Can You Unlock a Disabled iPhone Without a Computer

When an iPhone becomes disabled, you may also see the "iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes" message. That means you need to connect your iPhone to a computer and use iTunes to fix the issue. For those who don't have a computer available currently, it seems that there is no way to fix the disabled iPhone.

"Is there any solution to unlock a disabled iPhone without a computer?" you may think. If that's what you want, I'm glad to tell you that with the Find iPhone service, you can unlock a disabled iPhone without computer effortlessly.

How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone Without a Computer

The only method to unlock a disabled iPhone without a computer is using the Find iPhone feature in iCloud. This feature enables you to erase your iPhone to reset the device. By doing so, you will get the chance to set up your iPhone again and give it a new passcode. If you want to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes, iCloud is also the solution.

Convenient as it is, using the Erase iPhone option in iCloud is not as simple as you may have expected. To apply this method, you need to ensure:

  • On the disabled iPhone, the Find My iPhone option is toggled on.
  • You know the Apple ID and password used on the iPhone.
  • There is a cellular or Wi-Fi network connection on the iPhone.

If iCloud is a workable solution for you, follow the steps below to unlock a disabled iPhone without a computer:

Step 1. Open a browser and visit on any mobile phone or tablet.

Step 2. Sign in with your iPhone's Apple ID and password.

Step 3. Once signed in, choose Find iPhone among the options.

Step 4. Select All Devices, click the disabled iPhone from the list, then choose Erase iPhone.

Erase iPhone

How to Unlock a Disabled iPhone With Computer

As you can see from the details above, using iCloud may not be practical in some situations where you haven't enabled Find My iPhone and don't have a network connection on the iOS device. That's why the ways to unlock a disabled iPhone with a computer are also introduced here:

1. Unlock Disabled iPhone without iTunes via EaseUS MobiUnlock

Whenever you want to unlock an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch without a password, you can try EaseUS MobiUnlock. As an iPhone unlocker, it supports the removal of the lock screen passwords, Apple ID password, and screen time password. When locked out of a disabled iPhone, use it to get into the iOS device again.

To unlock disabled iPhone without iTunes:

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

connect your device to computer

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

2. Reset Disabled iPhone with iTunes

If you don't mind using a computer, using iTunes is also advisable. For more details, you can refer to the guide - how to unlock iPhone with iTunes.

FAQs on Unlocking a Disabled iPhone Without Computer

You may also have questions below:

1. How do I unlock a disabled iPhone manually?

You can unlock a disabled iPhone manually using iTunes:

  • Turn off the iPhone.
  • Enter recovery mode manually on the iPhone.
  • In iTunes, select the iPhone and restore the device.

2. How do I enable a disabled iPhone without iTunes?

With the iPhone unlocker - EaseUS MobiUnlock, you can enable a disabled iPhone without iTunes:

  • Connect the disabled iPhone to a computer and launch EaseUS MobiUnlock.
  • Choose Unlock Screen Passcode and follow the onscreen instructions.
  • Wait for EaseUS MobiUnlock to unlock the disabled iPhone.

The Bottom Line

Many users also want to know how to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes or iCloud or computer. If you want to use none of them, it's just impossible to get into the locked iPhone. Thus, choose one of the ways above that suits your needs better to apply.

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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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