How to Restore Locked iPad When You Forgot Passcode

Today, we are all living in a world of passwords – where you have to keep account of all your different passwords for different devices, tools, and websites. Having so many passcodes/passwords with alphanumeric combination makes it even easier to forget some. So, if you’ve forgotten the passcode to your iPad, then be rest assured that you are not alone.

If you’re searching for how to restore a locked iPad when you’ve forgotten the passcode, then we’ll lead you through the tutorial on how to restore a locked iPad when you’ve forgotten the passcode.

How to Restore Locked iPad without Any Passcode

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LockWiper doesn’t only restore locked iPad, it also removes the 4 hardest types of iPad screen locks: 4-digit passcode, 6-digit passcode, Touch ID and Face ID. Moreover, if your iPad screen is broken, LockWiper can restore your iPad to factory settings even with a broken screen.

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  • Easily and quicly restore a locked iPad in 5 minutes.
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  • Support locked, faulty key, screen broken, or disabled iPad for unlocking.

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Detailed Steps to Restore a Locked iPad

Step 1. Download, install and launch iMyFone LockWiper on your computer, and click “Start”. Then, connect your iPad to the computer using an original USB cable.

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Step 2. Follow LockWiper instructions to put your iPad to DFU mode.

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Step 3. Checking your iPad information there and click the “Download” tab. Then click on the “Start to Verify” tab.

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Step 4. Click “Start Unlock” on the next page. Confirm it by inputting 000000 into the box and clicking “Unlock” tab to start restoring.

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How to Restore Locked iPad with Apple ID and Password

The iCloud’s “Find My iPad” feature is a good online service for finding lost devices. However, it has a feature that can restore an iPad remotely. Nevertheless, if this feature hasn’t been enabled before now in the locked iPad, then this service will not work.

Step 1. Go to using a web browser.
Step 2. When prompted to log into your account, provide your Apple ID and password.
Step 3. Click “Find iPhone” and “All Devices” tabs. Then, choose your iPad from the list of devices.
Step 4. Choose the option “Erase iPad” and provide other requirements when prompted to. Then, if your iPad is connected to the internet, it will start restoring to factory settings.

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How to Restore Locked iPad Using iTunes

iTunes is useful in restoring a locked a locked iPad when you’ve used it to sync the device in the past. However, if you’ve not synced your iPad on iTunes in time past, you can’t restore your locked iPad on iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to the computer using the original Apple lightning cable that came with it.
Step 2. Open iTunes on your PC. If iTunes asks for your iPad passcode, then try another computer you’ve synced with.
Step 3. Wait for iTunes to synchronize your iPad and make a backup.
Step 4. Then, click on your device icon at the top left corner on iTunes, and choose “Restore iPad...”.

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Then just wait for it to finish. Since your iPad has been backup just now, you can restore from iTunes backup when you set up your iPad.

How to Restore Locked iPad in Recovery Mode

The recovery mode method of restoring a locked iPad works when you’ve switched on “Find My iPad” on your iPad and never synced your device on iTunes. However, if Find My iPhone is switched on, recovery mode will not work.

Step 1. Close iTunes on your PC if it’s open.
Step 2. Connect your iPad to your PC using a USB cable.
Step 3. Launch iTunes, and put your iPad in recovery mode: hold down the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see connect to iTunes screen on the iPad.
Step 4. Choose to Restore for iTunes to download the latest software for your iPad. Wait for the process to finish before setting up your iPad.

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All these methods and techniques for restoring a locked iPad are good, but the best is iMyFone LockWiper. It works for any situation of locked iPad. So, download and install iMyFone LockWiper now to restore your iPad, iPad Pro, iPad mini or iPad Air instantly.

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