How to Bypass Lock Screen on iPad If You Forgot iPad Passcode

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 2 ways to remove passcode from iPad Pro/Air/mini with or without iTunes restore.

Way 1: 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.

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

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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.

Way 2: How to Unlock iPad without Passcode or Restore

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

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  • 1. Connect your iOS device with Tenorshare iPhone Unlocker and click start.
  • ready to remove passcode
  • 2. Download latest iOS firmware before you begin to unlock iPad without password.
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  • 3. 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


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.

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