How to bypass waiting time with the message "iPhone is disabled"

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jake921660, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2008
    I found this when my little brother was trying to get into my iphone. I tried to unlock and it told me that I had to wait 55 minutes, so I plugged it into iTunes and played a song off it. When I got the "Slide to cancel syncing" message on the iPod i slid it and then I was asked to enter the passcode and it was unlocked.

    Simple as that with no waiting time.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2008

    That's what you're supposed to do when it's disabled...plug it up to iTunes.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2008
    Thats because iTunes recognized the phone as being yours, connect the iPhone to another computer that has not synced the iPhone and it won't let you unlock it for the entire 55 min time. iTunes will give you an error saying that you have to unlock the iPhone before iTunes can sync it if it doesn't know the phone.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2009

    ok a while ago my iphone screen shut off and it has come back on but i forgot my passcode and i need a way to unlock it. iv tried to use the double tap method but i have double tap set to music soo it doesnt work. would you have any suggestions as far as what to do? thanks
  5. macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2014

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