How to Connect to Itunes When iPhone Is Disabled

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Connecting to iTunes when your iPhone is disabled can be a frustrating experience. However, fear not!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to connect your iPhone to iTunes even when it’s disabled. Let’s dive right in.

Step 1: Prepare the Requirements

Before we begin, make sure you have the following:

  • A computer with the latest version of iTunes installed
  • A USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer

Step 2: Put Your iPhone into Recovery Mode

If your iPhone is disabled, you’ll need to put it into recovery mode. Here’s how:

  1. Disconnect your iPhone from any cables or chargers.
  2. Press and hold the Power button until the “Slide to power off” option appears.
  3. Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone.
  4. While holding down the Home button, connect your iPhone to the computer using the USB cable. Keep holding the Home button until you see the iTunes logo on your device’s screen.

Step 3: Connect Your iPhone to iTunes

Now that your device is in recovery mode, follow these steps:

  1. Launch iTunes on your computer if it’s not already open.
  2. You should see a message saying that “There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored.” Click on “OK” to proceed.
  3. In iTunes, click on your device icon located at the top-left corner of the window.
  4. In the Summary tab, click on “Restore iPhone”.
  5. Confirm your action by clicking on “Restore” again when prompted.
  6. Wait for the restore process to complete. It may take a few minutes.

Step 4: Set Up Your iPhone

After the restore process is finished, you’ll need to set up your iPhone again. Follow these steps:

  1. On your iPhone, you’ll see the “Hello” screen.

    Slide your finger across the screen to begin the setup process.

  2. Choose your preferred language and region settings.
  3. If you have a backup, select “Restore from iTunes Backup” or “Restore from iCloud Backup” and sign in with your Apple ID to restore your data. Otherwise, select “Set Up as New iPhone”.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process, including signing in with your Apple ID and setting up Face ID or Touch ID if applicable.


If you don’t have a backup and choose to set up as a new iPhone, all your data will be lost. Make sure to regularly back up your device using iCloud or iTunes to avoid losing important data in the future.

Congratulations! You have successfully connected your disabled iPhone to iTunes.

Now you can restore your device and get it back up and running again. Remember, it’s always important to keep regular backups of your device to prevent data loss and ensure a seamless experience with your iPhone.

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