Have you ever wondered what you would do if forgot iPad passcode? Maybe someone argues that it is absolutely impossible. Nevertheless, many iPad users state that they have experienced such a problem because of changing passcode frequently. Worst of all, iPad will be disabled due to enter the wrong passcode for many times. Under the circumstances, you may want to know how to unlock iPad passcode without restore as you don't wish to lose data.
Technically, the official methods are to unlock screen lock by restoring the device to factory settings. It sounds as if it is not possible to unlock a disabled iPad without restoring. However, you can back up your significant files on the iPad before restoring. Like this, you will realize to remove iPad passcode without losing data. This article is going to introduce 4 methods to teach you how to unlock your locked iPad without passcode.
- Method 1. Unlock iPad Passcode without Restore via Siri
- Method 2. Unlock iPad Passcode without Restore Using iTunes
- Method 3. Unlock iPad Passcode without Restore via iCloud
- Method 4. Unlock iPad Passcode without Restore Using an iOS Unlocker
Part 1. How to Unlock iPad Passcode without Restore Utilizing Siri
Maybe you feel bewildered that Siri can get your iPad unlocked without passcode if you are doing this for the first time. Undoubtedly, it is indeed true. But it just applies to devices for iOS 8.0 to iOS 10.1. It is to be mentioned that using Siri to unlock will not erase any data on your device. If you don't know how to do, you may follow the steps as described below.
Note: This way does not always succeed in unlocking iPad at once. If failed, you would repeat the steps a few more times. Also notice that Siri may not be activated when you operate.
Step 1: Keep holding the "Home" button to wake up Siri;
Step 2: You need to get the iPad clock displayed by asking the present time or any other time;
Step 3: Tap on clock button and get into World Clock interface to add the other clock by clicking "+" icon;
Step 4: Click on "Select All" and type anything on it;
Step 5: Then, many options will appear on the screen. You need to choose "Share" option;
Step 6: A window will pop up. You just press on "Message" to proceed;
Step 7: After that, you are required to enter something in the "To" field and click the return button on the iPad keyboard;
Step 8: In another interface, you need to click "Create New Contact" to add photo;
Step 9: You can select "Choose Photo" to visit the photo library on your iPad;
Step 10: Now, you have to exit by pressing on the "Home" button rather than selecting a photo. Then, you can get into the "Home" screen.
Part 2. How to Unlock iPad Passcode without Restore via iTunes
Just as mentioned above, sometimes Siri can't be waked up. In that way, how to bypass iPad passcode without restoring? On this occasion, using iTunes is a workable method for you. You just need to back up your personal data in advance. Similarly, this can help you avoid losing data. It should be clearly noted that you have to ensure your iPad to be synced with iTunes before. If so, please do as indicates below.
Step 1: Firstly, you need to open iTunes and plug your iPad to the trusted computer using USB;
Step 2: Once your iPad is detected, you can click the iPad icon to enter "Summary" interface;
Step 3: You can tap on "Back Up Now" to back up you data manually if necessary;
Step 4: After backup comes to end, you are able to press on "Restore iPad";
Step 5: Your iPad passcode will be unlocked in a while. Now, it is time for you to click on "Restore Backup" to get all data back to iPad.
Part 3. How to Unlock iPad Passcode without Restore Using iCloud
We all know that "Find My iPhone" allows Apple users to remotely locate their iOS devices with iCloud official website. But beyond that, it is also capable of unlocking your iPad screen lock by erasing iPad. When iTunes is not able to detect your device or the iPad is not synced with iTunes before, you will consider using iCloud. However, you have to make sure that "Find My iPhone" on your iPad has been enabled.
Step 1: Start by visiting iCloud website on your other device and log in with your Apple ID;
Step 2: Afterward, you need to find and choose "Find My iPhone" in the menu;
Step 3: When it is loaded, you can click on "All Devices". Then just select your locked iPad in the devices list;
Step 4: In the pop-up window, you are able to tap on "Erase iPad";
Step 5: You may be asked to enter passcode to confirm this action. Soon, your iPad will be unlocked.
Part 4. How to Unlock iPad Passcode without Restore via Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker
These solutions above are the most ordinary methods to unlock iPad screen lock without passcode. Through the above detailed description, it should also be understood that the 3 methods fail to work in certain scenario. So, is there any other way to unlock iPad without restore? In such a situation, you are suggested to put Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker to use. It is a satisfying desktop program that supports to unlock common 4-digit and 6-digit passcodes simply and quickly, even more complex Face ID and Touch ID.
More than anything, it can unlock a locked iPad in any scenario including iPad with broken screen, a second-hand iPad without knowing passcode, erase iPad without Apple ID and many other unlocking problems without passcode. Besides, it is completely compatible with the latest iOS version and all iOS device models. You will be pleasant to know Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker can unlock your iPad without passcode with 3 easy steps.
Key Features of Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker:
Unlock iPad screen lock without passcode simply
Bypass iPad passcode in different possible scenarios
Be able to remove 4 kinds of screen passcodes
Support all iOS device models and the newest iOS 12.4
The steps to unlock iPad passcode with Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker are specially easy. Supposing that you are unfamiliar with it, perform as explains below. Here just take Windows as an example to illustrate the specific steps.
Step 1 Launch Joyoshare program and connect iPad
First of all, you just launch Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker for Windows and connect your iPad to the computer. After your iPad is recognized, just press on "Start" to move on to the next step.
Step 2 Set manually iPad to Recovery or DFU Mode
In the second step, you are demanded to boot your iPad into recovery mode manually as instructs on the screen. If your iPad fails to enter recovery mode, you can click the link located at the bottom of this interface to set to DFU mode. Then tap on "Next".
Step 3 Download & verify the firmware package
Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker will detect your iPad information and you need to confirm if there is nothing wrong. After confirming, you need to press on "Download" to download and verify the firmware package;
Step 4 Unlock iPad screen lock without passcode
When verification is finished, you can click on "Unlock" to make Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker unzip the firmware package. Your iPad passcode will be removed in mere minutes.