[Solved]How to Factory Reset iPad without Passcode or Computer?

iPad is locked via screen lock by default but users use their own passcode for increased security. The passcode is also required when you attempt to reset the iPad. If you have forgotten your passcode and want to reset the iPad, then you will be glad to know that there are ways to do it.

The methods mentioned in this article can be used at all models of iPad, including iPad Pro, iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPad, etc.

Factory Reset iPad without Passcode or Computer

If your iPad is lost or stolen and you want to reset it but don’t know the passcode or don’t have a computer, then there is a way to do this. You will need to use Find My iPhone feature. Keep in mind that remote reset of your iPad is only possible when Find My iPhone is enabled on the device. Then use the Find My iPhone feature to locate and reset your iPad.

Steps to Factory Reset iPad without Passcode or Computer

Follow these instructions to factory reset iPad without passcode or computer:

  1. Use any other device to visit iCloud’s official website.
  2. Log into the iCloud.
  3. After the login is successful, navigate to Find My iPhone section of the site. A map page will open.
  4. On that page, click on All Devices option and from the list of devices, choose your iPad.
  5. Now select Erase iPad option and then confirm your action. Re-login may be required. After you have confirmed Erase iPad option, your iPad will be set to erase.


The factory reset process will start immediately if your iPad is connected to the internet. However, if your iPad is not connected to the internet, then the factory reset process will start the next time it is online.

Factory Reset iPad without Computer

Steps to Factory Reset iPad without Passcode or Computer

Want to factory reset iPad without computer? Apart from iCloud, you can also use the settings app on your iPad. Here are the steps to do this.

  1. Open Settings app at your iPad.
  2. Tap on Reset>Erase all contents and data
  3. Input the passcode of your iPad

With the above three steps, you’ll be able to factory reset your iPad without computer.


Factory Reset Locked iPad without Passcode

Steps to Factory Reset iPad without Passcode

In order to factory reset a locked iPad without passcode, you will need to use the Recovery mode. Resetting iPad by using the DFU mode will erase all your iPad data and settings. Follow these instructions:

  1. Open iTunes and connect your iPad to your computer via USB or lightning cable.
  2. Once your iPad is detected in iTunes, put it in DFU mode. To do this, press and hold Sleep/Wake button and Home button simultaneously until you see a notification that iTunes has detected your iPad in recovery mode. Confirm it by clicking OK.
  3. Now on iTunes, navigate to Summary > Restore iPad.
  4. You will see a prompt telling you that your iPad will be reset by iTunes. Click Restore to proceed. The reset process will begin.

Bonus: How to Erase Everything from iPad

iMyFone Umate Pro iPad Eraser is one of the best tools that you can use in order to reset your iPad and erase everything from it, permanently. Umate Pro has been specially designed to help iOS users quickly and conveniently reset their iDevices, erase their private data permanently, permanently erase deleted files, clean up their iDevices to boost their performance, and much more. Since Umate Pro erases data permanently, resetting an iDevice via this software is considered the best way to protect your privacy, particularly when you are resetting your iDevice before selling it.

Following are some features of Umate Pro:

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  • Completely reset iPad and erase all its data permanently within a few steps.
  • Erase data traces of deleted files from iPad to prevent privacy leak.
  • Clean up junk and temporary files of iPad and make the device faster.
  • Permanently erase private data such as messages, contacts, call logs, private data from third-party messengers e.g. Viber, WhatsApp, etc.
  • Preview items before you delete them permanently. With this feature, you won’t have to worry about accidently deleting your data.

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Steps to Erase Everything from iPad Via Umate Pro

Step 1. Use a compatible lightning or USB cable to connect your iPad to your computer and launch Umate Pro.

Step 2. From the main interface of Umate Pro, select Erase All Data. You will need to click the Erase button to proceed.

guide erase all data screen

Step 3. Choose a Security Level of deletion. There are three options available. Medium Level is recommended if you are not sure which one to choose.

type delete to confirm erasing all data

Step 4. Click the textbox available on the same window and input ‘delete’ then click the Erase Now button to start the deletion process.