Nowadays, most mobile devices come with security features like password security lock, fingerprint sensors, face identification and many more. Apple security is one of the brand’s key selling points, but it can also be a cause of headache if you forget something like the password. You don’t have to avoid these devices as there are easy remedies for such occurrences. This article will guide you through how to unlock an iPad when you don’t have a password.
Most of the time, an iPad gets disabled if you have typed the wrong password too many times. For example, it may be a user who has typed an incorrect password without realising what will happen to the device. The iPad can be disabled for a minute, an hour or even years depending on the number of incorrect attempts. You can unlock the iPad after several attempts if you remember the password or you can use our guide below.
There are only three methods of unlocking a locked iPad without a password. These are:
Let’s look at how you can use each one of these methods.
You can unlock your iPad with a computer using iTunes or Recovery mode.
You must have used iTunes before to manage your data and media files (have an account etc). It is also a helpful tool when it comes to unlocking your devices without a password. If you have synced your iPad with iTunes before, you can use iTunes to unlock the device without a password. This is done by restoring the tablet’s factory settings.
Follow the below steps to unlock your iPad via iTunes.
If a recovery with iTunes does not work, you can try removing the iPad’s password using recovery mode. Note: This option also deletes everything from the device and restores it to factory settings.
This solution is more helpful if you have locked the device by exceeding the set maximum number of unlocking attempts. Or if you had not turned on “Find My iPad” to allow a remote restore.
In this case, follow the steps below.
There are only two options in this section: Unlocking using Siri and unlocking via ‘find my iPad’.
Siri is a convenient and easy way to unlock your iPad without data loss. However, you can only use it if your device is running iOS 8 to 10.1. The success rate is also not high, but you can give it a try. Follow the below steps to unlock your iPad using Siri.
The idea behind iCloud is to help Apple users locate their devices when they are lost. It can also be used to erase sensitive data to avoid it from getting into the hands of third parties. The process for erasing data restores the device to factory settings. This means it can also help in removing the set password. However, you should have linked the iPad with your iCloud account and have the “Find My iPad” via iCloud.com option enabled. Below are the steps to follow.
Your iPad will restart, and you can now access it without a password. You can then restore your recent backup from iCloud or iTunes if you have one.
The market is full of third-party software solutions that can help you unlock an iOS device while bypassing the set password protection. You are required to download the program to your computer and connect the tablet with a USB port. Most of the programs follow the same process of updating the recent firmware and erase all data from the iPad. They also allow the use of DFU mode in the same way as iTunes if your device is not detected. You can backup iTunes in the normal way after completing the process or get back your data if you had a recent backup.
If there is a need to unlock your tablet without a password, then you can choose unlock options above. Choose the most appropriate method depending on your situation. Be aware that each has its advantages and disadvantages. Read and choose carefully. It could be better if the user can unlock their device without losing data but most of the methods above will erase all your data. it is a big decision. You can, however, get back your data if you had backed up your data in iCloud. This shows that it is important to start backing up your data once you can access your iPad to avoid losing it. This is a very good practice that we recommend.