Applies to: iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad, and iPad Mini
Although there is more than one situation in which you may need to reset your iPad without a passcode, the main reason is probably that you are locked out of your iPad and can't remember the password anymore. Or the iPad is disabled and you can do nothing but factory reset it.
By a factory reset, you can erase data and settings, including the lock screen passcode, on the iPad. Afterward, you are able to set up the iPadOS device again and create a new passcode.
Then how to factory reset the iPad if you forgot the password? Usually, there are four common ways for you to get it done:
Before you start, I want to stress again that all the ways below will wipe your iPad and you will lose everything if you don't have a backup available.
If you prefer a straightforward way to unlock an iPad without a password, you should try iPhone unlock software like EaseUS MobiUnlock. It is able to reset, erase, or unlock an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch without a password and helps to remove 4-digit code, 6-digit code, Touch ID, and Face ID. Thus, such an iOS unlocker is helpful when you need to:
To reset an iPad without a password:
Step 1. Run EaseUS MobiUnlock, connect your iPad to the computer, and then click the "Start" button.
Step 2. Check your device model and click "Download Firmware" to download the latest version of firmware for your device. If the firmware has been downloaded already, select the package instead.
Step 3. After you download or select the firmware, click "Verify Firmware" to continue.
Step 4. After the verification, click "Unlock" and enter the required information in the new window. Afterward, simply click "Unlock" to start unlocking your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Step 5. Wait for the tool to reset your device without a passcode.
Performing a factory reset via iTunes can permanently wipe out all data and settings, along with passcode, from the iPad. After resetting, you can set up the iPhone as a new device.
To factory reset the iPad without a password using iTunes:
Step 1. Connect your iPad to a computer and open iTunes.
Step 2. Put your iPad into Recovery Mode. The process varies depending on the model of your iPad
iPad with Home button:
iPad with Face ID:
Step 3. When you enter the recovery mode, iTunes will pop up a window that enables you to restore or update your iPad, click on "Restore."
If you don't want to use iTunes or install any third-party program on your computer, then you can factory reset an iPad without a passcode via Find My [Device]. To use this feature, make sure you've previously enabled it on your iPad. Then, you can follow the simple steps below to erase your iPad.
To wipe an iPad without a passcode:
Step 1. Visit iCloud.com on your computer.
Step 2. Sign in using the Apple ID and password you use on the locked iPad.
Step 3. Once you logged in, click "Find iPhone" among the options.
Step 4. Click on "All Devices" at the top of the screen and select the iPad you want to reset.
Step 5. Choose "Erase iPad" and click "Erase" to reset your iPad without passcode.
To reset iPad to factory settings without passcode or computer, you can use Find My app to complete this task. To use this method, here are some preparations you need to make.
Step 1. Open the Find My app on another iOS device.
Step 2. Choose the Devices tab.
Step 3. Select your iPad from the list.
Step 4. Scroll down and choose "Erase This Device."
Step 5. Select "Erase This [device]."
Overall, that's all about solutions to reset the iPad without a passcode. As you can see, each method has pros and cons when it comes to resetting the iPad. You can apply any one of them to reset your iPad with ease.