How to Disable USB Accessories Restricted Mode in iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad

You might want to turn off USB Restricted Mode on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 if you regularly sync your device with iTunes. Head over to check out how it's done the right way!

iOS 12 boasts multiple security features including the highly effective USB Restricted Mode. So, what does this new setting do? Once activated, it prevents USB accessories from connecting to iPhone if it’s been more than one hour since the device was last unlocked. They will require your authentication to connect to the iOS device. However, you can choose to toggle ON/OFF USB accessories on your iOS 12 based on your need.

By default, USB accessories are restricted to have the access of the iPhone if it hasn’t been unlocked for more than an hour. Though it’s a great security feature, you might want to disable the USB Restricted Mode, if you regularly sync your device with iTunes.

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How to Turn Off USB Restricted Mode in iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Now, tap on Face ID/Touch ID & Passcode.

Tap on Settings then Touch ID or Face ID & Passcode on iPhone

Step #2. Next, you need to enter your passcode.

Enter Passcode on Your iPhone or iPad

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Step #3. Next up, scroll down to the ALLOW ACCESS WHEN LOCKED section and turn on the switch next to USB Accessories.

Disable USB Restricted Mode in iOS 12

Going forward, you won’t need to authenticate your locked iPhone when syncing with your computer. It can also be helpful in a situation where your device is almost dead and you want to take the help of iTunes to restore it.

That’s pretty much it!

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Your take

Law enforcement officials take advantage of USB access to the iOS device to brute force a passcode using tools like GrayKey box. With the arrival of this feature, iPhone’s Lightning port data connection will no longer work with the GrayKey box beyond the limited time. Let me know what you think of this feature down below in the comments.

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Tracking down the trending stories that are making headlines on the Internet and exploring Apple devices are what appeal Rajesh the most. Aside from catching up with the fun-loving videos and FPS, he likes playing badminton and composing poems.

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