Forgetting your iPad passcode can be the worst nightmare to experience especially when your computer/iTunes is not available. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, there is no need to worry because there are several free and easy ways to unlock iPad without computer.
More so, there are situations when you’re locked out of your iPad, and you decide to exercise some patience in order to get to your PC/iTunes. If you are with your PC or Mac, we’ve also added some easy tips on how to unlock your iPad with computer. Therefore, we shall be giving you an in-depth description with a step-guide on how these solutions work in the following paragraphs.
How to Unlock iPad without Computer
Some of the iPad unlocking techniques in this section include Siri, iCloud and Auto Erase feature of iOS 11.
Solution 1: Unlock iPad without Computer via Siri
Many still doubt that they can use Siri to bypass iPad lock. This is just a trick that works if Siri recognizes your voice. Here is how it works:
Step 1: Ask Siri to open an app you don’t actually have on your iPad. Siri will reply you that such app doesn’t exist on your iPad, and would opt to search for it in App Store by bringing up the App Store icon on your screen.
Step 2: Click on the App Store icon, and a new restricted browser window will open where you can either “select the last app or update other apps” or “push twice on the Home button” for the task slide preview to appear.
Step 3: Swipe over the active front screen task, and you’ll gain access to your device.
Solution 2: Unlock iPad without Computer via iCloud Find My Phone
Find My iPhone feature on iPad can be used to unlock iPad without computer when you log on to the official website of iCloud (www.iCloud.com). This method can only work when Find My Phone is enabled.
Step 1: Go to iCloud official website, from a friend’s device or computer.
Step 2: Sign in with your Apple ID and Password.
Step 3: Click “All Devices” and select your iPad.
Step 4: Click “Erase iPad” to remotely erase your iPad and its password.
Step 5: Choose a recent backup, and set up your iPhone.
Solution 3: Unlock iPad without Computer by Setting up Auto Erase
Auto Erase is a good option for unlocking iPad without computer. You can turn this option on when setting up your passcode, and it works when you enter the wrong passcode 10 times. So, to unlock your iPod, all you need do is to enter the wrong passcode 10 times, and Auto Erase will wipe away your iPad data and passcode. When the iPad restarted it will feel brand new.
To enable Auto Erase on your iPad, follow these steps:
Step 1: Click Settings > Touch ID & Passcode.
Step 2: Scroll down to enable “Auto Erase” from Erase Data tab.
How to Unlock iPad with Computer
Except for unlocking iPad without computer, some of the iPad unlocking techniques in this section include iTunes and iPhone data eraser tool.
- Soluton 1: Unlock iPad with iTunes
- Soluton 2: Completely Erase iPad with iPhone Data Eraser Tool
Solution 1: Unlock iPad with iTunes
You can use iTunes to unlock your iPad provided that you’ve synced your iPhone with your computer via iTunes in the recent past. Here are the steps to take:
Step 1: Connect your iPad to your computer which you’ve used to sync it before now. iTunes will not ask for your device passcode if you have trusted the computer in the past.
Step 2: Click on your iPad logo when it appears on your iTunes.
Step 3: In the iTunes Summary panel, click “Restore iPad”, and click “Restore” again to confirm your action.
Step 4: iTunes will erase your iPad and install the latest iOS. When the restore to factory settings process is complete, your iPad will be unlocked.
Solution 2: Completely Erase iPad with iPhone Data Eraser Tool
iMyFone Umate Pro for Win or for Mac is a perfect way to erase all your iPad data to safeguard your privacy from entering the wrong hands. It’s a PC-based tool that supports the deleting of every data and files on your iPad. When used to scan and erase your iPad, all the data on your iPad will be gone forever without ever being recovered. This method can only work when Find My Phone is disabled.
- Erase all your iPad data without any chance of data recovery.
- Preview and select before erasing, to avoid erroneously erasure.
- You’ll have the privilege to selectively erase your private data like messages, photos, notes, etc.
- Scan and erase deleted files from your iPad to safeguard your privacy.
- It offers you a free trial to clean your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
- It's recommended by lots of media, like MacWorld, iPhoneinCanada, APPKED, etc.
Steps to completely erase an iPad:
Step 1: Connect your iPad to your PC using a USB cable. Launch iMyFone Umate Pro on your PC.
Step 2: Choose “Erase All Data” mode, and click “Erase” tab. After the scanning, the next window will ask you to type “delete” into a box to confirm.
Step 3: Type “delete” and select your security level carefully. Click “Erase Now” tab to start erasing your iPad.
Tips to protect your iOS Data Privacy
The following are the top 6 tips for protecting your sensitive data:
- Encrypt all your files and data.
- Use hard to guess passwords.
- Always update your security software.
- Don’t be in a rush to click on emails in your spam folder.
- Don’t easily authorize devices and apps.
- Learn more about data security.