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How to Bypass Disabled iPhone or iPad without Computer

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Looking for how to bypass a disabled iPhone or iPad without a computer? There are many cases where when “iPhone or iPad is disabled, connect to iTunes”, people have no idea how to unlock it without a computer. Some people may wonder how to connect to iTunes when the iPhone or iPad is disabled and iTunes doesn’t recognize the disabled iPhone. A fact is that even though there are lots of people owning laptops or desktop computers, a number of people who have iPhones or iPads have no computer on hand(mostly use iPhone as a pocket computer that replaces the computer). In this article, we will show you how to easily bypass a disabled iPhone/iPad without a computer.

To bypass a disabled iPhone or iPad without a computer, you’ll need to fix it with the webpage or with the Find My iPhone/iPad app on the devices. If the former two methods fail for you, we also offer other effective methods to bypass a disabled iPhone or iPad with a computer.

Supporting iPhone Models: iPhone 11/12/13 (mini), iPhone 11/12/13/14 Pro, iPhone 11/12/13/14 Pro(Max), iPhone X/XR/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s, or earlier. All models of iPhone. Devices running iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 unlock supported!

iPhone/iPad is Disabled Connect to iTunes fix without computer
Bypass disabled iPhone or iPad without computer

Firstly, what does it mean when “iPhone/iPad is disabled”?

If you enter many wrong passwords, escalating safety measures will be aroused. If you enter 5,7,8,9, times in a row, the message will be “iPhone/iPad is disabled, try again in 1 minute/5/15/60 minutes(1 hour).” If you enter the wrong passwords 10 times in a row, the message will be iPhone/iPad is disabled, connect to iTunes. On newer iOS or iPadOS, these sayings should be changed to iPhone or iPad Unavailable or Security Lockout, even you should try again in longer hours, such as 3 hours or 7, or 8 hours. Learn more about “iPhone is disabled try again“.

Thankfully, when you see the message of the iPhone/iPad is disabled or Unavailable/Security lockout, try again messages pattern, you still have a chance to enter your correct password if you know it. If you can’t remember your password here, just slow down and be calm. Recall your password by asking your family or friends, and check if you write down it on your note or paper anywhere else. Try to find the lost password and enter it after waiting for the minutes, you will get into it soon.

Quick Tutorial

Part 1. Bypass your disabled iPhone/iPad without a computer using iCloud.

  • Before starting, check if you have these conditions on your devices.
  • Find My iPhone or iPad is enabled on the disabled device.
  • Your device is connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network before it’s disabled.
  • You own another Apple device to receive an authentication code if you have two-factor authentication on it.

If you have the Find My app installed on your other iPhone or iPad, it’s simple and straight to erase your disabled one via the app. Read the alternate way to unlock your disabled iPhone or iPad without a computer. Part 6 – How to unlock a disabled iPhone or iPad without iTunes or iCloud or computer.

Steps of how to Unlock a Disabled iPhone or iPad without a Computer via iCloud.

  1. Open in a browser on your computer.
  2. Enter your Apple ID and password, and authenticate on your other Apple devices by Trust It. Or enter the authentication pin on your computer.
  3. When logged in, choose Find My iPhone or Find My iPad.
  4. Click All Device at the top of the screen and choose your disabled iPhone/iPad.
  5. Click Erase iPhone or Erase iPad.
  6. When prompted, confirm Erase.
  7. Enter your Apple ID password to proceed. Then your iPhone or iPad will start wiping all data to the factory settings.
  8. When the iPhone opens with power, go through the setup process. You should either set it up as new or restore your device with the most recent backup via iTunes or iCloud.
Unlock disabled iPhone iPad without computer via
unlock disabled iPhone iPad without computer via

If you didn’t have a computer and with no these conditions either, borrow a computer to reset it with either the Part 3, Part 4 or Part 5 methods.

Part 2: Bypass a Disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer via Find My App.

Bypass a disabled iPhone/iPad without iTunes or iCloud or computer via Find My app on iOS 13 or later.

There are lots of Apple fans who own multiple iOS devices(at least two devices), iPhone or iPad or iPad. The latest iOS versions pre-installed the Find My app. Under these conditions above, you can erase one of your disabled iPhones or iPad on the other devices via Find My. Remember that you should do this when these two or multiple devices are signed into the same Apple ID account.

  1. Open Find My app on iOS 13 or 14 on your active iPad or iPhone.
  2. Click Devices tap at the bottom and middle of the screen.
  3. Choose your device by tapping it. Scroll down to the bottom and Tap Erase This Device.
  4. Do as the onscreen directions show. Tap Continue and Next. You can skip the steps to enter your phone number or text messages. These steps are designed to be used when your iPhone is lost and the message will show your iPhone or iPad when someone recovers it.
  5. Tap Erase This Device.
Unlock disabled iPhone iPad without computer via Find My app
Unlock disabled iPhone iPad without computer via Find My app
Also, don’t forget to undisable your disabled iPhone/iPad without Computer or iTunes or iCloud via your friend’s mobile devices or computer.

Unlocking a disabled iPhone or iPad without a computer is not very easy if you won’t meet the requirements. If you can’t bypass a disabled iPhone or iPad with no computer, choose the easiest and most stable way to bypass a disabled iPhone or iPad on a computer with the below smart tool.

Part 3. Unlock disabled or Unavailable iPhones with Erase Option on iOS 15.2 or iPadOS 15.2 or later. Including iOS 16.

Apple has released this new functionality on iOS 15.2 or later for users to erase the iPhone when they forgot the passcode.

That is to erase it using the Erase iPhone or iPad option on the device screen.


Erase iPhone option

Tap Erase iPhone. Tap Erase iPhone on the next screen. Enter your Apple ID password. And the iPhone should start to erase itself.

On an iPad, Tap Erase iPad. Tap Erase iPad again. Enter your Apple ID password. Done. Erasing process should start.

Video Tutorial:

This is a piece of cake if you have the Erase option.

iPhone/iPad Unavailable No Erase Option.

Part 4. Bypass Disabled iPhone or iPad via Reset with Computer (without iTunes).

iPhone/iPad is disabled and recovery mode not working with connecting to iTunes, how to fix it.

Luckily, you are able to bypass the iPad is disabled connect to iTunes state with the third-party software. We have tested and proved the SD iPhone Unlocker is effective to fix a disabled iPad. SD iPhone Unlocker is a piece of software to remove Apple ID, Screen Passcode, and Screen Time Passcode. It can troubleshoot the problem by factory resetting your iPhone/iPad without a passcode, and erasing all data. To be confident to proceed, check your iCloud backup, iTunes backup, or other backups on your computer or cloud services first.

Wondering how to unlock a disabled iPhone or iPad without restoring it?

Clearly speaking, there is no way to save data from a disabled iPhone/iPad device except to indirectly save the data from restoring backups. If there are no backups, you will lose your photos, contacts, emails, voice memos, instant chat messages, Safari history and bookmarks, App media, settings, etc. all on your iPhone. iPhone/iPad is disabled what to do? Factory reset it to enable your device and then restore it from any of your most recent backups.

Before a start, free download SD iPhone Unlocker on your computer PC or Mac. Install the app and launch it. This is free to try app, but you need to pay for it to unlock your disabled iPhone or iPad.

Let’s walk through the steps to unlock a disabled iPhone or iPad with the app.

Step 1: Open the app and Choose Wipe Passcode.

Step 2: Plug your iPhone into the PC or Mac computer with the lightning to USB cable. Click Start.

Step 3: To let the app detect your disabled iPhone or iPad, put your iPhone or iPad into recovery mode. Follow the onscreen directions. Choose from the menu of your different models to check how to put your device into recovery mode.

Step 4: Start to Download the firmware.

When the app screen shows your iPhone information, check the automatically detected result matched with your device. Then click Download.

The program will then download the firmware package for you. Wait for it and the app shows the progress bar about the downloading process. The faster your internet speed, the less time it will take. Usually, the download process will take one or two minutes.

Step 5: When the package extraction is completed, click Start to unlock. Then confirm by entering 0000.

When you click the unlock button, the software will wipe all the data on your device including your locked screen passcode. Enter 0000 to confirm to proceed.

Video Tutorial.

Part 5: Things to Do After – Restoring from iTunes or iCloud Backups.

Restoring your device from iCloud Backups is easy when you set up your device after bypass the password. When on the App & Data Screen, choose Restore from iCloud Backup. And finish the set-up process.

Restoring from iTunes backup is also very convenient. After locating your iPhone or iPad, choose Restore backup on iTunes or Finder, and later choose the most recent backup.

Restore from backup to set up

In this way, you won’t lose all data after resetting the disabled iPad. The data before the backup date is all saved, and you will probably lose some data between the last backup date and the disabled day. It is a pity that there is no perfect way. Cheer up if you still have some backup. Unfortunately, for those who never back up their iPhone or iPad, you can’t fix your disabled iPhone or iPad without data loss. The disabled iPhone or iPad process may force you to build a good backup habit now, refer to the tutorial here:

It’s never too late to build a backup habit now.

How to Back Up Your iPhone/iPad with iTunes or iCloud?
How to Restore Disabled iPhone without Losing Data

Restore your disabled iPad iPhone with no computer? Borrow one whether it is a computer or mobile device. And Refer to the above content as your tutorial.

Wrap It Up

We hope we helped you learn how to bypass a disabled iPhone/iPad without a computer. You can also read our tutorial on iPhone Unavailable Try again in 1 Minute, iPhone is Disabled Connect to iTunes How to Fix, How to Hard Reset iPhone 11iPhone Unavailable, Forgot iPad PasscodeiPhone Unavailable Try Again in 15 minutes and iPhone Disabled Bypass.

As stated if you have learned a hard lesson today when your iPhone or iPad is disabled without backup, you should back up on a regular basis, not in a time of crisis. There are the above ways to bypass a disabled iPhone or iPad without a computer(or with) when you forgot the passcode or locked it without knowing what happened. Choose the most convenient way for you.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Older iPad. Still works. Limits modern updates.
    IPad is disabled
    Connect to iTunes

    What can I do without computer connection. Quantum physics, etc….

    1. Can you erase it with a cellular or wifi connection on iCloud? If you have no computer connection, do reset it with Find My or iCloud.

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