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iPhone is Disabled or Unavailable Try Again in 1 Hour How to Bypass It?

Are you seeing the “iPhone is Disabled/Unavailable/Security Lockout try again in 1 hour”,” iPhone is disabled/Unavailable try again in 5/15/60 minutes” error on your iPhone screen? iPhone is disabled/Unavailable/Security Lockout try again in X minutes error is one of the most common iPhone errors. Since you entered wrong passcode attempts, the iPhone will alert you for security and the iPhone is unavailable. Many beginners or non-tech savvy people find it quite frustrating. In this article, we will show you how to easily bypass “iPhone Unavailable/Security Lockout try again in 1 hour or 1 minute” or iPhone is disabled try again in 5 minutes”, “iPhone is disabled/Unavailable/Security Lockout try again in 15 minutes/60/X minutes” error.

iPhone is Disabled try again in 1 hour or iPhone is disabled try again in 1/ 5/15/60 minute(s) how to unlock
iPhone is Disabled/Unavailable try again in 1 hour or try again in 1/ 5/15/60 minute(s) how to unlock or bypass

Why does your iPhone say “iPhone is Disabled/Unavailable/Security Lockout try again in 1 hour/1 minute” or “try again in 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 59 minutes, 60 minutes or X minutes”?

Note: The new iOS 15 or later of your iPhone says “iPhone Unavailable, try again in X minutes”. It is the same as iPhone is disabled, just a new saying instead. The iOS system prior to iOS 15 says iPhone is Disabled, try again message.

Why you come to the situation the iPhone is disabled for 1 hour or iPhone Unavailable for 1 hour, check from the below list.

When you enter failed passcode attempts in a row, the error messages will happen on your iPhone(on iOS versions Prior to iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 ).

  • 5 incorrect passcode entries in a row – iPhone is disabled, try again in 1 minute.
  • 7 incorrect passcode entries in a row – iPhone is disabled, try again in 5 minutes.
  • 8 incorrect passcode entries in a row – iPhone is disabled, try again in 15 minutes.
  • 9 incorrect passcode entries in a row – iPhone is disabled, try again in 1 hour.
  • 10 incorrect passcode entries – iPhone is disabled, connect to iTunes.(Final Message)
  • When you wait for the countdown to end, the number of “try again in X minutes” will decrease. Such as you can see the iPhone is disabled, try again in 59 minutes, 58 minutes, 57 minutes, try again in 12 minutes, 4 minutes, 3 minutes, etc. Try again in X minutes, the X can be any number between 1 to 60.

When you enter many failed passcode attempts in a row, the escalating error messages will happen on your iPhone(on iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 or later). 

  • iPhone Unavailable, try again in 1 minute, or Security Lockout, try again in 1 minute.
  • iPhone Unavailable, try again in 5 minutes, or Security Lockout, try again in 5 minutes.
  • iPhone Unavailable, try again in 15 minutes, or Security Lockout, try again in 15 minutes.
  • iPhone Unavailable, try again in 1 hour, or Security Lockout, try again in 1 hour.
  • iPhone Unavailable or Security Lockout. (Final Message)

When you see the iPhone is disabled, try again in X minutes errors, you still have some chances to enter the correct passcode on your iPhone. When you see the iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes error, you are completely locked out of your iPhone and have no chance to enter the passcode again. Apple has designed the escalating security measure to protect the data of users.

iPhone is disabled or unavailable for 1 hour, or “try again in 1 hour” means that you’ve entered 9 failed passcode attempts, and at the same time, you have only the last chance to enter your passcode. iPhone is unavailable for you unless you enter the correct passcode. A restart won’t help.

What Happens after iPhone Disabled/Unavailable/Security Lockout for 1 Hour.

When the 1-hour countdown ends, you’ll get the last opportunity to enter the correct passcode, and bypass the iPhone saying “iPhone is disabled, try again” messages. Most importantly, if you can still remember your passcode, do enter it carefully.  Then you can access all your content on the handset. Otherwise, your iPhone will get lockout with “iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes” showing up. Meanwhile, you have no chance to enter any passcode. Your iPhone is unavailable permanently. To undisable it, you should reset your iPhone.

When “iPhone Unavailable try again in 1 hour” is up, if you enter another failed passcode attempt, finally, it will show you “iPhone Unavailable”. You’ll need to unlock it.

That is to say, if you enter another wrong passcode when the hour is up, your iPhone will be eventually locked. The Apple alert message “iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes” reminds you to connect to iTunes to reset it.

iPhone is Disabled/Unavailable/Security Lockout Try Again in 1 hour 1 Minute or 5/15/60 Minutes How to Bypass It.

Option 1: Enter the correct passcode to bypass when the countdown ends.

When iPhone is disabled, try again in 1 hour or 1 minute, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, or 60 minutes, if you know your passcode, enter it carefully to ensure you enter it correctly. Then your iPhone will be unlocked after the correct entry.

Option 2. Bypass it using a few tools when you’ve forgotten the passcode.

When you got your iPhone saying disabled try again in 1 hour, or 1 minute, 5/15/60, or X minutes and you can’t remember your passcode, you should apply tools to reset it.

Here reset means a factory reset. You can’t bypass the “iPhone is disabled try again in 1 hour” message without a factory reset. If you’ve backed up your data on iTunes or iCloud, you can restore the backups later.

Solution 1. iPhone is disabled/unavailable try again in 1 hour/1 minute, try again in 5/15/60 minutes, Bypass with connecting to iTunes.

  1. Launch iTunes on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable.
  3. Put your iPhone into recovery mode.
  4. Restore your iPhone to factory settings by clicking Restore on the prompted screen on iTunes.
restore iPhone in iTunes
To bypass iPhone is disabled for 1 hour, restore iPhone in iTunes.

Solution 2. iPhone is disabled/Unavailable, try again, Bypass it with SD iPhone Unlocker.

SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker is an all-in-one iPhone passcode unlocker tool. It can unlock your iPhone Passcode, screen time passcode, Apple ID, and bypass MDM. If you forgot your iPhone passcode and your iPhone is disabled for 1 hour, your can bypass it quickly with the software.

It’s a smart and quick tool to reset your disabled iPhone to factory settings (wipe all data) in a few moments.

Firstly, free download and install it on your computer, either PC or Mac. Choose the download package compatible with your computer OS versions.

Video Tutorial:

Step 1. Run the app on your computer. And click the “Unlock Screen Passcode” module.

Unlock Screen Passcode - StartStep 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 3. On the second page, click start and follow the onscreen directions to put your iPhone in Recovery Mode or DFU Mode.

recovery mode dfu mode directionsMost people can unlock the disabled iPhone with Recovery mode. some devices need to be put into DFU Mode to reset. The program both lists the instructions for Recovery Mode and DFU Mode with pictures.

Step 4. Confirm your device information. Download firmware and verify it.

download firmware package iPhoneAfter you put your iPhone in recovery mode, the app will detect your device information and show you the corresponding firmware packages to reset it.

Click download to proceed. If the downloading process takes more than 15 minutes, your iPhone will exit the recovery mode, do repeat step 3 again to again put it in recovery mode.

Step 5. Unlock your iPhone.

When the software completes downloading and verifying the firmware packages, Click Unlock option on the screen.

Later when it prompts you to enter 000000 to confirm, input 000000 to start the unlocking.

Wait for a few minutes, later, the screen will show you an unlocked successfully screen.

All is done!

People Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Q1: iPhone is disabled try again in 1 hour, But I know the passcode?
  • A1: You can’t enter the passcode during the one-hour countdown. After an hour, you have the last chance to enter your correct passcode before the final lockout with the “iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes” saying. If you know your passcode, enter it carefully.
  • Q2: iPhone is disabled try again in 1 hour, how to back it up?
  • A2: If you can’t remember your passcode to unlock it, you can’t back it up then.
  • Q3: iPhone is disabled try again in 1 hour, can I unlock it without data losing.
  • A3: No. A factory can unlock it, and you will lose your data that you’ve not backed up.
  • Q4:iPhone is disabled try again in 1 hour, 1 minute, 5/15/60 minutes, can I unlock it by a hard reset with buttons or soft reset?
  • A4:If you only hard reboot your iPhone with the home or side buttons, it’s a force restart. You will still get the iPhone saying the same messages, such as iPhone is disabled try again in 1 hour, 1 minute, 5/15/60 minutes. A soft reset also won’t change it unless you enter the correct passcode.

We hope this article helped you fix and bypass the iPhone is Disabled/Unavailable Try Again in 1 hour 1 Minute or 5/15/60 Minutes error. You may also want to see our complete guide of How to Reset iPhone without Password or Computer or What to Do If You Forgot Screen Time Passcode.

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