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How to Unlock an iPhone or iPad Without Apple ID/Activation Lock

sofia albert
Sofia Albert updated on Feb 06, 2023 | Home > iPhone Unlocking Tips

We all know that if the Find My iPhone/iPad has been enabled for your device and you don't have the Apple ID credentials, the Activation Lock will block the way to activate your device even if you remove the screen lock. So if you forgot the passcode or you were given this device by someone else or purchased it second-hand, then you can find a feasible way in this guide to get rid of both the screen passcode and the Activation Lock. 

Let's jump in!

Method 1. Unlock an iPad/iPhone Without Apple ID via EaseUS MobiUnlock

If you see the Activation Lock screen while setting your device up, then you'll need to enter the correct Apple ID and password to finish the certification process. But if for whatever reason, you don't know the password, how to unlock an iPad without Apple ID?

In that case, you'll need this iPhone unlocker - EaseUS MobiUnlock to unlock iPhone without Apple ID. With such an iOS unlocker, you can remove Apple ID, bypass Activation Lock, decrypt iTunes backup encryption, unlock SIM cards without PUK code, and more. On top of that, it can help to unlock the iPhone screen passcode if you can't access your device because you don't remember the screen passcode. 

But it's worth noting that this method is only available on devices listed below due to iOS limitations. 

  • iPhone 5s - iPhone X that is running iOS 12.3 - 14.8.1.
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd Generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad 7, iPad 6, iPad 5 that is running iOS 12.3 - 12.5.5 or iPadOS 13.0 -14.8.1.
  • iPod touch 7, iPod touch 6 that is running iOS 12.3 - 14.8.1.

Now, download EaseUS MobiUnlock and follow these steps to bypass Apple ID/Activation Lock.


Method 2. Unlock an iPad Without Apple ID via iTunes

You can also use iTunes to remove Apple ID from your iPhone or iPad. But first, you'll need to meet these requirements.

  • You have disabled the Find My iPhone/iPad feature on your device.
  • Your device has ever connected to your computer and trusted it. 
  • Your computer has the latest version of iTunes installed. 

It's worth noting that after erasing, you will also need to enter the Apple ID and the password you used to set up your device. If you're ready, then follow these steps to remove Apple ID with iTunes. 

Step 1. Open your computer and launch the latest version of iTunes.

Step 2. Plug your iPad into the computer until the recovery mode screen appears. Here are the steps to put different iPad models into recovery mode. 

  • For an iPad without a Home button: Press and quickly release the volume up button > Press and quickly release the volume down button > Press and hold the top button.
  • For an iPad with a Home button: Press and hold both the Home and the top (or side) buttons at the same time.

Step 3. Let go of the button (or buttons) until you see the recovery mode screen.

Step 4. Locate your iPad on your computer. When you see the option to Restore or Update, choose "Restore."

Restore iPad from iTunes

Quick Tips: The steps of putting an iPhone in recovery mode are slightly different from iPad. If you want to learn how to do it, our previous guide on how to put an iPhone in recovery mode will show you the steps in detail. 

Method 3. Unlock iPad Without Apple ID by Resetting Apple ID Password

If this is your Apple ID, but you don't remember the password, then you can reset your Apple ID password on a device or the web. 

If you can enter your device, then you can directly reset your Apple ID password on your device. 

Step 1. Go to Settings on your iPad.

Step 2. Tap [your name] > Password & Security > Change Password.

Step 3. Then follow the onscreen instructions to finish the rest of the process. 

Chaneg Apple ID password

If you can't enter your device, you can borrow one from your friends and follow these steps. 

Step 1. Download and open the Apple Support app on the borrowed device. 

Step 2. Tap "Passwords & Security" > "Reset Apple ID password" > "Get Started."

Step 3. Tap "A different Apple ID."

Step 4. Then, enter your Apple ID and follow the onscreen steps to reset your password. 

Reset Apple ID password via Apple Support App

If you don't have a device, you can open a browser and head to, follow the onscreen instructions to reset your Apple ID password. 

Reset Apple ID password on the web browser

In Conclusion 

Unlocking your iPhone or iPad without Apple ID is not a difficult task with the help of the tips listed above. Among these tips, EaseUS MobiUnlock is undoubtedly the most recommended because it can help you remove various locks from your device, thus freeing you from various barriers Apple sets. So, don't hesitate to give it a try!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have more questions about iPad passcode, here are some frequently asked questions you can learn about. 

How to unlock the iPad passcode without a computer?

It's hard to unlock an iPad passcode without a computer unless contacting Apple to help. If you plan to ask for the help of Apple Support, be sure to bring proof of purchase, like a receipt, an email about the order, or more. 

How do I remove Apple ID from an iPad?

The Apple ID can't be removed entirely from your iPad. Instead, you can only sign out of your Apple ID from some services temporarily. If you want to remove your Apple ID account permanently, then you will need to go to Apple's Data and Privacy website and follow its onscreen instructions to get the job done. 

Can you erase an iPad without the Apple ID password?

If you didn't turn on the Find My feature, you could erase all content and settings from your iPad without an Apple ID password. To do this, you just need to head to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPad > Erase All Content and Settings. It's worth noting that once you reactivate your device, you'll also need to enter the Apple ID password you used to set your device up.



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