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How to Fix Unavailable iPhone Without a Computer

Today I’m going to show you how to fix the iPhone unavailable without a computer.

How to Fix iPhone Unavailable Without a Computer

After fix it, you can set it up and use your iPhone again.

Let’s dive right in.

Your problem is very specific. The question is you should meet the below requirements to fix the iPhone unavailable screen with no computer.

I’m going to show you two ways to do it.

Use one of the two simple step-by-step strategies.

Part 1. Use Erase iPhone Option on the Screen.

What to know?

Most of the common reasons to get an unavailable iPhone is the failed passcode attempts. However, the Erase iPhone option won’t appear until people enter the seventh failed passcode attempt. Meanwhile, you’ll need to wait for 15 minutes to have another passcode try on iOS software on iOS 15. Rather, you should wait for 1 hour to try again on iOS 16 and later.

8 failed passcode attempts, you’ll need to wait for 30 minutes, 9 for 1 hour, and 10 for no chances to enter the passcode with saying “iPhone Unavailable” on iOS 15. While you need to wait for a longer timer on iOS 16 from the seventh failed passcode attempt to the tenth try, 1 hour, 3 hours, 8 hours, and then the complete lockout.

If you are going to have the Erase iPhone option, it can first appear on the iPhone Unavailable, try again in 15 minutes screen. On the later lockout screen, the Erase iPhone Option still exists.

There is another possibility that on any iPhone unavailable screen, you won’t see the Erase iPhone option. Check Solution 3 in this article to fix it.

Before you get your iPhone with “iPhone Unavailable” screen, you should have the following conditions.  You won’t be able to access the settings to connect it to the network after it’s locked.

  • Your iPhone needs to be connected to a cellular or Wi-Fi network.
  • Your iPhone needs to use iOS 15.2 or later.
  • You need to know your Apple ID and password you used to sign in to your device.
  • Your Find My iPhone should be enabled before the security lockout.

In other words, you can’t unlock your iPhone unavailable screen without a computer if you don’t meet the above requirements. You should also turn to a computer for a fixing.

How to reset your iPhone by the Erase iPhone button.

Tap Erase iPhone.On the next screen, tap Erase iPhone. Enter your Apple ID password. And confirm Erase.

Erase iPhone with Erase iPhone option

After erasing your iPhone, all data will be lost.

Very easy to enable the iPhone unavailable without a computer using this solution, provided by Apple.

You may hate it that’s why you need to reset it to factory settings to enable it.

For most of people, they value their data on the phone, so they want a way to fix the unavailable iPhone without a computer without data loss. Is it possible? Yes. but if only you can remember your passcode.

If you have your passcode, enter it after the timer is up. The lock screen disappears immediately. All your data is intact.

But your data is doomed once you forgot the passcode. If you are a cautious person to back up your iPhone regularly, you can salvage your data after resetting it.

If you have no backups, you should expose yourself to the failure of getting back your data.

Part 2. Use iCloud Find My iPhone.

Without a computer to enable the iPhone Unavailable on iCloud still needs some essential prerequisites.

  • Your iPhone is connected to the Wi-Fi network or cellular network.
  • Your iPhone’s Find My iPhone is enabled.
  • You know your Apple ID and Apple ID password.

Without a computer, you should have a device that you open the iCloud webpage on a browser. Either a mobile phone or a tablet device is okay.

Just like you open any website, open your browser, and go to the website address:

Enter your Apple ID and password to log in.

Trust the browser if it pops up. Enter the verification code if the two-factor authentication is on.

Locate your iPhone on the map. Tap Erase iPhone.

Enter your Apple ID password. Then confirm Erase.

erase iPhone ipad via find my iPhone

Part 3. Use Third-Party Software If You Can’t Fix iPhone Unavailable Without a Computer.

If in any case, you cannot see the Erase iPhone option, the reason is caused by the iOS software.

If you also failed to reset your unavailable iPhone 14 with iCloud, you can use third-party software.

Neither part 1 nor part 2 can help you, so you should use a computer to fix it.

It’s worth mentioning that the app is free to download, but you need the registered full version to reset your iPhone 14 when it’s unavailable.

Free download and install it on your computer.

The software uses the inner algorithm to detect your iPhone models and show you the proper iOS repairing packages to download.

With fixing it on the app, you’ll iPhone should be unlocked and wiped the data. Later when the iPhone restart, set it up again.

Let’s do it.

Open the app SD iPhone Unlocker on your computer. Hook your iPhone to it with the matched cable.

Click Unlock Passcode on the first screen. When you see the next screen, read the warning message carefully.

Unlock Screen Passcode - Start

Then you should put your iPhone in recovery mode. For iPhone 8 or later.

  • Press and quickly release the volume up button.
  • Press and quickly release the volume down button.
  • press and hold the side button until you see the recovery mode screen.

When the program detects it in recovery mode, it should show you the firmware to download. Download it. If the iPhone exists the recovery mode during download, let the download complete. When the firmware extraction is complete, put your iPhone in recovery mode again.

Then click Unlock.

Wait until the screen shows you Unlock is complete, and disconnect it from the computer.

The topic returns to the set-up process.

It’s worth mentioning that don’t worry if you see the Enter Old Passcode screen. On the page, tap Didn’t know Passcode, then tap Reset Encrypted Data.

Here the Encrypted data refers to the iCloud end-to-end encrypted data.

Through many tests, we found that you only lose data of your iCloud keychain attached to your iCloud account, mostly including auto-filling passwords and usernames.

All the photos, contacts, music, notes, and other data are not touched.

I hope this guide helps you fix the “Without a computer how to Unlock iPhone Unavailable” problem.

Do you meet the requirements to fix the unavailable iPhone without a computer?

Are you going to use the Part 1 method or Part 2? Or you finally can only use a computer to unlock it, like using Part 3 or iTunes restore or so?

Or maybe you have a question about something you read.

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.

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