How to Wipe a Locked iPad to Factory Settings without Passcode

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There is no way to unlock a locked iOS device without wiping the owner’s data, files and information. Since Apple Inc. started making mobile devices, wiping iPad and other iOS devices to factory settings before unlocking them has been their standard in safeguarding the privacy of iOS device users.

However, the method to use in wiping your iPhone to factory settings is your choice to make. No one should force you into using iTunes restore features or iCloud “Find My iPhone” feature in wiping iPad. Therefore, we shall be bringing your knowledge to more options for resetting a locked iPad to factory settings.

4 Ways to Wipe a Locked iPad without Password

If it pleases you to wipe your locked iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to factory settings, then go through these options to choose the one that would serve you better.

How to Wipe Locked iPad without Any Password

iMyFone LockWiper is the right tool for unlocking and wiping a locked iPad especially when the time is crucial. When faced with a critical situation that needs immediate unlock of your locked iPad, other iPad unlocking tools will delay for hours or days before unlocking your disabled iOS device, but LockWiper will give you immediate access to your iPad in 3 clicks.

Therefore, if you need to open your iPhone instantly, or have to utilize a locked iPhone in performing a critical task, you can use LockWiper to wipe a locked or disabled iPad without a passcode.

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  • Easily and quickly wipe a locked iPad to factory settings without entering iPad password or iCloud passcodes
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  • Help remove every lock type just in a few minutes, including 4-digit/6digit password, Face ID and Touch ID
  • Also assist in getting you back into disabled or broken screen iPhone/iPad
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Detailed Steps to Wipe A Locked iPad

Step 1. Download and install LockWiper on your PC or Mac. Launch it and click “Start” tab. Then, connect your iPad to your computer using a USB cable.

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Step 2. Now, boot your iPhone in DFU mode. You can refer to the on-screen instructions on LockWiper.

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Step 3. Download your iPad’s firmware package by clicking the “Download” button. When the download is completed, click “Start to Verify”.

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Step 4. Click “Start Unlock”, enter “000000” to re-confirm your request, and then click “Unlock”.

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How to Wipe A Locked iPad using iTunes

You can wipe your iPhone to factory settings to remove your passcode using iTunes. However, iTunes only works for those who have synced their iPad with iTunes in the past.

Step 1. Connect your device to the PC you used to sync your device.
Step 2. Open iTunes on your PC. If iTunes request for your passcode or that you trust the computer, try another computer you synced with, or directly try iMyFone LockWiper.
Step 3. Wait for iTunes to back up of your iPad, and when the backup is complete, click “Restore iPad”.
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Step 4. When you get to the Set Up screen, click “Restore from iTunes Backup”.
Step 5. Select your device in iTunes, and choose a relevant iTunes backup to restore your device by valuing the size and date of each backup.

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How to Wipe a Locked iPad with Apple ID

You can wipe your locked iPad without passcode using iCloud’s Find My iPad feature. This method takes too long to complete and only works for those who have enabled this feature on their iPhone before now. Besides, you need to ensure your iPhone is connected to internet.

Step 1. Use your computer to log in to iCloud.com/find. Sign into the service using your Apple ID and password.
Step 2. Find and choose “Find iPhone”.
Step 3. Click on the option “All Devices”, if Find My iPad is enabled in your iPhone, your iPad will be showing on this page.
Step 4. Choose “Erase iPad” option to delete/wipe all the data on your iPad, and open your iPad. Afterward, iCloud will restore your iPad data.

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How to Wipe A Locked iPad in Recovery Mode

If you’ve never synced your iPad on iTunes, then you can use Recovery mode to wipe your iPad. However, this service only works when Find My iPhone is not enabled on the iPad.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to your PC using a USB cable. Download, install and launch iTunes on your PC. If you don’t have a PC, borrow from a friend.
Step 2. Force restart your iPad: Press and hold both the Home and Top (or Side) buttons simultaneously. Keep holding the two buttons until you see the recovery mode screen.
Step 3. iTunes will give you 3 options: Cancel, Restore, or Update. Choose “Restore”.
Step 4. Wait for the process to finish, then set up your iPad.

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