Getting locked out of your device is the second saddest thing, after the saddest thing you have ever experienced. Has it happened to you, that a certain day was looking so normal? Nothing stood out and you did everything like how you used always used to, having absolutely no awareness of the dawn that was to doom upon you. being iPad is disabled!
How do you unlock an iPad If you forgot the passcode?
Being locked out of one’s iPad is frustrating and scary. We at top mobile tech can empathize and share the pain with you. But cheer up, and be sad no more in this article we have given you a sure shot way to fix an iPad that’s been disabled after entering the wrong passcode.
What are the general reasons that may lead to iPad is disable?
iPads and other devices are generally disabled by your curious children who punch and swipe their little fingers over the shiny screen too many times. Sometimes it may also happen that you have forgotten the passcode you created just a month ago? When you enter an incorrect password several times, iOS will assume that someone is trying to break into your device and will thus disable it for security purposes.
The obvious problem with a disabled device is that you can’t type in the password anymore, even though you have managed to suddenly remember it. You either have to wait for a certain amount of time or connect the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iTunes, if it has been disabled permanently.
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But all hope is not lost, TopMobileTech has listed out three the ways down below that will help you enable your locked iPad device.
Here is how you can get one more try to enter your Passcode
The first trick is very easy to do, and all that you will need for it is a USB. In this trick, we will be unlocking your disabled device through iTunes backup. This trick will allow you one more chance to enter your passcode, so make sure you are certain you have recalled the same password.
Step 1. Connect your disabled iPad device to your computer through a USB.
Step 2. Open iTunes on your computer.
Step 3. Select the device found at the upper right-hand corner of the screen, this will display its properties in the main screen.
Step 4. Click on the “Back Up Now” button to start backing up your iPad to this computer.
Step 5. Before the above-mentioned step happens, you may be prompted to type in your password on your iOS device to start the sync since the device is locked.
Restore the device using iTunes and a previous backup
If the above mentioned backup tricks do not work. You will have to resort to Trick 2 which is to restore your device. It is important to note that this trick will only work if you have successfully synced your iPad through iTunes, and the back has been stored in the computer.
How Long Will It Be Disabled?
Step 1: Simply connect your iPad to your computer with a USB.
Step2: Now start iTunes on your computer.
Step 3: If the above two steps do not automatically start syncing your iPad. Now you can simply go ahead and click on the “Back up now” button on the computer screen.
Step4: Now the backup and the sync is complete, you now can restore the iPad.
Step 5: Go ahead and click “Restore from iTunes backup”. if your iOS assistant asks you to set up your iPad device.
Step6: Now choose your device and the most recent backup of your iPad device.
Step 7: Wait for some time.
When the restore is complete, you will have all your documents, photos, emails and settings in place. This device would no longer be disabled.
Restore the device using Recovery Mode and iCloud Backup
If you have not connected your iPad to your personal computer. You will need to put the iPad in recovery mode and then restore it. This method will make you lose all your data but will enable your disabled iPad again. If you use iCloud for backup, you can select a backup during the setup process after the restore.
Having said that here are the steps you will further need to follow to disabled ipad:
- Get your iPad disconnected with the USB cable but leave the cable connected to the computer’s USB port.
- Turn off your iPad. Now, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until you see a red slider appears.
- Slide the red slider, this will shut down the device fully, wait for that to happen.
- Now that your device is fully shut down. long press the hold button on your iPad, whilst doing that reconnect your USB cable to your iPad device.
- Your iPad shall now come to life, do not let go of the home button until you see this message — “Connect iTunes”.
- Your iTunes will notify to you that your device is in recovery mode. From there just click on “Ok” and have your iPad restored.
- If you happen to use iCloud, just tap “Restore” from one of your backup files and then sign in your account.
- Finally goto “choose backup” and select a recent backup from the list shown and you will be good to go.
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