the locked screen of the iPhone and asks us to unlock the device to allow this computer. This can be done quickly when you can get into this iPhone with a passcode, facial, or fingerprint recognition.

However, you can’t finish such an easy process when your iPhone is disabled or has an unresponsive screen. Also, some of you may want to make an old iPhone that’s locked with a forgotten passcode useful.

For data and privacy security, a data backup and a factory reset via a computer are vital. We can’t achieve either of them when we can’t complete the Trust This Computer confirmation.

So, what we need right now is to bypass this annoying Trust This Computer and connect the iPhone to a computer. Find some methods below!

How to Bypass Trust This Computer on iPhone

Method 1: Bypass Trust This Computer via Recovery

Apple Inc has released the system utility for force connection, Recovery mode.

iPhone owners can boot the locked iPhone to this mode and the device will sync to a computer without trusting this computer.

For beginners, the Recovery mode will be friendly as it’s easier to activate. You can try it a couple of times and finally, boot your iPhone to the mode. Follow this:

  • Connect the iPhone to a computer installed with the latest iTunes;
  • Press the Volume Up button on the iPhone and release it immediately;
  • Repeat the quick press-release process on the Volume Down button;
  • Long press the Side button until the Recovery mode screen pops out.

iPhone Recovery Mode

After this, iTunes will not ask you to trust this computer. Instead, it will pop out a notification, saying that there’s an issue on this iPhone and you can either Restore or Update the device to fix the issue.

Here, click Restore to put your iPhone back to factory settings, erasing everything from the storage and system. After the restoration of iTunes, you can get into this iPhone without a locked screen. Or you can send it to repair.

iPhone Recovery Mode

Method 2: Bypass Trust This Computer via 4uKey iPhone Unlocker

There’re third-party iPhone unlocker apps that can help us bypass the Trust This Computer verification too.

Here, the 4uKey iPhone Unlocker ignores the Trust This Computer notification and connects to your iPhone directly. You’re able to unlock your iPhone after the connection.

4uKey iOS Unlocker Interface

During the whole process of 4uKey unlock, there’s no need to enter any passcode or password. Simply click some buttons on the program and wait for a few minutes. Your iPhone will be unlocked without trusting this computer.

It doesn’t matter if your iPhone is disabled or has an unresponsive screen or not, 4uKey requires no phone screen operation. You can bypass that easy but impossible-to-achieve Trust This Computer confirmation and get into your iPhone with 4uKey.

Download the program on your computer and let’s start to use it.

4uKey iPhone Unlocker

1-Click iPhone Unlocker

Remove Lock screen, Apple ID, and MDM restrictions in one tool

  • Fix locked, disabled, unavailable iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
  • Remove Apple ID/iCloud account without password
  • Bypass Mobile Device Management (MDM) with clicks

*Compatible with iOS 16 & iPadOS 16

Step 1:

On your computer, launch 4uKey iPhone Unlocker and then hit the Start button to initiate the Unlock iPhone Screen feature.

Step 2:

Next, connect your iPhone to the computer via an active USB lightning. Then, read the notes listed on the 4uKey interface. Click Next if you accept the conditions.

4uKey iOS Unlocker Connect Device

Step 3:

On the new screen, if 4uKey fails to detect your locked iPhone in the first place, it will display the tutorial for you to make the connection work. Follow it and complete the setup.

4uKey iOS Unlocker Prompt DFU Mode

When 4uKey detects your iPhone, it will display the basic information of the device like iOS version, phone model, etc. Also, it will ask you to download the firmware that will later come to effect on unlocking your iPhone.

4uKey iOS Unlocker start to Download

Step 4:

The download will be done in a few minutes and after that, 4uKey will prompt you to start the unlock right away. Simply move the cursor to the Start Remove button and hit it.

4uKey will start to erase the lock screen on your iPhone and a White Apple screen will show up on the Apple mobile. Within minutes, the unlock will be successfully done and the iPhone is now powered off.

4uKey iOS Unlocker Remove Successfully

Simply turn it on and it’s unlocked. You can now connect it to the computer again and no Trust This Computer will pop out.

4uKey iPhone Unlocker

1-Click iPhone Unlocker

Remove Lock screen, Apple ID, and MDM restrictions in one tool

  • Fix locked, disabled, unavailable iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
  • Remove Apple ID/iCloud account without password
  • Bypass Mobile Device Management (MDM) with clicks

*Compatible with iOS 16 & iPadOS 16

Tip: Back Up A Locked iPhone Without Trust This Computer

No matter what you plan to do after trusting this computer, you will have to factory reset your iPhone in the end.

  • If it has a broken screen, a factory reset will erase all the data and make sure nobody can steal your information.
  • When you forget the passcode or even the iPhone is disabled, restoring the device to factory settings is the only way out.

While a factory reset causes data loss, you should back up the data on your locked iPhone without trusting this iPhone. The iCloud auto-backup seems to be the only solution to keep the iPhone data safe.iCloud Backup

iCloud will upload your data from the iPhone to the cloud automatically once it’s enabled on the target device.

Every time when this iPhone is charged, locked, or connected to Wifi, iCloud will do its work. No extra buttons need to be tapped. Your data will be safe and sound with iCloud.

So, if iCloud is functioning on your Apple mobile, don’t worry. Move to the method to trust the computer and a factory reset.

View iCloud Backup Files via A Third-party Program

If you’re worried that iCloud would fail to back up important data, you may try an iCloud backup viewer to check the whole backup file. When Apple Inc hasn’t released any tools and methods to check the backup file officially, we can only turn to third-party apps.

Here, we will use echoshare iPhone Data Recovery, a professional data recovery tool and backup checker for iOS.

Recover from iCloud

This is a one-click tool that can help us access the cloud storage of iCloud and unzip the backup files for us. Download the program and let’s check your iCloud backup.

iOS Data Recovery

iOS Data Recovery

Save iPhone & iPad Data to Windows & Mac in A Minute

  • One-click or selective data backup to computers
  • Highly flexible restore process: preview and select
  • Recover WhatsApp, Photos, Videos, and Audio to iPhone/iPad

*Compatible with iOS 16 & iPadOS 16


Sure, when iTunes is not helpful, we can apply to the Find My iPhone feature of Apple to fix a disabled iPhone.

We can either unlock a disabled iPhone on the Find My app of another iPhone or iPad. Or sign into Find My Web to erase the disabled iPhone.

Yes, if you’ve entered the wrong passcodes on an iPhone 10 times, it will activate this “ iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes” sign. This means no matter how long you wait, this iPhone will still be disabled. You have to connect it to iTunes and fix it. Otherwise, the disabled status will exist forever.

  • Normally, when the failed to unlock attempts on an iPhone surpass 5 times, this iPhone gets disabled for 1 minute.
  • The 6th failed attempt will disable your iPhone for 5 minutes.
  • 15 minutes and 30 minutes are the disabled time for the No.7 and 8 unsuccessful unlock.
  • And 1 hour is for the 9th failed attempt.
  • And then it reaches to 10 times, your iPhone will be completely disabled. No matter how long you wait, it won’t get back to normal. You have to reset it via iTunes or iCloud.

When your iPhone is only disabled for 1, 5, 15, 30, or 60 minutes, you can wait till the disabled time passes. And try again.

If you see “iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes”, this iPhone is completely locked out and won’t return to normal unless you put it back to factory settings. Yes, it needs a factory reset to function again.

For you, you need to boot your disabled iPhone to Recovery mode and connect it to iTunes. Then, hit the Restore button to get your iPhone out of disabled mode.

iTunes will not recognize any iPhone that’s locked or disabled for more than one hour. If you still want to use iTunes to fix your iPhone, you need to activate the Recovery Mode on your iPhone.

First of all, power off your iPhone. Next, depending on your iPhone model, we have different steps.

When you’re using iPhone 8, X, 11, 12, 13, 14 (Pro/Max/Plus), or anything newer:

  • Press the Volume Up key and release,
  • Press the Volume Down key and release,
  • Press and hold the Side button.

When you’re using iPhone 7 (Plus):

  • Long press both the Volume Down and Side buttons.

If you’re using iPhone 6, 5, SE (1st Gen), or anything earlier:

  • Long press both the Home and Side buttons.

Release the button(s) when you see the Recovery Mode screen. Take out a USB cable and connect your iPhone to iTunes now. iTunes will detect your iPhone this time.

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