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
- How to Unlock iPad with Computer
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.
Can only work for iOS 10.3.2
Solution 2: Unlock iPad without Computer via iCloud Find My iPhone
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 iPhone 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.
You need to offer the Apple ID & password to log into iCloud. If you forgot them, this method cannot work for you.
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.
"Auto Erase" must be enabled before your iPhone is locked.
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 passcode remove tool.
Solution 1: Unlock iPad with iMyFone LockWiper
Are you locked out of your iPad and forgot the passcode? Is your iPad is locked by an iCloud account that you cannot enjoy all the features? No worries, here is what iMyFone LockWiper can solve for you easily.
What Can LockWiper Do?
- Unlock iPad from Screen Lock: Remove lock screen from iPad without any password when iPad is locked, disabled or even screen is broken. It supports unlocking of 4/6-digit passcode, Touch ID, Face ID and custom code.
- Unlock iPad from iCloud Account and Apple ID: Instantly remove Apple ID and iCloud account from iPad without password regardless of whether "Find My iPad" is on or off. You can switch to a new Apple ID and enjoy all the features after removal. Your iPad won't be tracked or blocked by the previous account.
- Guide 1: Steps to Unlock iPad from Lock Screen without Passcode
- Guide 2: Steps to Unlock iPad from iCloud Account without Password
Steps to Unlock iPad from Lock Screen without Passcode
Step 1: Download and install iMyFone LockWiper on your computer, and then launch iMyFone LockWiper and click “Unlock Screen Passcode”.
Step 2: Connect your iPad to your computer using Apples original lightning cable. Click Start and then Next. Your iPad will be automatically detected, you can click "Download" to continue.
Step 3: LockWiper will start downloading and verifying a firmware package for your iPad. When it's done, click "Start to Extract".
Step 4: Then click "Start Unlock". To confirm it, enter "000000" into the box and click "Unlock" to proceed.
Steps to Unlock iPad from iCloud Account without Password
iMyFone LockWiper has a specific feature to remove Apple ID and iCloud account from iPhone/iPad without password even when "Find My iPhone" is enabled. Follow these steps:
Step 1: When you launch iMyFone LockWiper, choose "Unlock Apple ID". Connect your iPad to computer and trust the connection.
Step 2: Click "Start to Unlock" and it will start unlocking your iPad from Apple ID and iCloud account. It will take a second, which is very fast.
Note: If "Find My iPad" is enabled on your device, you'll need to follow the onscreen steps to reset all settings on your device first. LockWiper will unlock your device when it restarts.
Solution 2: 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.
It may failed to unlock your iPad, even when you try both the Restore and the Recovery mode.