When you save a lot on your iPad, and it’s crucial that you to guard it with a secure password, and if you want to wipe out all of the information in your iPad and restore it to its new settings is something that you can do from the iPad’s settings when you have your passcode. But when you lost or forget the password you have to completely reset your phone because of the apple companies best security system which indirectly means that you cannot access your data in an iPhone or iPad until unless you have the passcode to it. In this article, we will discuss how to factory reset iPad without Passcode.
If you hold a back up of your iPad, you will then be capable to restore your data and settings after you sign in to your iPad following the reset and If you haven’t got a back up of your data in your computer or Mac, you can’t be able to recover your data in the phone but after you sign in any apps that you have purchased will be restored.
In this post, we will help you to familiarize yourself with five different ways that you can factory reset iPad without passcode.
- Reset iPad without Passcode and iTunes
- Reset Your iPad without Passcode using iTunes
A. Factory Reset Your iPad with a synced iTunes
B. Factory Reset Your iPad without a synced iTunes (Recovery Mode)
- Reset iPad without passcode by using dr.fone
1. Factory Reset iPad without Passcode and iTunes
Find My iPhone helps you to factory reset your iPad without your passcode. By using this feature you do not need a computer, and by using the iCloud website to reset the iPad easily. This also will only be possible if you have a working data connection on your disabled phone and have installed Find My iPhone on the phone.
- Now in your Mac, go to the website icloud.com on another device and log in with your details.
- Press on Find my iPad and enter the password of your Apple account.
- After some time, a map will emerge displaying the location of all the devices you have.
- Then click on All Devices at the top, select the iPad that you want to wipe off, and Click Erase iPad.
- You’ll then be able to open your iPad.
For this process, you don’t need to use a computer, cause any apple device will do this.
Also, read our guide on how to fix iPhone is Disabled Connect to iTunes.
2. Factory Reset Your iPad without Passcode using iTunes
Or, if you have a computer with you, the process of wiping out all your data from your iPad became much easier, particularly if you have already synced your iPad data using the iTunes app on your computer. Also if you have not synced your data with the computer, you can do this without any problem but the beforehand syncing helps the process a bit and makes it easier. For this, there are two ways which are
- Reset Your iPad with a Synced iTunes
- Reset iPad without synced iTunes
2.1. Factory Reset iPad with a Synced iTunes:
- Connect your iPad to your computer or a laptop
- As you’re already synced with this device it will not ask for the passcode and iTunes will instantly sync your data in the device thereby making a backup of the data in your device, which you can be able to restore them after resetting,
- After your iTunes has completed syncing with your device, press on the “Restore iPad without the passcode” option.
- Now your iPad is with the factory settings and in the setup screen, you can select “Restore from iTunes Backup” to get back your data from the iTunes backup.
2.2 Reset iPad without synced iTunes:
If you have not synced your device with iTunes, you should have a backup of all your data in the iCloud, if not then you’ll lose all of your data after the factory reset.
- First, connect your iPad to a computer or a Mac and then open iTunes.
- As it is not synced with the iTunes it will ask you for a passcode as you don’t have it force restart it.
- Now keep hold of both the home button and the power button at the same time, and continue to hold them until you notice the iTunes logo appearing on the iPad screen.
- A pop-up screen will surface on the iTunes and will ask you whether you require to update or restore your iPad, now select the restore option.
- When you select the restore option, all the data in the iPad will be wiped off and you can able to access your iPad without the passcode
- Now your iPad is with the factory settings and you can set up your iPad.
3. Reset iPad without passcode by using dr.fone
Also, there are many tools that you can use to reset your iPad without the passcode if only you have installed that particular app on your iPad before and have a better data connection. It is also compatible with every advance iOS version, and also has a desktop application for both Mac and Windows. Although by using this you can easily reset the iPad, you should better have backed up all your data in some other device before you begin to unlock the screen, if not you’ll lose the data.
- First, Install the dr.fone – Screen Unlock app in your Mac or a computer through its official website and open it to reset the iPad without the password.
- Then proceed by pressing on the “Screen Unlock” option from the main screen menu.
- Now, Connect your iPad through a USB cable to the system. To begin the method, click on the “Unlock iOS Screen.”
- The app will then require you to take your iPad in DFU mode later it identifies your device. To perform this well, follow the directions offered on the screen.
- Then, you will be required to present it with some information associated with your device. To procure the firmware renewed, press on the “Download” button.
- Wait for some time to download the firmware. The interface will make you identify when it is completed. Next, click the “Unlock Now” button.
- Now follow the directions given on the screen to provide the confirmation code. The confirmation code will be shown on the screen.
- Wait for some time so the app will reset and erase your iPad. Your iPad is going to restart and accessible without a pre-set passcode.
The difference between reset by using some tools and iPad Reset is, the tools will completely erase all the data with no chance of recovery while “Reset of iPad” will just remove the encryption part making it possible to retrieve some data even after reset.
With this article, I hope you understood how to reset an iPad when you don’t have the passcode.