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3 Easy Ways to Reset iPad without Passcode or iTunes

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2021-07-02 / Update for  iPad

If you enter a wrong passcode on your iPad too many times, you will be locked out and a message will prompt that iPad is disabled. Other situations may also lead to you cannot access the iPad, like having other people accidently set the password. Don't worry, in this article you will learn 3 ways to reset iPad passcode without iTunes.

Way 1. Reset iPad Passcode without iTunes Using 4uKey

Instead of using iTunes, there are many other ways to bypass iPad passcode without iTunes. What I am going to use here is called Tenorshare 4uKey, which specializes in iOS passcode removal. You can get the free trial on below link.

  • Connect your iOS device with Tenorshare 4uKey and click start.

    ready to remove passcode
  • Download latest iOS firmware before you begin to unlock iPad without password.

    reinstall ios software on ipad
  • Run unlocking process when the firmware file is ready. The whole process can be finished in minutes.

    unlocking ipad on progress

After that, you are good to set up your iPad and restore from previous backup if you have one. Note that your iOS version will be update to newest one.

See video guide to unlock passcode on iOS device

Way 2. Factory Reset iPad without Passcode or iTunes via iCloud Find My iPhone

If you previously turen on "Find My iPhone/iPad" feature on your iPad, then you can easily unlock disabled iPad with iCloud. Here's how to unlock iPad passcode using iCloud:

  • Open a browser on your computer and go to the Find My iPhone/iPad iCloud webpage. Log-in to your account.

    sign in find my iphone
  • Once you're logged in to your account, click on All Devices at the top and choose your iPad from the list.
  • Your iPad Settings will open. Click Erase iPad and follow the on-screen instructions.

Way 3. Reset iPad without Passcode or iTunes using Siri

You can use Siri to get into locked iPad without restoring. Here is how to bypass iPad lock screen without password through Siri

  • Activate Siri by holding the Home button on your iPad for few seconds. Ask Siri the present time "What is the time, Siri?" This will display a Clock on your screen. Tap on the clock icon to access your device.
  • "This will open World Clock",tap on "+" icon to add another clock. Then in search city, type the name of any city and Click on "Select All".

    choose city
  • Further, from all options select "Share". This will bring you to a new screen of various options to share. Tap on "Message".

  • Now, a screen of "New Message" will open. In "To" field, you can hold it and then tap "paste" to paste the copied text into this field.

    new message to field

Now wait for a few seconds before pressing the Home button. This will take you to the home screen and you unlock iPad successfully.

Extra tip: How to Reset iPad Passcode in iTunes

Generally speaking, if you have forgotten the right passcode, it's less likely to unlock disabled iPad without losing data. Either iTunes or other tools will wipe out the contents so that you can crack iPad password and get into Home screen successfully.

Here is what you need to do with iTunes.

  • If iTunes can recognize your device as usual, go to Summary and Click on Restore iPad.
  • Wait for iTunes to download the firmware and set up your device again.

    restore password protected ipad with itunes

However, in most of cases, iTunes may not recognized your disabled device and keep saying "iTunes could not connect to the iPad because it is locked with a passcode." You can try to enter Recovery Mode by pressing the Home button and Power button together till you see the Connect to iTunes screen.

itunes cannot recognize ipad without passcode

You will then given the option to restore and erase your iPad. If that doesn't work, try below method to remove forgotten passcode on iPad.


Above mentioned tools are both worth trying to regain access to a locked iOS device. If you want to unlock passcode on iPad Pro/Air 2/Air/4/3/2, iPad mini 4/3/2 without iTunes restore, don't hesitate to give Tenorshare iPhone Unlocker a shot.

  Updated on 2021-07-02 / Update for  iPad

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