How to Fix iPad Is Disabled Connect to iTunes with or without iTunes

Lisa Ou

Dec 01, 2020 16:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

It’s okay if you enter the wrong iPad password for 1 to 5 attempts. If you enter an incorrect iPad passcode for 6 attempts, you can see “iPad is disabled. Try again in 1 minute.”. Consequently, you will be notified with “iPad is disabled. Try again in 5 minutes.”, “iPad is disabled. Try again in 15 minutes.”, “iPad is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes.”, and “iPad is disabled. Connect to iTunes.”.

How to Fix iPad Is Disabled Connect to iTunes with or without iTunes

When your iPad says disabled, you should solve the problem immediately. Otherwise, your iPhone will be locked permanently. All your stored files are unavailable. What you can do when you forgot the passcode on your iPad? You can check the following disabled iPhone troubleshooting methods.

1. Unlock a Disabled iPad without iTunes

No matter why your iPad or iPhone is locked or disabled, you can use FoneLab iOS Unlocker to wipe the password successfully. The iPhone password unlocker tool can fix iPhone disabled after several attempts, forgotten iPhone screen passcode, second-hand iPhone without password, etc.

You can get the highest success rate to unlock a disabled iPad without iTunes or iCloud. Be aware that you need to remember your correct Apple ID and passcode before unlocking your disabled iPad. It is a required way to prove that you are the real owner of this locked iPad.

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Free download FoneLab iOS Unlocker on your Windows or Mac computer. Don’t worry that your iPad gets disabled by too many passcode entries. Just choose Wipe Passcode in the first place from top to bottom.

unlock interface

Connect your disabled iPad to the computer with a lightning USB cable. Click Start in the main interface.

start to wipe passcode

You can see Device Category, Device type, Device Model, and iOS Version. Check and correct the wrong information. Later, click Start to confirm and move on.

confirm device information

Wait for a while to complete the firmware downloading process. After that, click Unlock to wipe the screen password.

firmware downloaded successfully

To fix the iPad is disabled and won’t connect to iTunes, you will be required to type 0000 under the Unlock confirmation blank. At last, click Unlock to enable a disabled iPad.

unlock fonfirmation

2. 3 Ways to Fix iPad Is Disabled Connect to iTunes

If you think you can handle the disabled iPhone without unlocking tools, you can also try the following ways to fix the iPad disabled connect to iTunes error. Here’re the detailed ways to restore and reset a disabled iPad.

Way 1: Remove Password from a Disabled iPad with Face ID

Hold and press the Top button and either Volume button at the same time.

Don’t release two buttons until you see the power off slider. Drag the slider and turn off the iPad.

Hold the Top button on iPad. Then use a lightning USB cable to connect the iPad to your computer.

When you see the recovery mode screen on iPad, you can release the Top button.

After removing the forgotten iPad passcode, you need to set up iPad completely. It would be better to restore iPad with previous backup files.

remove password with face id

Way 2: Unlock a Disabled iPad with a Home Button

Hold and press the Top button on iPad. When you see the power off slider on iPad screen, you can release this button.

Drag the power off slider to turn off iPad.

Hold the Home button while connecting the iPad to your computer with a USB cable.

Stop holding the Home button until the iPad recovery mode screen appears.

Restore iPad data and settings after unlocking your iPad.

remove password with home button

Way 3: Restore iPad and Remove Passcode with iTunes Backup

Use a lightning USB cable to connect your disabled iPad to the computer.

For macOS Catalina users, you can see the iPad icon appears on the left panel of the Finder window. Or you can go to iTunes 12 to find your iPad icon on the top left corner.

Choose Restore when you are prompted with the option of Restore or Update.

It takes some time for Finder or iTunes to download software for iPad. If the entire process takes more than 15 minutes, you need to repeat the above process to fix the disabled iPad connect to iTunes.

Set up and reset the disabled iPad manually.

restore ipad with itunes

3. FAQs of iPad Is Disabled Connect to iTunes

What do you do if your iPad is disabled and won’t connect to iTunes?

You can reboot the iPad, restart the computer, and update iTunes to fix iPad is disabled and won’t connect to iTunes. Or you can reset a disabled without iTunes. There are still many other iPhone unlocking tools you can use.

Can you fix iPad is disabled connect to iTunes without a computer?

Yes, you can use iCloud to fix a disabled iPad won’t connect to iTunes. Just sign in to the iCloud website with your iCloud ID and password on another iOS device, like an iPhone or iPad. Choose Find My iPad on the screen. Select your iPad from the All Devices drop-down list on the top. Choose Erase iPad and confirm to factory reset iPad with iCloud. Your disabled iPad will be erased. So you can unlock the iPad without password.

Of course, all iOS data and settings are removed by iCloud as well. If you want to fix iPad is disabled connect to iTunes without losing data, you need to restore the iPad with the latest backup file.

How to fix iTunes not recognizing the disabled iPad?

You need to use a trusted computer to reset iPad and remove password with iTunes. If you have never synced with iTunes, your disabled iPad cannot be recognized by iTunes. Then use a new USB cable to connect your iPad to the computer. To get iTunes to recognize a disabled iPad, you need to put your iPad into the recovery mode correctly.

That’s all to fix iPad is disabled connect to iTunes. You can connect iPad to iTunes when it is disabled. If nothing happens, you can use FoneLab iOS Unlocker to bypass iPad activation lock and remove password. By the way, you need to think twice before resetting a disabled iPad. If you fix iPad is disabled connect to iTunes without restore, your stored files and personal settings will be erased.

Unless you use an iOS data recovery tool immediately can you save iPad data back. Otherwise, those erased iPad files will be overwritten by new files permanently. Do you have any other questions about unlocking a disabled iPad? You can feel free to contact us or leave comments below.

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