How To Unlock Your Disabled iPhone 7

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The iPhone 7 is an incredibly powerful device, but when it becomes disabled, it can be quite a hassle to unlock. Fortunately, there are several methods available to help you get your iPhone 7 unlocked and back in your hands.

First of all, one way to unlock a disabled iPhone 7 is by using Apple’s Find My iPhone service. This service allows you to remotely perform actions on an iOS device, such as unlocking the iPhone 7. All you need to do is access the website or app on another device and you will be able to unlock the disabled device.

Another way to unlock a disabled iPhone 7 is by connecting it to iTunes on your computer and restoring the phone. To do this, connect your iOS device (in this case an iPhone 7) to your computer and open iTunes. Then force restart the phone while still connected and look for the option that says ‘Restore’ or ‘Update’ once it has restarted. Choose ‘Restore’, wait for the process to finish, then open the Settings app and navigate to General > Transfer or Reset iPhone. If you want to erase all your data and reset your iPhone back to its factory state, tap on ‘Erase All Content and Settings’ otherwise tap ‘Reset’ and select the option that best fits your needs.

If all else fails, there are third-party unlocking services that can help you out with unlocking a disabled iPhone 7. These services are often expensive but they may be worth it if you have important data stored on your phone that cannot be recovered any other way.

No matter which method you choose for unlocking a disabled iPhone 7, make sure that you take the necessary precautions before attempting any of these solutions so as not to create further damage or data loss.

Unlocking a Disabled iPhone 7 Without iTunes or Computer

Using Apple’s Find My iPhone service is the best way to unlock a disabled iPhone 7 without iTunes or a computer. All you need to do is access either the website or the app on another device and you will be able to remotely unlock your iPhone 7.
First, make sure that Find My iPhone is enabled on your iPhone 7, which can be done in the Settings app under iCloud. Once enabled, you can use the Find My iPhone website or app to locate your device.
Once located, you will have an option to remotely erase your device and then set it up as new. This should remove any passcodes or locks on the device. After this process is completed, you can then use your Apple ID and password to unlock your device and restore any backed-up data.

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Getting an iPhone Out of Disabled Mode

If your iPhone is stuck in disabled mode, don’t worry! You can easily get your device back up and running by following these steps:
1. Connect your iPhone to a computer with a USB cable and open iTunes.
2. Force restarts your device by pressing and holding the Home button (on an iPhone 8 or earlier) or the Volume Down button (on an iPhone X or later) along with the Side button until you see the Apple logo appear.
3. When prompted, choose “Restore” in iTunes rather than “Update”.
4. Let the restore process finish, then set up your device as new and you should be good to go!

Restoring an iPhone 7 Without iTunes

You can restore your iPhone 7 without using iTunes. To do this, open the Settings app and navigate to General > Transfer or Reset iPhone. Select the option of Reset All Content and Settings to erase all data from your phone and reset it to its factory state. This process will take a few minutes and will not require the use of iTunes.

Factory Resetting an iPhone Using Buttons

To factory reset your iPhone with just the buttons, start by pressing and quickly releasing the Volume Up button. Then, press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Finally, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears, then release the Side button. Your iPhone will then begin to factory reset itself. This process may take several minutes to complete.

Gaining Access to a Disabled iPhone Without Resetting It

If you have enabled the ‘Find iPhone’ feature on the disabled device, you can unlock it without resetting it by using iCloud. On another device, visit and log in with the Apple ID used on the disabled iPhone. Once logged in, select ‘Find iPhone’ and choose the option for ‘All Devices’. You should then be able to locate and select your disabled device from the list of devices. From here, you can select ‘Erase iPhone’ to remotely erase all content and settings from the device or you can select ‘Unlock’ to remove any passcodes that may be locked onto the device.

How Long Does an iPhone Remain Disabled?

The length of time your iPhone is disabled depends on how many incorrect passcode attempts have been made. After six failed attempts in a row, your iPhone will be disabled for 1 minute. If you continue to enter the wrong passcode, the seventh attempt will lock you out for 5 minutes, the eighth attempt for 15 minutes, and the tenth attempt will result in an hour of being locked out. If you can’t remember your passcode, you’ll need to erase your device using Find My iPhone or take it to an Apple Store or Apple Authorised Service Provider for help.


The iPhone 7 is an excellent device, offering a powerful combination of features and performance. It has a sleek design, a bright display, and an intuitive interface. With its advanced processor, great battery life, and impressive camera capabilities, it’s one of the best phones on the market today. Whether you’re looking for a powerful smartphone for work or play, the iPhone 7 is an ideal choice.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.