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Viola Miller

Jun 15, 2022 (Updated: Jun 15, 2022)

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Smartphones have made our lives quite easy, but they can sometimes cause a lot of agony to the user. There is more than one way you can face difficulties with your iPhone:

Enter the wrong passcode multiple times. The message on the screen is, "Your device is disabled, try in 1 minute". You failed to recall or don’t possess a passcode of the iPhone.

There are different ways you can use to resolve these issues. If your iPhone 4/4s is synced with iTunes on a computer, you can log in to iTunes to unlock and restore your iPhone without any data loss. With an Apple ID, you can also unlock your iPhone using iCloud. Or, for that matter, use the 'Recovery Mode' to unlock your iPhone. What to do if none of them works? You can still use a professional tool – LockErase, which is highly efficient, easy to use, and very flexible.

This article will guide you on unlocking iPhone 4/4s through four simple and easy-to-use methods.

Part 1. How to Unlock iPhone 4/4s with iTunes?

To unlock iPhone 4/4s with iPhone 4/4s with iTunes, you can access the iTunes account from the computer and use 'Recovery' mode. These methods are quite effective, however they have their limitations.

When you remember your iTunes password, the best technique is to log on to your iTunes account on your computer and proceed as follows:

  • Step 1. Open iTunes on a computer.
  • Step 2. Using your iPhone 4/4s USB cable, attach your iPhone 4/4s to the computer.
  • Step 3. The iPhone icon will appear. Click on it.
  • iphone icon
  • Step 4. Under the iPhone 4 panel, click on the 'Restore iPhone’ button.
  • restore iphone
  • Step 5. Another window will appear with the button 'Restore.' Click on it if you are certain to reset your iPhone with iTunes.
  • click restore
  • Step 6. If you receive an iPhone software update prompt, click on 'Next' to carry on.
  • click next
  • Step 7. The terms of the Apple iOS software license agreement and notices from Apple will appear. Click on 'Agree' (it is recommended to read the terms at least once in your life).
  • click agree
  • Step 8. TWhen the downloading is complete, iTunes will start to automatically reinstate the software on your iPhone.
  • Step 9. After it is reset, set up your iPhone, and during the process of activation, it is important to insert a SIM card.

This is a foolproof method of solving your restoration problem, but it is a very lengthy process to follow. It requires physically attaching your iPhone to a computer. This process is difficult to handle as it requires pressing and holding the buttons and following difficult steps. There is also a probability of transferring the viruses from or to the computer if one is infected.

But what to do when you have forgotten the password of your iTunes account also? How to unlock iPhone 4 if you forgot your iTunes password? In Part 2, we will explain four methods of unlocking the iPhone 4 without a password easily and practically.

Part 2. How to Unlock My iPhone 4/4s Without iTunes?

1. Using LockEraser To Unlock iPhone

LockEraser is doubtlessly, the top of the line instrument to unlock iPhone using a computer. The advantage of this software is that it is quick, easy to use, and efficient. You will get all the assistance you need from LockEraser. Whether issues with Apple ID, lost password, screen time passcode, or MDM lock, LockEraser is an all-in-one solution for all the issues. Use the following steps: -

Now, follow these three simple steps to unlock any iPhone:

  • 1 Download, install and launch LockEraser on your computer. Select "Unlock Screen Passcode" mode.
  • choose unlock screen passcode mode
  • 2 Choose the firmware version provided based on your device model and click "Download" . Then wait a few minutes for LockEraser to download and verify the firmware package.
  • download the firmware package
  • 3 When the extraction is completed, click the "Unlock" button. When the unlocking work is done, you will see the notification on the screen.
  • unlock is complete

    In my reckoning, this is a very simple and easy-to-use, flexible and proficient package. It hardly has any negative aspects.

    2. Using ‘Recovery’ Mode

    This is a relatively easy-to-use mode, which is limited in use as it involves turning the iPhone off and on and attaching cables with the computer to use the iPhone.

    • Step 1. Connect your iPhone 4/4s to your computer. Log in to your iTunes account.
    • Step 2. Switch off your iPhone. Press and hold on to the Sleep/Wake button till the slider sows. Slide it to turn off your iPhone if it cannot be done normally, 'press and hold the Home button and Sleep/Wake button simultaneously till it turns off.
    • Step 3. Repeat the process at serial two above until you see the 'Recovery Mode' screen.
    • press button
    • Step 4. After iTunes detect your iPhone on your computer and you are prompted to update or restore your iPhone, conform to it to reset your iPhone 4/4s.
    • recovery mode restore

    3. Using Find My iPhone To Unlock Any iPhone

    Those signed in to iCloud in their iPhone 4/4s with their Apple ID and 'Find My iPhone turned on can erase and unlock their iPhone 4/4s from icloud.com.

    • Step 1. On your computer, connected to the internet, open a browser, and sign in to icloud.com with your Apple ID and passcode.
    • Step 2. Click on “Find iPhone”, and enter your iCloud passcode to sign in as necessary.
    • Step 3. Enlist all your devices by clicking on "All Devices" and picking the device you desire to erase.
    • Step 4. Click on “Erase iPhone”.
    • erase iphone
    • Step 5. A new window will appear with the option ‘Erase’. Click on it.
    • Step 6. The computer will ask you to enter the password to continue. Enter the password.
    • Step 7. Answer the security questions for verification and click ‘Continue’ to erase your iPhone.
    • Step 8. With your iPhone reset, the screen passcode is also removed. Follow the instructions to set up your iPhone. You can avoid this hassle if your iPhone is synced to iCloud. In that case, you can choose to restore your iPhone 4/4s from iCloud backup.

    Bonus: How to unlock iPhone/iPad/iPod without Touch ID/Passcode?

    You can also use Siri to resolve the matter of the disabled iPhone screen. To accomplish an iPhone disable hotfix without iTunes, following steps are required:

    • Step 1. 1.Activate Siri by holding the Home button and ask for something that would display the clock, e.g. ask the present time.
    • Step 2. Click on “Find iPhone”, and enter your iCloud passcode to sign in as necessary.
    • Step 3. You will observe different options like cut, copy, define, share etc. Tap on the “Share” button.
    • Step 4. A new window will open. Tap on the message icon to proceed.
    • unlock with siri
    • Step 5. 5.Type anything in the “To” space and tap the return button on the keyboard.
    • Step 6. 6.On the new window, select “Create new Contact” option.
    • Step 7. Choose to add a photo and select the “Choose Photo” option.
    • siri choose photos

    With your iPhone reset, the screen passcode is also removed. Follow the instructions to set up your iPhone. You can avoid this hassle if your iPhone is synced to iCloud. In that case, you can choose to restore your iPhone 4/4s from iCloud backup.

    There are multiple ways to unlock your locked iPhone, with or without the use of iTunes or iCloud. Some methods are easy, and some are a little cumbersome. Every method comes with its inherent virtues and vices. Keep your backup on the iCloud and transfer the excess data to a secure storage device. The above methods show that the best solution to the problem is using the 'LockEraser' app provided by UnicTool. Tough it erases the saved data from the phone, it nevertheless enables the iPhone to be used again.

    Conclusion

    There are multiple ways to unlock your locked iPhone, with or without the use of iTunes or iCloud. Some methods are easy, and some are a little cumbersome. Every method comes with its inherent virtues and vices. Keep your backup on the iCloud and transfer the excess data to a secure storage device. The above methods show that the best solution to the problem is using the 'LockEraser' app provided by UnicTool. Tough it erases the saved data from the phone, it nevertheless enables the iPhone to be used again.

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