Remove Passcode when you Forgot Passcode for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and Device is Disabled

iPhone is disabled, try again in X minutes, Do you see this message on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? If yes then you must forget passcode and tried to enter wrong code multiple time in a row. So, If you forgot passcode for your device and a message on the screen saying the device is disabled.

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When your iOS device locked out after entering the wrong passcode six times in a row. See below how to remove passcode from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices.

Remove Passcode from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Note: You have to erase your device completely to factory settings and everything on it will be removed. This is only the way to remove passcode from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You don’t need to worry about your content and settings If you made a backup before you forgot your passcode. If you don’t have any backup of your device, then there isn’t any way to save it.


Follow one of the following methods to clear the passcode and “iPhone is disabled” message from your screen.

Restore using iTunes to erase passcode

If you ever synced your device with iTunes before you forgot your passcode then just restore it, and your device will be wiped and also remove the passcode.

  1. Using data cable of your device connect it with your Mac or PC.
  2. Run iTunes on your Windows of macOS, select your device appeared in iTunes. If prompted for the passcode that you already forgot then follow the recovery mode method given below.
  3. Let the iTunes sync your device and when you see Restore [your device], hit that button.
  4. Once restoring process finished and you reach the device set up screen, choose to restore from iTunes backup. Choose the appropriate backup restore it.

Recovery mode to remove passcode

Recovery mode is used when you want to upgrade or restore your iOS device; this mode bypasses the bootloader. Apple iTunes is essentials to use in recovery mode for an upgrade or restore.

To erase the device and passcode on it, you have to use this method especially when you never synced your device with iTunes.

  1. Connect your iOS device to your computer using the USB cable and run iTunes on Mac or PC.
  2. Once your device is plugged-in, force restarts it. Depending on your device type and model of iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, force restarting method is different.
    • iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users need to do this in a sequence: press and release Volume-Up button quickly, press and release Volume-Down button quickly, now press and hold the Side button until you see recovery mode screen on your device.
    • Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus user need to press and hold Volume-Down and Side button simultaneously until you are on recovery mode screen.
    • iPhone 6s, and older models, iPad, or iPod touch users, press and hold the Home and Power button at the same time until you see recovery mode.
  3. Once you are successfully put your device in recovery mode, iTunes will show you a message to update or restore so choose Restore.
  4. Let the iTunes and your device finish the job.

Set up your device and you will see passcode is removed from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device.

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