Forgot iPad Password? Unlock Your iPad with Video Guides

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2022-10-12 / Update for  iPad

What to do if you forgot iPad password? We use passwords for almost all the gadgets to protect our personal data. Since you have so many passwords to remember, you tend to forget one or two. It is very common yet unwanted situation when you are locked out of your iPad since you don't remember the password. Instead of panicking and feeling helpless wherein you forgot iPad password, you can check out these five easy ways through which you can unlock or factory reset your iPad successfully.

Part 1. Reset iPad with Software When You Forgot iPad Password

Can't remember iPad passcode? The easiest method of unlocking your iPad is using this highly recommended tool called Tenorshare 4uKey. It removes your iPad passcode without the help of iTunes. Follow the steps below to know how you can solve forgot iPad passcode with 4uKey.

  • Download, install and launch the 4uKey tool on your laptop or PC and connect your locked iPad to it with a USB lightning cable. Click "Start" to begin.

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  • When 4uKey detects your iPad, click on "Next" to continue.

  • And then on the next window click on "Download" to download the latest firmware package.

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  • Once the download is completed, click on "Start Remove" and your iPad passcode removal progress will be shown on the screen.

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  • In a few minutes, your iPad will be successfully unlocked. After it restarts, set it up as a new device.

Part 2. Erase iPad Directly If Forgot iPad Passcode

Since the iPadOS 15.2 update, it is possible to erase iPad on the lock screen directly if you forgot iPad password as long as your Apple ID has been logged in on your locked iPad with available network. It is simple and convenient.

  • Enter wrong passcodes several times until you see the Erase iPad option at the bottom of iPad Unavailable/Security Lockout screen.

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  • Select Erase iPad and tap on it again to continue. Then enter your Apple ID password to start the erasing process.

Part 3. Use Find My iPad to Remove iPad Passcode

Besides Erase iPhone on iPad Unavailable/Security Lockout screen, there is another way to erase iPad passcode with Apple ID. You can unlock your iPad with the help of iCloud if you have turned on "Find My iPad" feature. Here's how you can use iCloud if you are in situation like "I forgot my iPad password".

  • Open your computer and launch any browser and then navigate to iCloud website to login.
  • After logging in, click on Find iPhone option, and then select your locked iPad from "All Devices". Click on "Erase iPad".

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  • Your iPad will be reset and the forgotten passcode will be removed with Find My iPad on iCloud.

Actually if you also have an iPhone and use the same Apple ID, you can erase your iPad in Find My app on iPhone.

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Part 4. Unlock iPad with iTunes When You Forgot iPad Password

Using iTunes to unlock a locked iPad is the most common way if you can't remember password for iPad. For this method to work, your iPad should have been previously synced with iTunes, if not then this method will be of no use!

  • Connect your locked iPad to your computer. Open iTunes on PC or Finder on Mac.
  • Click on the "Device" icon and then click on "Summary"/"General". Now click on "Restore iPad".

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Your iPad will be restored to the original factory settings and all the data in your iPad including the passcode will be erased. You can restore your iPad with a previously backup to get all your data back.

Part 5. Unlock iPad Without Passcode In Recovery Mode Restore

In case you have not synced your iPad with iTunes earlier, then Recovery Mode can be used to get out of this situation. It is a bit complicated but viable nonetheless. Follow the steps below to put your iPad in Recovery Mode and then solving the problem of "I forgot my iPad passcode".

  • Connect your iPad to iTunes or Finder on your computer.
  • For iPad with Home button, press and hold the Home and Power button till you see "Connect to iTunes" on the iPad screen.
    For iPad without Home button, press the Volume Up button then Volume Dowe button, now press and hold the Power button till you see recovery mode screen.
  • Then iTunes will show a prompt message saying "There is a problem with the iPad", and select "Restore".

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This is a simple way of restoring your iPad and unlocking it if iTunes does not recognize your iPad.


Forgot iPad passcode is a very annoying scenario. These above methods will help you overcome the problem if you have forgot iPad Mini/Pro passcode and will let you access your information and restore backup data in your iPad again. As sometimes iTunes tends to malfunction, you can use the alternative methods mentioned above to unlock your iPad. The most recommended way is Tenorshare 4uKey which can be used to unlock your iOS devices in simple steps. Go for it!