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How To Unlock An IPad Without A Passcode?

You may be certain that your iPad is incredibly safe if you lock it with a passcode (which you should do for your privacy and security).

You can still unlock the iPad if you can’t remember the passcode or if you’ve typed it incorrectly so many times that it’s disabled and won’t accept it.

Unfortunately, this will need you to restore the iPad to its factory default settings. You may then restore your data from a recent backup. This is how you do it.

How to Unlock a Disabled iPad

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If you input the erroneous passcode too many times in a row when trying to unlock your iPad, it may become disabled. The screen may occasionally display that your iPad is disabled. In other circumstances, it can urge you to try again in five minutes, or that your iPad has been disabled for days or years (which isn’t true; it only indicates you should wait a minute), or that you need to connect to your computer.

Because the passcode is a security feature, Apple disables your iPad. If you input the wrong passcode too many times, your iPad suspects you aren’t the owner and that you’re trying to break in. Disabling the iPad for a short period of time prevents this.

If you still know the proper passcode but entered it incorrectly, the problem is simple to fix: Take a few moments to think about it. Once the disabled warning has vanished from the screen, try unlocking it again with the right passcode, and you’ll be able to use your iPad again.

Unlock an iPad Without the Passcode

The more difficult problem is unlocking an iPad when you don’t know or have forgotten the passcode. There’s terrible news in that case: your only choice is to put your iPad into Recovery Mode, delete all of the data on it, and start again. If you have a recent backup of your data, you should be able to restore it on your iPad.

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To factory reset an iPad without a passcode, follow these steps:

  1. Check to see if your iPad is linked to a computer through a cable or through Wi-Fi. (You can also use iCloud to wipe and restore your iPad.)
  2. Turn your iPad off. Depending on the model you have, you may do it in a variety of ways:

    • iPads with Face ID: Hold down the Top and Volume buttons at the same time.
    • iPads without Face ID: Press and hold the Top button.

    When the Slide to Power Off slider displays, release the buttons and slide the slider.

  3. The following step is dependent on the model you have:

    • Connect your iPad to your computer using a wire while holding down the Top button on iPads with Face ID.
    • Connect your iPad to your computer with a wire while holding down the Home button on iPads without Face ID.
  4. If your iPad starts up normally, you didn’t do it correctly and need repeat steps 2 and 3.You’re ready to proceed if you see the Recovery Mode screen—an icon of a computer with a wire pointing towards it. (as seen in the illustration)
  5. To restore your iPad on your Mac or PC, follow the onscreen instructions.

    • macOS Catalina (10.15) or later is required. Click your iPad in the left sidebar of a new Finder window.
    • Windows: 10.14 or earlier, or macOS 10.14 or earlier
      Open iTunes and go to the upper left corner of the screen to the iPad symbol.
  6. Click Restore. It wipes your iPad clean and resets it to factory defaults. To continue, click any onscreen pop-ups.
  7. After you’ve deleted your iPad, you’ll go through the usual setup procedures.
  8. When you arrive to the page about setting up your iPad, click Restore from Backup if you have a recent backup of your data that you wish to utilize. (For additional information on recovering an iPad from a backup, see here.)

    How to unlock your iPad using iTunes

    You can restore your iPad with iTunes if you have a recent backup. This will wipe all of the data on your iPad, as well as your passcode, allowing you to unlock it and restore the data from a backup.

    1. Open iTunes on your computer and then attach your iPad to it with a USB cord.

    2. Put your iPad into recovery mode by pressing the power button.

    • If your iPad has Face ID, quickly press the Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power buttons until the recovery mode screen appears on the iPad.
    • If your iPad has a Home button, press and hold both the Home and Power buttons simultaneously until the recovery mode screen appears.

    3. A dialog window will appear on your computer, stating that there was an issue with your iPad. “Restore” should be selected.

    If you can’t unlock your iPad, you may restore data from a backup by restoring it to factory settings and then clicking “Restore.”

    Unlock your iPad using Find My iPhone

    how to unlock an ipad without knowing the password

    You can use Find My iPhone even if you don’t have iTunes installed on your computer if you’ve already activated the capability.

    • 1. Go to the Find My iPhone website. If you have another iOS device, such as an iPhone, you may use it to access the Find My iPhone app.
    • 2. If you haven’t previously, sign in to your iCloud account.
    • 3. If you’re using the Find My website, go to the “All Devices” section and choose your locked iPad from the drop-down menu.
    • 4. Now, select Erase iPad.
    • 5. A popup will appear, confirming the deletion of all of your iPad’s information and settings. Click “Erase” to finish the restoration.
    • 6. If you’re using the Find My iPhone app, press Actions after selecting your iPad from the displayed list of devices.
    • 7. Select “Erase iPad” and confirm your selection by pressing the red “Erase Mac” button.

    Unlock iPad without Passcode via Erase iPhone

    Unlike Find My iPad, Apple offers free options to unlock iPads using Apple ID on iPadOS 15.2 and later, which means you may wipe the device using the Apple ID password. It does, however, require two prerequisites: an Apple ID and a network connection on your locked iPad. Here’s how to use Apple ID to unlock your iPad without a password.

    • You’ll get the iPad Unavailable or Security Lockout screen after repeatedly inputting incorrect credentials. Tap the Erase iPad button at the bottom.

    how to unlock an ipad without knowing the password

    • To begin the deleting procedure, choose the Erase option once more and input your Apple ID passcode.
    • Your iPad will be unlocked without a passcode and without any data in a matter of minutes.

    This method works on all devices, thus it’s also a solution for how to unlock iPad passcode without a computer.

    Unlock Disabled iPad without Password in Recovery Mode

    You’ve seen how to unlock iPad without a password while using iTunes or iCloud to access it. But what if you haven’t synchronized it with a computer or trusted it? ‘iPad Recovery Mode’ comes to the rescue in such situations. Here’s how to get your iPad unlocked without a password:

    1. To connect your iPad to your computer, first open iTunes on your computer and then connect it using a USB cord.
    2. Then you must enter ‘Recovery Mode’ on your iPad: With the Home button pressed simultaneously, hold the ‘Home’ and ‘Sleep/Wake’ keys until the ‘Connect to iTunes’ display appears on the screen.
      If you don’t have the Home button, press and release the ‘Volume Up’ and ‘Volume Down’ buttons. Hold down the ‘Sleep/Wake’ button until the message ‘Connect to iTunes’ appears.
    3. Select the ‘Restore’ option from the iTunes screen, and then set up your iPad as a new one. That’s how you can get your iPad’s passcode back.


    So now you know how to unlock an ipad without knowing the password. To notice the result, immediately implement our suggestions. wishes you the best of luck!

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