A passcode ensures that you or someone that you've shared the passcode of your iPad with are the only individuals who can access it. By not setting up a passcode, anyone can snoop on your activity and data.

But sometimes a user can forget their passcode after trying many times only to find their iPad gets into the "iPad Unavailable", which can then lock them out until they re-enter the correct passcode.  If your Apple ID is disabled or locked, you can check why your Apple ID is locked or disabled.

If you've set a passcode but now you've forgotten it, don't worry; we'll help you out of this.

Continue reading as we're going to show you how to unlock your iPad when you've forgotten the passcode.

How to Unlock iPad When Forgot Passcode via EaseUS MobiUnlock

EaseUS MobiUnlock is an easy-to-use third-party program built by EaseUS, which has developed and released countless PC and Mac products, such as data recovery tools, partition manager tools, and many other programs for over 20 years.

Using EaseUS MobiUnlock, you can unlock your iPad in a few seconds. Not only that, but you can also use it to remove your Apple ID from your iPad as well as your iPhone, remove your iTunes backup encryption, remove iCloud encryption, and much more.

EaseUS MobiUnlock is available for both Windows and Mac, so no matter what computer you have, you can install this on your computer and then remove the passcode from your iPad and re-access it.

Step 1. Open EaseUS MobiUnlock on your computer and connect your device, select "Unlock Screen Passcode" from the home page of EaseUS MobiUnlock. 

Launch EaseUS MobiUnlock

Step 2. Once EaseUS MobiUnlock recognizes your device, click "Start" to proceed.

connect your device to computer

Step 3. Check your device model and click "Next" to download the latest firmware version for your device. If you've downloaded the firmware before, you can directly click "Verify" to continue.

Download or select firmware

Step 4. Once the firmware verification comleted, click "Unlock Now." This will bring up a warning screen, from where you need to enter the needed information. Proceed by enterring what it needs and then click the "Unlock" button.

Unlock the device

Step 5. After a few seconds, your iPhone or iPad will be unlocked successfully.

Wait for the process to complete

How to Unlock an iPad When You Forgot the Passcode via iTunes or Finder

If you recently backed up your iPad on your Mac or Windows computer, you can restore that backup and unlock your iPad. (If not, you can refer to this guide on how to unlock the iPad passcode without restoration.) Here's how to do that:

Step 1. Open Finder on Mac, or, if you're a Windows user, open iTunes.

Step 2. Put your iPad into recovery mode by pressing the volume up and down buttons, and then immediately press the power button.

Step 3. Now connect your iPad to your Mac/PC.

Step 4. In your Finder/iTunes select your iPad.

Step 5. You'll see a popup box saying, "There was a problem with your "iPad" that requires it to be updated or restored." Select "Restore."

Step 6. Allow a few minutes for the process to complete. Once it has, you can access your iPad.

select the restore option when iTunes throws a popup window

How to Unlock an iPad When You Forgot the Passcode via iCloud

Alternatively, you can sign into your iCloud account on your computer, open Find My, and then erase your iPad and put it through a factory reset. After you do that, you can restore your backup from iCloud or your computer if you've backed up your iPad recently.

Here's how to use iCloud to unlock your iPad:

Step 1. Open your preferred choice of web browser.

Step 2. Go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID credentials.

Step 3. Click on "Find My."

Step 4. Now, select "All devices."

Step 5. Select your iPad from the list and click on "Erase iPad."

click on all devices option in find my

That's it! Once your iPad is factory reset, download the backup from your iCloud to restore it to its previous state.

How to Unlock iPad Without Passcode or Computer via Erase iPad

When you enter an incorrect password multiple times, an "Erase iPad" option pops up at the bottom of the screen.

You can use this option to factory reset your iPad and then set it up as a new device, restore the backup, and access it.

Here's how to use the "Erase iPad" feature to get back into your iPad:

Step 1. Tap on the "Erase iPad" option at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2. You'll be requested to enter your Apple ID credentials. Enter your Apple ID's username and password.

Step 3. Now select the "Erase iPad" option.

Step 4. Your iPad will begin to undergo a factory reset. Allow some time for the process to be completed.

Step 5. Once your iPad has been factory reset, set a passcode, write it down, and save it in a secure location. Afterward, restore your backup from iCloud or your computer.

select the erase iPad option on the bottom of the screen

FAQs on How to Unlock an iPad When You Forgot the Passcode

Do you have any other questions about how to unlock an iPad when you forget the passcode? Here, we answer everything about it.

1. How to unlock the iPad passcode without a computer or iTunes?

You can use the "Erase iPad" feature to unlock your iPad without a computer or iTunes.

2. How do I factory reset an iPad without a passcode or computer?

You can sign into your iCloud account on your mobile phone and then erase your device to gain access to your iPad, or you can also use the "Erase iPad" option.

3. How do I unlock an iPad with iTunes?

You can follow our above solution, as we've shown you how to do that step-by-step.

The Conclusion

In the event your iPad locks you out, you can immediately access it using the EaseUS MobiUnlock program with your data and settings intact. With the alternative options, such as using iCloud, the "Erase iPad" feature, iTunes, and Finder, you'll lose your data. But if you have a recent backup of your iPad, you can proceed with those options.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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