Well, as when the privacy comes in Passcode tends to follow up. As of now when the passcode has been removed by the fingerprint sensors and face recognition software it is pretty hard for people to remember what actually is their passcode and once you forget it well you might be left with no other option but to reset your device, since in the end to set up a fingerprint or face recognition passcode is required and with failed attempts of inputting fingerprint or face recognition you are left with no other choice but to input passcode in order to get into your device.
In this article, we will focus on the same problem faced by the iPad owners where they simply forget their passcode and how they can reset their iPads without needing a passcode. Follow up the article if you ever find yourself stuck in a similar situation so you can carry out the whole process with ease. We will help you reset ipad without password.
Note: Although another reason being is that your iPad might get stolen and you really want to erase the data present on it just to be on the safe side in regards to your data, but note this once you tend to erase all your data via the internet you won’t be able to track the iPad.
So, Let’s get started.
Various Methods to Reset Your iPad without Password
There might be several reasons behind resetting an iPad, but most common of them is that when you forget your passcode and hence you are left with no other choice but to reset the device. There are a couple of methods you can follow up and reset your device with ease, hence these methods are as follows:
Method 1. Resetting iPad through iTunes (DFU Mode)
The first method is that of restoring iPad with the help of iTunes and is also known as DFU restore. But before, proceeding with this step you might want to keep in mind that this will set your iPad to its factory settings or in other words you’ll be going down with a full DFU restore of your iPad.
Keep in mind that if you made up your mind on resetting the device since you forgot your passcode, well in that case scenario good for you, but if you think people at the Apple store might be able to help you out, then you must know that they themselves will be erasing your device and hence will charge you for the thing you could have carried out on your own.
So, simply save some bucks by performing the DFU restore of your iPad by yourself. Just, follow the 5 simple steps listed below:
1. First, plug in your iPad to your computer and open iTunes doesn’t matter whether the iPad is switched on or off.
2. Now, Press and hold the power button and home button of your iPad for about 8 seconds.
3. Once the 8 seconds are done, release the power button but make sure to keep holding the home button. Keep the hold on the home button until you see the iTunes displaying a message “iTunes has detected an iPad in a recovery mode”.
4. Simply, let go of the home button now, your iPad’s screen should be completely black meaning that now you are in a DFU mode (If it’s not, you have to try again the whole method from the beginning).
5. Now, there is a restore iPad option in the iTunes window, simply click on that and now your iPad will be restored to its factory settings.
And that’s that, this method will let you restore the iPad to its factory settings and once it’s restored you can set up the iPad the same way you first bought it.
Note: Keep in mind that the DFU mode restore is the deepest type of restore one can perform on either of their Apple products running iOS. This particular restore will erase every line of code present there on your iPad and reinstall the new firmware and codes all over again restoring your iPad to its factory settings.
Method 2: Resetting iPad with the help of iCloud services
The next up method on the list to reset your iPad to its factory settings is of using iCloud services. Although this, in particular, will require your Apple ID and Password (not passcode). Simply follow up the steps listed below in order to restore your iPad using iCloud services. First, you have to visit the iCloud.com then follow up the steps stated below:
- First, simply sign in to the site using Apple ID and passcode.
- Once, logged in, simply click on “Find my iPad”.
- Now, tap on the all devices button located at the top of the screen.
- After that, choose which of the displayed devices you want to “Erase” using the iCloud account.
- Simply, click on the “Erase iPad” present in front of the desired iPad connected to the particular iCloud account.
- And, That’s that you’re done with it, your iPad will be erased completely.
As of the above step, you can simply erase your iPad by clicking on the erase iPad button, this will keep you from indulging yourself in the hassle of connecting your iPad to the computer although you should be aware of your Apple ID and its Credentials in order to erase your iPad using iCloud services.
Method 3: Hard resetting the iPad without Passcode
This is the final method and as suggested on the Apple forum, this method lets you fix the issue of forgetting password without even restoring the iPad in the first place, which means that you simply don’t have to worry about the data, if you haven’t done the back up before, Although according to me the step is not suggested mainly because apple itself confirms that in order to unlock the iPad you have to do a restore. But if it is said that this method can help you resolve the problem then you should definitely follow up this method. Also, you might want to try this method first since it might have a chance of working.
Listed below are the steps for you to hard reset the iPad:
- The first, thing to do is simply press down the home button and lock button simultaneously.
- Keep on pressing both the button until the device turns off and turns back on.
- Release the buttons when the Apple logo appears on the screen.
- Your device will restart and the iPad disabled message should be gone.
But, for some reason, if the methods don’t work, you can simply follow up on the other methods but simply don’t forget that the other methods will definitely gonna erase everything on your iPad.
In conclusion, there might be some other ways to do so but above-stated methods are pretty much the most recommended methods, even by Apple if you wish to reset your device on your own. Although, you must make sure or keep in mind that, resetting your iPad will erase the data from your iPad. Also, you might want to keep in mind that the 3rd method does provide you with the chance to back up your files but I’m not sure that it might work but hey who guarantees it, maybe it works.
Note: Another important note to keep in mind is that in the case where you find your iPad to be stolen, you might want to reconsider of erasing it with the help of iCloud services since doing so will erase the data for safety purposes but after that, you simply won’t be able to track it.
Well, that’s that for the article, if you face issues related to the topic feel free to read and utilize the methods stated above in order to confront the problem with ease. Cheers!