3 Methods to Wipe/Reset a Locked iPad Without Passcode


Apr 18, 2021 (Updated: Apr 21, 2022) • Filed to: iPhone Passcode Unlocker

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People usually use passcode security on their iPads because it keeps intruders away from the device. However, it can be troublesome if the user forgets the passcode. In this situation, the users cannot get access to their devices.

Fortunately, there are some ways effective to bypass the screen lock and wipe a locked iPad to factory settings. In this article, we will tell you how to wipe a locked iPad without passcode. You will get rid of this problem without any hassle. Read on!

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What Can I Do If I Forgot My Locked iPad Passcode

You might have just changed your passcode, but you forget it after some time. Worse still, you have entered the wrong passcodes several times and got your iPad locked. Perhaps, you bought a second-hand iPad online and don't know the passcode.

Well, no matter you are in which scenarios, using proper methods can help you wipe a locked iPad without passcode and reset the device to factory settings. You can do it using the following ways:

Method 1: Wipe/Reset Locked iPad Without Passcode via Professional Tool – iDelock

Unlike the official methods might put limitations on you, it's hassle-free to unlock your iPad using a third-party tool.

WooTechy iDelock is the best tool for wiping a locked iPad without any hassle. You don't need Apple ID/password or anything else. With a high success rate, iDelock and help you get rid of the screen passcode. It does not require much time. And you don't need to be tech-savvy.

Features of iDelock:

  • Wipe your iPad within a few clicks thanks to its beginner-friendly interface.

  • Compatible with all iPadOS/iOS versions, including the latest iOS 15.

  • Effective to bypass screen lock, the MDM, Apple ID, Screen Time passcode.

  • Offer a free download to check the compatibility of your iPad.

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Watch Video Tutorial of how to wipe locked iPad without passcode

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[Video Transcript]

Before you use iDelock, you must know that it will delete all data on your device. You also need to keep your phone connected during the process; otherwise, you will have to start the process again.

Step 1. Launch iDelock on your computer. For wiping the iPad without the passcode, you need to click on "Unlock Screen Passcode".

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Step 2. Now, you need to connect your iPad to the computer via USB cable.Then, click on Next. If your device is not recognized, follow the instructions on your screen to put your device in the DFU/Recovery mode.

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Step 3. iDelock will detect your device model automatically. Click on Download. The firmware will be downloaded and extracted within a few minutes.

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Step 4. After extraction, iDelock will ask for confirmation. You need to enter "000000" to confirm the process. Then, click on Unlock.

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Once your device enters the removing screen lock stage, you only need to wait for a few minutes. After that, you can use your device.

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Method 2: Wipe Locked iPad Without Password Using iTunes

If you don't want to use any third-party tool or software, then you should consider using iTunes. You can wipe locked iPad without passcode using iTunes. However, there is a prerequisite on this method:

Prerequisite: Your device must have been synced with iTunes. If you have ever done it before, you can use this method. Otherwise, you need to use Method 1.

How to Wipe a Locked iPad Using iTunes

Step 1. Open your computer and check the version of iTunes. If you have the latest version of iTunes, you are good to go. Otherwise, you need to update iTunes first.

Step 2. Then, you should put your iPad into recovery mode. According to your iPad model, follow the steps below to enter recovery mode.

Here's how:

For an iPad without a Home button: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then, press and quickly release the Volume Down button farthest from the top button. Lastly, press and hold the Top button until the iPad enters into recovery mode.

For an iPad with a Home button: Press and hold both the Home and the Power buttons at the same time. Keep holding the buttons until you see the recovery mode screen.

Step 3. Now, locate your iPad on your PC iTunes.

Step 4. click on Restore iPad... Then, follow the instructions on the screen, and wait until the process is completed.

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Method 3: Unlock iPad Without Passcode Using iCloud

iCloud is also an alternative option to wipe your iPad to factory settings. You can use this method on any computer or iPhone/iPad. To use this method, there are the following prerequisites.

  • Find My iPad should be enabled on your device. If you have ever enabled it in the past, you are good to go. Otherwise, you need to use Method 1.

  • You must know the Apple ID and password because you will need them to log in to your account.

How to Wipe an iPad Without Passcode Using iCloud

Step 1. Choose a method depending on your device.

  • For iPad/iPhone: You need Find My iPad/iPhone application on your device. Install it and Open it. Log in with your Apple ID and password.

  • For computers: Open any browser on your computer. Open iCloud.com. Enter your credentials and log in to your account.

Step 2. Go to the Find iPhone section. Click on All Devices. You will see all devices connected to your Apple ID. Select the iPad you want to wipe or reset.

Step 3. There will be three options: Play Sound, Lost Mode, and Erase iPad. Since you need to wipe your iPad, click on Erase iPad.

Step 4. Enter the credentials again. The process will start automatically, and your iPad will be reset within a few minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Locked iPad

What is the difference between passcode and a password on an iPad?

Passcode refers to a four-digit or six-digit number that is used to unlock the screen of an iPad or iPhone. Password refers to a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. It is used for Apple ID.

What happens if you keep entering the wrong passcode on the iPad?

If you keep entering the wrong passcode, your iPad will be disabled for one minute after six consecutive wrong attempts. The time will increase with your attempts. After the 7th attempt, the iPad will get disabled for 5 minutes. If you enter the wrong password again for the 8th time, the device will be disabled for 15 minutes. After nine wrong attempts, it will be for one hour. Finally, the device will be completely disabled after the 10th attempt.

Why is my iPad asking for passcode after factory reset?

If you have never used a passcode and the iPad is asking for a passcode, you can try default passwords. It often happens after a factory reset. The default passcode might be activated on your device. You can try 123456, 000000, 1234, or 0000. You have limited attempts, so enter only these passcodes carefully and do not make any mistakes. If you cannot unlock your iPad, you need to use iDelock to get rid of the passcode.

Why is my new iPad asking for a passcode?

New iPads ask for a passcode because there is a default passcode activated on new devices. You need to enter the default passcodes that are 123456, 000000, 1234, or 0000. Any one of them will surely work for you. Once you unlock the phone, make sure to change the passcode. Moreover, you must not try again and again because your device could be disabled. Just try the default passcodes once.

Final Words

When people forget the passcode of their iPad, they need to bypass it and reset their device. Resetting means to wipe a locked iPad to factory settings. Therefore, we have explained three methods to reset an iPad without a passcode. You can use any method that is suitable for you. All methods have their prerequisites and limitations.

We recommend WooTechy iDelock because it is the best tool that can work under any circumstances. You can easily wipe your locked iPad without any experience or expertise using iDelock .

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