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iPhone disabled for 14,020 minutes

The incorrect pass code was entered by kids playing. I have no way of knowing how many times but it must be more than 5. The phone subsequently died and when recharged the "disabled for 19,020 minutes" appeared and it has been counting down since. The clock is reading January. I don't want to wipe it and start again as there are still some pictures, contacts and IM's I hope to recover. It does have a SIM card in it at the time. I'm wondering what will happen if I put the SIM card from iphone 6S in it. Would the passcode then be the one for the 6 or the 5? I have not backed it up for 6 months, as I got a new phone. I'm not sure if I still have the computer I used to back it up, would it matter as long as i connect to the icloud/itunes? I'm not positive I still know the pass code but do know icloud password. If I just wait for the 14,020 do I still only have less than 5 attempts before it deletes? What should I try first?


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When you get iPhone is disabled or try again in a bazillion minutes try putting a sim card in and let the cellular data sync up the date and time for you + turn phone off and on after it syncs.

If that does not work then you need to do a software update via iTunes in DFU mode.

And if that still doesn't work then you need to restore the phone as a last resort

Alternatively the client can put the disabled phone plugged into their computer if they have synced it before and reset that disabled message so they can enter in the passcode.

When battery is unplugged date and time is reset.

Date and time is synced automatically if set date and time is set to be updated automatically in settings and is connected to internet via wifi or sim card cellular data.

Plugging the phone into iTunes syncs date and time too but only if the iPhone is unlocked or been synced with that computer before.

Note that the phone has to not be in airplane mode and/or cellular data enabled for some of these options to work.

If anything is not up to match with your question, feel free to ask as this is an answer I used in another post but it should be correct.

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