The iPhone disabled error is intimidating, whether you see it on the screen of an iPhone X, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max or as a matter of fact, on any other iPhone. And if you took a quick glance over the web and noticed that many guides on how to fix disabled iPhone talk about iTunes but you’ve never really used it, we can feel your anxiety.
You must be wondering how to fix the disabled device and if you can really recover any of your data, right? So, in this tutorial, we will show you the basics. Not just regarding the iTunes solution (who knows, maybe you can actually use it, after all) but also regarding the iCloud.
But before you go and try the following steps, there could be a chance that the reason for this issue is because your memory is full, a quick option to solve that problem is to purchase a USB iPhone adapter to move any extra pictures, videos, music or files to create extra space on your iPhone to see if it works again.
Briefly, we will talk on:
- How to fix disabled iPhone X, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max with the iTunes app;
- How to fix disabled iPhone X, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max with an iCloud backup.
And after these two options, we will also show you how to get to the Recovery Mode and try to restore the device in there. Are you ready?
A short intro to the iTunes method
When you use the iTunes method even though you have no backup in place, well… you do know what outcomes to expect, don’t you? The most important thing is that you will regain the access to the smartphone. The price you have to pay, however, is losing access to the information that was previously stored on it – only if you never backed it up. The iPhone SE will be cleaned up, but the disabled iPhone problem will be solved.
A short intro to the iCloud method
Just like with the iTunes method from above, the iCloud will come in handy if you’ve used it in the past. Whatever information you managed to store in the cloud, it should be easily restored through the iCloud, once that the disabled iPhone issue is fixed. You’ll only have to restore the device by using one of those older, iCloud backups.
If the problem started from the wrong passcode typed multiple times, using a different device – the iPhone SE, for instance – will do it. The essential aspect, here, is to pay close attention to what backups you can choose from. Identifying the most recent and accurate one is very important. So, to see what kind of info you can count on, log in with your Apple ID into the iCloud menu from the Settings app. When you sync the device, you get to see if your app data, emails, photos & videos, contacts etc. can be recovered in the process.
The Recovery Mode restore alternative
- As a final option, we suggest you try to access the iPhone via iTunes, from a computer;
- Connect the iPhone to a PC;
- Launch the app on the PC;
- Select your iPhone within the app;
- Select the Restore option listed somewhere at the Summary tab;
- From this point, you will either notice that the iTunes can successfully restore your iPhone or you will bump into all kinds of errors that will force you to access the Recovery Mode.
For the latter option, press and hold the Home and Power keys. When the iPhone displays the black screen, connect it to iTunes and use the Restore option as soon as the app prompts you to do so.
He really hope that you’ll get over the disabled iPhone X, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max errors with one of these troubleshooting options!