What to do When you Forget the iPad Passcode

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If you have forgotten the passcode of your iPad, do not worry, as you are not alone. Passcodes and passwords get forgotten very often than you think and many users search online for steps to bypass passcodes and get access to their device.

Bypassing the passcodes does not mean the legally questionable ways (Black hat tricks) to get access to the device, but the legitimate ways to get access to the device when the passcode is forgotten. There can be many instances where a user may forget the passocde set up on the iPad that they have recently purchased from cheap wholesale tablets dealers. In such cases, you will need ways to get around the passcode to access device. The steps shared below will help you to bypass the passcode in the legitimate way.

Restore Device with Recovery Mode

If you do not have the passcode to the device, then restoring it and starting again would be the best way to recover it. Of course, this will wipe all the content stored in the device, but if you have a backup of the device, you will be able to restore the device. The iPad will be as good as a new device, without any files stored in it and without a passcode.

Restoring the iPad from iTunes will need a passcode, but you can restore the device from Recovery Mode. Restoring the device will wipe out the device and will install the current versions of iOS on it, but you will need the Apple ID and password that was used to setup the iPad originally. The steps to restore the device are explained below.

Instructions

  • Charge the device fully. If you do not have a provision to charge it, make sure that the device has at least twenty percent charge left in it.
  • Open iTunes on your Mac or PC.
  • Hold down the Sleep button on the iPad and use Slide To Power Off to turn off the device.
  • Hold down the Home button and then attach the lightning cable to the device with the button held down.

The above steps will power up the iPad in Recovery Mode and the screen will show a blue iTunes logo. iTunes on the Mac will show a message saying, iTunes has detected an iPad in recovery mode. You must restore this iPad before it can be used with iTunes. You can then continue to restore your device.