I forgot my iPhone's lock code. I don't believe I have an iCloud/Find my iPhone configured on there. I never synced with iTunes. I'm fine with deleting all the content on the device.
I tried following the directions on Apple's website to enter recovery mode:
- Tap Volume up button.
- Tap Volume down button.
- Press and hold the side button.
- This shows me the "slide to power off" slider and a "cancel" button.
- Continuing to hold it restarts the iPhone.
- The Apple Logo appears.
I continue holding the side button because it states:
don't release the buttons when you see the Apple logo, wait until the connect to iTunes screen appears
- After the phone is done rebooting, I see a screen that says:
iPhone is disabled. try again in 15 minutes.
- It does not enter recovery mode.
Note: I did try entering the passcode several times a day before and it got disabled for 15 minutes at the longest setting. However, I waited over 12 hours before I tried again, so the 15 minutes should not be a problem. To be sure, I waited another 15 minutes and repeated the whole process to no avail.
I even tried holding all 3 buttons to perform a restart, but this just entered Diagnostics mode, didn't show up in iTunes, and had no option to enter recovery mode.
No matter what I do, I can't get iTunes to recognize the device to start the recovery process.
I tried on another computer to no avail.
Any ideas how to enter recovery mode or wipe a phone if you forgot its password and it went into "disabled" mode?