What can you do when you forget passcode and get locked out of your iPad? Or your screen is broken and you cannot enter the passcode and access the data on your iPad? This situation can be quite annoying but you can take some actions to rescue the situation. Read on the article to find out how to back up iPad without passcode.
1 Back Up iPad without Passcode Using iTunes
If you have synced your iPad with iTunes on computer, probably your computer still remembers the iPad and won't ask you to enter the psscode when you connect your iPad. This way only works for the situation that you have synced your iPad to iTunes before. See how to operate.
Step 1: Run iTunes and connect the locked iPad via an USB cable.
Step 2: Click on the device icon at the top and under the "Backups" section, select "This computer" and make sure that "Encrypt iPhone Backup" is unchecked. Then you will create a backup that doesn't include account information or password.
Step 3: Click on "Back Up Now" and wait for the process to be finished.
Step 4: Once the backup has been created, you can erase the locked iPad including the passcode. While still connected to the computer and on iTunes, click on "Restore iPad."
Step 5: If you see a pop-up asking you to back up the device, choose "Don't Backup."
Step 6: Once the iPad has been restored, set it up as new and when you reach the "Apps & Data" screen choose "Restore from iTunes Backup." Select the new-created backup and wait for the iPad to be restored. When you compelete all the process, the device will have all your information except the passcode and the iPad should be unlocked.
2 Extract Data from iTunes Backup for iPad without Passcode
Like what I mentioned above, the first way won't work if you haven't synced with your iPad with iTunes. However, you have an option to extract the data if you have backed up the iPad to iTunes before. And a third-party tool like iMyFone D-Port iTunes Backup Extractor can be helpful when you can't access your locked iPad and you can extract your data from iTunes to computer.
See the main features of the excellent iPhone backup extractor;
- It can extract 20 types of files including messages, notes, WhatsApp etc.
- Not only iTunes backup, the program can extract data from iCloud backup.
- All the iTunes backups on computer and iCloud backups in exact iCloud account can be found.
- Free trial version is offered for both Windows and Mac users to preview data.
Extract Data from iTunes Backup via iTunes D-Port.
After downloading the program from iMyFone official download center, you can install and launch it to start the process of data extraction.
Step 1: From the main window, choose "Export from iTunes Backup" and proceed with clicking "Start". On the next window select the exact file types you want to extract from iTunes backup.
Step 2: Click on "Next", the program will find all the iTunes backups on the computer. View them on details and select the relevant ones to "Scan".
Step 3: After scanning is complete, you can preview the data displayed. Check the ones you need and click "Export". Then choose/create a folder on your computer to store the files.
Now you know the ways to back up iPad and extract data from iTunes when you are without passcode for your device. Both of them are pretty easy to operate, right? And don’t forget that reliable iMyFone D-Port iTunes Backup Extractor offers free trial version for users!