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How to Reset a Locked iPad Without a Computer in 3 Solutions

Sofia Albert updated on Jan 13, 2021 to iPhone Unlocking Tips | How-to Articles

There is nothing more frustrating and annoying than being locked out of your iPad, especially when you're using it to deal with something important. When that happens, you'll have to perform a restore through iTunes via a computer. However, iTunes and computer won't be around forever. If there is no available computer, how do you reset a locked iPad without a computer? Don't worry, in this post, we're going to cover all possible solutions to reset a locked iPad without a computer.

PAGE CONTENT:
Solution 1. How to Reset a Locked iPad Without a Computer via Find My iPhone
Solution 2. How to Reset a Locked iPad Without a Computer Using Siri [ iOS 8.0 to iOS 10.1]
Solution 3. The Easiest Way to Reset a Locked iPad with a Professional iOS Unlocker

Solution 1. Reset a Locked iPad Without a Computer Via Find My iPhone Feature

Apple's Find My iPhone feature is mainly designed to help iOS users track their iOS devices and reset the devices if they're stolen. Similarly, you can take advantage of this functionality to reset a locked iPad without a computer. There are two options for you to use Find My iPhone feature, as shown below. 

Option 1: Using Find My app on another iOS device, which requires you to prepare another iOS device with Find My app installed.

Option 2: Using Find My iPhone website in any web browser, which requires you to prepare an internet-connected device (either a computer or mobile phone). 

Option 1. Use Find My App

Step 1. Open Find My app on an iOS device > Choose the Devices tab.

Step 2. Select the device you want to erase > Scroll down and choose "Erase This Device" > Select "Erase This [device]."

Reset iPhone via Find My iPhone

Option 2. Using Find My iPhone Website

Step 1. Sign in to iCloud.com on another iOS device > Log in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Then, Apple will send a two-authentication code to your registered devices, input it.

Step 3. Tap on "Trust" to allow your device to sign into this site.

Sign into iCloud on iPad

Step 4. Click on "Find My iPhone."

Step 5. Tap "All Devices." 

Step 6. Select the iPad you want to reset. 

Step 7. Tap "Erase iPad."

Erase iPad via iCloud

Solution 2. How to Reset a Locked iPad Without a Computer Using Siri [iOS 8.0 to iOS 10.1]

If your iPad running an older version of iOS (iOS 8.0 to iOS 10.1), you can use Siri to bypass your iPad's passcode and then reset the iPad through the Settings. The process is a little bit complex, now you can follow it to do it.

Bypass iPad Passcode via Siri

Step 1. Activate your iPad by pressing and holding the Home button (If your iPad has no home button, just hold the Side button down for about one second).

Step 2. Ask Siri: "Hey Siri, what time is it?"

Step 3. Siri will display a clock to you, just tap the clock.

Step 4. Tap the Add icon in the upper right corner of the clock interface.

Bypass iPad passcode via siri

Step 5. From the Add page, tap anything in the search field and then tap again to get "Select" and "Select All" options.

Step 6. Choose the "Select All" option.

Select All from the Add page

Step 7. From the results of "Select All," select "Share."

Step 8. Then, a new window with several options will appear, just tap on the "Message."

Step 9. From the Message page, you can enter anything into to "To" field.

Step 10. Tap on the "Return" button on the keyboard.

Send messages

Step 11. Your text will be highlighted in green, then Tap on the "+" icon.

Step 12. From the Info page, choose "Create New Contact." > Tap on the "Add Photo" icon > Select "Choose Photo" from the prompts.

Step 13. Then, your device's gallery will be opened. From here, you can choose any album from the list. Wait for a moment, press the Home button. If everything goes smoothly, you will enter the iPad.

Reset the iPad through Settings

Step 1. Go to the Settings on your iPad > General > Reset.

Step 2. Tap on "Erase All Content and Settings." (If asked, enter your Apple ID and password. Forget password on the iPad? Here are some solutions to reset the iPad without passcode)

Reset the iPad

Solution 3. The Easiest Way to Reset a Locked iPad with a Professional iOS Unlocker

If the above-mentioned solutions don't solve the problem or you find them difficult to operate, then you can use EaseUS MobiUnlock to get the job done in just a few clicks. As a complete and fast iOS unlock tool, EaseUS MobiUnlock can help you remove various locks of passwords, meanwhile, erase everything from the device. It works perfectly with all iOS devices ranging from the oldest iPhone 4 up to the latest iPhone 11 Pro Max/XR/XS in iOS 13/12, etc. Thus, you don't have to worry about the compatibility issue.

The only drawback of this application is that it requires using a computer. If there is no available computer, we advise you to borrow one from your friends. Now, you can download it on your computer and start to reset your locked iPad.

Step 1. Plug your iPad into your computer and open EaseUS MobiUnlock. Click "Start" button to proceed.

connect your device to computer

Step 2. Download the latest version of firmware for your device. If you've downloaded one before, manually select the package instead.

Download or select firmware

Step 3. Next, click "Verify Firmware" to continue.

Verify firmware

Step 4. After verifing firmware, click "Unlock". Then, follow the on-screen prompt to enter the required information. Next, click "Unlock" again to start the process. 

Unlock the device

Step 5. Wait for the tool to reset your device. Afterward, you can set up and use your device again.

Wait for the process to complete

The Bottom Line

That's all about our post on how to reset a locked iPad without a computer. With the above-introduced three solutions, we hope you have successfully reset your iPad. Of the three solutions, the first two are a little bit complex and has a relatively low success rate compared with the last one. To save your time, we advise you to directly use the last one to get the job done.