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How to Wipe an iPad Without Passcode in 4 Methods

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

"Is there any way to wipe my iPad without the passcode? I do not care about anything that may be on the iPad, I want a clean slate. Thank you for any help."

- Question from Apple Community

Have you ever run into a similar problem as the case we introduced above? Perhaps you previously encountered or are experiencing it currently. Whatever your case is, this guide is written to get you out of the loop. In this guide, we will provide a couple of tips and tricks to wipe an iPad without a passcode.

PAGE CONTENT:
Method 1. Wipe an iPad with EaseUS MobiUnlock - One Size Fits All
Method 2. How to Wipe a Disabled iPad without Passcode
Method 3. Wipe an iPad without Apple ID Password via DFU Mode
Method 4. Remotely Erase an iPad without Passcode via iCloud Website

Method 1. Wipe an iPad with EaseUS MobiUnlock - One Size Fits All

Since Apple doesn't offer any official ways to help users wipe their iPad without a passcode or Apple ID password, you have to use some different ways to get the job done. Of varied methods, using iPhone password removers is the simplest one.

There are many such tools in the market, here we'd like to recommend EaseUS MobiUnlock, which is a reliable iOS unlocker that can help you get rid of all kinds of lock screen passcodes, including 4-digit passcode, 6 digit passcode, Touch ID, and Face ID. While unlocking, it will erase everything from your device.

The process won't take long, and soon you'll have yourself a good-as-new iPad. Now, you can download EaseUS MobiUnlock on your computer and give it a try.

Step 1. Have your iPhone or iPad connected to the PC and run EaseUS MobiUnlock. Click "Start" to proceed.

connect your device to computer

Step 2. Download the latest version of firmware for your device, then click "Download Firmware." (If you have previously downloaded the firmware on your computer, select the existing package instead.)

Download or select firmware

Step 3. After that, click "Verify Firmware." 

Verify firmware

Step 4. When the verifing process completes, click "Unlock". In a new pop-up warning window, enter the information required and click "Unlock" again.

Unlock the device

Step 5. Wait for this program to reset and erase your device. Afterwards, you can regain access to your device without entering passcode.

Wait for the process to complete

Method 2. How to Wipe a Disabled iPad without Passcode

If your iPad or iPhone has been disabled, then you can fix it by performing a hard reset to unlock your iPad and then wipe it thoroughly via the Settings app. Before starting, please:

Once you're done, you can wipe your iPad by following the instruction.

Step 1. Unlock the iPad by performing a hard reset.

1. iPad with Home button: Simultaneously press and hold the Power button and the Home button > Wait for the device to reboot and then release the buttons once the Apple logo appears.

2. iPad with no Home button: Press and release the Volume Up button > Press and release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Power button to restart your iPad.

Step 2. Erase iPad from Settings.

1. Make sure your iPad is fully charged.

2. Go to your Settings > General > Reset.

3. Select Erase All Content and Settings. (Depending on the version of iOS you have installed on the iPad, you may be prompted to enter your Apple ID password to disassociate the iPad with your account. If you forget your Apple ID password, you can try to find your Apple ID password back or refer to Method 3 to erase the iPad without needing Apple ID password.)

Erase All Content via iCloud

Method 3. Wipe an iPad without Apple ID Password via DFU Mode

For users who forget their Apple ID password, is it possible to wipe an iPad without remembering the Apple ID password?

The answer is YES! You can make your iPad run into DFU mode (Device Firmware Update) and use iTunes to do a factory reset. Follow the steps that are shown below:

Step 1. Install the latest version of iTunes on your Mac or PC and run it.

Step 2. Plug your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into your Mac or Windows PC.

Step 3. Hold down both the Sleep Button (on top of your device) and the Home Button (on the front underneath the screen).

Step 4. Keep them both held down from about 10 seconds. (If you see the Apple logo, that means you've held them too long and will need to start again.)

Step 5. Let go of the Sleep Button but keep holding the Home Button for about 5 seconds. (If you see the "Plug into iTunes" screen, which means that you held it too long and will need to start again)

Step 6. If the screen stays black, that means your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad should now be in DFU mode. ( Quick fixes on iPad stuck in recovery mode)

Step 7. Run iTunes, and you will see an alert from iTunes says that your device has been detected > Click OK.

Restore iPad via iTunes

A window will prompt up for you to cancel the process or restore your iPad > Click "Restore" to erase your iPad with ease.

Restore iPad via Recovery Mode

Method 4. Erase iPad without Passcode Remotely via iCloud Website

If your iPad gets lost or stolen, you'd better erase everything on it by performing an erasing via iCloud Service. But you need to make sure you have had "Find My iPhone" enabled on the iPad. To know how to erase the iPad without passcode remotely, follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to iCloud.com and visit its Find My iPhone section.

Step 2. Click on the "All Devices" option and select the iPad that you want to wipe.

Step 3. Various options will prompt for you to choose from. Select the "Erase iPad" feature and confirm your selection.

Step 4. It will wipe the iPad without a password.

Erase iPad Remotely via iCloud Service

The Bottom Line

If you intend to give your iPad to others, the above stated 4 solutions can quickly help you wipe the iPad without a hassle. Each solution has its features.

  • Solution 1 is the most recommended since it can completely remove all data on the iPad without limits.
  • Solution 2 is more tricky and requires multiple steps but it doesn't require installing any third-party software on the PC.
  • Solution 3, obviously, can be applied to people whose iPad get stolen or lost.

Now, you can choose one of the solutions based on your needs.