Being surprised to find that your iPad got disabled? The problem can be a result of typing a wrong password too many times. Your family member especially children may try to guess your password and enter wrong password secretly. You may just forget the password suddenly and have several wrong attempts. Whatever the reason be, this situation is annoying. In this article, we are going to introduce some helpful solutions to fix disabled iPad without iTunes.

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1. Fix Disabled iPad with a Tool - iMyFone D-Back

Now, since your iPhone is permanently disabled we would like to introduce you a quick and effective solution which can fix a disabled iPad without using iTunes. You can turn to iMyFone D-Back software which is 100% risk free and absolutely safe to use on your computer to fix your iOS device. It is packed with lot of helpful functions, one of them is "Fix iOS System" which helps in fixing various kinds of issue of an iOS device. The program is compatible with iOS 13 and iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X now. Recognized by the famous media sites like Macworld and Makeuseof, this software is reliable.

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Key Features:

  • Fix iOS issues - The "Fix iOS System" feature can be used to fix various issues like fixing a locked iPad, device stuck in DFU mode, showing white screen, black screen etc.
  • Recover data - It can be used to recover 20+ types of lost data on your device.
  • Preview before recovery - The program can show a preview of the data before recovery, so that you can selectively recover the data which you wish to recover.
  • Safe to use - The program is free from unwanted malware and bugs. It is 100% safe and reliable to use.

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Guide on How to Fix Disabled iPad without iTunes

Just follow the below listed steps and restore disabled iPad without iTunes. Download and install the iMyFone D-Back software and launch the program file from your computer. Before you open the software, make sure you have connected your iPad with a USB cable.

Step 1 – When you open the program, you will see a panel on the left side with 5 options, just click on the last option "Fix iOS system". Three options will pop on the screen i.e. "Standard mode", "Exit recovery mode" and "Advanced mode". Click on "Advanced mode" for the next step.

Choose the mode to fix iOS

Step 2 – Enter the DFU/Recovery mode by following the instruction on the screen.

DFU mode under Advanced mode

Step 3 – On the next screen you will see 4 tabs, usually the software can automatically detect your device model and corresponding firmware but it in case it is unable to do so, you can always select the device model manually to download the appropriate firmware of your device. Click on the Download button on the right.

download firmware package

Step 4 – After downloading the firmware, click "Start to Fix". It will then begin to fix your device, just wait for a few minutes and you're done restoring your disabled iPad without iTunes.

finished fixing iOS system

2. Can You Recover Data from a Disabled iPad Directly?

It's a common question asked by many iOS users who have a disabled iPhone or iPad. However, the answer is NO! You cannot recover data from a permanently disabled or locked iPad directly. You are required to use iTunes or iCloud backup to do that, but that will work only if you have created a backup before your iPad gets locked up.

When it comes to restore iPad, we recommend iMyFone iTransor to you. It's a unique backup and restore software which can backup or restore your data selectively as well as completely with just several clicks. The software is compatible with iOS 13 completely, and also supports new iOS devices such as iPhone X and iPhone 8 too. It enables you to restore data from iTunes, iCloud or iMyFone backup selectively. For example, you can restore only WeChat, WhatsApp, Messages to your iPad from iCloud or iTunes backup. More data types will be supported in the next version.

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Tutorial on How to Restore Backup Selectively

Step 1 – Download and install the software on your computer. You can download it directly from the official website.

Step-2 – Once the program is installed, open it and you will see three options in the home page. Select the option "Restore Backup to Device". Make sure to connect your iPad using a USB cable and then select the preferred backup file from the list of backups which you made earlier.

choose to restore a backup

Step 3 - Now you will have two options which are "Restore Full Backup" and "Restore Partial Backup". Choose accordingly, the "Restore Full Backup" option will fully restore your device data and the option "Restore Partial Backup" will let you choose the data you want to restore. Hit "Restore Partial Backup" in this case.

click restore a partial backup

Step 4 – From the upcoming window, select the data types you wish to restore and then hit the "Restore" button to initiate the restoration process. It will be completed within a few minutes and you are not supposed to disconnect your device till the process completes.

preview data in backup

3. Note: Backup iPad Regularly without iTunes (Free Way)

Please make sure to backup iPad regularly as this will help to avoid data loss. iMyFone iTransor is also a flexible and free backup tool. You can choose to backup a particular type of data such as WhatsApp, Messages, WeChat and more will be added in the updates. In this way, it will not take large space on your computer and you can keep all the backups without overwriting the previous backup.

Step 1 – Install and run the software iMyFone iTransor on your computer while connecting your device with a data cable.

Step 2 – Choose the first option from the left panel i.e. Back Up & Export from Device. Choose an option according to your need. For example you can choose "Back Up Messages" which mean only the Messages on your device will be backed up.

back up messages on iOS device

Step 3 – On the screen confirm that by clicking "Back Up".

backing up messages

Step 4 – Wait for a while. You will get a Messages backup soon.

succesfully back up messages

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