By AOMEI / Last Updated January 21, 2020

Why should you backup data on locked iPhone?

In order to prevent others from accessing your iPhone data like photos, messages, or important files, you can set a passcode on your phones, but if you soon forgot the passcode, it would be totally a disaster. When you type in wrong passwords over the limited times, your iPhone wille be locked with information “iPhone is Disabled".

In this situation, you can’t access your iPhone, and you have to restore the iPhone to remove the old passcode so that you can use the iPhone again. To protect your iPhone from data loss because restoration means all of the iPhone data would be erased, we suggest you to back up the locked iPhone before you restore it.

Now we will show you how to backup a locked iPhone in two different ways.

How to backup a locked iPhone?

Part 1: How to backup locked iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper?

In fact, you could restore your iPhone if you have backed up it with iTunes. If you haven't done it before, you can’t start the restoration. Otherwise, you could not view your backup or extract the needed files.

Don’t worry about that problem, you can use a powerful tool to solve it. As a free excellent backup software, AOMEI MBackupper could be very helpful to make a backup of a locked iPhone. And it allows you to preview and select the files to get what you need.

    Widely Compatible:

    ★ Supports most iPhone models from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 11, iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

    ★ Compatible with the latest iOS 13 and the earlier versions.

    ★ Supports Windows Operating Systems, including Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

Let’s see how to backup locked iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper now:

Step 1. Download and install AOMEI MBackupper for free. Connect your iPhone with USB cable.

Note: This Computer has to be trusted by your iPhone before.

Step 2. Click “Custom Backup” or “Photos Backup” to enter the next step.

Custom Backup

Step 3. Click an icon to enter Selection.

click an icon

Step 4. Select the files you want to back up and click the orange button OK.

select files

Step 5. After the target files are chosen, you can change the backup path for the to-be-backed-up files.

change path

Step 6. Your backup is completed. You can easily find your backup files by clicking the eye icon or the pin icon in Backup Management.

backup completed

Part 2: How to backup a locked iPhone with iTunes?

If you have synced your iPhone with iTunes before, and you haven't restart your device after the last time you connected your iTunes, then your iTunes will remember the passcode. In this case, you can backup all the data on your locked iPhone without passcode.

Let’s see how to backup locked iPhone with iTunes now:

Step 1: Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2: Click "Summary" in the left side of the window and then tap on "Back Up Now" to initiate the backup process.

backup iphone on itunes

When the backup process is completed, you can put your iPhone into Recovery Mode to unlock the iPhone and then restore the data on locked iPhone from the iTunes backup you have made.


Can you backup a locked iPhone now after read this article? We have introduced 2 ways to help backup the data on locked iPhone. However, you can see there are some limitations to backup locked iPhone with iTunes, so we suggest you to pick AOMEI MBackupper. It owns more practical functions and less limitions.