A disabled iPhone can be fixed using the recovery mode, or with iTunes, if the device has been properly synced to it. An iPhone becomes disabled when the passcode is entered incorrectly at least six times. To restore with iTunes, simply connect to your computer via USB and open iTunes to access the restore options.Continue Reading
Plug your iPhone's USB cable into the computer you sync your phone with, but do not connect your iPhone to the cable yet.
Hold down the sleep button in the top right corner to turn the iPhone off. Slide the slider that appears at the top of the screen. If that does not work, continue to press the sleep button until the phone shuts down.
Hold down the home button on the phone, and connect the phone to the USB cable. The phone will turn on. Keep pressing the home button until the USB cable logo or iTunes logo appears on the screen. The phone is now in recovery mode.
Click the restore button, and follow the directions to restore your iPhone's factory settings or most recent backup settings.
Unplug the iPhone from the USB cable and turn off the phone by holding down the home button. Turn the phone back on and it should be accessible.
The two standard steps to start with when troubleshooting an iPhone 4S are to perform a soft reset of the device by pressing and holding the power and home keys simultaneously and to ensure that the iPhone is updated to the latest software version. A phone reset often solves many of the problems experienced with the iPhone 4S. The update can be performed either directly on the device or while it is connected to a computer.Full Answer >
iCloud can be removed from an iPhone with iOS 8 by going to Settings and selecting iCloud, then selecting Storage, tapping the Manage Storage option, and then tapping the name of the device you'd like to remove from iCloud. From there, tap Delete Backup.Full Answer >
An iPhone can be backed up to iCloud by turning on the iCloud Backup setting in the Settings menu of the device. Once the service is turned on, backups occur automatically whenever the device is plugged in, locked and connected to Wi-Fi.Full Answer >
One basic tip for using an iPhone 4s is to tap the home screen to see the running apps and then swipe right to bring up the controls where the portrait lock mode will be. Portrait lock stops the screen from switching between landscape and portrait. Another tip involves, double tapping shift to lock in all caps.Full Answer >