How to Fix and Unlock Disabled/Locked iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

December 12 2017 02:51 am/ Post By Yoli Software to iOS Recovery

Forgot your iPhone Passcode? 

Recently, many people are used to set up the screen lock password to protect their privacy and data security. However, forgetting the password will be frustrating. As the iPhone users know, with 5 incorrect passcode entries in a row, iPhone will be disabled and only can be tried again in 1 minute. The more times incorrect passcode are entered, the longer time you have to wait to try again. If you cannot remember your password anyhow, don't worry, the following 3 methods will offer you a way to unlock disabled or locked iPhone X, 8 (Plus), 7 (Plus), 6S (Plus), 6 (Plus), 5S, SE, 5, 4S; iPad Pro, Air 2, Mini 4; iPod Touch, etc easily.


Method 1: Fix Disabled/Locked iPhone or iPad using iTunes without Losing Data

If you have synced your iPhone or iPad with iTunes before, it is easy to unlock your device by restoring. To avoid data loss, download and install Yolisoft iPhone Data Recovery on your computer first. It is a professional tool to help you retrieve deleted or lost data from your iDevice directly or from iTunes or iCloud backup.


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  1. Connect your device to the computer or Mac your device trusted or synced via an USB cable.

  2. Open iTunes. If asked to enter the password, please try another computer or Mac you have synced with, or skip this method to use recovery mode.

  3. Click on the iPhone/iPad icon. And choose the button "Back Up Now" to backup your device to the computer/Mac.

  4. After sync and backup finished, click on "Restore iPhone" on the top frame.

  5. During the process of restoration, when you see the Set Up screen, please select "Restore from iTunes Backup".

  6. Pick your device in iTunes and choose the most recent backup to restore from iTunes.

  7. Launch Yolisoft iPhone Data Recovery, run it to scan your iDevice directly to find the lost data or select to extract data from iTunes/iCloud backup, finally restore the data to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. 


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Method 2: Unlock Disabled/Locked iPhone or iPad by Using iCloud

Provided that you have set up "Find My iPhone" on your iPhone or iPad, you can use iCloud to get back your device. 


  1. Go to https://www.icloud.com/#find on your computer or other device.

  2. Sign in with your iCloud Apple ID.

  3. Click "Find My iPhone" and "All Devices" at the top of your browser window.

  4. Choose the iPhone or iPad you want to erase, and click "Erase iPhone/iPad" on the top right.

  5. After the process completed, there is no passcode on your lock screen. Now you can choose to either set up as a new iPhone/ iPad or restore it from the iCloud backup. 


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Method 3: Unlock Disabled/Locked iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in Recovery Mode

If you have never backed up your iPhone or iPad and set up Find My iPhone in iCloud or synced your device with iTunes, recovery mode is your last resort to restore your device.


  1. Open iTunes and connect your iOS device with your computer or Mac via an USB cable.

  2. Turn off the iPhone or iPad by holding the Power button to swipe the "slide to power off" to the right.

  3. On an iPhone 6s and earlier, or iPad: press and hold the Power and Home buttons at the same time. On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time. Don't let go of the two buttons until you see the recovery mode screen.

  4. A message will pop up which means your device have been in recovery mode. You will be asked to choose Update or Restore. Click "Restore". iTunes will download software for your iPhone or iPad. It might take some time to restore your device.

  5. After the restoring process finished, you will see a white screen with "Hello" in different languages. Then you can reset your device as a new one.


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