"I locked my iPad mini but forgot the password, now I cant get back in it. How do I unlock iPad passcode without using my computer because I don't know what wires to hook up. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!"
Have you ever forgotten iPad passcode? This would essentially mean that you have been locked out of the iPad and you may not be able to do anything with the device. This problem can be further compounded if you don't have access to a computer. If you are in the same situation, don't worry, there are still several methods to unlock an iPad without a computer. In this article, we will show you how to unlock iPad Pro/Air/mini/iPad with or without computer. Read on and find the solution right away.
If Siri can still recognize your voice, you can use it to bypass the iPad lock screen without using a computer. Here's how to do that:
Begin by asking Siri to launch an app you don't have on the iPad. Siri will tell you the app doesn't exist and offer to find it on the App Store.
When the App Store icon appears on the screen, tap on it and a new window will appear asking you to either "select the last app or Update other apps" or "push twice on the home button".
Swipe over this screen task and regain access to the device.
Please note that this method will only work on iPad running iOS 10.3.2. If your iPad running iOS 10.4 or above versions like iOS 11, iOS 12, iOS 13, iOS 14 keep reading to find the workable way for you.
If Find My iPhone is enabled on your iPad previously, you can make use of this feature to unlock the device via iCloud remotely. Follow these simple steps to do that:
Navigate to https://www.icloud.com/ on another iOS device or your computer and login in with your Apple ID and password.
Click on "Find iPhone" and then select the iPad in "All Devices".
Click on "Erase iPad" and this will erase all the data on the device along with the passcode, allowing you to access the device.
Please note that this method won't work for you if you forgot your Apple ID and password. In such case, you cannot log into the iCloud official website to erase the iPad and its password.
If you had set up the Auto Erase option on your iPad, then you may be able to unlock iPad using this feature. Essentially, this feature allows the device to be erased when you enter the incorrect passcode for 10 times. But it is important to note that this method will only work if the feature had been enabled in Settings before your iPad is locked.
Here's how to enable the Auto Erase feature on your iPhone/iPad:
Head to Settings and tap on "Touch ID & Passcode".
Scroll down to find "Erase Data" and enable it.
The next time you forgot the passcode, enter the wrong passcode 10 times and the iPad will be erased and restated as a brand new device.
If the Siri method not work for you or you hadn't enable Find My iPhone or Auto Erase feature on your iPad, your only option to unlock the iPad is using third-party unlocking tools on a computer. One of the best choice to remove iPad password is FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker. This tool is designed to easily remove screen lock from iPad without password.
Here’s How to Unlock iPad from Screen Lock without Password:
To use FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker to unlock the iPad, download and install the program on to your PC or Mac and then follow these very simple steps below:
Step 1: Launch the program on your computer and choose "Unlock Screen Passcode" and then connect the iPad to the computer using USB cable.
Step 2: Once the program detects the device, click on "Start" and you will be prompted to download the latest firmware package. Choose the save patch and click "Download" to proceed.
Step 3: When the firmware is successfully downloaded to your computer, click "Start Unlock" to begin removing screen passcode from the iPad.
Also, you can choose the "Unlock Apple ID" option from the main interface and then follow the on-screen instruction to remove Apple ID/iCloud account from your iPad.
Another simple way to unlock the iPad is to restore it in iTunes. This method is highly effective but you should keep in mind that it will result in total data loss. Here's how to unlock the iPad in iTunes:
Connect the iPad to the computer using USB cable and then launch iTunes.
When the iPad appears in iTunes, click on "Restore iPad".
iTunes will ask if you need to back up the iPad before restoring. It may be a good idea to choose to back up the device if you don't have a recent backup since this method often results in data loss. You can choose to skip this step as well if you want.
Click "Restore" in the confirmation box that appears and wait for the iPad to restart after the restore.
When the restore process is complete, the iPad will be erased including its passcode and you can then set up the device as new and even set up a new passcode.
Now you've learned how to unlock iPad passcode with or without computer. Some of these ways may not only remove iPad password, but also erase all contents on the device, so you'd better make sure that you have backed up the iPad before. Then after unlocking, you can restore iPad from backup. If you want to recover data from backup selectively, we suggest you try a professional data recovery tool - FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. This programs can help you recover data from iPhone/iPad, or from iTunes/iCloud backup. Why not have it a try?
By Fay J. Melton
Posted on Oct 10, 2019, 14:40:11
Fay J. Melton has explored the area of technology and software for more than 5 years and he is enthusiastic about helping users solve various technology issues.