How to activate a deactivated iPhone with and without computer

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Manuel Moreno Molina
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Assuming you have a debilitated iPhone you are most likely thinking about what it implies to have the iPhone disabled and how you could recover it. What's more we have multiple ways to make it happen, it's not difficult to do it from a PC or Mac, however we can likewise reset a weakened or locked iPhone without interconnecting it to a PC or iTunes.


iPhones are incapacitated for security, when we too often enter the unlock code erroneously, the iPhone eventually locks up. Luckily, however, we can reverse what happens, even though in the case that we have a disabled iPhone we can't recover it without losing data.



"iPhone is disabled. Try in 1 moment"


Why is my iPhone crippled?

As you surely know, iPhones are safeguarded with secret key, despite different strategies like Face ID or Touch ID. They additionally have an insurance technique that keeps somebody from breaking into the gadget with "animal power" strategies. That is, supposing the code is entered inaccurately for a considerable length of time, the iPhone SE weakens by showing a watch to retry.


These are the times it is important to mistakenly enter the open code on your iPhone to be weakened for one period or another.


  • 5 wrong attempts: you will really want to retry at 1 time.
  • 7 wrong attempts: you can try again shortly.
  • 8 unsuccessful attempts: you can try again shortly.
  • 9 unsuccessful attempts: you can try again in 1 hour.
  • 10 unsuccessful attempts: - - Alert - - iPhone damaged.



As may be obvious, supposing you type an unacceptable code too frequently, a message will let you know that the gadget is debilitated. On the off chance that you don't recollect the code, you'll need to eradicate the iPhone to eradicate all information and settings, including the code. You additionally have two choices to boot a disabled iPhone.


Reset damaged iPhone with PC or iTunes.

The simplest method to restore a disabled iPhone is from a PC, either a Mac or a Windows PC. In case you have a Mac with mid-year macOS Catalina or a Windows PC, you will need iTunes.


Remove the passcode from an iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone SE 2, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.


  1. Make sure the iPhone is not paired with the PC.
  2. Press and hold the side button as well as one of the volume buttons until you see the control to turn off.
  3. Drag the control to turn off the iPhone.
  4. Pair the iPhone to the PC while holding down the side button.
  5. Continue pressing the side button until you see the recovery mode screen.
  6. Through the Finder or iTunes you will actually want to reset your iPhone.

Remove the passcode from an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus


  1. Make sure that the iPhone is not paired to the PC.
  2. Press and hold the side button until the power off slider appears.
  3. Drag the slider to turn off the iPhone.
  4. Pair the iPhone to the PC while holding down the volume down button.
  5. Continue pressing the volume down button until you see the recovery mode screen.
  6. Through the Finder or iTunes you will want to reset your iPhone.

Remove the passcode from an iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and earlier models.

  1. Make sure the iPhone is not paired with the PC.
  2. Press and hold the side (or top) button until the control to power off appears.
  3. Drag the control to turn off the iPhone.
  4. Pair the iPhone to the PC while holding down the home button.
  5. Continue pressing the home button until you see the recovery mode screen.
  6. Through Finder or iTunes you will want to reset your iPhone.

Restore disabled iPhone without PC or iTunes

To recover a disabled iPhone and reactivate it with out iTunes or PC, you additionally have an answer that goes by way of the cloud, on Apple's account, by way of iCloud.


We can remotely erase and restore an iPhone with out requiring iTunes or a PC, and these are the means you really want to go:

  1. Sign in to iCloud.com from any gadget.
  2. Sign in with your Apple account, one similar to the one related to the iPhone.
  3. Select the iPhone from the list of gadgets.
  4. Click on Erase iPhone.
  5. Affirm that you need to carry out this activity, you may be prompted to enter your Apple ID secret key.
  6. The iPhone will be remotely erased and you will actually want to reset it and reset your booster.

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