4 Best Ways to Unlock a Disabled iPad with/without Apple ID

Lisa OuUpdated by Lisa Ou / Jun 07, 2021 15:20

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4 Best Ways to Unlock a Disabled iPad with/without Apple ID

These errors will happen when you have input incorrect screen passcode too many times on your iPad. Maybe you forget your passcode of your old iPad. Or your iPad is touched by a child many times by mistake when you are not paying attention to it. So how to unlock a disabled iPad?

Firstly, you should note that your iPad will be disabled forever after 10 times wrong attempts. And the only way to unlock the disabled iPad is to erase all the data and settings, including the screen passcode. Of course, if you don’t want to wait for nearly an hour to unlock your iPad, it’s also a good way. This article will introduce 4 efficient ways to restore and unlock your disabled iPad.

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1. How to Unlock a Disabled iPad Easily without Apple ID

There are many ways to reset and unlock a disabled iPad, but you should choose and try it carefully. If you also don’t remember your Apple ID, please do not directly restore your iPad through iTunes or iCloud. That’s because you still need to input your Apple ID after unlocking. Using FoneLab iOS Unlocker is the easiest and safest way, which will remove all the data and passwords and turn your iPad into a new one.

  1. Wipe the screen passcode and unlock the disabled iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
  2. Reset iOS devices to the default settings.
  3. Need no passcode or Apple ID.
  4. Compatible with all the Apple devices, models, and versions.
FoneLab iOS Unlocker
FoneLab iOS Unlocker

FoneLab Helps you unlock iPhone screen, Removes Apple ID or its password, Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

  • Helps you unlock iPhone screen.
  • Removes Apple ID or its password.
  • Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

Step 1Download and launch FoneLab iOS Unlocker on Windows/Mac. Connect your iPad to the computer through a USB cable and keep the connection stable. To remove the screen passcode and unlock your iPad, click the Wipe Passcode button.

wipe ipad passcode

Then click the Start button on the next page to recognize the information about your iPad.

start to remove screen passcode

Step 2The Device Category, Device Type, Device Model, and the iOS version are listed, and you should check all of the information and correct it if needed. After confirming, you should click the Start button to download the corresponding firmware package that is compatible with your iPad.

check ipad info

Step 3After a few minutes of downloading, you can click the Unlock button to start wiping the passcode and unlocking your disabled iPad without a passcode.

unlock disabled ipad

If you don’t open iTunes on the computer, you will be required to confirm to unlock your iPad. Input the 0000 number in the box and click the Unlock button.

unlock confirmation code
FoneLab iOS Unlocker
FoneLab iOS Unlocker

FoneLab Helps you unlock iPhone screen, Removes Apple ID or its password, Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

  • Helps you unlock iPhone screen.
  • Removes Apple ID or its password.
  • Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

2. How to Unlock the Disabled iPad through Find My iPad

Find My iPad is a useful function on iCloud to control your iPad and unlock your disabled iPad remotely. Thus you don’t need to connect your iPad to the computer. Here are the steps:

Step 1Open the official website of iCloud on any browser and click the Find My iPad button.

Step 2Then click the All Devices menu and click the desired device.

Step 3Click the Erase button to start clearing all the data and settings. Then you can unlock your disabled iPad without inputting the passcode.

icloud erase ipad remotely

3. 2 Ways to Unlock your Disabled iPad via iTunes

Method 1: Restore all the data of the iPad to unlock the disabled iPad

Step 1Launch iTunes on your computer, and make sure it is the latest version. Connect your iPad to the computer via a USB cable. Then you can find your iPad is shown on iTunes.

Step 2Click the Summary menu, and then click the Restore iPad... button on the right side. After a confirming window pop up, click the Restore button again to start resetting your iPad.

restore ipad with itunes

Method 2: Enter the recovery mode to unlock the disabled iPad

The way to enter the recovery mode of different models is different from each other. And the iPad is divided into two types: those with a home button and those without a home button.

For the iPad with a Home button: Press both the Home and the Wake/Sleep button at the same time, and hold the state for a few seconds until the recovery screen appears.

For the iPad without a Home button: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Then press and hold the Top button to enter the recovery mode.

ipad recovery mode

After entering the recovery mode, you should launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPad to it via a USB cable. Then a window will pop up to ask you what to do with this iPad. Click the Restore button to erase all the data and passcode. Then you can unlock your disabled iPad smoothly.

confirm to restore ipad

4. FAQs of Unlocking a Disabled iPad

Can I unlock my disabled iPad without losing data?

No. Every method will erase all the data and settings of your iPad. If you open your iCloud to upload files all the time, then you can find the important data on iCloud and back it up to your iPad.

How to unlock a disabled iPad without Apple ID?

When you forget the Apple ID, you can’t reset your disabled iPad at will. You should use FoneLab iOS Unlocker to remove Apple ID and screen passcode to unlock your disabled iPad successfully.

What can I do to fix a disabled iPad if it is disabled to connect to iTunes?

You can also use the Find My iPad function on iCloud. It doesn’t need a connection to iTunes, and you can even unlock your disabled iPad remotely.

Conclusion

No matter your iPad is disabled for 60 minutes or forever, you can use the mentioned 4 ways to fix and unlock your disabled iPad. And the recommended easiest and safest way is to use FoneLab iOS Unlocker to wipe the passcode and unlock the disabled iPad, which only requires your iPad, a USB cable and there’s no need for any password.

FoneLab iOS Unlocker
FoneLab iOS Unlocker

FoneLab Helps you unlock iPhone screen, Removes Apple ID or its password, Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

  • Helps you unlock iPhone screen.
  • Removes Apple ID or its password.
  • Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.
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