Q:"Does anyone know any solutions to wipe a locked iPad without knowing the passcode? Two days ago, my little son typed the wrong passcode for many times when I was busy in something else, which resulted in the iPad being locked. I am unusually anxious because my iPad can't work yet. So if you know some ways to factory reset the iPad, please let me know without hesitation. Thank you in advance!" - Sheba from Apple Community
The purpose of setting up the passcode for your iPad is to protect the device from being viewed at will, but you may be annoyed that you set such a complex passcode originally while forgetting or entering with the incorrect passcode. Fortunately, three methods described below are for you to deal with the irritating thing sufficiently.
- Solution 1. Wipe Locked iPad with an iOS Passcode Unlocker
- Solution 2. Factory Reset iPad with iTunes
- Solution 3. Wipe an iPad via iCloud without Passcode
Part 1. Wipe an iPad without Passcode via Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker
Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker is a highly dependable tool to wipe your locked iPad without knowing the passcode. As a professional unlocking tool, it is proved that the success rate of unlocking the screen lock is higher than other common methods. Joyoshare is so excellent that it can remove 4 kinds of iOS device screen passcode without making an effort, including common 4-digit and 6-digit passcodes as well as advanced Touch ID and Face ID.
Additionally, it can enable you to access the locked iPhone and iPod touch in many possible situations, such as forgetting the passcode, locking iPhone with a limited time of the wrong passcode, iPhone with the broken screen or a stolen iPhone. What's more, it not only supports the latest iOS version 12.4 but also has the ability to unlock the device from the old iPhone 4 to the new iPhone XR/Max/XS. Note that it will remove all the data on your device in order to unlock it. Thus, it is needful for you to back up the important information before you perform.
Main Features of Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker:
Be able to remove 4 types of screen passcodes easily
Unlock iOS device passcode in many possible situations
Reset locked iPad to factory settings without passcode
Compatible with all iOS device models and the newest iOS version
The step-by-step guide to wipe the locked iPad with Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker is demonstrated below. Here's how to operate on Windows. If you need to do it on Mac, the steps are the same. Please notice that you should make sure your iPad is full of power while operating.
Step 1 Launch Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker
In the first step, you need to download Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker from the official website. Then connect your locked iPad to the computer. After this software detects your device, you can press on the "Start" button to move on.
Step 2 Put iPad into DFU or recovery mode
In the second step, it requires you to set your iPad into DFU mode according to the on-screen indications. If your device can't access the DFU mode, you can click the following link to put it into recovery mode. When the "Next" icon turns blue, you can tap on it to proceed.
Step 3 Download and verify the firmware package
This step is to ask you to confirm your device information. Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker will recognize your iPad model and other information automatically. If there is nothing inaccurate, you need to make a confirmation. After that, download and verify the firmware package by clicking the "Download" button.
Step 4 Wipe a Locked iPad without passcode
When the verification comes to end, you are able to tap on "Unlock" to unzip the firmware package. Wait a moment; it will begin to wipe your locked iPad.
Part 2. Wipe a Locked iPad without Passcode Using iTunes
As we all know, iTunes is a powerful tool for Apple users, which combines many functions in one. Not only can it manage music and videos on your device but restore your iPad to factory settings after backing up. So if you mind using a third-party unlocking tool, iTunes is a nice choice for you. But what I need to remind you is that iTunes doesn't always work successfully. Considering that not everyone syncs the device to iTunes, two different ways are provided below. According to your real situation, please choose the corresponding method to do.
Your iPad is not synced to iTunes:
Step 1: To begin with, you should install and run iTunes. After this, connect your iPad to the computer;
Step 2: Then, press and hold the "Home" and "Sleep" buttons until your iPad is turned off;
Step 3: Next, release the "Power" button and keep holding the "Home" button until "Connect to iTunes" appears on your iPad screen, which means your iPad has been into the recovery mode;
Step 4: Afterwards, you will see a pop-up window on the computer screen. It asks you to choose "Update" or "Restore";
Step 5: Finally, you need to click the "Restore" button to wipe your iPad without passcode.
Your iPad is synced with iTunes:
Step 1: Run iTunes and plug your iPad to the trusted computer with a USB cable;
Step 2: When iTunes recognizes your iPad, an iPad icon will show on the screen and you can press it to enter the "Settings" list;
Step 3: Then, you need to select "Summary". If you haven't back up before, you will click "Back Up Now";
Step 4: Once the backup is completed, it is time to press on "Restore iPad". After a while, your locked iPad will be wiped;
Step 5: Now, the iPad is completely new. It is necessary to restore your iPad backup with the "Restore Backup" button.
Part 3. Wipe Locked iPad without Passcode Utilizing iCloud
Searching for a way to unlock the iPad screen lock without passcode? As mentioned earlier, iTunes can realize your goal. However, some people complain that iTunes is unable to detect their iPad. So how to wipe a locked iPad without iTunes may be disturbing someone. In such a case, using iCloud is a feasible way. But you need to get "Find My iPhone" enabled on your iPad. Follow as instructed below.
Step 1: Firstly, you should get into iCloud.com on your other device and sign in with your Apple ID and password;
Step 2: Then you have to find and press on "Find My iPhone" to choose "All Devices" option;
Step 3: Among these devices, you need to select your locked iPad;
Step 4: After that, it is needful to click "Erase iPad" to remotely wipe your locked iPad.