How to factory reset iPad if you forgot password is a common topic on all Apple device platforms, websites, and forums. However, why do iPad users keep asking and searching for ways to factory reset iPad when they forget passcode especially with every new release of iOS version? The reason is that the answer in most websites, forums, and discussion platforms are no longer up to date in unlocking an iPad.

Therefore, we are here to give you the latest and most updated solution to fix your locked or disabled iPad when the passcode is forgotten. We’ll introduce you to 4 ways you can factory reset your iPad if you forgot the password to your device.

Ways to Factory Reset iPad If You Forgot Password

There are four ways to factory reset your iPad that suitable for different situations. Please view the form, and choose a way fit for your iPad.

Methods and Metrics
Recovery Mode
Find My iPad Enabled
Find My iPad Disabled
iPad Never Been Synced to iTunes
iPad Have Been Synced to iTunes
iPad without Internet

Therefore, you can pick any of the listed ways to factory reset your iPad. However, before you do that, please, get to know more about these solutions and the steps to factory reset iPad with them.

1 Use LockWiper to Factory Reset iPad If You Forgot Passcode

iMyFone LockWiper is the specific iPhone password wiper that is most recommended. The most interesting thing about LockWiper is the simplicity of use and the convenience it gives you in resetting all types of iPhone locks without hassle. LockWiper allows you to reset your iPhone or iPad in any scenarios. Even in a case that you don't know the Apple ID and password, you can use it to solve the issue easily.

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  • Fully reset iPhone/iPad to factory settings without entering iPad password or iCloud password
  • Unlock any type of lock from iPhone screen, like Face ID, Touch ID, 4 o4 6 digit passwords, Apple ID without password on activated deivces.
  • Promise 99% success rate even to reset second-hand or used iPhone/iPad
  • Assist you easily get access to iPad when iPad is disabled or iPad screen is broken
  • Advantages: no internet required, easy to use, fast to complete

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Steps to Factory Reset iPad without Passcode Using iMyFone LockWiper

Step 1. Choose "Unlock Screen Passcode", and Tap on "Start" to start unlocking.

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Step 2. Connect your device and click "Next".

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Step 3. Download the firmware package for your iPad by tapping “Download”, and click “Start to Extract” afterward.

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Step 4. Click “Start Unlock” tab after the extraction, enter “000000” into the box, and click “Unlock” to reset your locked iPad.

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2 Use iTunes to Reset iPad without Password

iTunes is a good service for unlocking and factory resetting an iPad when the password is forgotten. If you’ve synced your iPad on iTunes before now, you can follow these steps to factory reset your iPad on iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to the computer you synced with.
Step 2. Open iTunes and wait for it to sync and back up your iPad. (If iTunes asks for passcode, you need to change to another iTunes you synced with iPad before.)
Step 3. When it’s done, click “Restore iPad”.

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Step 4. Once done, you can choose to restore from iTunes backup when you set up your iPad.

If your iPad is running on iOS 11.4.1 or later, the feature “USB Accessories” in “Settings > Touch ID & Passcode” should be enabled.

But if this way is available for you, you won’t lose any data.

3 Use iCloud to Reset iPad If You Forgot Passcode

As we earlier mentioned, iCloud is a remote way to reset iPad when Find My iPad is enabled. But it comes with some limits. Make sure you satisfied with these requirements first:

  • Your iPad must be associated with an iCloud account and has “Find My iPad” enabled.
  • You must know the iCloud account and passcode.
  • Your iPad must be connected to internet, no matter the cellular data or WiFi.

Then follow the steps below to remotely erase your iPad:

Step 1. Go to and enter your Apple ID and Password.
Step 2. Navigate to “Find iPhone” tab and select it.
Step 3. Click “All Devices” and select the iPad you want to unlock.
Step 4. Click “Erase iPad” and confirm it to reset your iPad.

Erase iPad via iCloud

4 Use Recovery Mode to Reset iPad If You Forgot Password

The Recovery mode as we earlier said is the solution for those who never synced their iPad on iTunes and do not have iCloud enabled in the device. Here is how to factory reset an iPad using recovery mode:

Step 1. Connect your iPad your computer using a USB cable.
Step 2. Launch iTunes.
Step 3. While connecting, switch your iPad in recovery mode: press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button until you can see the iTunes logo on your iPad screen.

iPad recovery mode

Step 4. On computer, you will see the option to Restore or Update. Choose Restore here. It will download the firmware package for your iPad and then restore iPad to factory settings.


If it takes more than 15 minutes to download the firmware package, your iPad will exit the recovery mode. At that time, you need to repeat the steps again and again until it finally works.

Hence, you may want to use iMyFone LockWiper to unlock your iPad instantly. So, get your licensed copy of LockWiper now!

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