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Forgot iPad Passcode? How to Unlock Disabled iPad 2023

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2022-09-08 / Update for  iPad

It happens that you enter the wrong passcodes too many times and get the iPad disabled. Your iPad is now locked, what do you do?

Normally when you get locked out of your iPad for too many wrong passcode logins, you have to remove the forgotten passcode. Here you will know how to unlock disabled iPad with 4 ways.

Method 1: How to Unlock Disabled iPad without iTunes

If iTunes can not undisable your iPad, you can consider to reset disabled iPad with Tenorshare 4uKey, a professional iPhone unlocker to undisable an iPhone, iPad and iPod. It can easily unlock disabled iPad without iTunes. To get started, free download Tenorshare 4uKey on your computer.

  • Run 4uKey program. Connect your locked iPad to the computer by using a suitable cable. Click Start to begin.

    start 4ukey
  • If the program detect your iPad, click Next to go on.

    connect device
  • Click on the Download button to download the firmware package matching for your iPad.

    download new firmware
  • After downloading, click "Start Remove" to unlock disabled iPad without passcode. The whole process will be done in several minutes.

    unlock disabled ipad with 4ukey

Method 2: How to Unlock Disabled iPad with iTunes

The usual way is to connect the disabled iPad to iTunes and restore it to default settings. This works if you have backed up your iPad to the iTunes on computer. If not, then put your iPad into recovery mode at first. The following is how to unlock disabled iPad with iTunes.

  • Open iTunes on your computer, and then connect your disabled iPad to it.
  • Then you need to put the iPad into recovery mode.

    *For iPad with Home button: press and hold iPad home button and power button at the same time.
    * For iPad without Home button: press the volume up button, then the down button. Then press and hold iPad power button

    Keep holding the buttons until you see the recovery mode screen.

    put ipad into recovery mode
  • iTunes will detect the device and pops up a messages that ask you to restore the iPad. You can restore your iPad now.

    restore ipad

Method 3. How to Unlock Disabled iPad with iCloud

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

  • Open a browser on your computer and log into iCloud website. Go to the Find iPhone section.

    sign in find my iphone
  • Click on All Devices at the top and choose your iPad from the list.
  • Click Erase iPad and follow the on-screen instructions to enter your Apple ID password to erase.

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Method 4. How to Unlock Disabled iPad without Computer

Using iCloud website to erase iPad above needs another device. Can you unlock disabled iPad without computer or another device? Yes if your iPad has been updated to iPadOS 15.2 and later.

  • After too many passcode attempts, you will see iPad Unavailable/Security Lockout screen.
  • Keep entering until you see the Erase iPad option. Tap on it and then tap it again on next screen.

    erase ipad
  • Enter your Apple ID password and you iPad will be erased and unlocked.


And that is all for how to unlock disabled iPad today. Use Tenorshare 4uKey to unlock disabled iPad without iTunes. Hey, once you get it back, you can set a new passcode to unlock your iPad. Maybe write it down on a piece of paper this time.