Forgetting your passcode is completely normal especially if you are not using the device in routine. This can be annoying and prevent you from using your device, so in this article, we will walk through several ways by which you can unlock your iPad without passcode and regain access to all the features of the device.
- Part 1: What can I do if I forgot passcode - quick answer
- Part 2: Unlock iPad Without Passcode for Older iOS Versions [iOS 9 to 12.1]
- Part 3: 3 Simple Ways to Unlock iPad without Passcode
- Part 4: Unlock iPad without Passcode or iTunes with LockWiper [All iOS Versions]
- Part 5: 5 Frequently Asked iPad Passcode Q&A
Part 1: What can I do if I forgot passcode - quick answer
Putting incorrect passcode multiple times can disable your device. To be exact, your device will be disabled for a minute after six incorrect attempts in a row, after the seventh one, it will be disabled for 5 minutes followed by a 15 minute of disability after the eight attempts and finally an hour after the ninth attempt. If you input incorrect passcode for the tenth time, your device will be disabled until you connect it to iTunes.
If you want to unlock your iPad without passcode, you may need to reset your iPad which will erase all your data and settings to regain access to your device. One way or another, you will lose the data if you need to regain the access to your iPad when you forgot the passcode. This is very embarrassing if you haven’t backed up your iPad. And always remember to back up if you don’t want to suffer from the data loss dilemma.
Part 2: Unlock iPad Without Passcode for Older iOS Versions [iOS 9 to 12.1]
There are several tricks to unlock your iPad screen lock without passcode by using some software loopholes. There are no loopholes in the latest iOS versions, but these tricks may work if you are on an older iOS version such as iOS 9 to 12.1. You can trick Siri, which is the virtual assistant of Apple, in helping you bypass the screen lock.
Here is a way you can do so:
1. Make sure you Siri is activated to use this method. Turn it on beforehand in case you forget your password. You can do so by navigating ‘Siri and Search’ in the settings and turning it on.
2. Now when you are stuck, simply ask Siri about cellular data.
3. Now go ahead and turn it off.
4. After you turn it off, immediately turn off your Wi-Fi. As soon as you do that Siri will be disconnected.
5. Now when you press the home button, it will take you to your home screen which means your screen lock is bypassed and you will be able to use your device again.
Part 3: 3 Simple Ways to Unlock iPad without Passcode
If the previous method or any other tricks fail to put you through, you will need to use the standard procedure. While this may not cause much trouble if your data is backed up, it can be seriously annoying and unfortunate as these ways require you to reset your device. The 3 simple ways by which you can do so are as follows:
1 Unlock iPad without Passcode with iTunes
Simply connect your device with your system. After connecting your iPad to computer, iTunes will automatically identify the device and will give you several options of what you can do to your iPad. Navigate ‘Restore iPad’ in the summary section. This will take a while until your iPad is reset and ready to use.
Note: Make sure iTunes is installed on your computer and you have synced your iPad with your iTunes before. You may be asked to enter your Apple ID and password.
2 Unlock iPad without Passcode using Find My iPhone
Using “Find My iPhone” has a similar procedure. After you have successfully logged in, it will show you the list of devices signed in with that Apple ID. Simply navigate to the relevant one and choose the ‘Erase iPad’ option. This will take a while until your iPad is reset and ready to use.
Note: You will need to log in with the same Apple ID on icloud.com/find.
3 Unlock iPad without Passcode in Recovery Mode
If nothing works which is highly unlikely, you can unlock your iPad by putting it in recovery mode and connecting it to the latest iTunes on your Mac or another system.
To put your device in recovery mode:
1. Turn it off and allow several seconds to rest.
2. Then hold power and the home button together until you see an Apple logo. This should take about 10 seconds.
3. After you see the Apple logo, let go of the power button and keep holding onto the home button. Soon after that, an iTunes logo will show up.
4. Connect your iPad to your computer. iTunes will detect that your device is in recovery mode and will ask for your permission to restore it.
5. Go ahead and restore your device. This will take a while until your iPad is reset and ready to use.
Part 4: Unlock iPad without Passcode or iTunes with iMyFone LockWiper [for All iOS Versions]
Things can go smoothly if your data is backed up and you still remember your Apple ID. But when this is not the case, things can get ugly and you can lose all your data and any chance to use the device anymore. But in this difficult situation, there is one software which can come handy.
iMyFone LockWiper is a software that can bypass any lock within seconds without you losing your data. It is supported on all iOS versions and this is the only way you can unlock your iDevice without passcode and without the risk of losing your data. Let's find out how.
Main Features of iMyFone LockWiper:
- With only few clicks you will be able to remove the lock of the iPad screen.
- It simply supports every and each type of iOS screen including locked, disabled, broken screens.
- It can easily remove all kinds of passcode like 4-digit/6-digit, Touch ID and even Face ID.
- It is compatiable with the latest releases iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR and latest iOS 14.
- It also unlocks Apple ID without password on all activated iPad/iPhone.
How to remove MobileIron MDM profiles - a step by step guide:
Step 1: Launch iMyFone LockWiper and Select Unlock Screen lock
Download and install iMyFone LockWiper on your computer and open it. Then select the "Unlock Screen lock" mode.
Step 2: Connect Your Device to Computer
Connect your device to a system via USB cable.
Step 3: Download & Extract Firmware Package
The software will identify the model and will download the firmware.
Step 4: Start to Extract
When the verification is finished, click "Start to Extract" and kindly wait for it to complete.
Step 5: Start to Unlock
Then click on "Start Unlock".
Eenter "000000" to double confirm and then click "Unlock." Your device will enter Recovery mode automatically.
Just in a few minutes, the lock will be removed from your device.
Part 5: 5 Frequently Asked iPad Passcode Q&A
1 What happens if you keep entering the wrong passcode on the iPad?
If you keep entering the wrong passcode on the iPad, it will eventually be disabled until you connect it to iTunes and restore your device to use it again or your device will erase all the data depending on your setting.
2 Why is My iPad Asking for Passcode after Factory Reset?
There could be two reasons for this problem:
1. One could be that the original iCloud account is still associated with the iPad which is why the phone is still asking for the passcode. This can be removed by logging into icloud.com and removing the account from the device.
2. Other than that the user might have chosen ‘Erase all data’ option instead of ‘Erase all data and settings’ which is why the passcode is still there. This is a common mistake and can be corrected by resetting the phone again.
3 How to Fix it When Your iPad Keeps Asking for the Password?
This can be due to a pending installation of an update that has already been downloaded. So go ahead and complete the update to remove this issue.
4 How do I get my iPad to stop asking for a password?
You can choose whether how frequently you want your iPad to ask for a password. To stop it from asking a password simply go to iTunes and App store settings and manage your preferences. You can choose to require it always, after 15 minutes or not at all.
5 How many times can I try an iPad passcode?
Your device will be disabled for a minute after six incorrect attempts in a row, after the seventh one, it will be disabled for 5 minutes followed by a 15 minute of disability after the eight attempts and finally an hour after the ninth attempt. If you input incorrect passcode for the tenth time, your device will be disabled until you connect it to iTunes or will erase all your data depending on your settings.