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How to Reset Disabled iPhone Without iTunes | Detailed Guide

Myra updated on Mar 13, 2023 | Home > iPhone Unlocking Tips

When your iPhone gets disabled, it indicates continuous wrong password attempts on your iOS device. When you forgot iPhone passcode and your iPhone becomes disabled completely, you have to reset the disabled iPhone so that you can use it again.

iTunes is a workable way, indeed. But given that it requires entering recovery mode on iPhone manually, you may be unwilling to apply the application. Then how can you reset a disabled iPhone without iTunes? Using an iPhone unlocker or iCloud could be the answer. Read on to check more details.

How to Reset Disabled iPhone Without iTunes Using EaseUS MobiUnlock

iTunes is neither the only nor the best solution to reset a disabled iPhone. If you prefer to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes, you can use the iPhone unlocker - EaseUS MobiUnlock.

This iPhone unlocking tool can help when you forgot iPhone passcode and fix issues caused by forgetting your password. For example, you can use it to unlock iPhone without passcode or Face ID, fix the iPhone Unavailable screen, and reset iPhone without password. Thus, when you need to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes, don't hesitate to give it a try.

To reset disabled iPhone without iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to your PC with a USB cable and launch EaseUS MobiUnlock. From the home page of EaseUS MobiUnlock select "Unlock Screen Passcode."

connect your device to computer

Step 2. Once your device is detected, click "Start" to proceed. 

start the unlock process

Step 3. Click "Next" to download the firmware for your device. If you have firmware available on your computer, click "Select" at the bottom of the window to select the package manually.

Download or select firmware

Step 4. After you download or select the firmware, click "Unlock Now" and then you will see a waring window. Enter the information required in the box and click "Unlock" again to unlock your disabled iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

Unlock the device

Step 5. Wait patiently for the tool to erase and unlock your device. When it has done, set up your iPhone, iPad, iPod and create a new password.

Wait for the process to complete

How to Unlock Disabled iPhone Without iTunes Using iCloud

If you want to know how to unlock a disabled iPhone without a computer, I'd like to tell you that using iCloud is the answer. Via the iCloud website, you can go to the Find iPhone feature and reset the disabled iPhone. Thus, the preconditions for using this method include:

  • You have turned Find My iPhone service on the disabled iPhone.
  • You remember the Apple ID account information on the iOS device.
  • There is a network connection on the locked iPhone.

If you can use this method, follow the steps below.

To unlock disabled iPhone without iTunes:

Step 1. On another mobile device or computer, open a browser and visit

Step 2. Sign in with the Apple ID used on the disabled iPhone.

Step 3. Choose Find iPhone and select All Devices.

Step 4. Choose the disabled iPhone and click Erase iPhone.

Step 5. Click Erase iPhone to start resetting the disabled iPhone without iTunes.

Erase iPhone

FAQs on Resetting Disabled iPhone Without iTunes

When you want to unlock a disabled iPhone, you may also have questions below:

1. Can you unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes?

To unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes, you can use the iPhone unlocker - EaseUS MobiUnlock to get things done:

  • Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch EaseUS MobiUnlock.
  • Choose Unlock iPhone Screen and follow the onscreen instructions to continue.
  • Wait for the unlocking process to finish.

2. How do I manually reset a disabled iPhone?

To manually reset a disabled iPhone, can use iTunes:

  • Turn off the disabled iPhone.
  • Put the iPhone into recovery mode.
  • Restore the iPhone with iTunes.

3. How do I force my iPhone to factory reset with buttons?

To factory reset iPhone with buttons:

  • Shut down your iPhone.
  • Quickly press and release the Volume Up button. Quickly press and release the Volume Down button. Press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears and connect your iPhone to a computer.
  • Launch iTunes and choose Restore in iTunes to reset your iPhone to factory settings.

The Bottom Line

When you don't want to reset disabled iPhone with iTunes, you can try the tips above to unlock the locked iPhone successfully. Afterward, you can set up the iOS deivce again to use it. Besides, if you have a backup available, you can retrieve your data during the setup process on the Apps & Data screen. By doing so, you can restore the precious files you need.



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