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How to Unlock iPad without Passcode—4 Smart Methods

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Forgot iPad passcode and your iPad says iPad is disable or iPad unavailable on the lock screen, how can you unlock the iPad without a passcode? Try different passwords and finally the iPad is security lockout, how can you access the locked iPad? Don’t worry. It is indeed an annoying experience when you cannot figure out the correct password for an iPad. But, you are in the right place. You can learn 4 working methods in this article to help you unlock iPad without passcode or iTunes or iCloud or even the computer. All below methods can help you to bypass the passcode, Touch ID, and Face ID on your iPad within simple instructions. Let’s dive into it.


Method 1: Bypass iPad Passcode with iTunes

If your iPad is not updated to iPadOS 15.2 or later, you would get the message “iPad is disabled, connect to iTunes” after entering the wrong passcode. This is the security feature designed by Apple, which can help to protect your iPad from unauthorized access. Even in iPadOS 15.2 or later version, you can still use iTunes to restore iPhone to factory settings even Apple changes the warning message to “iPad Unavailable”.

Step 1: Connect the iPad to a computer with the latest iTunes installed.

Step 2: Make your iPad enter recovery mode. Then open iTunes on the computer.

Step 3: A prompt comes out asking you to update or restore the iPad to fix the iPad problem. Go to click the Restore button.

Step 4: Here, iTunes needs your confirmation about the restoring. Click the Restore and Update button so that iTunes will begin restoring your iPad to factory settings automatically. Finally, all data are erased from the iPad, including all passcodes and locks on the iPad.

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Method 2: Unlock an iPad without Passcode by Cocosenor iPhone Passcode Tuner

Cocosenor iPhone Passcode Tuner is an easy and fast way to unlock your iPad without using passcode and iTunes. With this iOS passcode unlocker, you can easily remove all iPad contents and settings, including your iPad screen locks. This tool supports all series of iPhone, iPad, and iPod in almost all iOS versions. To unlock the disabled or unavailable iPad, you just need to install the program and then finish the unlocking within simple clicks. Now, you can download Cocosenor iPhone Passcode Tuner to unlock the iPad forgotten passcode.

Step 1: Navigate to Cocosenor’s official website and download iPhone Passcode Tuner. After that, install it on your Windows computer.

Step 2: Launch the software and you can see several options on the screen. Choose the Unlock Lock Screen option and then click “Start” on the next screen.

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Step 3: Plug your iPad into the computer with a USB cable. Then boot the iPad into recovery mode.  Click “Next” on the software interface and your iPad will be detected automatically by the program.

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Step 4: On this screen, you can see the iPad’s firmware version and its model.  Click “Download” to get the firmware package for your iPad. If you want to change the default location to save the package, you can click “Select” on the Save path section to choose your location before downloading the firmware package.

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Step 5: The last step is to click “Unlock” to erase everything on the iPad. The resetting process will run automatically and you need to keep iPad in recovery mode all the time.

Minutes later, you will see the successful message on the screen. Meanwhile, the iPad restarts on the Hello screen.  And you can set it up as a new device.

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Method 3: Remove iPad passcode via Find My

If you have no computer along side, how can you unlock disabled or unavailable iPad without passcode or iTunes or computer? Yes, Apple has already taken this into consideration. Its iCloud Find My iPad function can help to erase iPad remotely only if you have enabled Find My iPad function on the locked iPad and the iPad is connected to a stable network. Of course, the Apple ID password is required during the unlocking process.

Step 1: Get another working iOS device and then tap the Find My app on the screen.

Step 2: Sign in with your Apple ID to use iCloud. The Apple ID should be the one which is activated on the locked iPad.

Step 3: Tap the Devices option on the bottom and then select your locked iPad.

Step 4: Scroll up and tap Erase This Device option. It will inform you that all contents and settings will be erased. Tap the Continue button and then the Erase button.  You might need to input the Apple ID password again. After that, the iPad will be erased and removed all contents.

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Method 4: Erase Unavailable iPad from Erase iPad Option

There is a new security feature of iPadOS 15.2 and later—Erase iPad function. When you input incorrect passwords to unlock your iPad, you will see the iPad Unavailable message. And after multiple tries, the Erase iPad option comes for you to remove the lock screen without a computer.

Step 1: Enter possible passcodes on your iPad screen until you see the Erase iPad option.

Step 2: Tap Erase iPad option and then tap it again on Erase All Content & Settings screen.

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Step 3: Enter the Apple ID for your account on the iPad and the erasing process starts immediately. After the iPad restarts, you can set it up as a new device or restore it from previous backup.

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Bottom Lines:

If you forgot the iPad passcode, you can learn different methods in this article to unlock the iPad. You can choose the best one according to your situation. No matter which method you choose, it is bound to lose contents and settings on the iPad.  It is highly recommended you to back up the iPad data regularly.




Kokou Adzo is the editor and author of He is passionate about business and tech, and brings you the latest Startup news and information. He graduated from university of Siena (Italy) and Rennes (France) in Communications and Political Science with a Master's Degree. He manages the editorial operations at

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