Disabled iPhones can be problematic in that they are often unresponsive and cannot be used. But in most cases, a disabled iPhone can be fixed by connecting to iTunes, allowing it to resume proper function. What if you are unable to connect to iTunes? Don’t worry. In this article, we will take a look at the possibility of fixing a disabled iPhone without using iTunes.
An iPhone can be disabled or locked for various reasons. For example, a device with a broken screen or a forgotten passcode can become disabled. Under normal circumstances, these problems are often repaired by restoring or resetting the device in iTunes. But by doing this, you could lose all the data on the device, something that is not acceptable to most people. Fortunately there are other ways to fix a disabled device and below we will look at 3 different ways to unlock disabled iPhone without iTunes.
Perhaps the best way to fix a disabled iPhone without iTunes is to use a third-party tool. One of the best tools to use in this case is FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker. This tool can be used to unlock the iPhone under all kinds of situations. Some of the features that make this program the ideal solution include the following:
Step 1: Download and install the iPhone Unlocker tool on to your computer, then launch the program and select "Unlock Screen Passcode" in the main window. After that, click on "Start > Next" to continue.
Step 2: Connect the disabled/locked iPhone to the computer using USB cable. If your device can't be detected, you should follow the on-screen steps to put it into DFU/Recovery mode.
Step 3: Once your device has been recognized, the program will then provide you with the most necessary firmware for it. Click "Download" to begin downloading the firmware.
Step 4: When the firmware has been downloaded and extracted, click on "Start Unlock" and the program will begin fixing the device. The process will take just a few minutes and the device will restart when it is done.
If Find My iPhone is enabled and the device is connected to Internet, you can also use iCloud to unlock the disabled iPhone. Like iTunes, it is also an official app from Apple but works more efficient than iTunes. Follow these simple steps to do that:
Most people don’t know that you can also use Siri to fix a disabled iPhone. Please note that this method will only work on devices running iOS 8 to iOS 10. Follow these simple steps to use Siri to unlock disabled iPhone:
However, there are some drawbacks of using this method, such as:
The three solutions above are helpful when you need to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes. Each method has its own pros and cons so be selective when choosing the method to use. Whatever method you choose, follow the instructions to implement. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments section below and we’ll do our best to help.
By Joan J. Mims
Posted on Mar 03, 2019, 19:48:53
Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.