How to recover locked or disabled iPhone

Apple iPhone is among the best flagship phones on the market. However, there are times when it may become a cause of annoyance. If you enter the wrong passcode on your iPhone six times in a row, you will be locked out of your device. In other words, you will get a message saying that your device is disabled.

This prevents you from accessing your device or your device turns into nothing but a useless brick. If you are experiencing the issue, then we are here to help. This article walks you through the steps to recover disabled iPhone. Before we begin, make sure you have an iTunes backup of your device. If you don’t have an iTunes backup, read on.

How to recover locked or disabled iPhone using iTunes backup

If you have already backed up your device using iTunes, you can easily restore your device. This makes sure that your important files are safe and sound. Here is how.

Step one: First off, connect your iPhone to computer and then launch iTunes (make sure you now have the latest version of iTunes on your computer)

Step two: Next up, select your iPhone when it shows up in iTunes and then hit Back Up Now

Step three: Wait for the backup process to finish. Once done, click Restore iPhone button.

Once you do that, iTunes will start restoring your device, meaning that your settings and data will be removed. If something wrong happens during the process or you don’t have an iTunes backup, read on.

How to restore your iPhone in recovery mode

Recovery mode is one of the best tools for restoring your device. However, the process is not straightforward. With that in mind, we are here to help.

If you now own a 2017 iPhone mode, the method used to put your device in recovery mode is slightly different from other iPhone models.

Step one: Press and release the Volume Up button and then press and release the Volume Down button

Step two: Now just simply press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery mode screen

Step three: Connect your iPhone to computer and restore your device. After that, set it up as new and select iTunes backup.

If you don’t want to use iTunes, head to Settings and turn on iCloud Backup on your device. After that, open the Settings app, select General and hit Reset. Once you are in, hit Erase All Content and Settings and tap on Erase Now button (you will be asked to enter the passcode to confirm your action).

Also read: How to fix touchscreen unresponsiveness on your iPhone X

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