How to Recover Photos from Locked/Disabled iPad in 3 Ways

Q:"I have irreplaceable photos on my iPad - which were synched with a now dead computer. These are the only copies of the photos that I have. After not using the iPad for a while I have forgotten the passcode. How can I get back into my iPad without losing the photos?" - ht2002 from Apple Community

Everyone must have confronted with the situation where you need millions of passcodes or passwords for your device or apps to protect your personal information. iPad users are no exception. We trust our iPad and have put so many messages, photos and notes into it. But there are chances that we cannot access to our precious photos in iPad if it is locked or disabled accidentally. So if you have wrestled with thinking about how to recover photos from disabled iPad without losing any of them, you can refer to this article. It will show you 3 ways to help you make it.

Part 1. How to Remove iPad Passcode

There are several ways for you to remove your iPad passcode. For example, if your iPad is synced with iTunes, you can restore your iPad with iTunes which will erase all your iPad data as well as your iPad passcode.

Step 1: Connect your iPad to your computer and then open iTunes;

Step 2: Click the tiny phone icon appearing in the upper left corner of the window;

Step 3: Select Summary temp;

Step 4: Choose Restore iPad in the right panel.

If you just don't want to install iTunes, you can also unlock your disabled iPad using Find My iPhone.

Step 1: Open Find My iPhone website;

Step 2: Log in with your Apple ID;

Step 3: Find your disabled iPad on the website and click on it;

Step 4: Tab the circled "i";

Step 5: Choose Erase iPad.

In case that the two methods mentioned above don't work on you, you can check Apple Community for more related information.

Best Tool to Recover Photos from Disabled iPad - Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery

Not everyone will remember to back up their iPad in a regular interval. Under such circumstances, you could ask Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery for help. As an expert in iPhone/iPad/iPod data recovery, it can restore more than 20 types of files including photos, contacts, calendar, videos, all Safari bookmarks, apps' attachments, etc. Furthermore, it is capable of supporting diverse data loss scenarios such as locked or forgotten passcode, jailbreak failure, iOS update failure, system crash, water damaged, factory reset, etc.

This outstanding iOS data recovery software also enables you to recuse your photos perfectly under 3 recovery modes so that you can retrieve lost photos from iPad without backup or with iTunes or iCloud backup. Connect, scan, and recover. Within 3 simple steps, you are able to recover you missing photos quickly and smoothly.

Highlights of Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery:

Selectively scanning

Support all models of iPad

Preview photos before recovery

Recover deleted photos from iPad without backup

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Part 2. How to Recover Photos from Disabled iPad without Backup

  • Step 1 Connect iPad and Run Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery

    connect ipad to computer

    Launch Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery on your desktop. Choose Recover from iDevice button at the top of the screen. Now you can connect your iPad to your computer.

    Note: If it is your first time to connect your iPad, you will be unable to use this program to extract your photos without entering the right passcode to authorize computer. In this case, you can go to part 3 or part 4 to choose to recover photos from iTunes or iCloud backup.

  • Step 2 Choose and Scan iPad Photos

    choose to recover from ios device

    After you iPad has been recognized, you are able to see a list of supported data types at the right side of the screen. You are free to scan selectively here. Choose Photos or App Photos. Next, press Scan at the right bottom to go on.

  • Step 3 Preview and Recover Photos from Locked/Disabled iPad

    preview and recover ipad photos

    After scanning, you are allowed to preview your iPad photos. Select either Only Show the Deleted or Only Show the Existing in the Show All box to choose your wanted photos. Click the blue Recover button to begin. Within a few minutes, you will be capable of accessing to your priceless photos from lock/disabled iPad.

Part 3. Recover Photos from Locked iPad via iTunes Backup

Maybe you will ask why not just recover photos from iTunes app directly. Well, you should notice that you are at risk of erasing all your data if you choose this way. Therefore, you can ask this software for a favor.

  • Step 1 Choose iTunes Recovery Mode

    choose to recover from itunes

    Select iTunes recovery mode by clicking the middle blue Recover from iTunes button at the top of the screen. Choose the newest backup you have.

  • Step 2 Scan iTunes Backup Photos

    scan iTunes backup photos

    Click the blue gear gear icon. Now you are able to see a range of data types supported by this application. Select Photos or App Photos as you wish. Then press Scan button to move on.

  • Step 3 Preview and Recover iPad Photos

    begin to recover photos from itunes

    It is convenient to preview your desired photos before recovery. After selecting, click Recover at the bottom right corner. Lately, your photos from locked/disabled iPad will be exported to your computer perfectly.

Part 4. Recover Photos from Disable iPad via iCloud Backup

If you happened to back up your data via iCloud recently, then congratulations, you are able to get back your photos from iCloud easily.

  • Step 1 Choose Recover from iCloud

    log in icloud account

    Launch Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery and log in iCloud with your Apple ID. Click the Recover from iCloud button to start.

  • Step 2 Download iCloud Backup and Scan

    download and scan ipad photos

    When your backups in iCloud have been displayed on the screen, you can choose the one you need and hit Download option at the rear of it. After downloading, you can see the blue geargear icon. Click it and choose both Photos and App Photos or just one of them to scan. Click Scan so that this program can extract your photos.

  • Step 3 Choose Needed Photos to Recover

    recover from icloud backup

    Preview and select photos from your locked/disabled iPad shown on the screen. After that, you are able to press the blue Recover button to get back your photos from iCloud backup smoothly.

Part 5. How to Disable Your Passcode from iPad

If you are fed up with tons of different passcodes and afraid of getting your iPad locked again, you can actually choose to disable your iPad passcode.

Step 1: Go to Settings in your iPad and tab General;

Step 2: Find and click Passcode Lock;

Step 3: Enter into your right iPad passcode before making any changes;

Step 4: Select Turn Passcode Off at the top of the screen.


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