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iPhone Unavailable Timer Not Going Down Fixed

iPhone got disabled showing iPhone Unavailable but the timer not going down? Have you ever had such an experience? Keep Reading, we’ll dive into it. 

You accidentally got your iPhone disabled with it saying iPhone Unavailable -try again in X minutes. It’s actually a timer telling you to enter the passcode again when the timer is up. so you wait. However, when you checked the message again after waiting for a few moments, you found the timer was stuck on at X minutes timer, such as iPhone Unavailable try again in 1 hour, 15 minutes, 3 hours, and 7 hours timer, etc. 

There are several people asking our support why and how to unlock the iPhone when the timer is not going down.

In this article, we’re going to show you how you can unlock your iPhone when iPhone’s unavailable timer not going down.

Why is my iPhone unavailable timer not going down?

If your iPhone is disabled and the iPhone unavailable timer not going down, your iPhone should be stuck on the screen for inner software glitches. Normally, you should see the timer is up when you wait for the demanding time. Then try your correct passcode and the lockout screen should disappear. 

Don’ts. 

Don’t Restart your iPhone. 

Don’t take any restart action when the timer is not going down. If you restart the iPhone when the timer is not going down, things should be worse. A restart should lose the connection on your iPhone, causing you can’t use the Erase iPhone option later.

Dos. 

  • 1. Wait for a longer time to check whether the timer is going down. If you don’t want to lose your data, make sure to wait for a longer time, such as several hours, one or two days. If it’s possible for you you can use another phone instead during the waiting time. 
  • 2. Find Solutions to Erase your iPhone when it’s really got the timer not going down lockout stuck. 
  • 3. Learn the fact that even if you can’t save all data on the disabled iPhone device if your iPhone got unavailable timer not going down lockout stuck, you can still reset and restore the previous backups to salvage most of your data. 

How to unlock the iPhone unavailable timer not going down.

Suppose that you won’t fix the iPhone unavailable with a not going down timer, it should always be stuck on the black screen. If you want to enable iPhone immediately, you should reset and erase iPhone to solve the problem. It sounds cruel to your data on it, and it’s a pity that you just get the unusual issue when iPhone is unavailable. Then you should learn a hard lesson today to make regular backups to avoid data loss risk. 

In the following part, we’ve composed two solutions to fix the issue of the iPhone’s unavailable timer not going down. 

Option 1. Unlock it with SD iOS Passcode Unlocker software. 

SD iOS Passcode Unlocker is capable of unlocking the iPhone unavailable timer not going down stuck issue. it’s an all-in-one tool for unlocking iPhone issues.  The iPhone security lockout timer not going down is a bigger issue, you should fix it and lose the data on the device. whether your iPhone is disabled or got stuck on updating screen, or any other frozen or stuck issues, the app can fix it by unlocking it in several steps. 

Note that if you fix your iPhone unavailable time not going down issue, your iPhone should also get erased and reset by the app. 

After knowing that, let’s get started. 

Free download it and install SD iOS system recovery on your computer, either a PC computer or Mac computer. 

Step 1. Launch the app, and navigate to the Wipe Passcode section. 

on the next screen, click Start. 

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to process.

If it shows the iPhone information page, Click Start like Step 3.

If it still shows you the “Device is connected but not recognized” option after connecting it to your computer, you should enter your iPhone in recovery mode.

Prepare your USB cable and learn how to put your iPhone in recovery mode from our text tutorial or the snapshots tutorial on the app screen. Then enter the successful recovery mode screen.

Disconnect it from the computer first.

For iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and later.

Press and hold both the side button and the Volume down button until the power off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone. Wait for a while to let it turn off completely.

Press and hold the side button for your iPhone while immediately connecting your iPhone to the computer. Keep holding the side button until you see the recovery mode screen on your iPhone. Then let go.

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus.

Press and hold the side button until the power off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone. Wait for a while to let it turn off completely.

Press and hold the volume down for your iPhone while immediately connecting your iPhone to the computer. Keep holding the side button until you see the recovery mode screen on your iPhone. Then let go.

iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6, iPhone SE and earlier:

Press and hold the side (or Top) button until the power off slider appears. Drag the slider to power off your iPhone. Press and hold the home button for your iPhone while immediately connecting your iPhone to the computer. Keep holding the home button until you see the recovery mode screen on your iPhone. Then let go.

Step 3. Confirm your iPhone information and Click Start to download the firmware.

After entering your iPhone into recovery mode successfully, the program should detect your iPhone models automatically. You can also change the information manually.

Confirm your iPhone mode information. Then choose the firmware information. The app should download the proper software packages.

Hit Start.

Step 4. Wait for the software to finish download the firmware and unlock your iPhone. 

Step 4. Unlock and wait for the software to wipe your iPhone.

When the software download is complete, you should see the next screen as follows. Enter 0000 and click the Unlock button.

Wait for the software to unlock the iPhone Unavailable timer no going down stuck screen. When it’s complete, it should show you a successful screen.  It means it has solved your iPhone unavailable timer not going down issue successfully.

 When you see the iPhone Hello screen, disconnect it from your computer. 

The process should factory reset your iPhone and wipe the old passcode. Later, you can set it up from scratch meticulously or restore the previous backups.

Video Tutorial:

Option 2. Fix it with a computer with iTunes/Finder installed. 

If your iPhone Unavailable timer is not going down, you can also fix it with iTunes. If you have a Mac, you can fix it in the Finder app. 

There are some tips to increase the success rate:

  • 1. Update the Mac computer to the latest version. Then Finder should be the latest version. 
  • 2. Install the latest iTunes on your computer. Or Update iTunes on Mac or PC to the latest version. 
  • 3. Learn the button operations to put the unavailable iPhone in recovery mode. Then apply recovery mode in your issued iPhone by connecting to your computer. 

Step 1. Launch iTunes or Finder.

Step 2. Turn off your iPhone Unavailable timer not going down. 

Step 3. Put your iPhone in recovery mode

Step 4. Restore the issued iPhone in Finder or iTunes. 

When the screen with the Restore option pops up, choose Restore. confirm Restore.

Then Finder or iTunes should start downloading iOS software. If your download takes more than 15 minutes, the iPhone should exit recovery mode. Don’t worry, put it in recovery mode again before the restoring process starts. 

Wait for your iPhone to wake up and then unplug it from the computer and set it up. 

Related: How to Put Unavailable iPhone in Recovery Mode.

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I am the chief editor of softwaredive.com. 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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