How to Reset iPhone With Itunes When Disabled

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

If you find yourself in a situation where your iPhone is disabled and you need to reset it, using iTunes can be a lifesaver. In this article, we will guide you through the process of resetting your disabled iPhone using iTunes. So without further ado, let’s get started!

Why would an iPhone get disabled?

Before we dive into the steps of resetting a disabled iPhone, it’s important to understand why an iPhone gets disabled in the first place. Your iPhone can become disabled if you enter the wrong passcode too many times consecutively. This security feature is designed to protect your device from unauthorized access.

What you’ll need:

  • An Apple computer or PC with the latest version of iTunes installed.
  • A USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step-by-step guide to reset a disabled iPhone with iTunes:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer

The first step is to connect your disabled iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. Make sure that iTunes is already open on your computer before connecting the device.

Step 2: Put your iPhone into recovery mode

To put your iPhone into recovery mode, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Volume Down button simultaneously.
  2. Continue holding both buttons until you see the recovery mode screen with an iTunes logo and a lightning connector.

Your iPhone is now in recovery mode and ready for restoration.

Step 3: Restore your iPhone using iTunes

In iTunes on your computer, you should see a prompt indicating that your iPhone is in recovery mode and needs to be restored. Click on the “Restore” button to begin the restoration process.

Note: Restoring your iPhone will erase all data on the device, so make sure you have a backup of your important files.

Step 4: Set up your iPhone

After the restore process is complete, you can set up your iPhone as new or restore it from a previous backup. Follow the on-screen instructions in iTunes to complete the setup process.


Resetting a disabled iPhone using iTunes is an effective method to regain access to your device. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you should be able to successfully reset your disabled iPhone and start using it again.

Just remember to be cautious with entering passcodes in the future to avoid getting locked out of your device. Happy resetting!

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