Wanting to use your iPad and realizing that it is locked and you do not remember the password may be more common than you think. A forgetful oversight, or the gift of an Apple tablet from someone who no longer uses it and didn’t give you their password, can be an everyday occurrence.
If you have come to this article is possibly because your iPad is disabled and connect to iTunes is the solution, although it is also possible that you do not know how to do it. And is that unlock your iPad when you do not know the password is easy, but not everyone knows how.
Do not panic, because in this article we are going to explain what you have to do to connect to iTunes and be able to unlock that iPad that is disabled. There are several ways, and we will explain in detail the one we recommend, using PassFab iPhone Unlocker.
Ways to unlock your iPad
As we pointed out at the beginning, you are not going to have to worry, since there are different ways to unlock an iPad that has been disabled. We are going to tell you how.
For example, you can unlock the passcode on your iPad if you have iTunes. It is the way, let’s say “official”, and to achieve this you will only have to put the device in recovery mode. Using your iTunes backup, you can also recover all the information you have lost.
All you need to do is download the latest version of iTunes and install it on your computer. Click “Summary” and click “Restore iPad”. Click on “Restore” again and your iPad would be back to factory settings. Now all you would have to do is to transfer the iTunes backup to your iPad and you will enjoy your data again.
Of course, this is only good for you if you remember the password. If you don’t remember it, you will have to use an alternative method and here comes our recommendation: Use PassFab iPhone Unlocker.
How to use PassFab iPhone Unlocker
If you can’t remember your iPad unlock password, you’ll need to use a reputable program like PassFab iPhone Unlocker. We have been testing it in the last few weeks and it is effective and very easy to use. We are going to explain step by step how you would have to do it to be able to activate your deactivated iPad without connecting to iTunes.
-The first thing you need to do is to download PassFab iPhone Unlocker on your computer, either a Windows computer or a Mac computer. The download is free, and after just a few seconds you will have it on your computer. Now you just need to install it, as you would do with any other program on your computer.
-Now open the software and select the “Unlock lock screen passcode” option.
You will need to connect the iPad to your computer using the USB cable. When you have done this, click on “Start” and a new screen will open. Now click on “Download” and choose where you want to save on your computer the file that will allow you to unlock your iPad without connecting to iTunes.
Once you have completed the download, something that will be ready in just a few seconds, you will have to click on “Start Unlock” to remove the passcode from the iPad.
A screen will appear after a few seconds telling you that unlocking your disabled iPad has been successfully completed.
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Other ways to unlock your iPad without using iTunes.
In addition to the way we recommend, there are also other possibilities to unlock your deactivated iPad without iTunes.
-On the one hand, you could unlock your iPad passcode through the “Find My Phone” feature. With “Find My iPhone”, Apple’s native tool, you can find your iPad by putting “Find My iPhone” in the browser. Access the web page and select the locked device from the “All Devices” menu. Click “Erase iPad” and follow the on-screen instructions to recover the device.
The problem with this method is that you will need your iTunes password to use it. If you don’t have it, you will have to resort to the recommended option, using PassFab iPhone Unlocker.
-Another possibility would be to use Siri’s help to activate the disabled iPad. With it you don’t need iTunes either, but it has certain limitations. For example, it only works with devices running iOS 10 and iOS 11. In addition, it does not always work. You can try it, asking Siri what time it is and pressing the “Clock” button.
Now add a new clock by pressing the “+” sign and in the search bar search for any word and press “Share”. When an answer appears, click on “Message” and click on “To”, where you will have to paste the text you copied. You will then be able to access the iPad without a password. What happens is that, as we say, most of the time this way does not work.
So, in order not to use a limited method and not succeed, we recommend you to follow our suggestion and use PassFab iPhone Unlocker, which you can download for free. And if you want to be able to use all its features, opt for the paid version. For very little money, you won’t have any limitations to unlock your disabled iPad, even if you don’t remember your iTunes password.