How to Factory Reset iPad Without iCloud Password [Effective&Simple]

Last Updated on September 15, 2021 by Jack Robertson

“Can I factory reset an iPad when I forget my iCloud password?”
“Is there a chance that I can reset a used iPad without the previous owner’s password?”

These are the 2 questions that we’ve received from 2 readers, both of them are asking the methods to factory reset an iPad without the iCloud password.

Are you stuck in the same embarrassments as they are? Like, when you’re about to re-install or give away an iPad, you cannot factory reset it just because you forget the iCloud password. Or, you just purchase a used iPad and cannot reset it since you don’t have the iCloud password.

To factory reset an iPad without an iCloud password is not impossible, but it needs some skills to achieve. In this tutorial, I will share with you the methods about how to factory reset an iPad without an iCloud password.

Factory Reset iPad without iCloud Password

About how to factory reset an iPad

To factory reset an iPad means to erase all contents on an iPad, including data, settings, and Apple ID, which will make your iPad look like a brand new one.

However, to factory reset an iPad normally requires you to enter the iCloud password, so if you don’t have one, it can be very difficult to do that. Yet, there’re still some possible methods that can help you out of it.

Tips: you can try to regain the iCloud Password and use the iCloud password to factory reset the iPad.

Method 1 To factory reset your iPad without iCloud Password

When Find My iPad is disabled on this tablet, you can use iTunes to factory reset it easily.

Step 1 Sync your iPad to iTunes

Use a USB cable to connect your iPad to the PC, iTunes will detect your device and launch automatically.

Step 2 Locate your iPad

On Devices, click on your iPad icon, and click on the image of an iPad to enter the resetting interface.

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Step 3 Reset your iPad

Once you enter the interface, click Restore iPad to factory reset your iPad.  After confirm to restore the iPad, iTunes will reset your iPad, just wait for the completion.

When the restoring is done, your iPad will be completely erased, no more data and settings will remain.

Method 2 To factory reset your iPad without iCloud Password via 4Ukey

Tenorshare 4Ukey, known to be one of the best tools for unlocking iOS devices, can help you reset your iPad. With the program, you don’t need to enter the iCloud password during the whole process. You can connect your iPad to the computer and make some clicks on the program to factory reset your iPad without any professional skills.

Now, let’s see how to use 4Ukey to factory reset your iPad without iCloud password.

Step 1 Click the buttons to download the free trial on your PC

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Step 2 Choose Unlock Apple ID

Launch the program, and choose Unlock Apple ID from the interface to reset your iPad. Then connect your iPad to the PC using a USB cable, make sure you have a stable connection.

4uKey Unlocker Apple ID

Step 3 Remove Apple ID

Click Start to erase your Apple ID and data on your device.

  • If Find My iPad is disabled on this iPad, 4Ukey will reset your iPad after you click Start.
  • But, when Find My iPad is enabled and your iPad is running iOS (iPad OS) 11.4 or earlier versions, you need to shut down Find My iPad on your device first.

Take out your iPad and tap Settings, scroll down and locate General, hit it. Then, tap Reset and choose Reset All Settings to disable Find My iPad. After the reset, you can go back to 4Ukey and click Start to factory reset your iPad.


If your device is running iOS 10.3-11.4, 4Ukey will only remove the Apple ID on the tablet, but the data will remain.

So, if you want to erase all the contents on this iPad, an extra step will be required.

Go to Reset > General > Reset > Reset All Settings on your iPad, enter the passcode to confirm the total erase on your device.

After 3 steps, your tablet will be completely reset. You can now set it up and use it normally.

If you’re not satisfied with Tenorshare 4Ukey’s effort or pricing, you can try a 4Ukey alternative – Aiseesoft iPhone Unlocker to factory reset your iPad.

This is a powerful iOS unlocking program as well. You can use it to reset your iPad without entering any password, iPhone Unlocker will work to reset your iPad and erase all the content on it with very easy operation.

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You may give it a shot, click the button above to download a free trial.

Method 3 To factory reset your iPad without iCloud Password via 4Mekey

The previous 2 methods need you to disable Find My iPad to factory reset the iPad. If you just cannot turn it off, is there any other solutions to factory reset your iPad? Of course, here, you can use Tenorshare 4Mekey to factory reset your iPad when iTunes and 4Ukey are not helpful.

4Mekey is originally designed as a perfect tool for bypassing Activation Lock (an iOS security feature that requires the Apple ID password to unlock), which is also helpful to factory reset your iPad without an iCloud password due to its special and powerful working system.

4Mekey will jailbreak your iPad to shut off the connection between the Apple server and Find My iPad on your tablet, therefore, you can factory reset the iPad without the restriction from Find My iPad.

Now, let’s see how to factory reset your iPad with 4Mekey。

Step 1 Download 4Mekey on your PC

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Step 2 Launch the program and jailbreak your iPad

Launch it on your computer and connect your tablet to your PC with a USB cable.

On the 4Mekey window, click Start to begin the process.

Tenorshare 4Mekey Interface

Then, you need to jailbreak your device with the on-screen instructions.

Start To Jailbreak

Step 3 Start resetting your tablet

After the jailbreak is successfully done, you can now start to bypass Find My iPad and factory reset your iPad.

On the window, click Start Remove, your iPad will be reset in minutes.

Comfirm Device Info

Once completed, click Done. Now, you can power on your tablet and set it up like a new one.

There’ll be no Apple ID or data on the device anymore. You can use it or sell it as you wish.


Using 4Mekey to rest your device comes with some consequences.

  • If this iPad is available to use SIM and Cellular before, after the reset, the device will no longer detect the SIM card and therefore, you cannot use the Call, Message, and Cellular services on this iPad, but WiFi is still available to connect.
  • iCloud is not available to log in on the tablet. But you can still log in to a new ID on App Store or other Apple services.

 Tips: How to regain the iCloud password and use it to factory your iPad

If you have the iCloud password, you can reset the device without any tools, you can simply reset the device by entering the iCloud password on the tablet. In fact, there’s a possible way for you to obtain the iCloud password when you don’t have one.

Let’s see how.

On your device, go to Settings > [Apple ID] > Password & Security, you can see the option of Change password, tap on it and you can change the iCloud password with screen passcode in hand. Enter the screen passcode to get in the interface of resetting a password for iCloud and Apple ID. Once the password is set, you can start to reset your device.

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Still, on your tablet, go to Settings. This time, you need to locate the General option and hit t. Then, tap  Reset and choose Reset All Contents and Settings, enter the iCloud password to confirm the reset. Once completed, the device will be free to use and you can set it up like a new one.

Hoping that this article can help you solve your problem. Never forget to back up your data on the iPad if you need to, and you’d better not use iTunes or iCloud to back up your data.

Given that the iCloud account of this iPhone is not yours, you’ll probably back up your data to the other’s iCloud account which may lead to privacy leak. You can try to back up your iPad without iTunes and iCloud.