How do you unlock a disabled iPhone using iCloud?

Answered by Jason Smith

To unlock a disabled iPhone using iCloud, you can follow these steps:

1. Open your computer’s web browser and visit Make sure you have a stable internet connection.

2. Sign in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID and password. If you have two-factor authentication enabled, you may need to verify your identity with a code sent to your trusted device.

3. Once you’re logged in, you will see various icons on the iCloud homepage. Look for the “Find iPhone” icon and click on it.

4. In the Find iPhone section, you will be prompted to enter your Apple ID password again. This is to ensure the security of your device and account.

5. After entering your password, you will see a map with the locations of all your Apple devices. On the top of the screen, click on the “All Devices” dropdown menu and select the iPhone that is currently disabled.

6. Once you select your disabled iPhone, you will see several options available. Click on the “Erase iPhone” option. This will erase all data on your device, including the passcode that caused it to be disabled.

7. Confirm the erasure by clicking on the “Erase” button in the pop-up window. Note that this action cannot be undone, so make sure you have a recent backup of your data if possible.

8. iCloud will start erasing your iPhone remotely. This process may take some time depending on your internet connection and the amount of data on your device.

9. After the erasure is complete, your iPhone will restart and prompt you to set it up as a new device. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your iPhone, including creating a new passcode.

10. Once your iPhone is set up, you can restore your data from a previous iCloud backup if you have one. This will bring back your apps, contacts, photos, and other data to your device.

It’s important to note that unlocking a disabled iPhone using iCloud will erase all data on the device. If you have a recent backup, you can restore your data after the unlock process. If not, you may lose any unsaved data on your iPhone.