Q: "I left my iPad pro at home for several days. When I came back from a business trip and started to use it, I just forgot its screen password. I tried several times, but it failed. How can I unlock my iPad passcode and access it? Please help!" - Jerry from Quora
Thanks to the passcode, our data on the digital devices or websites has become safer. Yet as there are so many different passwords for different gadgets and sites need to be kept, it is very possible to forget one. If have forgotten your iPad's passcode like Jerry, don't worry, we're going through 3 efficient ways to help unlock iPad screen lock in this post.
- Method 1. Unlock iPad with iOS Passcode Unlocker
- Method 2. Unlock iPad with iTunes
- Method 3. Unlock iPad with iCloud
Part 1. How to Unlock iPad with a 3rd-Party Unlocking Tool - Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker
When you're locked out of your iPad and forgot the passcode, one of the best ways is to use a professional iOS passcode unlocker and Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker is such one. It enables you to bypass iPad passcode in a few minutes without any hassle. The interface is clear and everyone can easily handle it, no technical skills required.
No matter your iPad is locked by a 4-digit password, 6-digit passcode, or more complicated Touch ID and Face ID, Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker can remove the screen lock in 3 easy steps with no difficulty. Besides iPad, this program can also remove screen lock from iPhones and iPod touch in different situations such as disabled second-hand iPhone, broken screen, etc.
Key Features of Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker:
Unlock iPad efficiently when you forgot passcode
Remove different kinds of screen passcodes
Remove screen lock in all possible scenarios
Compatible with all iPad models and versions (iOS 12 included)
The following is the step-by-step instruction on how to crack iPad passcode with the help of Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker. Please note that by using such kind of software will erase all the data on your device in order to remove screen lock.
Step 1 Launch Joyoshare and connect iPad to computer
First of all, go to the download page of Joyoshare and install iPasscode Unlocker to install in your PC or Mac. Open Joyoshare program and use an original USB cable to connect your iPad to the computer. Joyoshare will automatically recognize your device.
Step 2 Put iPad into DFU or recovery mode
Next follow the screen instruction to get your iPad into the DFU or recovery mode. Then click the "Next" button to proceed.
Step 3 Download and verify firmware package
Once your iPad entered the DFU (or recovery) mode successfully, all info about the device will be detected. Correct it manually if there is something wrong. Now it's time to press the "Download" button to download the firmware package and verify it.
Step 4 Unlock iPad with Joyoshare
Wait until the downloading and verification process ends. Next just click the "Unlock" button to unzip firmware package and then unlock iPad passcode. A few minutes later, your iPad passcode will be removed and you'll be able to access to your iPad again.
Part 2. How to Unlock iPad with iTunes
The second simple method to unlock iPad screen lock is to use iTunes as long as you've synced your iPad with the computer through iTunes before you forgot iPad passcode. Here are quick steps:
Step 1: Connect iPad to the computer that you've synced it in the recent past, so that it won't ask you to "Trust This Computer" again;
Step 2: Launch iTunes and hit on your iPad logo when it appears on iTunes program and then go to the "Summary" > "Restore iPad", and click the "Restore" to confirm the action;
Step 3: Now iTunes will erase your iPad and reset it to the factory settings. When the process is finished, all your data will be gone and your iPad will be unlocked then.
Part 3. How to Unlock iPad via iCloud "Find My iPhone"
Another possible way to remove iPad lock screen is to take advantage of "Find My iPhone" feature on iPad suppose you still remember your iCloud Apple ID and password. And it only works when your "Find My iPhone" feature is enabled. If so, just follow the simple steps below:
Step 1: Go to the www.icloud.com on the web by using your friend's device or from a computer, enter your Apple ID and password to sign in iCloud;
Step 2: Press on the "All Devices" and select your iPad;
Step 3: Click the "Erase iPad" option to efface your iPad as well as its passcode.