Are you familiar with the issue - ”iPad is disabled” ?

Sometimes forgetting your iPad passcode can be the worst nightmare to experience, especially when your computer/iTunes is not available. If you are in this case, then you are not alone. Because there are several free and easy ways to unlock iPad without computer.

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However, if you are just with your PC or Mac, unlocking iPad with computer would still be your preferred choice when you’re locked out of your iPad. So we’ve also added some easy tips on how to unlock your iPad passcode with computer. 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

1 Unlock iPad Passcode without Computer via Siri (for iOS 10.3)

Many still doubt that they can use Siri to bypass iPad screen lock when it is disabled. In fact, this is just a trick that works if Siri recognizes your voice. Here is how it works.

Requirements for Siri method
  • Your iOS version is running on 10.3.2.
  • Your Siri is enabled on your iPad.
  • Your iPad is connected to Internet.
  • Step 1. Press the Home button to activate Siri for a few seconds on your iPad. Then ask Siri to open clock by saying “what time is it”. Tap the “Clock” when clock icon shows up.

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    Step 2. Navigate to World clock, and click “+” icon to add another clock.

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    Step 3. Enter any place (it will not matter), then choose “Select All”.

    Step 4. Navigate to World clock, and click “+” icon to add another clock. There will be more choices to select. Choose “Share” to proceed.

    share world clock time

    Step 5. All the sharing types will appear in the pop-up window. Then tap “share clock time via Message”.

    share clock time via Message

    Step 6. Enter anything in the “To” field and tap “Return”. Choose the text that is highlighted in green. And click on “+”.

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    Step 7. Select “Create new contact” in the next screen window.

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    Step 8. Click “add photo > Choose Photo”. After that, you can get access to all your photos on your iPad.

    Choose Photo

    Step 9. Finally, press Home button again to go back to the home screen. You will see that your iPad is unlocked.


    2 Unlock iPad without Computer via iCloud (Password Needed)

    Find My [feature] on iPad can be used to unlock iPad without computer when you log in to the official website of iCloud. You can reset the password through erasing locked iPad.

    Requirements for iCloud method
  • Find My iPhone is enabled.
  • Apple ID and password should be remembered.
  • Step 1. Go to iCloud official website (www.iCloud.com), from a friend’s device or any other smartphones.

    Step 2. Sign in with your Apple ID and Password.

    Step 3. Find and tap "Find My iPhone".

    Step 4. Select your iPad model from “All devices”.

    Step 5. Tap “Erase iPad” and click “Erase” to confirm. This will remotely erase all your iPad data, including its screen passcode.

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    Wait the process to complete, your iPad will be unlocked after that.


    3 Unlock iPad without Computer by Previous Auto Erase Setup

    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 for 10 times. So, to unlock your iPad, all you need to do is to enter the wrong passcode 10 times, and Auto Erase will start to wipe away your iPad data and passcode. When your iPad restarted, it will like brand new.

    Requirements for Auto Erase method
    “Auto Erase” feature has been enabled previously.

    To enable Auto Erase on your iPad in case you are locked out of iPad, follow these steps:

    Step 1: Click “Settings > Touch ID & Passcode”.

    Step 2: Scroll down to enable “Auto Erase” from Erase Data tab.

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    How to Unlock iPad with Computer

    Considering the limitations of unlocking iPad without computer, it’s better to use computer to unlock iPad as your issue will be solved with computer in a large degree. Some of the iPad unlocking techniques in this section include iTunes and iPad passcode removal tool.

    1 Unlock iPad Screen Lock without Password for Activated Devices

    Are you locked out of your disabled iPad but forget the passcode? Is your iPad locked by the iCloud account that you cannot enjoy all the features? Are you even locked out of Remote Management lock screen and can’t enter your device?

    No worries, here is what iMyFone LockWiper can solve both issues for you easily. It's a complete do-it-yourself program which does not require any technical skills. With just a few clicks, you can unlock your iPad passcode in 3 minutes.

    What Can LockWiper Do?

    • Unlock iPad from Screen Lock: Remove any kinds of password from iPad locked screen without any password when iPad is locked, disabled or even screen is broken.
    • Unlock iPad from iCloud Account: Instantly remove Apple ID and iCloud account from iPad without password regardless of "Find My iPad" is on or off. You can switch to a new Apple ID and your iPad won't be tracked or blocked by the previous account. Learn how to unlock iPad from iCloud account.
    • Unlock iPad Restrictions: Quickly recover restricitons or erase screen time passcode without losing device data. Learn how to unlock iPad from time restrictions.
    • Unlock iPad from MDM: Easily bypass MDM on your iPad without username and password. Learn how to unlock iPad from MDM.

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    How to Unlock iPad from Lock Screen without Passcode - iOS 13.6 Supported

    As so many Apple users are stuck on disabled iPad, iMyFone LockWiper can perfectly support to remove screen lock from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch even when "Find My iPhone" is enabled. A step-by-step guide on how to unlock iPad screen lock will be introduced in the below part. But remember to back up your data before unlocking.

    Step 1.Download and install iMyFone LockWiper on your computer, and then launch iMyFone LockWiper and click “Unlock Screen Passcode” and “Start”.

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    Step 2.Connect your iPad to your computer using Apples original lightning cable. Click ”Next”. Your iPad will be automatically detected. Select “Download” to download the firmware package.

    download the firmware package

    Step 3.LockWiper will start to download and verify the firmware. Tap “Start to Extract” when it completes.

    Start to Extract the firmware package

    Step 4.Click “Start Unlock” after firmware package has been extracted. Then confirm to unlock. This program will start to unlock your iPad passcode.

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    Step 5.After a few minutes, your iPad will be free to reset password again.

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  • Remember that unlocking screen passcode with LockWiper will erase all the device data. You would better make a back up before unlocking iPad.
  • Your iPad version will update to the latest version after removal.
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    2 Unlock iPad with iTunes Restore

    When your iPad is disabled for multiple wrong passcode, you can use iTunes to unlock your iPad provided that you’ve synced your iPhone with your computer in the recent past. Here are the steps to take:

    Requirements for iTunes method
    Your iPad has synced to iTunes before.

    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.

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    Step 4. iTunes will erase your iPad and install the latest iOS version. When the restore process is complete, your iPad will be unlocked.

    Note: All data will be erased after iTunes restore.

    3 Unlock iPad with Recovery Mode

    There is also another solution to unlock iPad passcode. That is to use recovery mode, which is also called DFU mode. Recovery mode is similar to iTunes restore, but recovery mode is effective in lots of situations. You can try recovery mode if you cannot use iTunes restore.

    Requirements for recovery mode
    Your iTunes should be in the latest version on your computer.

    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. Put your iPad into recovery mode according to your iPad model.

    iPad with face ID: press both Home and Power button at the same time to turn off your iPad. Press and hold Top button until your iPad restarts. And keep holding it when your iPad enter into recovery mode.

    iPad with Home button: press both Top and Side button to turn off your iPad. Then hold the Home button, and connect your iPad to your computer at the same time. When you see that there is a message - “iTunes has been detected an iPad in a recovery mode”, you can release the Home button.

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    Step 2. There is “Restore” or “Update” on the screen. Tap “Retore iPad”.

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    Step 3. You can reset your iPad screen password after restoring.

    Note: All data will be erased when using recovery mode.

    Tips to Prevent iPad from Being Unlocked by Thieves

    So by using the above solutions, your iPad can be unlocked easily. However, what if your iPad has been lost or stolen by accident, how can you avoid your device being unlocked by others? Here are useful tips for you.

    1. Turn Off Siri: The thieve can use Siri method to unlock your iPad if you have disabled Siri from lock screen. To turn off Siri, you just have to go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, toggle off Siri in the section of “Allow access when locked”.

    Turn Off Siri

    2. Set A Strong Screen Password: Make sure that the password can not be easily guessed. Remember to use a more complicated password, but can be easy for you to remember. You can go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Change Passcode. Choose “Custom Alphanumeric Code”, and set a strong passcode to improve security.

    change to custom alphanumeric code

    3. Enable Find My iPhone: If Find My iPhone has been turned on, the activation lock will show up when unlocking iPad screen passcode. This will protect your iPad private information. You can go to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone to enable Find My iPhone. Meanwhile, remember to enable “Send Last Location”.

    Enable Find My iPhone

    Conclusion

    This article has discussed comprehensive solutions about how to unlock iPad WITH and WITHOUT computer when iPad is locked by different screen password. After reading, you will definately agree with me that iMyFone LockWiper is your wonderful choice to remove iPad passcode and iCloud account. You can test whether your iPad is supported or not. Please do not hesitate to try LockWiper! It won't let you down.

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