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4 Simple Solutions to Reset iPad Mini/Pro without Passcode

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

Whether you're planning to sell your iPad or pass it to someone else, it's important to reset it and erase all of your data from the iPad. This can protect your personal information or sensitive data from being used by others.

Usually, you can reset your device directly through the Settings with your Apple ID and password. But if unluckily, you forget the iPad or iPhone password or your iPad is disabled with no button works, how to reset iPad without a password?

If this is your case, don't miss this guide since it covers some useful tips to reset your iPad without a password. Plus, it also offers some bonus tips to tackle some common issues you meet about resetting at the end of this article.

Solutions Prerequisite Suitable for Internet Required
Hard Reset No Prerequisite

iPad is locked or frozen with no button works

MobiUnlock No Prerequisite
  • Forget password
  • Erase everything on the iPad
iTunes iPad has been synced before
  • Forget password
  • Erase everything on the iPad
iCloud Find My iPhone should be enabled
  • iPad gets lost
  • Erase iPad remotely

Solution 1. How to Hard Reset iPad Without Password

If your iPad screen is frozen or locked up and you can't access it with your passcode, then you can fix this issue by performing a hard reset. This won't delete your data or settings on the iPad.

Here is how to perform a hard reset on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch without using a passcode. 

Step 1. Hold down the home and on/off buttons at the same time.

Step 2. Keep holding the buttons until the slider appears on the screen.

Step 3. Drag slider from left to right to turn off the iPad. Then, your iPad's screen will go black.

Step 4. When the Apple logo appears, let go of the button, and the iPad will start up again.

Solution 2. How to Reset iPad without Password with an iOS Unlocker

If a hard reset doesn't work, just let this iOS unlocker - EaseUS MobiUnlock help you reset the iPad more easily. With EaseUS MobiUnlock installed on your computer, you can free to tackle issues like:

  • iPad behaves strangely with no button works, and you want to factory it to its original state
  • Want to wipe out data and settings from iPad before sending it for repair or giving it to others
  • iPad is disabled or broken and cannot connect to iTunes

All in all, it is capable of removing all kinds of lock screen passcodes, together with all stuff from a disabled or broken screen iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. After that, you can set your iPad up as a new device.

To reset your iPad, you can now download EaseUS MobiUnlock to start the process.

Step 1. The very first is to run EaseUS MobiUnlock. Then, connect your iPad to the computer and click "Start" button.

connect your device to computer

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.

Download or select firmware

Step 3. Once the firmware gets downloaded, click "Verify Firmware" to continue.

Verify firmware

Step 4. Afterwards, click "Unlock." In a new window, you need to follow the instructions to enter the needed information. Once you're done, simply click "Unlock" to start unlocking your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. 

Unlock the device

Step 5. Wait a couple of minutes, your iDevice's passcode will be removed and you will get a brand new device without showing any lock screen.

Wait for the process to complete

Solution 3. How to Factory Reset iPad Without Password via iTunes

A factory reset via iTunes enables you to permanently wipe out all data and settings, along with passcode, from the iPad. After resetting, you can set it up as a new device. 

Step 1. Connect your iPad to a computer and open iTunes.

Step 2. Put your iPad into Recovery Mode. The process varies a bit based on different models of your iPad.

iPad with Home button

1. Hold down the "Top" and "Side" button until the power off appears on the screen, and drag the slider to turn off your iPad.

2. Hold down the "Home" button, meanwhile, connect your iPad to the computer.

3. Release the "Home" button until you see the iTunes displaying a message "iTunes has detected an iPad in a recovery mode."

iPad with Face ID:

1. Press and hold both the "Home" and "Power" buttons at the same time until you see the power off slider, and then drag the slider to turn off your iPad.

2. Keep holding down the "Top" button and meanwhile connect your iPad to the computer.

3. Let go of the "Top" button after you see the recovery mode screen, which means you are in a DFU mode.

Set iPad to DFU Mode

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."

Factory Reset iPad via iTunes

Solution 4. Remotely Erase iPad Without Passcode via iCloud Find My iPhone

If you have activated the Find My iPhone feature, then you can follow the below steps to erase your iPad. 

Note that this method only works when there is a network available on your iPad.

Step 1. Visit iCloud.com on your computer.

Step 2. Sign in using your Apple ID and password. 

Step 3. Once you logged in, find the "Find my iPad" section.

Step 4. Click on "All Devices" at the top of the screen.

Step 5. Select the iPad you want to restore.

Step 6. From the three options related to your iPad, click on "Erase iPad." 

Step 7. Confirm your selection.

Erase iPad via Cloud Service


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. To help you make the right choice, we made a table based on their prerequisites, applicable situations, and whether the network is needed. Now, you can choose one of them to reset your iPad.