How to Restore a Broken iPhone or iPad If you input the wrong passcode too often, your iPhone or iPad will be disabled—how here’s to fix it.
How to Restore a Broken iPhone or iPad If you input the wrong passcode too often, your iPhone or iPad will be disabled—how here’s to fix it. Is your iPad or iPhone not working? It’s difficult to look at your iOS device and notice that it’s disabled. Many people may have no idea what happened, how it became disabled, or what they should do next.
Fortunately, there are a few options for restoring your iPhone or iPad and preventing it from being disabled in the future. This tutorial will show you how it became disabled and what to do next, even if you don’t fully understand what happened.
How Do iPhones and iPads Become Inaccessible?
After a certain number of failed unlock attempts, most iPhones and iPads become disabled. For example, if you type your password incorrectly six times in a row, you will receive a notice stating that your iPhone has been deactivated for one minute.
After one minute, another failed attempt will deactivate the iPhone for five minutes, fifteen minutes, thirty minutes, and finally one hour. If your smartphone is in a bag and gets knocked around, this can happen without you recognizing it.
Unless you set your iPhone to be wiped after 10 failed login attempts, if your iPhone gets disabled after one hour, one more failed attempt would render it useless indefinitely. If this is the case, your device will be erased after the tenth failed attempt. If this is not the case, you will need to restore or delete your device to obtain access to it again.
In some cases, if you don’t log into your iPhone or iPad for an extended period of time, an older iOS version will disable the device.
While having a disabled iPhone or iPad can be inconvenient, there are a few things you can do to regain access and use your device. They usually entail wiping your device and restoring the most recent backup.