[Solved] What Happened After Multiple Failed Password Attempts

Apple allows you to enter the wrong passwords on your iPhone 9 times. If you failed to unlock your iPhone in 10 attempts, your iPhone will be disabled. This article will help you learn how many attempts to unlock iPhone and solve the problem iPhone is disabled after multiple wrong password inputs.

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024

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When you forgot your iPhone's password or your password was changed unintentionally by you or your kids, you can try to enter possible passwords to see if you can unlock the iPhone. But be noticed that there is a time limit for wrong password attempts. This article will elaborate on how many attempts to unlock iPhone, what happened after multiple failed password attempts and how to unlock iPhone without passcode.

Part 1. How Many Passcode Attempts Do You Have to Unlock an iPhone

How many attempts to unlock iPhone? You will get into different situations with different times of wrong password attempts. The content below pictures the condition in detail.

  • Enter the wrong password 5 times, your iPhone will vibrate and there is no error message.
  • When you enter the wrong passcode 6 times, you will get a notice that "iPhone is disabled, try again in 1 minute." You will need to wait for at least 1 minute to try the next password.
  • When you input incorrect passcode 7 times, the error message is "iPhone is disabled, try again in 5 minutes."
  • After 8 wrong password attempts, you will be asked to wait for 15 minutes. And 9 wrong password attempts for 60 minutes.
  • If you failed to unlock your iPhone with ten attempts, there is no chance for the next try. The iPhone will display "iPhone is disabled, connect to iTunes." You have to try other approaches to fix the issue.

iPhone is disabled, connect to iTunes

Part 2. How to Unlock an iPhone After It Is Disabled after Too Many Wrong Password Attempts

How many attempts until iPhone is disabled forever? You know your iPhone will be locked and remain in a disabled status after inputting incorrect incorrect passwords ten times from the information above. At this time, there is no chance for you to try another password. Then what to do when you failed iPhone passcode attempts?

To fix the "iPhone is disabled" issue, you need to erase your iPhone to remove this password. Below are two ways for you to remove the password and regain access to your iPhone

Tip 1. Remove iPhone Password with EaseUS MobiUnlock

The first way to fix the disabled iPhone after too many wrong password attempts is to unlock it with an iPhone unlock tool. EaseUS MobiUnlock is such a tool that saves you from the delimma. With this tool, you can remove the unknown iPhone password and get into your iPhone again as long as you remember your Apple ID and password you sign in on your iPhone.

Step 1. Install EaseUS MobiUnlock > Connect the iPhone, iPad, or iPod to the computer with the Apple lightning cable > Choose "Unlock Screen Passcode."

Disable Screen Time- Step 1

Step 2. Once your device is recognized by EaseUS MobiUnlock, click "Start" to continue. 

connect your device to computer

Step 3. Check your device model > Click "Next" to download the latest iOS firmware package. If you've downloaded it, just select the existing package by clicking on the "Select" button at the bottom of the screen.

Download or select firmware

Step 4. When it finishes, click "Unlock Now." Then, you will see a new warning window > Enter the information required in the new pop-up window > Click "Unlock" to confirm the process.

Unlock the device

Step 5. Wait for the tool to restore your disabled iPhone or iPad without iTunes. Then, you can set up and use your disabled iPhone or iPad again.

Wait for the process to complete

With EaseUS MobiUnlock, you have a way to fix your disabled iPhone and regain your access. As this process will erase your iPhone data, you need to set up your iPhone data again. If you have made a backup previously with iTunes, sync the backup to your iPhone. Also, if you want to regularly back up your iPhone and view the backup data, read this article on how to backup iPhone on Windows.

Tip 2. Unlock Disabled iPhone with iTunes 

As the error message says" iPhone is disabled, connect to iTunes." you can also use iTunes to fix the problem caused by too many incorrect password inputs. Follow the steps below to unlock iPhone from computer.

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your Windows PC or Mac computer. 

Step 2. Connect your disabled iPhone to the PC with a USB cable. You will get a popup asking you restore your iPhone.

Step 3. Click "Restore" to reset your iPhone. After the process is completed, you will find the password is removed and you can set up your iPhone again. 

Fix disabled iPhone with iTunes

If you have made a backup with iTunes on this PC, you are able to restore your iPhone data from this iTunes backup.

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The Conclusion on How Many Tries to Unlock iPhone

There is no way for you to reset your iPhone screen password if you are locked out. Thus each wrong password attempt brings you a consequence. If the tenth attempt doesn't unlock your iPhone, ur iPhone will be permanently locked. There is no other way except to remove the current password and reset your iPhone. You can choose the two ways we introduced in this article to fix your disabled iPhone and access it again.

Furthermore, if your iPhone is disabled and getting locked, click: How to Unlock Disabled iPhone for more information on the disabled iOS unlocking issue.


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Gorilla joined EaseUS in 2022. As a smartphone lover, she stays on top of Android unlocking skills and iOS troubleshooting tips. In addition, she also devotes herself to data recovery and transfer issues.

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