How to Unlock an iPad Without the Password

Forgetting a pin code or a password is most common nowadays taking into account the number of accounts and devices that we manage. Therefore, do not worry, you have forgotten the security code of your iPad. In this post we will tell you what you must do to regain access to that iPad without the need for the code.



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Unlock iPad with iTunes or Finder

There are several ways to unlock an iPad without remembering its security code, including some third-party tools that are generally paid. However we can find an Apple native way to do it and that is completely free. It is iTunes, which allows you to manage brand devices in both macOS and Windows, although in the latest versions of the Mac it is found in Finder.

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If you have a Mac with macOS Catalina or later you must follow these steps:

  1. Connect iPad to computer via cable.
  2. Open a new Finder window.
  3. The moment your Mac has detected the iPad, you must click on its name in its respective tab on the left of the screen.
  4. Click on ” Restore backup ” if you have a copy of your data, and if you do not have any, you must click on ” Restore iPad ” although you will lose all your data on the device.

If you have a Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier or a Windows PC you must follow these steps:

  1. Connect iPad to computer via cable.
  2. Open iTunes .
  3. Wait for the program to detect your iPad and click on its name at the top of the screen.
  4. Click on ” Restore backup ” if you have a copy of your data, and if you do not have any, you must click on ” Restore iPad ” although you will lose all your data on the device.

It should be noted that, regardless of whether you are with a Mac or Windows PC, you must keep the iPad connected through the cable at all times. Once the restoration process has finished, it is very likely that you will be required to enter the password of the Apple ID associated with the iPad , this being a security method to prevent the stolen devices from being used.

Use “Find my iPad”

This function is not only useful to locate the device when it is lost or stolen, but it also allows in those cases to deactivate it and erase all its contents. You can also recover your data later if you have a backup made. The process to follow is as follows:

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  1. Access the iCloud website from any browser, be it on a mobile phone or computer. If it is from another Apple computer, you can directly enter the Search app.
  2. Enter your Apple ID and password.
  3. Access the “Search” section.
  4. Once inside you must search for your iPad and press the “delete device” option .

When the deletion of the iPad has been made it will be possible to access the terminal again. You will see that the screen is shown as if you had just bought it, with the classic “Hello” inviting you to carry out the first configuration, during which you can restore a backup of the device. Of course, with this method it is also possible that you require the associated Apple ID, so it is not a method to unlock a stolen iPad.