There’s a piece of news from tech.qq.com that someone inserted the wrong passcodes for 5 times and got the notification, “iPhone is disabled, try again in 23614974 minutes!” That is really unbelievable! 23614974 minutes is about 45 years! You may think it’s a prank. But it did happen on that poor guy and he at lastwent to the Apple Store and got the iOS system reinstalled. And it turns out that the problem is caused by jail-breaking and changing of iOS system.
- iPhone is disabled (edited from “5 minutes”)
What will it be like if insert wrong passcode successively on normal iPhone or iPad?
As the journalist and Apple Store staff tested, if you insert the wrong passcode for 1 to 5 times, there will only be red notifications saying the passcode is wrong, and you needn’t wait to give it another try.
For the 6th time you insert a wrong passcode, it will report, “iPhone is disabled, try again in 1 minute”. And the phone will be locked, and you won’t be able to insert passcode again until 1 minute later.
For the 7th time, the iPhone will show, “iPhone is disabled, try again in 5 minutes”.
For the 8th time, the iPhone will be locked for 15 minutes, and for the 9th time, it will be locked for 60 minutes to insert passcode again.
If you insert the wrong passcode for 10th time, the iPhone will be disabled and you will have to connect it to iTunes to unlock.
How to fix it if your iPhone is disabled?
If your iPhone is disabled and has to be connected to iTunes, you can connect it to an authorized computer, and the Enter Passcode window will show again. If you insert the right passcode this time, your iPhone will be all right again.
If you forget the passcode completely, I’m afraid that the only way to make it back to work is to reinstall. But everything on the iPhone will be erased completely. If you’ve backup something with iTunes before, you can still recover some of them to the iPhone again. If you haven’t backup anything, there’s some possibility that you may get back some information with data recovery tools lilke iFonebox, but the big chance is that you can’t get back anything since the data is erased completely.
At last, concluded the Miss Zhang from the Apple Store, the reason why Apple made the passcode process like that is to protect data in case the iPhone or iPad is stolen. So the best way to avoid all those bad possibilities to be happen is to remember your passcode tightly.
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Spencer London White - 8 years ago(Video) iPhone is disabled try again in 15 minutes SOLVED
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It also happens when the screen is replaced. All you have to do is make sure it connects to wifi so it can set the time. then it should work. It looks like her phone was connected to wifi so I’m not sure if that was her problem.
sreekarmcv - 8 years ago
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i had the same problem
if i connect it to wifi,is there any result?
Levente Török - 7 years ago
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same problem here. i just changed the screen on an iphone 6 and it gave me the same error, i inserted the sim card and it came back to its original condition.
Howie Isaacks - 8 years ago
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Another reason NOT to jailbreak. Is it really “necessary” anyway? Apple has added in a lot of the features that jailbreakers were getting. I like to play around with my technology too, but I also want it to be secure and stable. I need my iPhone to work 100% of the time every day.
jchaike (@jchaike) - 8 years ago
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this has nothing to do with jailbreaking, the article is simply wrong.
Yes your device can be locked for that ridiculous amount of time, but there is a remedy — connecting your device to iTunes as the article suggests. This, however, is absolutely no result of jailbreaking.
Lacy Horrocks - 8 years ago
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My lovely kids (8yrs, 5yrs, & 3yrs) accidentaly locked my wife’s iPod for 22 million minutes! It has been a long time since it has been backed up, and we did not want to loose the pics that were on it.
I have two computers at our house. One is my wife’s, one is mine. My wife’s computer would not do anything to fix this prob. I spent many hours and downloads with RecBoot, Tinyumbrella, Redsn0w, and Gecko Toolkit trying to fix it to no avail. For what ever reason, my wife’s computer would not recognize the iPod on any of these except iTunes.
***I knew that I had backed up her iPod on my computer many months ago, so I hooked it up to mine, and within a few seconds, the iPod went to the “Slide to Unlock” screen!! We knew the passcode, so we were good to go from there!! Thats all it takes!!!***
If i had only seen something similar to this MANY hours ago, it would have saved me allot of headache trying to get this to work. So hopefully someone else can benefit from this post.
Wardah Shah - 7 years ago
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My Mom didnt know my iphone password and she had entered the wrong password many times now its showing on screen that iphone is disable connect to itunes….. unfortunately i had never use itunes so what can i do now????
Alleh Peter Onaivistas - 8 years ago
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my iphone 5s was stolen, my question is would the thief be able to open the phone without my icloud password after entering wrong codes on the screen lock, any possiblity of hm using my phone?
Masood Khan (@Jynxex) - 8 years ago
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yeah they can. al they have to do is put it in recovery mode and connect it to itunes. and also theres lots of coding progam thieves use to take off a password. they can also just go into the bios and take off the passcode
Matthew Franzen - 8 years ago
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i never did a jailbreak or replaced the screen and mine is locked for 14 years…
Vipul Khattar - 8 years ago
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Yes my screen was also replaced and I got the same error. I connected it to my itunes and wifi and the option for entering the passcode came on my screen
emijoi - 8 years ago
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The part about the iPhone increasing minutes to attempt to unlock your phone it true. Once you are disabled and it says connect to iTunes your phone it done. I have gotten to the 10th failed attempt and was permanently locked out even after connecting to iTunes on the computer I use to back up. On iTunes I can see my phone and the desktop and all the aps, I can even see the storage breakdown at the bottom of the screen. What is not present is the lock code screen, just the black screen telling me to connect to iTunes. I cannot restore from backup as iTunes asks me to remove Find My iPhone from my phone first… brilliant since I can’t get into it because it is locked.
Petru Voinescu - 7 years ago
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this is the price for choosing MacIntosh products
Mohamed Abdelwahab - 7 years ago
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The most reason is date and time settings. It happens to me a lot since i remove the battery from iphone 4 while doing repairs.
When you remove battery date goes back to 1960’s or 1980’s. and time becomes 6:00pm. That doesnt match the information on your iphone and it becomes disabled.
Because of that phone disable itself for more than million minutes.
The best way is to put a working sim card in it and reboot 2 times. While your sim register to network it sets your date and time automaticly to today. And you can use your phone without erasing it.
It worked for me more than 100 times.(Video) حل مشكلة iphone غير متوفر 2022 باسهل طريقتين مجانا
kokekaffe - 7 years ago
Mohamed is right – but let me just add: The PIN code on the SIM card has to be disabled!
Syed Rehan Shah - 6 years ago
mine is JV and i m in pakistan what should i do to reset it the date has been backward and it shows IPHONE IS DISABLED TRY AGAIN IN 24738080 MINUITES plz get me an easy way to unlock it contact me on gmail “firstname.lastname@example.org” plz be rapid to help me
Saydee Rizk - 6 years ago
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That’s the same problem that happened my iphone it was disabled for 22 million minutes
Why does my iPhone say iPhone unavailable try again in 14 minutes? ›
Any time you enter the wrong iPhone passcode, it will be disabled. The first six wrong attempts will make the iPhone disabled for a minute. The seventh attempt will make it disabled for 5 minutes, the eighth attempt for 15 minutes. The tenth attempt will disable the iPhone for one hour.How long is 23614974 minutes? ›
Back in 2014, a Chinese man similarly got locked out of his iPhone for 23,614,974 minutes (almost 45 years) and was forced to restore the device.Why is my iPhone disabled for millions of minutes? ›
This happens because your iPhone resets its internal clock to midnight of January 1, 1970, or the Unix Epoch where Time = 0. In this case, the lock time can change from a few minutes to millions of minutes. One of the common solutions is to insert a new working SIM card into your iPhone and it may get the current time.Why does my iPhone keep saying iPhone is disabled? ›
If your screen reads "iPhone is disabled," the most likely cause is too many wrong passcode attempts. Sometimes this can happen without you realizing it, if the phone is in your pocket or a bag. You will need to erase your device to remove the lock and passcode, then re-sync it with iTunes.What's the longest an iPhone can be disabled for? ›
An iPhone will disable for 1 minute after six failed passcode attempts in a row. The seventh incorrect passcode attempt will lock you out for 5 minutes, the eighth attempt for 15, and the tenth for an hour.How do you unlock a disabled iPhone? ›
- If you enter the wrong passcode on your iPhone Lock Screen too many times, an alert lets you know that your iPhone is disabled. ...
- Step 1: Make sure that you have a computer (Mac or PC) ...
- Step 2: Turn off your iPhone. ...
- Step 3: Put your iPhone in recovery mode. ...
- Step 4: Restore your iPhone.
When the hour is up, you will be given another opportunity to enter the correct passcode. If you get it wrong again too many times, it will lock for 2 hours. If you can't remember it, restore the phone from your last backup.What happens to iPhone after 10 failed attempts? ›
7 incorrect entries in a row – iPhone is disabled, try again in 15 minutes. 8/9 incorrect passcode entries in a row – iPhone is disabled, try again in 60 minutes. 10 incorrect passcode entries in a row – iPhone is disabled, connect to iTunes.How many attempts do you have to unlock an iPhone? ›
After six unsuccessful attempts at entering the correct passcode, an iPhone disables for one minute. After the seventh attempt, it disables for five minutes; and after try number eight, it disables for fifteen minutes. On the tenth failed attempt, the iPhone will become permanently disabled.How do I fix my disabled iPhone without a computer? ›
- Unlock another iOS device, and launch Find My app.
- Click "Me" section and scroll down the screen. ...
- If the Apple ID is not the same with that of your disabled iPhone, tap "Use a different Apple ID", and then log into your account.
How do I get my iPhone out of disabled mode without iTunes? ›
To fix a disabled iPhone or iPad without iTunes, you have to erase your device. Click on the "Erase iPhone" option and confirm your selection. Wait for a while as the "Find My iPhone" feature will remotely erase your iOS device. Needless to say, it will also disable its lock.Why is my iPhone locked 22 million minutes? ›
If your iOS device says you need to wait for 24 or 25 million minutes to unlock it, please don't smash it against the wall. The device simply reset its internal clock to the Unix Epoch. To fix the issue, insert a valid SIM card or force your terminal into Recovery Mode.How do I force my iPhone into recovery mode? ›
iPhone 8 or later, including iPhone SE (2nd generation): Press and quickly release the volume up button. Press and quickly release the volume down button. Then, press and hold the side button until you see the recovery mode screen.Can a disabled iPhone be used? ›
There's no way to bypass the passcode without factory resetting the phone. Using iTunes, you can reset your disabled iPhone to its factory settings and then restore your apps and data from a recent backup.Can the Apple store unlock my phone? ›
Apple can't unlock your iPhone for use with a different carrier. Only your current carrier can unlock your iPhone.Can Apple back up a disabled iPhone? ›
Open iTunes on the computer. Connect the disabled iPhone with the computer via USB cable. A backup now option will be displayed on the right side of the screen. Click on Back Up Now and after the backup is finished, restore your phone.How much does it cost to unlock a disabled iPhone? ›
This is what Apple Support will advise you to do. So, many of us will still be wondering: Does Apple charge to unlock a disabled iPhone? The short, simple answer is no. You can do everything necessary to disable your iPhone by yourself.How long does iPhone security lockout last? ›
How long is iPhone Security Lockout? That depends on your iOS version. On iOS 16 or later, after nine failed attempts, your iPhone may show you Security Lockout, try again in 8 hours. While on iOS 15.2 or later, before iOS 16, your iPhone will display Security Lockout, try again in 1 hour after the ninth attempt.Can you unlock a disabled iPhone without losing everything? ›
You should know that it is impossible to unlock a disabled iPhone without losing data because you need to restore the device or reinstall the firmware for regaining access to it. Thus, the only method to avoid data loss is restoring the previous backup of the disabled iPhone after unlocking it.How long does it take to restore a disabled iPhone? ›
It usually takes no more than 15 – 30 minutes to restore an iPhone using iTunes. As a general rule, you could restore your iPhone in an hour or less. The larger the data size, the longer it will take.
Is iPhone locked forever? ›
Basically, when your iPhone is locked, enter the correct passcode to unlock it. However, if you enter the wrong passcode too many times, your iPhone will be permanently locked and you will see the Security Lockout screen on your iPhone.Does iPhone erase data after 10 attempts? ›
Erase data after 10 failed passcodes
Set iPhone to erase all information, media, and personal settings after 10 consecutive failed passcode attempts.
Account recovery contacts don't have access to your account; they only have the ability to send you an account recovery code if you need one. Set up an account recovery contact on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac so that you can regain access to your data if you ever get locked out.How many days does it take to unlock an iPhone? ›
This can take anywhere between a day to a whole month. Normally this is done within 10 days but if we are made aware of any delays we would tell you as soon as possible, if not at the time of booking in the device.Why does my iPhone 14 say unavailable try again in 5 minutes? ›
After entering five wrong passcodes, you will see iPhone unavailable try again in 1 minute message. And you'll be locked out for at least 5 minutes after you fail six times. The more times you enter wrong passcodes, the longer you're locked up, like 15 minutes, and one hour.Can you fix an iPhone that says iPhone unavailable? ›
One of the ways you can fix an unavailable iPhone is with Finder or iTunes — However, you will have to enter the device into recovery mode and connect to a computer. Third party tool like iPhone Unlocker also helps erase the unavailable screen on an iPhone or iPad within minutes.What does it mean when iPhone says unavailable try again in 15 minutes? ›
Firstly, you may see "iPhone Unavailable, try again in 1 minute." If you continue to input the wrong passcode, you will see "iPhone Unavailable Try Again in 15 Minutes." The more times you enter the wrong passcode, the longer you will need to wait for the next trial.How do I factory reset my iPhone with just the buttons? ›
Quickly press and release the Volume Up button. Quickly press and release the Volume Down button. Press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears, then release the Side button.How do you unlock a disabled iPhone without Itunes or computer? ›
One way to unlock a disabled iPhone or iPad without computer is to use Apple's Find My iPhone service. It allows you to remotely perform actions on an iOS device. All you need to do is access either the website or the app on another device and you will be able to unlock the device.How long does security lockout last on iPhone? ›
How long is iPhone Security Lockout? That depends on your iOS version. On iOS 16 or later, after nine failed attempts, your iPhone may show you Security Lockout, try again in 8 hours. While on iOS 15.2 or later, before iOS 16, your iPhone will display Security Lockout, try again in 1 hour after the ninth attempt.
How do I put my phone in recovery mode? ›
- Press and hold down the Volume Down button and keep holding it, then press and hold the Power button as well for a few seconds, and let go when you see the Android mascot on its back on screen.
- Use the Volume Down button to cycle through the options until you find Recovery mode and press the Power button to load it.
Try waiting about 24 hours and you should be able to try again. If she forgot the Apple ID (iCloud) password, enter the Apple (iCloud) ID, and click Forgot Password. See if she can get a Rescue or Notification email option if necessary.Is iPhone unavailable permanent? ›
If you don't see a timer and instead your iPhone simply displays an “iPhone Unavailable” message then this means that no amount of waiting will fix the issue. Your iPhone is permanently locked and will need to be erased and restored from scratch again.Is there a code to unlock any iPhone? ›
The quick answer is NO. Whether you want to break passcode for other's iPhone or you want to completely unlock an iOS/ipadOS device, it's NOT possible to find a secret yet universal passcode to do the hack.How do you unlock a disabled iPhone without resetting it? ›
- On another device, visit iCloud.com and sign in with the Apple ID used on the disabled iPhone.
- Choose "Find iPhone" and select "All Devices."
4: Use the Hard Reset Feature
Are you wondering how to reset a locked iPhone without a computer? Simply press and hold the Volume buttons and Home button at the same time. iPhone X, 8 & Newer: Press and hold the Volume up button, then the Volume Down button, and the side button at the same time.