How do I unlock an iPad that is locked? If your iPad is disabled/unresponsive out of blue, or you happen to forget the screen passcode, then you cannot access your iPad. In such cases, you need to find a way out to unlock iPad without a password and regain access to iPad.

To get you out of the trouble, this post brings you 5 feasible ways to break into iPad without a passcode. Read on and solve your problem right now.

Unlock iPad Without Passcode

What You Should Know About iPad Unlocking

Before removing the passcode from the iPad, there are a few facts you should know about the iPad passcode.

  • After entering the wrong password on your iPad for 6 times in a row, your iPad will be disabled for a certain time. As the incorrect password attempts increase, the interval will become longer.
  • After too many unsuccessful attempts, the iPad will be completely disabled.
  • If you have enabled Erase data in Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, the iPad will automatically delete all data on it after 10 wrong attempts. You'll be able to use the iPad again but all data are gone.

So, it's suggested that you be very careful when you try every time to enter the passcode, especially the 10th time, or your iPad may be disabled, or your data will be erased.

It's also noted that most of the methods applicable for unlocking iPad without password will clear the data on your iPad, because they may ask to reset or restore your device to wipe the passcode. Therefore, it's also important to keep a backup on a regular basis.

Now let's dive into the solutions to unlocking a locked iPad. You can check the comparison table below of the 5 unlocking methods and pick a preferred way to try it out first.

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2. Erase iPad
3. iTunes
4. Recovery Mode
5. Fine My iPad

1. How to Unlock iPad Without Password Using iPhone Unlocker

This method works for you if:

  • You have trouble using iTunes (the official way) to unlock iPad.
  • Your iPad is disabled or unresponsive due to any reason.
  • You got a computer to install a third-party iPad unlocking program (and don't mind doing so).

Passvers iPhone Unlocker is an unlocking expert for iOS devices with a high success rate. This dedicated software has rescued millions of iPads and iPhones from a locked screen. No matter what the reason you got, it can remove screen passcodes like 4-digit passcode, 6-digit passcode, Touch ID, and Face ID. What's better, it requires no expertise and is foolproof for anyone to unlock iPad without passcode.

More Sparkling Features to Explore

  • Unlock used/refurbished/disabled/unresponsive iPad.
  • Easily remove Apple ID from iPad without a password.
  • Bypass iCloud Activation Lock.
  • Get rid of the Screen Time passcode.
  • Fix iPad errors like Error 3, Error 9, Error 75, etc.
  • Support all iOS versions on all models of iPad/iPhone.

Steps to Unlock iPad without Passcode

STEP 1. Free download Passvers iPhone Unlocker on a PC or Mac.

STEP 2. Connect your iPad to the computer via a USB cable and open the unlocker program.

STEP 3. Choose Wipe Passcode from the three options and it will detect your device automatically.

Please check and ensure the information is absolutely correct about your iPad. Click Start and it will download the firmware package for the device.


STEP 4. When the firmware package is downloaded, Passvers iPhone Unlocker will ask you to enter "0000" to confirm the unlocking.

STEP 5. When you confirm the unlocking, the program will begin unlocking your iPad.

STEP 6. Wait till the unlocking process continues. When it finishes, your iPad will be unlocked successfully.

Now you can set up your iPad and restore everything from iCloud or iTunes backup. You won't lose your data if you have an iCloud/iTunes backup.

2. How to Unlock iPad Without Password by Erasing iPad

This method works for you if:

  • Your iPad is running iPadOS 15.2 or later.
  • You have logged into the iPad with your Apple ID and still remember the Apple ID password.
  • You've enabled the "Erase iPad" feature in "Settings" > "Face ID & Passcode".
  • "Find My" feature has been enabled on your iPad.
  • The iPad has connected to the Internet.

The "Erase iPad" option offers a convenient way for you to unlock an iPad without a password. You just need to use your Apple ID & password to enable the option and factory reset your iPad. Besides, it's better to prepare a backup of important data on iPad, in case you cannot find them back. Here is a simple guide.

STEP 1. Enter the wrong iPad screen codes for 7 times, and you can see the "Erase iPad" option appear on the screen.

STEP 2. Tap the "Erase iPad" button twice, and you will see the "Sign out of Apple ID" interface. Then enter your Apple ID and the password.

STEP 3. Wait until the erasing finishes. Your iPad then will restart and have no password.

Erase iPad on Lock Screen

3. How to Unlock iPad Without Password Using iTunes

This method works for you if:

  • You have ever synced your iPad with iTunes (so it will not require you to enter the passcode when you connect your iPad to it).

If your iPad has been synced to iTunes before, you can reset the locked iPad with iTunes when you forgot iPad passcode. Restoring the iPad with iTunes will remove all data (including the passcode) from your iPad. But you can recover the data if you have an iTunes backup. Now, let's see how to unlock an iPad with iTunes below.

STEP 1. Connect your locked iPad to your computer.

STEP 2. When your iPad is detected, make a backup of your iPad with iTunes or sync your iPad to iTunes.

STEP 3. After you have a backup, click Restore iPad. Then, iTunes will prompt you to update or restore your iPad. You should choose to Restore and iTunes will factory reset the locked iPad.

STEP 4. When reaching the setup screen, choose Restore from iTunes backup.

STEP 5. You can then get into your iPad without passcode.

Restore iPad with iTunes

4. How to Unlock iPad Without Password in Recovery Mode

This method works for you if:

If your iPad and computer are never connected before, iTunes would be unable to recognize this device. Meanwhile, disabled or unresponsive iPad is unrecognized by iTunes as well. Therefore, you need to put the malfunctioning iPad into recovery mode so that it can be detected by iTunes. However, you should note that this would also erase all your data on the iPad. If it's okay for you, let's learn how to unlock iPad without password below.

STEP 1. Launch the latest iTunes on your computer and connect your iPad to it with a USB cable.

STEP 2. Next, put your iPad into recovery mode with the following instructions.

  • For an iPad with a Home button: Hold the Home button and the Power button at the same time until you see the recovery mode screen.
  • For an iPad without a Home button: Quickly press and release the Volume Up button followed by the Volume Down button. After that, press and hold the Power button until you enter recovery mode.


STEP 3. When your iPad is successfully into recovery mode, iTunes should be able to detect it and prompt you that 'There is a problem with iPad'. Now, click Restore to fix the problem and get into iPad without passcode.

Restore iPad with iTunes

5. How to Unlock iPad Passcode Without Computer

This method works for you if:

  • You have Find My iPad turned on.
  • You remember the Apple ID and password for your iPad.
  • Your iPad has a good internet connection.

Using Find My iPad on iCloud is the best and easiest way to try if you cannot access a computer at the moment. But also remember that it will unlock your iPad by erasing the data. After that, your iPad will be locked by the Activation Lock instead, and then you need to log in with your Apple ID and password to get rid of it. Here's the tutorial for this method:

STEP 1. Go to on your mobile browser and log into the iCloud account of your iPad with your Apple ID.

STEP 2. Click Find My iPhone, choose your iPad, and click Erase iPad.

STEP 3. Click the Erase button. Now, enter your Apple ID password to confirm, and then hit Erase again.


FAQs About Unlocking iPad

Why is my iPad disabled?

If you see an on-screen prompt that iPad is disabled, it's highly likely that your iPad is locked due to many incorrect attempts of the passcode. If you have no idea, this could be caused by a naughty kid or unexpected touch inside your pocket. In this case, you should try the 5 methods above to unlock iPad without passcode.

How do I reset my iPad to factory settings without the passcode or computer?

If you want to reset iPad to factory settings but happen to forget the passcode, there are actually several ways to reset iPad without a passcode or even without a computer. You may want to check out the following:

  • Passver iPhone Unlocker: Its Wipe Passcode feature can also reset your iPad without a passcode.
  • iTunes: Connect your iPad to iTunes and put it into recovery mode. Then, restore iPad and it will be reset.
  • iCloud: If you enabled the Find My feature, erasing iPad on iCloud can reset iPad without a password.

My iPad is disabled, but I know the passcode. Can I unlock it without losing any data?

Actually, when your iPad is disabled, it's totally inaccessible in a normal way even if you still got the right passcode. Given a disabled iPad is usually due to many failed attempts, the iOS system will take it as granted that you don't have the right passcode.

To regain access while keeping the data safe and sound on iPad, you may consider resetting your iPad using 5 methods in the post. After that, restore iPad data from an iCloud/iTunes backup if possible. This is also the solution for similar questions in Apple Communities.

Can you unlock an iPad without Apple ID?

If you just have the locked iPhone without any information like the screen passcode, Apple ID, and its password, then you want a way to unlock iPad without anything. That's indeed possible to some extent.

You can try using iTunes to restore your iPad or put iPad into recovery mode to repair it, though both ways may not have a high success rate. If they fail, you can turn to Passvers iPhone Unlocker for help. This professional unlocking software makes it possible to unlock an iPad without Apple ID and password.


That's all the methods you can try when you are locked out of your iPad. There are official approaches like using iTunes to restore your iPad or using FMI to erase it. When they cannot function, you can also turn to Passvers iPhone Unlocker to unlock your iPad without password and even iTunes. After you have unlocked the iPad, don't forget to set up an easy-to-remember passcode for your iPad this time.

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