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4 Methods to Restore Disabled iPhone without Password/iTunes/iCloud

It is an awkward and intolerable thing when your iPhone is disabled for these reasons: the passcode is complex and you forgot it unexpectedly, the screen is broken or the error of ‘iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes’ occurs. No matter what the reason is, you will not be allowed to gain access to the disabled device. To cope with this situation, you can restore disabled iPhone to get into the device. Here are 4 ways to restore disabled iPhone with FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker, iCloud, iTunes and recovery mode.

Part 1. The Best Way to Restore Disabled iPhone with FoneGeek

This tutorial is the most simple and convenient to restore disabled iPhone without iTunes, iCloud and passcode. It involves the usage of a powerful program known as FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker. This program is light to install and enables you to complete the restoring process in only a few minutes. Below are the highlight features embedded in this program:

  • Simply restore your disabled iPhone/iPad with ease.
  • Remove screen passcode from a locked iPhone even if the screen is unresponsive.
  • Bypass Apple ID on any iOS devices without entering the password.
  • Any types of screen lock can be removed, including 4-digit passcode, 6-digit passcode, Touch ID and Face ID.
  • All iPhones, iPads, iPod touch are supported.


Steps to restore disabled iPhone when forgot passcode

To get disabled iPhone restored with FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker, you should first download and install this program on your system, then the steps listed below should be taken.

Step 1. After the installation, launch it and select ‘Unlock iOS Screen’ option.

unlock screen passcode

Step 2. Attach the disabled iPhone to the system via Apple original lightning cable. Click ‘Next’ to proceed when the device is recognized.

connect ios device

Step 3. After getting the firmware package, hit on ‘Start to Unlock’ and the unlock process will get started. It will only take a few minutes to restore your disabled iPhone.

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Part 2. Top 3 Free Ways to Restore Disabled iPhone

This write-up part discusses the top three free solutions through which the disabled iPhone can be restored when you forgot the password. These methods are listed below:

Way 1. Restore Disabled iPhone with iTunes

A disabled iPhone can sometimes be synced with iTunes. Restore disabled iPhone would become more simple if the disabled device could be synced with iTunes.  

  • Open the computer where you have ever connected the iPhone with iTunes.
  • Connect the iPhone with this computer.
  • Launch iTunes and the device will be recognized without requiring you to unlock the device first.
  • Normally, the device will be synced with iTunes automatically.
  • After the device is backed up, you should hit on ‘Restore iPhone’ to restore the disabled device.
  • When you are guided into the setup interface, you should follow the on-screen instructions and select ‘Restore from iTunes’.

restore ios system

Note: If the program asks you to turn off the Find My iPhone feature, just let go of the unsuitable approach and try to use iCloud and Recovery mode instead.

Way 2. Restore Disabled iPhone via Recovery Mode

This method applies to users whose iPhone could not be connected to iTunes.

  • Download iTunes on your computer and connect the disabled iPhone with the computer.
  • Force the device to enter recovery mode when it is connected. If you do not understand the concrete steps, you can loot at this site.
  • The options of Restore and Update will appear on iTunes when the device is successfully put in recovery mode.
  • Hit on Restore here to download the newest iOS 13 firmware to the disabled iPhone.

put iphone in recovery mode

Note: If the complete restoring process lasts for more than 15 minutes, the device will exit recovery mode. If that is the case, just repeat the procedures to enter recovery mode again.

Way 3. Restore iPhone via iCloud

We all know that iCloud provides the free service to back up iOS data on cloud storage. Aside from this function, iCloud also provides a way to restore iPhone when it is disabled. Through this service, users can erase iPhone to get iPhone unlocked. Now, you can check the following steps.

  • Go to the website of icloud.com and enter the basic information of your Apple ID.
  • Head to ‘Find My iPhone’ and hit on ‘All Devices’.
  • Choose the destination iPhone from the device given below and click on it.
  • Click on ‘Erase iPhone’ and the device will quickly be restored without iTunes or any other software.

restore disabled iphone via icloud


To restore disabled iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max is not a difficult thing. The above post shows 4 methods available for you. Among the couple of ways, the easiest and  recommended approach is FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker. It will help you restore disabled iPhone under all circumstances.

Joan J. Mims

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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