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How to Restore/Unlock Disabled iPhone without iTunes

Updated on Oct 10, 2019 by Abby Haines to iPhone Data Recovery

Here you can learn how to restore disabled iPhone without iTunes via iCloud or third-party iPhone data recovery software. Try them to unlock your iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/X/8 Plus/8/7Plus/7/6s Plus/6s and more without losing data.

Can you restore or unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes?

iPhone getting disabled or locked is frustrating. It might happen unexpectedly in many situations, for example, when you break the screen, forget the passcode, receive the error message "iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes". Facing such a problem, you have to restore or reset your device with iTunes for reuse. But it will cost all your data if you have no available iTunes backup file. So, in this page, we would like to introduce you how to restore or fix your disabled iPhone while keeping all your data without iTunes backup. 

Reset or unlock disabled iPhone without iTunes via iCloud 

When you get your iPhone disabled due to a forgotten passcode or a broken screen, you need to connect your iPhone to a computer and go through iTunes to unlock the disabled iPhone. It usually requires you to restore iPhone to factory reset, so you can remove the passcode and access you device again. This action will erase all your data on the phone. It might a problem if you never taken the appropriate steps to backup your iPhone with iTunes. But don't worry! You can try to restore disabled iPhone from iCloud backup if you've got iCloud sync and backup setup. It is the most efficient and easiest way to fix disabled iPhone without iTunes backup. Here is the detailed guide. 

1. From another device, go to icloud.com/find.

2. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.

3. Click All Devices at the top of your browser window. 

4. Select the device you want to erase.

5. Click Erase [device] to erase passcode and unlock the disabled iPhone without iTunes.

6. Now you can either restore from a backup.

Restore disabled iPhone data without iTunes backup with EaseUS iPhone recovery software

If you get your disabled due to some other reasons, for example, physical damage, you might need another solution to recover your data from the disabled phone. We recommend you to try EaseUS iPhone data recovery software. The program can help you download iCloud backup to PC and restore iPhone data from iCloud backup to PC or Mac.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS iPhone data recovery tool on your computer (Mac or PC), choose Recover from iCloud Backup, and then sign in with your Apple ID.

Choose Recover from iCloud Backup to restore disabled iPhone without iTunes

Step 2. Select the right iCloud backup you want to extract, click Scan to download it to your computer and search lost data.

Select the right iCloud backup from which you wan to restore disabled iPhone without iTunes

Step 3. After scan, you can choose the right file types and click the specific item to preview the detailed information. And then choose the data and files you want to restore. Finally, click Recover button to save them to your computer.

Preview and restore disabled iPhone data without iTunes