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Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to dfmcallister)
df, did it start as a device pass code issue? Is the phone detected by iTunes? Did any particular events precede the situation you are describing?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to dfmcallister)
Open iTunes on computer, connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. Hold both Home and Power buttons on iPhone until iTunes recognizes iPhone in Recovery Mode. This usually takes about 20 seconds of holding both buttons. Restore the iPhone Firmware.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to dfmcallister)
Connect to iTunes
Right Click on iPhone-on left pane
Its going to tell you"iphones is locked with passcode,please try again later"
That time you be able to enter your screen lock passcode.
Enter your passcode and then It will Unlock!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 16, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to NYC JaTT)
Thanks a lot. I would have restored if I didnt see your suggestion. Saved a lot of time.
But I dont know why my phone was disabled. I didnt enter a wrong password or something.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 16, 2012 1:39 PM (in response to I Am Legendary!)
I am happy my idea worked. Unlike someone else messaged me saying "There is No way my instructions will work.. I have to restore the phone".
Just for everyone else here..try what I wrote before before making assumptions..lol
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2012 6:56 PM (in response to dfmcallister)
Well, my iPhone 4S got fixed by itself after about 5 hours being disabled. A "friend" was trying to break into it. Here's what I did. I connected it to the iTunes computer I always connect it to. My only option was to restore it, but I had not backed it up for months, so I decided to at least copy my pictures. I was using iPhone Browser to copy all my pictures (about 10.5GB) so I left it alone and went to watch TV while copying. When I came back to my computer to check the copy progress I checked my iPhone as well and the DISABLED message was gone and I was able to login again! YEAH! So I guess it's just a matter of time, from the moment it got locked till' it was good again was about 5 hours. Anyone with the same experience please confirm so we know what the fix is. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to dfmcallister)
I am frustrated. My son is autistic. The iphone is critical for him. He has been trying for two weeks to get past the "iphone is disabled, connect to itunes." All he gets is the emergency phone number pad. He has asked for help from apple and others. He turned the problem over to me today. Though I am a mac person from way back, I have never used an iphone. I went on itunes, put in the information he gave me re: user name and password. Apparently this isn't right, but this is all he remembers. I've read the instructions for going into the DFU mode, but how would I get to the "home" button, thanks, budinsky.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 6:16 PM (in response to NYC JaTT)
HEY WHEN I CONNECT MY IPHONE TO ITUNES IT STILL WONT LET ME DISABLE MY PHONE. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 12:37 PM (in response to dfmcallister)
me to if you find out how can you please tell me
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to dfmcallister)
Putting the device into recovery mode should make iTunes recognize it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to NYC JaTT)
Well my daughter locked up phone pretty good! "Disabled Connect to Itunes" so I did but it was only giving me the option to restore. I tried right clicking and then backing up and it still did not let me enter the password. Then I decided to see if it would let me Sync it, WOOHOO it worked. All my text messages starting coming in and it was allowing me to re-enter my password. So your hint did help some, it certainly got me on the right path. Thank you!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 1:29 PM (in response to dfmcallister)
well my doughter locked my iphone disabled connect to itunes, so i can not able to restart the iphone please help me for the connecting to the itunes
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 3:42 PM (in response to dfmcallister)
My wife had this same problem and had to do a restore however she never synced to itunes and would've lost all her 300+ pics. Called Apple tech for suggestions and they said there is absolutely nothing you can do to recover the pics before a restore. Well DEAD WRONG......enter your phone in recovery mode while connected to a pc. Then go to computer and depending on what Windows program, mine said Photo Stream, and I was able to drag and drop all the pics onto my pc. Not sure if it would do the same with a mac. Hope this helps others with the same issue.