How to Fix Your Apple ID has been Disabled! For iPhone 6 & iPad

iPad Help, Tips & Tricks
// July 1, 2016

Disabled Apple IDs is a common thing for many people. Basically, you enter your Apple ID and password, you press OK and nothing happens. In most cases, whether you own an iPhone, a Mac or an iPad, you will see an error message that says simply “Your Apple ID has been disabled.”. Before getting even more frustrated, keep in mind that no matter how many times you enter your ID and password, it will still not work. In this article, I am focused on finding a solution for you, so that you can use your beloved iPhone 6 again.

Find out why exactly your Apple ID has been disabled on Iphone

In most cases, disabled Apple IDs happen for couple of reasons:

  • You probably entered an incorrect password for several times in a row and your ID has been disabled as a protection measure. “Too many attempts have been made to enter your information. “Try again later.” This is definitely frustrating and it happens with many other services like your personal email and so on.
  • Your Apple ID information needs to be updated. As you probably already know, Apple’s requirements regarding login information change frequently and if you don’t update yours regularly, your ID is disabled until you do so.
  • This apple id has been disabled for security reasons. Click reset to reset your account
  • Disputed an iTunes charge to recieve back credit. Apple will revoke your Appstore ID, So call them to fix this problem

You will eventually see different types of error messages


It is important to remember that Apple tends to use the words “locked” and “disabled” interchangeably, so they basically mean the same thing. Whether you see a message like “Your Apple ID has been locked” or “Your Apple ID has been disabled”, there is no difference between them. Additionally, the wording of the error message might be different for various Apple devices.

For example, if you have a Mac or you try to access the website, you might see an error message like this “Your Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons.” Similarly, if you have an iPhone, you might see a message like this “Your Apple ID has been disabled (locked).” Sounds pretty disappointing, but the article you are reading now will give you solutions to this problem so that you can use your Apple device once again.

If your Apple ID has been disabled, take advantage of one of these 2 options

  1. Go to to reset your password

I personally recommend using the first option because it is quicker and easier. You will be surprised to find out that the guys at Apple have more access to your ID than you do and they will basically tell you to do the same things you can do on the Apple website. Therefore, go to on your computer to reset your password.

Why should you use a computer to do this? You probably agree that it is easier to type login info and passwords on a full-keyboard, not to mention that this also minimizes the chances of entering the wrong password. In the last years I saw tons of people who entered their passwords incorrectly for many times in a row because they used the small keyboard on their iPhone’s screen.

Once you are on Apple’s website, click on Manage ID and enter your login information. Click Sign In and if you entered an incorrect password, you will be able to click on “Forgot password button” which will help you reset your password. After you do that, you will go back to Apple’s website and update your security information immediately after you log in.


Try signing in with your device


If you can access the main account screen on then your Apple ID is no longer disabled. Try entering your login info in your Apple device like iPhone, iPad or Mac and hopefully, you have access to your content!

We covered a couple of aspects regarding why you cannot access your Apple ID and we provided a few solutions for you. Hopefully now your ID is no longer disabled. Feel free to comment in the section below and tell me how you fixed your disabled Apple ID problem and why it got locked in the first place. I’d love to hear that!

  1. Try contacting the Apple support service directly

This option is a little bit more complicated, but it can help you fix your problem. Apple’s employees have a strict policy when it comes to trustworthiness, so even if you are you and they know you are you, they still think twice before helping you over the phone or in an online chat session.

Apple has made it very difficult to fix disabled Apple IDs because they had a lot of security breaches in iCloud last year. As a result, they are extra careful when dealing with such problems, but you can still find a solution t re-enable your Apple ID. All that you have to do is to go to, opt for Apple ID then Disabled Apple ID and set up a call or an online chat session with one of the customer service guys.

4 thoughts on “How to Fix Your Apple ID has been Disabled! For iPhone 6 & iPad

  1. Sharp STEVE says:

    I have reset my password on my phone and I’m still getting a disabled message?

  2. Rosemary Fagin says:

    I have reset my password on my phone and I’m still getting a disabled message?

  3. Brat Pitt says:

    The ipad start saying that “your Apple ID has been disabled”. I am not a tech savy guy and this is very annoying. When I visit the Apple store, the could not help me with this problem. The solution on most website didnt give me any help at all. So can anyone help me at all?

  4. Sandy says:

    My sons ipad was disabled due to forgotten password, too many attempts. if I try to connect with iTunes asks to respond on the ipad to connect.. now.. how would I do that IF its disabled ?!!

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