Well let us guess! You’ve entered the wrong passcode multiple times in your iPhone and now your iPhone is disabled? Entering wrong passcode multiple times in your iPhone is a sure way to disable your iPhone and is a serious problem. But, how to get around this problem! What should you do and what option do you have! We’ll come to that in a while.
First, to show you how seriously stuck you could get, thank your lucky stars if your iPhone isn’t disabled for 25 years. Not just 5 minutes, not even several hours, a user was condemned to wait for 25 years to have another chance at trying to enter passcode. This isn’t a fake stunt but a person having fun at the expense of a friend. He entered as many wrong passcodes in his friend’s iPhone as he could and severely disabled his mobile. That’s one misplaced humor in our humble opinion.
Disable iPhone and Erase Data
If your iPhone is disabled and you’ve enabled “Erase Data” then you’re truly a goner. Erase Data is an option in your stock iOS Settings app. What Erase Data option does is that after ten unsuccessful passcode attempts, it not only disables your iPhone but also erases all your data from your device.
Now Erase Data is a good utility if you fear unauthorized access to your iPhone and want to safeguard your sensitive data in case your iPhone is stolen. But make sure you’ve taken proper backup of your data or you’ll lose it forever. In any case, if you’ve kids around the house or know a person who can mess around with your iPhone lock screen, it’s important to avoid enabling Erase Data.
What it takes to disable iPhone
According to payetteforward, a couple of failed passcode attempts don’t disable your iPhone instantly. If you have failed passcode attempts from 1-5 times, you won’t have to face any problem. Nothing will happen. But if you have a sixth attempt at failed passcode, your iPhone will be disabled for 1 minute. With every successive unsuccessful attempt at entering passcode, the penalty time increases until at 9 incorrect attempts your iPhone is disabled for a whole one hour.
If you still don’t give up and enter yet another wrong passcode, you get the message, “iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes.” At this point if you’ve enabled Erase Data, then you lose all your iPhone data but your device still remains disabled. Now whether you’ve enabled Erase Data or not, you can connect your device to iTunes and restore it to factory settings or to the last backup stored in iTunes for your device.
If none of the above two methods suit you, read along to the solution to remove disabled iPhone screen.
How to remove and prevent disabled iPhone screen
We will use No Passcode LockOut tweak, a free Cydia tweak that lets you enter as many wrong passcode as you have to, without any repercussion. You won’t disable your iPhone with any number of failed attempts; not for 5 mins, not for 25 years. You won’t need to restore your iOS device with iTunes either.
- Go to Cydia and tap the Search option.
- Search for No Passcode LockOut
- Install the tweak.
- Respring your device.
- Go to Settings and enable the newly added tweak.
The tweak is developed by Alltim3h4ckers for jailbroken devices with Cydia running on them. After installing this tweak you don’t have to worry about someone entering wrong passcode on your device and getting your iPhone disabled.