How Do You Unlock the Screen on an iPad? Step by Step Guide

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Have you found yourself needing to unlock the screen of your iPad? Perhaps you forgot the passcode or someone has changed it without you knowing. No matter why you need to do it, you may be wondering “how do you unlock the screen on an iPad?” The good news is that there are several methods for doing this. Here’s how;

Method 1: Unlock Without Passcode

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  1. Connect your iPad to your computer
  2. Check your USB connection if it isn’t recognised and try again. If the problem persists, check to ensure that iTunes can recognise the device.

  3. Put the Device in DFU/Recovery Mode
  4. Just choose the model of your device in the app to learn how to enter DFU mode. If you can’t do that, then click on the “Put your device into Recovery Mode” button. Once again, choose the model of your device to learn how to activate Recovery Mode.

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  5. Download the Firmware Package
  6. Double-check the device model that the software auto-detects and then click on “download”. If the download doesn’t work, you’ll have to download the firmware package and install it manually. Verify the firmware package after installing it.

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  7. Unlock Screen Passcode

Click the “Start Unlock” button to get started. Double check the notice and agree to unlocking your device, and then click “Unlock” to start the process. Wait a few minutes for the process to complete, and you’re done!

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Method 2: Unlock with iTunes

The only other option you have if you want to open your iPad without a passcode is restoring it. Keep in mind that this is going to erase all of your data, but it could be the only course of action you have available. That’s why it pays to have backups. Here’s how to unlock an iPad with iTunes.

  1. Connect the iPad to the computer. Choose iPad in the iTunes sidebar and open up the summary tab.
  2. Click on the “Check for Update” button. iTunes will then tell you if there is a new version of the iPad software available.
  3. Click the “Restore” button. Follow all of the onscreen instructions and complete the process. As you restore an iPad, it’s recommended that you choose to back up the iPad when you are prompted to do so. After the software on the iPad has been restored (and the lock screen opened) you can choose to let your iPad run as new, or restore all of your old music, pictures, videos, apps, and other data from the backup.

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Please keep in mind that not even Apple employees will be able to unlock an iPad without restoring it, which is going to erase everything on it.

Method 3: Unlock with iCloud

iTunes isn’t the only method for restoring your iPad. You can also use iCloud to unlock your device. This feature is normally used for stolen devices, but it works great for personal users too. In order to do this, you must have enabled the “Find my iPad” feature on your tablet before you locked it. If you have a backup of your device on iCloud, you can use that to restore your iPad without losing your data.

  1. Open the Find my Page section of the Apple website. Or download and launch the Find my iPad app on to another Apple device.
  2. Sign into the service using your Apple ID.
  3. Choose the iPad from the list of devices .
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  5. Click on the “Erase iPad” option and re-enter your Apple ID information. Enter your phone number and the message you receive. This information will appear on the iPad screen and is used to recover a lost iPod.
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  7. Turn the iPad on and wait for it to be erased. Make sure that your iPad is in range of your Wi-Fi network.
  8. Restart your iPad if necessary and reactivate it using your Apple ID.
  9. Set up your device and click on “Restore from iCloud Backup” to restore the backup on your iCloud account if applicable. If not, set up the iPad as normal.

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