Last Updated on September 15, 2021 by Jack Robertson
Forgetting the screen passcode on your iPad can be really troublesome, if you cannot recall the correct passcode, you cannot get into the iPad anymore. It can be worse when you turn it to a disabled iPad like Jessica did since you can only reset the disabled iPad and cannot unlock it even if you recall the passcode.
if you want to regain access to this locked or disabled iPad, you need to reset it. The locked screen or disabled screen will be removed after the reset is done, you can have access to the iPad and use it without the old passcode.
Check out the methods below and learn how to reset your locked/disabled iPad.
iTunes is definitely useful when it comes to resetting a locked iPad and here are how you can make iTunes helpful.
If you’ve synced your tablet to iTunes before, you can just connect your locked tablet to the PC with a USB cable. Make sure Find My iPad is disabled on the tablet, otherwise, this method will not help.
After iTunes recognize your tablet, go to Devices and choose the icon of your device, then, enter Summary.
To reset your device, choose Restore iPad, you’re required to enter your Apple account password to confirm the restore.
If “Trust This Computer” appears when you plug in your tablet to the computer or Find My iPad is enabled on this tablet, you can still use iTunes, but you need to set your iPad into recovery mode.
Here’s how you can use recovery mode and iTunes to reset your device.
Step 1 Recovery mode
To enter recovery mode, power off your tablet first.
Doing so, iTunes will detect your iPad and launch automatically.
Step 2 Restore your iPad
On Devices, choose the iPad you want to reset. A notification pops out saying that there is an issue on your iPad, and 2 options are provided, Update or Restore. Here, choose Restore to reset your iPad.
It will take a few minutes to download a firmware to restore your iPad. When the firmware is downloaded, iTunes will start to restore your device.
Your iPad will be reset after iTunes finishes its work. You can power it on and set it up again.
Using iTunes to reset the disabled iPad comes with multiple limits. You might wonder if there’s a way that you can reset your iPad without recovery mode or experience of syncing. Indeed, there’s one, iPhone Unlocker, the best iOS resetting and unlocking tool in the market.
iPhone Unlocker is the powerful software that you can use to reset your locked and disabled device without passcode and recovery mode. You can do it within minutes with only a few clicks.
To find out how to use it, check this out.
Step 1 Install iPhone Unlocker on your PC
Step 2 Launch it and choose Wipe Passcode
iPhone Unlocker provides 3 features, you can use these 3 features to solve your iOS password and passcode issues.
So, here, to reset your locked iPad, choose Wipe Passcode, click Start to proceed.
Step 3 Reset your device
You need to check the information of your device, click Start to confirm. Then, download a firmware to reset your device on your PC.
After the download is complete, click Unlock, then, you need to enter the code for reset confirmation, “0000” on the software. Click Unlock to start the reset.
iPhone Unlocker will reset your device afterward, please wait patiently.
When the reset is done, power on your device and activate it. You can have it back to normal later. Just enjoy your time with your iPad, but try your best not to forget the passcode or make your device disabled again.