All iPhones are entertaining, helpful, and convenient except for the locked iPhones that you forget the passcode for or disabled iPhones. No one would like to have an iPhone that cannot be unlocked and used.
When you see the “iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes” screen, your iPhone is completely locked out. To enable this iPhone, a factory reset is a must, as you may have already known. And there’s no other way out.
To conduct a factory reset on a locked or disabled iPhone, we may follow the suggestion on the iPhone screen to connect the disabled device to iTunes for fixing. However, it needs a computer and a USB connection. If this is your case, don’t worry, there’re wireless solutions that iTunes and computers are needless.
Part 1: Reset A Disabled iPhone with iTunes
Follow the sign on your disabled iPhone and connect the device to a computer that’s installed with iTunes. iTunes will detect your disabled iPhone and start up by itself.
Then, you can click on the thumbnail iPhone button to enter the reset screen.
Hit Restore iPhone to begin the factory reset. iTunes will start to wipe everything on your iPhone since then.
However, using iTunes for direct fixing is pretty demanding:
- When the computer keeps on asking you to unlock the iPhone to trust this computer, you can’t do it on a disabled iPhone.
- If the Find My iPhone is not turned off on your iPhone, iTunes will fail to reset your disabled iPhone.
When either of these happens, Recovery mode is the ultimate solution.
Factory Reset A Disabled iPhone With Recovery Mode
Recovery mode is the perfect utility when iTunes cannot help you reset the disabled iPhone. This is a system repair tool designed by Apple INC for iPhone owners to repair the disabled iPhone at home with iTunes and a computer.
Simply boot the disabled iPhone into Recovery mode and iTunes will detect the device. Then, you can reset the iPhone even when Find My iPhone is enabled.
First of all, let’s power off your iPhone as the first step to boot up the mode.
Then, we use these keys:
- Press and release the Volume Up button;
- Press and release the Volume Down button then;
- Long press the Power button, and release it when you see the Recovery mode.
Now, take out a USB cable and connect your disabled iPhone to the computer. iTunes will launch and ask you to fix the iPhone via Restore or Update.
Choose the former option and iTunes will start to restore your iPhone to factory settings.
When the factory reset of Recovery mode and iTunes is done, there’s this Activation Lock screen popping out. You will be required to enter the associated Apple account details. Otherwise, you can’t get into the iPhone even if it’s not disabled anymore.
Part 2: Reset A Disabled iPhone without iTunes
Other than iTunes, we have three more methods to reset a disabled iPhone. Simply pick up the one that fits you best and get your iPhone to work again.
1st Method to Reset A Disabled iPhone without iTunes: Find My iPhone
When Find My iPhone is enabled, we can make use of this security feature to do a factory on the disabled iPhone without touching it.
On a browser, log into iCloud Find My iPhone with your Apple account.
When it asks for verification, you can hit Didn’t get a passcode and ask Apple to send you the digits via a phone number (take the Sim out from your disabled iPhone and insert it into another phone) or email.
After signing in, you will see this digital map where all your Apple devices are shown. Locate the disabled iPhone and then Erase iPhone.
If you have another iPhone or iPad that’s associated with the same iCloud account, things will be easier. Open the Find My app on the device. Go to Devices and locate your disabled iPhone from the device list. Then, Erase This iPhone.
There you have it. The Find My iPhone will reset your iPhone completely and no more disabled screen will stop your access.
2nd Method to Reset A Disabled iPhone without iTunes: 4uKey
Third-party iPhone unlockers help with a disabled iPhone too. Try the famous icon in this industry, 4uKey. It will reset your iPhone even if you don’t have the iCloud password or screen passcode.
As a professional iPhone unlocker, 4uKey is guarantee of a successful factory reset on your disabled iPhone. When it unlocks your disabled iPhone, it can wipe out every data and settings on the mobile as well just like a factory reset will do.
It doesn’t matter if your iPhone is locked, disabled, or bugged, 4uKey will unlock it and wipe out everything inside in minutes. To begin a reset on 4uKey, you won’t need to enter any digits.
Simply plug your disabled iPhone toin 4uKey, and click some buttons on its interface to initiate a quick and complete reset.
Download this program on your computer and let’s start to reset the disabled iPhone.