How To Fix ‘iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes’ error

By Maaz Perwez
iPhone is Disabled Error

Securing your phone with a passcode should be the top priority in today’s world. However, it sometimes backfires to us only. Suppose you forget the passcode or enter the wrong passcode several times. You might end up locking your iPhone for a few minutes. But that’s not an issue. The issue comes in when it says ‘iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes’. This is where people usually end up after locking themselves out of their phones.

It usually happens when your phone tries to protect your data from being hacked. If someone else tries to enter your phone by trying a few passcodes, your iPhone will be disabled and will be needing iTunes. This helps in preventing brute-force attempts to bypass the passcode.

Also Read: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer

To hack a four-digit passcode a computer will take 6 minutes and 34 seconds as their would-be only 1000 combinations to breakthrough.

Apple has embedded its robust security system right from the lock screen. So if someone intentionally tries to enter your phone by guessing passcodes. That person will lock themselves out of the phone right after few attempts. Below are the precise errors that the iPhone will show according to the number of attempts.

  • Six incorrect guesses: iPhone is disabled. Try again in 1 minute.
  • Seven incorrect guesses: iPhone is disabled. Try again in 5 minutes.
  • Eight incorrect guesses: iPhone is disabled. Try again in 15 minutes.
  • Nine incorrect guesses: iPhone is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes.
  • Ten incorrect guesses: iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes

How To Fix ‘iPhone is disabled, try again in xx minutes’

If your iPhone is showing errors like iPhone is disabled try again in xx minutes. Then there’s no real solution to it rather than wait. So you have to wait until the waiting time is up. However, if you reach the tenth attempt to unlocking the passcode, then the error would be different. It will merely show ‘iPhone is disabled connect to iTunes’. Here is how to fix this error.

How To Fix ‘iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes.’

So if you see the error showing ‘Connect to iTunes message in IOS 14. The only way to unlock your phone now is by connecting it to PC using iTunes and reset your phone. Which means you will be losing all of your data. However, you will be able to restore the data from a backup from iCloud. For that, you must have an iCloud backup.

  • Connect your iPhone to PC or laptop via USB cable.
  • Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your PC or Laptop.
  • Enter into Recovery mode on your iPhone.
    • For iPhone 8 and later- Press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons and wait for the power off slider to appear.
    • Hold the side button on your iPhone as you plug your iPhone into the Mac/Windows PC using your cable. Keep holding the side button until the recovery screen appears.
    • For iPhone 7-Press and hold the Side (or Top) button and wait for the power off slider to appear.
    • Turn off your iPhone.
    • Connect your iPhone to the computer while pressing the Volume down button until you see the recovery-mode screen.
    • For iPad without a home button-
    • Press and hold the Top button and either volume button until the power off slider appears.
    • Turn off your iPad.
    • Now connect your iPad to your Mac while pressing the Top button.
    • Keep pressing this button until you see the recovery-mode screen.
  • Now on iTunes, choose the iPhone or iPad whichever Apple device you have connected.
  • Choose the option to Restore.
  • Then wait for your PC to download a fresh IOS firmware and then it ill begin restoring your data. IT can take somewhere from 15-30 mins.
  • Now you can set up your iPhone from a fresh start, of course, you can store the backed up data.

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