Q:"My iPad is disabled connect to iTunes. How to solve this?" - Aisha from IFIXIT Forum

Generally speaking, your iPad will be disabled after doing wrong passcode attempts too many times. Meanwhile, the iPad screen will show an error message to say "iPad is disabled connect to iTunes". In this case, you will be locked out and can do nothing on iPad. But what lucky enough is that there are 5 basic and common solutions offered to troubleshoot this problem so that you don't have to be nervous a lot. Here we go.

Part 1. Hard Reset to Fix Disabled iPad

According to what suggest from Apple forum users, a hard reset operation can work to fix this "iPad cannot connect to iTunes" error. It's fairly simple-to-use. You just have to hold down iPad "Home" button and its top lock button at the same time until iPad shuts down. Then hold press them again to until iPad turn on. After that, go to have a check whether previous error message is out there or not.

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Part 2. Restore with iTunes to Fix Disabled iPad

Another easy and widely-used method to fix iPad is disabled connect to iTunes error is to restore iPad with iTunes. Now let's start to use an already synced iTunes backup to restore iPad.

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Step 1: Run iTunes and connect iPad to the computer you have trusted before;

Step 2: iTunes will begin to sync your device automatically;

Step 3: Wait until the backup and sync ends and then tap on "Restore iPad";

Step 4: An iTunes pop-up window will be shown to ask you to set up the device; select "Restore";

Step 5: Choose your iPad and get the most recent iPad backup selected;

Step 6: The disabled iPad can be restored now.

Part 3. Erase with iCloud to Fix Disabled iPad

Hopefully, erasing device from iCloud can also be taken into your consideration as a recommended option. It can additionally be applied when your iOS device is lost or stolen. Here's how:

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Step 1: Navigate to iCloud.com on any browser;

Step 2: Log in iCloud account with Apple ID and passcode;

Step 3: Access to "Find My iPhone" option and click to see "All Devices;

Step 4: Press on your disabled iPad name and simply hit "Erase iPad".

Part 4. Restore in Recovery Mode to Fix Disabled iPad

The one who has never synced iPad to iTunes can get iPad is disabled connect to iTunes fix with the help of recovery mode. Likewise, all data will be erased as well. Just have a look as below:

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Step 1: Turn off your iPad;

Step 2: Hold and press the "Home" button and plug it to computer;

Step 3: Release the Home button until you can see "connect to iTunes" - recovery mode screen;

Step 4: A pop-up window will ask you to restore this iPad; click "OK" to confirm.

Part 5. Repair with iOS System Recovery to Fix Disabled iPad

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Actually aside from iPad is disabled connect to iTunes, this iOS system recovery can also put into effect to repair more 30+ system issues, like iPhone in boot loop, iPhone stuck in DFU/recovery mode, iPhone keeps restarting, iPhone activation error, iPad won't turn on, iPad bricked, etc. It's even compatible with iOS 12 and the latest iPhone XS/XR effortlessly. When it comes to unlock passcode, it supports 4-digit/6-digit passcodes, Touch ID and Face ID fully. Besides, the uncluttered interface and compact icon also makes it sought-after by more and more users.

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