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4 Useful Solutions to Unlock an iPad If You Forgot the Passcode

Sofia Albert updated on Aug 05, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

How do you unlock an iPad if you forgot the passcode? The solution to this issue, according to Apple, is to erase your iPad, which deletes your data and settings, including the passcode. This is, of course, based on that you've made a backup of your iPad. Otherwise, you'll suffer a serious data loss. Whether you've made a backup or not, there are four ways to erase your iPad - restoring your iPad from iTunes, erasing your iPad from iCloud, putting your device in recovery mode, and using a powerful iOS unlocker.

Of the four methods, the first three options will undoubtedly erase your data include the lock of iPad. And the last one can help you indirectly avoid data loss. Depending on your needs, you can choose the one that works best for you.

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Way 1. Quickest Way to Fix "Forgot iPad Passcode" via a Powerful iOS Unlocker
Way 2. Fix "Forgot Passcode on iPad" by Restoring from an iTunes Backup
Way 3. Fix "Forgot iPad and iPhone Passcode" via Recovery Mode
Way 4. Fix "Forgot iPad Passcode" via Find My iPhone

Way 1. Quickest Way to Fix "Forgot iPad Passcode" via a Powerful iOS Unlocker

There are hundreds of services online that can help you unlock the iPad. To find the best one for you, we've tested over 20 unlock tools. Among which we find a work-effectively utility - EaseUS MobiMover to unlock your iPad or iPhone. Technically speaking, it is an iOS data management tool designed to help iOS users organize their iOS data. But when it comes to unlocking iOS devices, it also does a good job. Before unlocking, don't forget to back up your iPad since the unlock process will erase everything from the iPad. Skip the backup step if your purpose is to delete everything. To help you know more about EaseUS MobiMover, we list some of its outstanding features as shown below.

  • Quick to unlock.
  • Supports all iOS versions and can unlock all iDevices.
  • It owns an easy-to-use and simple user interface.
  • It can transfer data between iPads, iPhones, or iPods, or between an iOS device and a computer.
  • Its video download feature allows you to download videos from Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, and other 1000+ video-sharing websites.

Sounds great? Why not download one and give it a try.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and connect the iPad to the computer.

connect the iPad

Step 2. Select an iOS version for your device and click "Download Firmware". If the firmware has been downloaded already, select the package manually.

Choose the firmware to download

Step 3. Patiently wait for EaseUS MobiMover to download and verify the firmware.

Download and verify firmware

Step 4. When the downloading process has done, click "Unlock" to remove the password and unlock the iPad.

Remove iPad password

Step 5. When it has completed, your iPad password is successfully removed and your device is reset.

Unlock iPad successfully

Starting from way 2, all solutions below will erase everything on your iPad. Remember to back up your iPad before using these methods, or your data will go. Now, let's start to explore them one by one.

Way 2. Fix "Forgot Passcode on iPad" by Restoring from an iTunes Backup

To use this method, you'll need to prepare a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed, your iPad with a USB cable, and an available iTunes backup. Besides, you'll also need to disable Find My iPhone on your iPad manually. If everything is ready, you can start to fix the "forgot iPad iPhone passcode" issue by following the steps listed below. By the way, this method can also be used to fix "iPad keeps restarting over and over" issues and other small issues.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to the computer > Launch iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Click on your iPad icon in the upper left corner of the iTunes window > Click on the "Summary." If iTunes fails to recognize your iPad, fix it with proper methods.

Step 3. Tick the box next to "This computer." If your computer wasn't set to back up to this computer, you'll need to restore it via iCloud.

Step 4. Click "Restore Backup." Plus: If you've encrypted your backup, you'll be required to enter your password to unlock your iPad backups.

Step 5. Next, a window will pop up to ask you to restore from backup, just select the one you want to use and click on "Restore."

Restore iPhone from iTunes backup

Way 3. Fix "Forgot iPad and iPhone Passcode" via Recovery Mode

Using Recovery Mode is another feasible way to fix the "forgot iPad passcode" issue. Before you proceed, it worth noting that the process varies a bit, depending on which iPad model you're using.

iPad that has Face ID:

Step 1. Press and hold the Top button and either volume button until the power off slider appears > Drag the slider to turn off your iPad.

Step 2. Connect your iPad to the computer, simultaneously, holding the Top button until the recovery mode screen appears.

Step 3. Then, you'll see the iPad recovery mode menu with options to Restore or Update. Choose "Restore."

iPad has a Home Button:

Step 1. Press and hold the Top button until the power off slider appears > Drag the slider to turn off your iPad.

Step 2. Connect your iPad to your computer, simultaneously, keep holding the Home button until you see the recovery-mode screen.

Step 3. Then, you'll see the iPad recovery mode menu with options to Restore or Update. Choose "Restore."

After restoring your iPad from iTunes, you can set your iPad or iPhone up as new.

Way 4. Fix "Forgot iPad Passcode" via Find My iPhone

If you don't want to use iTunes, then you can use Apple's Find My iPhone feature to erase the iPad without a hassle. To use this way, make sure that the "Find My iPhone" feature has been enabled on your iPad. By the way, if there is no computer available, you can also use Find My iPhone app to erase the iPad.

Step 1. Go to icloud.com on a computer or another iOS device > Sign in to iCloud using your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Click on "Find iPhone" >  From the drop-down menu that contains all devices, choose the iPad that you want to erase.

Step 3. From the new page, click on "Erase iPhone."

Erase iPad via iCloud

Step 4. After the iPad is erased, it will restart. Then, you can restore your iDevice from iTunes or iCloud.

The Bottom Line

That's all about our guide to fixing the "forgot iPad passcode" issue. Of all the methods we introduced in this post, option one is the most recommended since it offers you more choices to erase the iPad in contrast with the other three methods. Don't hesitate to download EaseUS MobiMover on your computer to give it a try!