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4 Simple Solutions to Reset iPad Mini/Pro without Passcode

Sofia Albert updated on Nov 11, 2020 to iPhone Unlocking Tips | How-to Articles

Whether you want to sell your iPad or pass it to someone else, you first need to reset it and erase all of your data from the iPad. Usually, you can complete the process through the Settings, which requires you to enter your Apple ID and password. However, if you don't remember the passcode or your iPad has locked up with no button works, how to reset your iPad without passcode?

If you find yourself stuck in a similar situation, you can follow this guide to get four strategies to reset the iPad without using a passcode. By the way, you can also apply the same way to reset your iPhone or iPod touch without a passcode.

Solutions Prerequisite Suitable for Internet Required
MobiUnlock No Prerequisite
  • Forget password
  • Erase everything on the iPad
Hard Reset No Prerequisite iPad is locked or frozen with no button works No
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. Unlock iPad's Lock Screen Effortlessly via EaseUS MobiUnlock

This method is specifically prepared for those who want to wipe the iPad passcode without harming the iPad. To fulfill this task, we'll need to use a professional iOS unlocker - EaseUS MobiUnlock. With it installed on your computer, you can easily unlock the locked screen on almost all iOS versions' iPhone, from the older iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 11/12, even on iPod touch whenever you forgot password. 

Now, just download EaseUS MobiUnlock to unlock your iPad or iPhone and erase all data with several steps listed below.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiUnlock, connect the iPad to the computer, and then click "Start".

connect your device to computer

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

Download or select firmware

Step 3. After you download or select the firmware, click "Verify Firmware" and wait for the process to complete.

Verify firmware

Step 4. When the verification has completed, click "Unlock". In the warning window, enter the information required and click "Unlock" again to unlock the iPad without password.

Unlock the device

Step 5. Wait for the tool to remove your iPad password. When it has done, set up your device and you can use it again.

Wait for the process to complete

Solution 2. How to Hard Reset iPad Without Passcode

If your iPad screen is frozen or locked up and you can not unlock it with your passcode. In that case, you can address it by performing a hard reset, which does not 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 > Drag slider from left to right to turn off the iPad > Then, your iPad's screen will go black.

Step 3. When the Apple logo appears, let go of the button, and the iPad will start up again.

Solution 3. How to Factory Reset iPad via iTunes

A factory reset via iTunes enables you to permanently wipe out all data and settings from the iPad and restore your iPad to its factory settings. After resetting, you set it up as new. This method is for people who want to sell their iPad or send it for repair. Before getting started, make sure you have had the latest iTunes version installed on the computer. Here's how to erase your iPad/iPhone using recovery mode.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to a computer > 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 Service 

If you have ever synced your iPad via iCloud and had "Find My iPhone" enabled on your locked iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you can erase your iPad using iCloud service. This method is suitable for people who don't have access to their iPad or get their iPad stolen or lost.

Note that this method only works when there is a network available on your iPad. If there isn't active internet, you can open Control Center to allow cellular to connect.

After making sure all the prerequisites, you can erase your iPad or iPhone by following the steps listed below:

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

Bonus Tip. How to Erase iPad from Settings

If you have entered your device or remembered your passcode, then you can reset your iPad in Settings. The process is quite simple that is listed below.

Step 1. Head to the Settings on your iPad, select "General" and then "Reset."

Step 2. Select "Erase All Content and Settings."

Step 3. Enter your passcode or Apple ID password if asked.

Step 4. Confirm the process of erasing.


Overall, that's all about solutions to reset the iPad without passcode. Of all the above-stated methods, method 1 is the most recommended, as it is the simplest way to erase all data on the iPad. If you want to erase data on the iPad permanently, you can refer to method 2. While if you have no access to your iPad, then way 3 allows you to protect your data by remotely wiping out the whole iPad. And the last method won't do any harm to your iPad.

Now, you can choose one of them to reset your iPad. By the way, to secure your iPad data, don't forget to back up your iPad regularly.