Have you been locked out of your iPad? Are you unable to access any of its contents until you can figure out a way to unlock it? Bummer, right? If your iPad is locked, you are likely staring at the lock screen in dismay, unsure of what to do next. Don’t worry. You have come to the right place. This article comprehensively discusses five non-tech-savvy ways to unlock an iPad. Want to find out? Keep reading.
Method 1: Forgot iPad Passcode? Use Mobitrix LockAway to Unlock - The Fastest and Easiest Way
Being locked out of your iPad by the same passcode meant to lock out others can ruin your entire day. But it doesn't have to. Not with Mobitrix LockAway. This is a dedicated iPad unlocking tool. It can remove the screen lock and enable you to access your iPad within 20 minutes.
The R&D team behind it has over ten years of experience in iOS/iPadOS cracking. They are dedicated to ensuring 100% privacy protection and security when using LockAway to unlock your iPad. Mobitrix LockAway is also easy to use for everybody and doesn't require any technical skills.
Scenarios where you may use Mobitrix LockAway
- When you cannot recall your iPad passcode
- You acquired a second-hand iPad
- You made too many incorrect passcode attempts and encountered “iPad is disabled try again in X minutes/ connect to iTunes.”
- Your Face/Touch ID doesn't work flawlessly
- Your device's screen is cracked up
- Begin by downloading and installing Mobitrix LockAway
- On the main menu, select Unlock Screen Passcode.
- Click Start to remove the iPad passcode
- The iPad Unlocking is successful!
Unlock Screen Passcode
Remove iPad Passcode
Removing screen Lock
Unlock is completed
Method 2: Unlock a Disabled iPad Via an iPadOS 15.2 Trick
"Erase iPad" is an option found on the lockout screen of Apple devices running on iPadOS 15.2 or later. It is situated at the bottom of your “iPad is disabled” screen. In iPadOS 15.2 or later, "iPad is disabled'' is replaced with iPad Unavailable or with Security Lockout.
This feature can wipe all the data on your iPad, including the passcode, without a computer. "Erase iPad" can bypass your iPad lock and delete the passcode. Erasing the passcode allows you to set up the device as new. It is a handy option when your iPad is locked, and you cannot access a mac or PC.
Requirements for using this option:
- The locked iPad must be operating on iPadOS 15.2 or later
- You have already used your Apple ID to sign into the locked iPad. You will not see this option if you had not logged into iCloud before being locked out.
- Find My has been enabled on the locked iPad
- You must know your Apple ID password
- Your locked iPad must have internet access
- To see this option, you must have input the wrong passcode at least seven times. After the seventh attempt, you will be prompted with a “Security Lockout try again in 15 minutes''screen. The Erase iPad option is at the bottom center of your screen.
- Tap Erase iPad.
- Tap Erase iPad again. This will lead you to a Sign out of Apple ID interface. Enter your Apple ID password to erase your iPad.
- The locked iPad will show the erasing progress with the white Apple logo.
- Your iPad will start automatically once the entire process is complete.
Method 3: Bypass iPad Passcode via Find My (iCloud.com)
Find My is Apple's global device tracking software. It is the ultimate app for anything that is location-related. The app also has an "Erase it with ease" feature that can help you reset your disabled iPad. This feature can delete all your data and settings, including the passcode. Deleting the passcode allows you to reset your iPad.
Note: Erasing your iPad does not change your iPadOS version. It only wipes your data and settings. When visiting iCloud.com, you may use a computer or phone browser. If you don't have one with you, you may borrow it from someone else.
Requirements for using Find My:
- Find My must have been enabled on the locked iPad
- The locked iPad has not logged out of your iCloud account.
- The disabled iPad has an internet connection
- You must know your Apple ID & password
- Sign in to iCloud.com on any browser.
- Enter your Apple ID and password to sign in to iCloud.
- Click Find iPhone from the main menu and enter your Apple ID password once again to Sign in.
- Tap All Devices at the top center of your screen and select the iPad you want to unlock.
- Click Erase iPad. A popup menu will appear saying Erase this iPad? Then click Erase.
- Next, enter your Apple ID password again to proceed.
- A message with a verification code will arrive on your trusted device. Enter the verification code to continue.
- The iCloud website will be prompted with an Erase Started popup. Click OK.
- Your iPad will show the progress of erasing with the white apple logo. Wait for your iPad to restart once the erasing progress finishes. And then set up a new passcode.
Click Find iPhone
Click erase iPad
Method 4: Fix a Disabled iPad via iTunes
Recovery mode is an in-built iPadOS troubleshooting feature. It lets you use the Finder or iTunes app via a computer to diagnose and fix the issues with your iPad. When putting your iPad into this mode, you are not required to provide your passcode.
In recovery mode, you can choose whether to restore or update your device. By selecting "Restore", you can erase all data on your iPad, including the passcode. Once you have erased the device, you can set it up afresh.
You will need a PC or a Mac
If you intend to use a PC, it must be running on Windows 8 or later. You must also install the latest version of iTunes.
If you will be using a Mac:
For macOS Catalina or later, you should open a Finder Window
For macOS Mojave or earlier, you should install and open the latest iTunes version
- You will also need a compatible USB cable.
Steps: (For Windows users)
Switch off your iPad
If your iPad is connected to the computer, unplug it
Turn the iPad off using the appropriate method for its model:
If it has no home button: press and hold the top button with one of the volume buttons. Keep holding until the power off slider appears.
If it has a home button: Press and hold the top button until the power off slider pops up.
Drag the slider to switch off your iPad, then wait a minute to ensure it switches off entirely.
Put your iPad into recovery mode
Prepare for this process by identifying the button you will need to press and hold in the next step:
For iPad models that lack a home button, use the top button
For iPad models that have a home button, use the Home button
Press down and hold the right button on your iPad, then immediately connect the iPad to the computer. Do this without letting go of the button.
Hold the button until you see the recovery mode interface on your iPad. You can then let go of the button.
Restore your iPad
On the computer your device is connected to, go to iTunes or Finder and locate your iPad
A message will pop up “There is a problem with the iPad “iPad” that requires it to be updated or restored”. Choose Restore.
Restore iPad via iTune
Click Restore and Update.
Your computer will download the Software Update for your iPad and start the restoration process.
Once the software update is downloaded, iTunes will pop up “iTunes will erase and restore your iPad to iPadOS 15.4.1 and will verify the restore with Apple. ” Then click Restore.
Your iPad will show the restoration process bar with the white apple logo. Wait for the procedure to finish.
Once the procedure is completed successfully, your iPad will restart automatically.
Unplug your iPad, set it up, and proceed to use it.
A Free Bonus: How to Unlock a Disabled iPad via iPhonePass Without Data Loss
Have you ever wondered if you can unlock your iPad without restore as well as securing your data simultaneously? Well, with iPhonePass, you can. iPhonePass is a free unlocking tool by Mobitrix. It enables Apple users to unlock a disabled iPad without losing data.
The iPad models supported have a CPU chip vulnerability. This vulnerability makes it possible to obtain super authority over the devices through jailbreaking. Jailbreaking then allows you to delete and modify your passcode.
The following iPad models are supported by iPhonePass:
- iPad 5-7
- iPad Air (1-2)
- iPad mini (2-4)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (1-2)
- iPad Pro 9.7 (1)
- iPad Pro 10.5 (1)
- A Mac
- Download the lock removal tool, iPhonePass
- Download a jailbreak software, preferably Checkra1n
Note: I recommend downloading Checkra1n since it is perfect, easy to operate, and widely accepted. However, Checkra1n only works on macOS.
- Run Checkra1n and tap Start to jailbreak your iPad
- Checkra1n will now install a jailbreak program. Do not disconnect your iPad until this is done
- After jailbreaking, avoid operating or setting up the device
- Connect your iPad to the Mac computer
- Let your iPad and the computer establish a network link. Then open "Terminal" on the Mac and type the command "sudo iproxy 22 44."
- You can see a series of entire scripts appearing on your screen. Double click on “deliphonepass.sh” to delete the script for removing your screen password
- Remove the passcode, then double-click to erase the script "deliphonepass.sh."
Enter “iproxy 22 44”
Delete “deliphonepass.sh” file
Once you have done this, your iPad screen lock is removed without deleting any other data. You can then access your iPad normally and set a new passcode.
After resetting the passcode, it is recommended you switch off the jailbroken state of your iPad. Jailbreaking puts your iPad at a security risk. This is a severe problem, but Mobitrix Perfix, a repair software, can fix it. It turns off the jailbroken state without affecting your data.
How to Avoid Getting a Disabled iPad Again？
- Set up an additional unlocking method using Face ID or Touch ID
- Become proactive by taking regular backups. You can back up your iPad with iCloud, Mac, or iTunes on your PC.
- Disable the Raise to Wake and Tap to wake options. When these settings are activated, tapping on your iPad screen or raising the iPad activates the screen. Disabling them can help you avoid accidentally activating your iPad, especially when carrying it in your bag or pocket.
- Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch, then disable Tap to Wake.
- Proceed to Display and Brightness and turn off the Raise to Wake.
- Create an easy-to-remember passcode. For example, you may use a four-digit code instead of a six-digit code.
- If you are letting someone else use your phone, remove your passcode or Face ID.
- Use Guided access
A locked iPad is inconvenient, but you don't have to remain stuck with it. This article has reviewed valuable methods to help you figure out how to unlock an iPad. By following the steps listed in this post, you should be able to unlock and reset your disabled iPad.
But, if you are in a hurry and prefer an easy but fast option, use Mobitrix LockAway. When using this tool, you only have to follow a few steps and make a few clicks. Alternatively, you may use Mobitrix iPhonePass. Both tools are efficient and will live up to your expectations.