How to Unlock Disabled iPhone without/with Computer

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Unlocking an iPhone is an essential skill that every iPhone owner should know. But when we forget the iPhone password and enter the wrong password many times, iPhone is disabled how to unlock? In this article, we will explore five ways of how to unlock disabled iPhone without/with computer, using Lockout screen, Finder, iTunes, iCloud, and using an iPhone passcode unlocker.

Method 1. Unlock Disabled iPhone using Lockout Screen

This is the first way we would like to introduce to unlock iPhone without computer if the iPhone you plan to unlock is iOS 15.2 or later. How to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes or computer by lockout screen? After you tried several times wrong passcode, it shows that iPhone Unavailable try again in 1 hour, and you will find an Erase iPhone option on the bottom of right corner. Click this button and input the correct Apple ID and passcode to proceed it. After few minutes, your iPhone will be erased including your iPhone screen passcode. You need to reset the iPhone as a new one.

Method 2. Unlock a Disabled iPhone with iCloud

How to unlock iPhone without passcode or computer? This is another way for you to unlock disabled iPhone without computer. If you have enabled Find My iPhone on your device, you can use iCloud to erase your iPhone and remove the passcode. To unlock your iPhone with iCloud, follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to on a computer or another mobile phone device and sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2: Click on Find My iPhone, and select the iPhone you are going to unlock from the list of devices.

Step 3: Click on Erase iPhone, and iCloud will erase your device and remove the passcode.

Step 4: Set up your iPhone as new or restore from a backup.

Method 3. Unlock Disabled iPhone using iTunes

How to unlock iPhone when disabled? If you have synced your iPhone with iTunes on your computer, you can use iTunes to restore your iPhone and remove the passcode. To unlock your iPhone with iTunes, follow these steps:

Step 1: Connect the disabled iPhone to computer, and run iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: If iTunes asks you for a passcode, try another computer that you have synced your iPhone with, or make your iPhone in recovery mode.

Step 3: Click on Restore iPhone option, and iTunes will erase your iPhone and install the latest iOS version.

Step 4: As your iPhone is come back to factory settings, you need to set up your iPhone as new or restore from a backup.

Note that restoring your iPhone using iTunes will erase all your data, including your photos, messages, and contacts. Therefore, it is essential to back up your iPhone before restoring it.

Method 4. Unlock Disabled iPhone using an iPhone Passcode Unlocker

If the above methods do not work, and you are looking for a way of how to unlock disabled iPhone without iTunes, you can use a third-party iPhone passcode unlocker tool to unlock your iPhone. There are several third-party tools available claim to unlock your iPhone. However, you should be careful when choosing a third-party tool because some of them can damage your iPhone or steal your data. Here is a reliable third-party tool to consider which is called Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker. Here are the key features of Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker.

1. Unlock iPhone/iPad/iPod touch 4/6-digit lock screen passcode, Face/Touch ID.

2. After deleting the password, any function of the mobile phone will not be affected.

3. Support screen lock removal for latest devices/versions.

4. Completely delete the previous Apple ID from your device.

5. Find or remove screen time/restrictions passcode for data loss.

6. Make sure your iPhone data security

Try below steps to unlock disabled iPhone by using Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker.

Step 1. Download Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker, install and run it. On the home page, select Unlock iOS Screen. A screen with a Start button will occur. click it.

Step 2. Using your USB cable, plug your iPhone into your PC, and put iPhone in DFU or Recovery mode.

Step 3. Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker will automatically detect your device model. Click the Download button to download a firmware package to unlock your iPhone.

Step 4. After that, click Unlock button, and your iPhone will begin to be unlocked, make sure the iPhone is connected via USB cable to continue, the unlocking process starts and takes a few seconds to complete, and you need to reset the iPhone as a new one.

Method 5. Unlock a Disabled iPhone with Finder

If you are looking more ways of how to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes, this is also a good way for you to do it when you are using Mac. Make sure your Mac has been updated to Catalina or later, use Finder to unlock your device. Below are the steps of how to unlock a disabled iPhone with Finder.

Step 1: Connect your device to your computer with a USB or USB-C cable or via Wi-Fi, and run Finder.

Step 2: Select your device from the menu and select Restore iPhone. Your iPhone will then be restored to factory settings.

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