iPhone 6(S)(+) iPhone Disabled

EDLIU

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Oct 20, 2015
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My iPhone 6 Plus(iOS 11) is disabled. I cannot unlock the iPhone 6 Plus.

A message showing that:
iPhone is disabled
try again in 1minute/5 minutes/15 minutes

I entered the passcode, but still cannot unlock the iPhone.

Why is my iPhone disabled? How do I unlock it?

Thanks.
 

EDLIU

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 20, 2015
210
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I entered the correct passcode after the "try again in 1 minute", but still failed to unlock the iPhone.

Now it's "try again in 15 minutes", should I keep try entering the passcode?

Thanks.
 

EDLIU

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Oct 20, 2015
210
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So how many passcode attempts do I have?

I'm now at the "try again in 15 minutes".

Thanks.
[doublepost=1549742353][/doublepost]Six failed attempts gets you a 1 minute lockout. Seven gives you 5 minutes, eight gives 15, and nine 1 hour. After ten failed attempts, the system will either lock you out completely or erase your data, depending on your settings
 

BasicGreatGuy

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So how many passcode attempts do I have?

I'm now at the "try again in 15 minutes".

Thanks.
[doublepost=1549742353][/doublepost]Six failed attempts gets you a 1 minute lockout. Seven gives you 5 minutes, eight gives 15, and nine 1 hour. After ten failed attempts, the system will either lock you out completely or erase your data, depending on your settings
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204306
 

now i see it

macrumors 603
Jan 2, 2002
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Entering the same wrong passcode over and over again won't get you anywhere. Obviously you don't have the correct passcode and entering wrong ones locks you out for longer and longer.
 

EDLIU

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Oct 20, 2015
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My iPhone 6 Plus is locked. Will it help if I take my iPhone to an Apple Store? I did not backup my iPhone, so all data will be lost if I cannot login to the iPhone.

Another stupid question, if disabling an iPhone is for security reason, people with the (stolen) iPhone can just "restore" the iPhone and can still use it. Then only the data on the (stolen) iPhone is removed, but the iPhone can still be used.

Thanks.
 

BasicGreatGuy

macrumors G5
Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
My iPhone 6 Plus is locked. Will it help if I take my iPhone to an Apple Store? I did not backup my iPhone, so all data will be lost if I cannot login to the iPhone.

Another stupid question, if disabling an iPhone is for security reason, people with the (stolen) iPhone can just "restore" the iPhone and can still use it. Then only the data on the (stolen) iPhone is removed, but the iPhone can still be used.

Thanks.
If you go to the Apple Store, you will need to bring proof of you being the original owner of the phone.
 

EDLIU

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Oct 20, 2015
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If you go to the Apple Store, you will need to bring proof of you being the original owner of the phone.
What kind of proof? I purchased the iPhone 6 Plus from the Apple Online Store.

Will people from the Apple Store be able to unlock the iPhone(even it's disabled)?

Thanks.
 

BasicGreatGuy

macrumors G5
Sep 21, 2012
12,842
12,342
In the middle of several books.
What kind of proof? I purchased the iPhone 6 Plus from the Apple Online Store.

Will people from the Apple Store be able to unlock the iPhone(even it's disabled)?

Thanks.
You need a purchase receipt showing you are the owner, along with valid identity ID. As long as you can prove you are the original owner, they will be able to help you.
 

EDLIU

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Oct 20, 2015
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Just asked the Apple Chat Support. The Tech Support Rept told me that even if I take my iPhone to an Apple Store, all they can do now is "removing the passcode". Meaning that they cannot get the data on my iPhone either.

And for my other question:
if disabling an iPhone is for security reasons, people with the lost/stolen iPhone can just "restore" the iPhone and can still use it.

The Tech Support Rept said that owner of a lost/stolen iPhone can "Activation Lock" the iPhone using "Find My iPhone App". And whoever got the lost/stolen iPhone(with Activation Lock) won't be able to restore, hence using the lost/stolen iPhone.

Thanks.
 
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