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Can You Speed Up the iPhone Unavailable/Security Lockout Time

Can You Speed Up the iPhone Unavailable/Security Lockout Time?

No. You can’t speed up the disabled time of the iPhone Unavailable or Security Lockout iPhone.

iPhone Unavailable also happens when people know their passcode but enter the wrong one unintentionally. In some emergency scenarios, they need to wait 15 minutes,1 hour, 3 hours, 7 hours, or even 8 hours to access the iPhones. They may ask “Can I speed up the iPhone unavailable time or disabled time?” Sorry. you can’t. It’s a security lockout measure designed for every iPhone user.

On the latest iOS 16 or later, including iOS 17, people need to wait for a longer timer. They can’t even speed up the timers to try again in 3 hours for the eighth failed passcode attempt, as well as try again in 8 hours for the ninth failed passcode attempt. Finally, your iPhone should be permanently locked out.  As time goes by, the timer should range from 1 minute to 8 hours, until there is no timer in a period, on iOS 16 or later.

On the iOS 15.2 to iOS versions, before iOS 16, you can’t speed up the timer set ranging from 1 minute to 8 hours in a period.

Then you should see the message “iPhone Unavailable/Security Lockout, try again in X minutes” on the screen.

The iPhone Unavailable try again in X minutes is a countdown timer. And you can’t speed up, turn off or adjust the timer. You need to wait for a while until the time is up. When the time is up, you can try another passcode input.

If you have only one iPhone, you should be careful to avoid the iPhone’s unavailable screen, you can see from the below information, that you even can’t use your iPhone for a whole day or more on the latest iOS 16 or later.

If you want to use it immediately, you should reset it and erase all data on it. It’s a big loss if you have precious content.

If you’d like to check out what should you do when the iPhone is security lockout, please refer to iPhone Security Lockout How to Unlock It.

Amanda Lee

I am the chief editor of I have been engaged in software and computer gadgets fields for over 10 years, offering proven guides, tips, and software solutions in data recovery, and multimedia field.

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