If you’ve locked your iPhone and enter a wrong passcode repeatedly at one time, there are chances it will disable your iPhone. Whether you or someone else messes around with your iPhone lock screen, getting iPhone disabled is inevitable. You have limited number of unsuccessful attempts at entering the wrong passcode before you not only disable your passcode but also require iTunes to restore your device.
Getting the message “iPhone is disabled” on your iPhone screen is not a small thing. It’s a serious issue and you have only one option left to connect your device to computer, use iTunes and restore your device to factory settings. If you’ve taken a recent backup of your device you can use iTunes to restore your iPhone to that date.
But restoring isn’t feasible for everyone especially if you don’t have a recent backup or you have important data that you haven’t saved in a backup yet. If you or someone else has attempted failed passcodes enough times to disable your iPhone, we have a tweak that will not only prevent disabling your iPhone but also won’t require you to use iTunes and restore your device.
Disable iPhone coupled with Erase Data
Erase Data option with disabled iPhone is a lethal combination you must avoid at all times. Erase Data is a useful feature and can be enabled from the stock iOS Settings app. For those who have sensitive data in their iOS device and fear its unauthorized access, Erase Data adds an additional layer of security. But those who enable Erase Data must also make sure to keep their device backup up-to-date if they don’t want to lose their data.
If you attempt ten failed attempts at entering passcode on iPhone lock screen, it not only disables your iPhone but all your data from your iPhone is removed as well. In case your iPhone gets in the wrong hands, you can enjoy peace of mind that your data is erased after ten unsuccessful attempts at entering passcode.
But, for an average person Erase Data is not a good feature to enable. By default it is disabled and if you fear that someone may try to enter wrong passcode repeatedly and mess around with your iPhone lock screen, you should makes sure at least Erase Data isn’t enabled.
How many failed passcode attempts disable iPhone?
If you don’t remember your passcode or accidently enter a wrong passcode, you’re not going to get disabled iPhone automatically. For the first five failed passcode attempts nothing happens to your iPhone. But from sixth attempt at entering wrong passcode, you get a penalty of disabled iPhone for 1 min to up to 1 hr for 9 successive unsuccessful attempts at entering passcode.
If you enter a wrong passcode for the tenth time, you get “iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes.” Now you don’t have any more chance but to connect to iTunes and restore your device. Or else you can use the Cydia tweak if you’ve jailbroken your device. You will remove disable iPhone screen and will be able to enter as many wrong passcodes as you want without disabling your iPhone.
How to prevent iPhone is disabled on your iPhone
“No Passcode LockOut” is a free Cydia tweak developed by Alltim3h4ckers and you can get it from Big Boss repo.
- Go to Cydia and tap the Search option.
- Search for No Passcode LockOut
- Install the tweak.
- Respring your device.
- Go to Settings and enable No Passcode LockOut.
“No Passcode LockOut” is compatible with all jailbroken devices having Cydia. Enjoy your liberty from the worry of getting “iPhone is disabled” screen and forgetting your passcode.