Easy Ways to Fix “iPhone is Disabled Connect to iTunes”

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What do you do when you receive the message “iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes” and you feel helpless?. Worry not, because I am going to guide you on how to fix this issue today.

The security of Apple products are sometimes a caveat especially when you have trouble remembering your password or passcodes.

Why Do I See iPhone is Disabled Connect to iTunes Message?

It is frustrating to forget your passcode and to be unable to unlock your iPhone. Initially, you can retry for about 5 times until it starts displaying messages like below:

“iPhone is disabled, please try again in 1 minute”. Then further incorrect attempts will only increase this waiting period to 5 minutes, 30 minutes, 5 hours and so on.

iPhone is disabled connect to itunes

The message “iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes” comes when so many incorrect passcode attempts are made.

This occurs due to the security system of the iOS. The main purpose is to prevent access of stolen devices and tell you what, it really does the job well.

The Apple Community online has a topic on this very problem.

How to Fix this iPhone is Disabled Problem?

Here is the main part of our article and guide. Read the following steps carefully to get access to your iPhone back in no time.

If you can’t remember your passcode when you try again, you will need to use a computer to put your iPhone in recovery mode. This process deletes your data and settings, including your passcode, giving you access to set up your iPhone again.

After you erase your iPhone, you can restore your data and settings from backup. If you didn’t back up your iPhone, you can set it up as a new device and then download any data that you have in iCloud.

Step 1: Connect Your iPhone to a Computer (Mac or PC)

This process requires a Mac or PC. If you’re using a PC, make sure that it has Windows 8 or later, and that iTunes is installed. You also need the original cable that came with your iPhone, or another compatible cable, to connect your iPhone to your computer.

Step 2: Turn Off Your iPhone

  1. Unplug your iPhone from the computer if it’s connected.
  2. Turn off your iPhone by pressing and holding both the Side button and the Volume down button until the power off slider appears.

Step 3: Put Your iPhone in Recovery Mode

  1. Press and hold the correct button for your iPhone while immediately connecting your iPhone to the computer. Don’t let go of the button.
  2. Keep holding the button until you see the recovery mode screen on your iPhone, then let go.
iPhone restore screen

3. If you see the passcode screen, you need to turn off your iPhone and start again.

4. If you can’t get your iPhone to show the recovery mode screen and you need help, contact Apple Support.

Step 4: Restore your iPhone

  1. Locate your iPhone in the Finder or in iTunes on the computer that it’s connected to.
  2. Choose Restore when you see the option to Restore or Update. Your computer downloads software for your iPhone and begins the restore process. If the download takes more than 15 minutes and your device exits the recovery mode screen, let the download finish, then turn off your iPhone and start again.
iPhone restore mode

3. Wait for the process to finish. 

4. Disconnect your iPhone from the computer, then set up and use your iPhone. 

Key Takeaways

I understand its so frustrating to have your iPhone lock you out. So here is a simply guide on how to fix the error “iPhone is Disabled Connect to iTunes”. I hope you find this guide helpful.

Do share your other ways in case you have solved this issue yourself by other means.

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