It’s a known fact that iPhones have a “disable” feature. This happens when someone fails to unlock an iPhone too many times. When this happens, an “iPhone is disabled” message pops up. To some, this feature is pointless but in truth, it is a security measure. Without it, a hacker can just keep on trying until he/she gains access. In any event that you ever have a disabled iPhone, here are two methods on how to unlock your iPhone.NOTE: you MUST backup your data before taking these steps!
Method 1: iTunes Method
1. Connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cord.2. Launch iTunes.3. Click on the device icon at the top left corner of the screen. This opens all the information about your phone.4. Select Summary. Next, choose the “Reset iPhone” option.
Your iPhone should reset successfully and you can now restore your backup. Method 2: Recovery Mode Method
1. Connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cord.
2. Launch iTunes.3. From iTunes, force restarts your iPhone.
3. Next enter recovery mode. This varies in a different mode. For iPhone 6s or lower, hold the top & home buttons simultaneously. Hold until it enters recovery mode. For iPhone 7 and 7s, hold your top and volume down buttons until you enter recovery mode. On iPhone 8 and above, quickly press and release the volume up button, then the volume down. After that, press and hold the side button until you enter recovery mode.
4. Upon entering recovery mode, find your device using Finder/iTunes. Afterward, a dialogue box appears asking if you want to update/restore. Click on restore. Your device will then download its restored iOS software. After this, your device should be good as new. With this, you know how to unlock a disabled iPhone. If these steps fail to work, I suggest you contact Apple Customer Care.