Disabled iPad: How to Unlock an iPad With/Without Using iTunes

Since the iPad is a compact and easy to carry gadgets that professional use for their official matters. From presentations to collect data from customers on exhibitions or trade shows, it works well. However, the disabled iPad bothers a lot when you enter the wrong password multiple times. It is also a good option to prevent your iPad from potential thieves, but it can disturb your work if you can’t unblock it quickly. Here we have discussed how to unlock and reset your iPad quickly 

First, if you get into this trouble, you can rest assured that your device and data both are highly secured as its impossible and highly not doable task for others to unblock. The core reason for its blocking is when you forget the passcode. Make sure you note down your passcode in the notes in privacy to avoid this hassle and, if you forget it, you are locked out. 

Disabled iPad: How to Unlock an iPad With/Without Using iTunes

Why my iPad got disabled? 

There are not as many reasons for your ipad to get blocked. Mostly, it disables when the user is unable to enter the correct passcode and attempt wrong one multiple times. This may results in disabling iPad and it then some measures to be taken to resolve this issue. Another reason your iPad might get diabled is presence of malware in your gadget. In addition, if an iOS upgrade has gone wrong or if the system is running on an old iOS version, it may also trigger this issue. Luckily, if your iPad is disabled, you can fix it by following these suggestions. 

Restore your iPad using iTunes 

The first and most easy step to resolve this issue is by using iTunes. You can recover your data either from iTunes or using iCloud, you can easily restore your iPad. Follow these instructions. 

How to restore using Itunes? 

Install iTunes in your laptop. Connect your disabled iPad using USB cable. 

  1. Depends on which model or series of Apple ipad you are using. Generally, you can switch to recovery mode by holding ‘Power Button’ and ‘Home Button’ at the simultaneously until you see the Apple logo and then recovery mode screen.  

Disabled iPad

2. You’ll see a dialog box on your screen that says there’s a problem with your iPad. Tap “Restore” 

3. After the restore is complete, you can restore your iPad with a recent iTunes or iCloud backup if you have one. 

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How to unlock disabled iPad without using iTunes?

The usage of iTunes to unlock a disabled iPad isn’t the only available technique. There are alternatives in case if iPad is disabled and won’t connect to Itunes. Along with the unlocking procedure using iTunes is tiresome and has a higher error rate. To unlock an iPad with no iTunes, we can use the finest iOS Toolbox called dr.fone – Screen Unlock (iOS). This program has been created as a tool to correct and fix all iOS associated problems.

Using dr.fone – Screen Unlock (iOS):

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Unlock Disabled iPad/iPhone/iPod using dr.fone-screenlock

Features:

  • Remove 4-digit / 6-digit passcode, Touch ID & Face ID on iPhone/iPad.
  • Easy and click-through process without sophistication
  • Fully compatible with iOS 12 and iPhone XS/XR.

Step 1: Download, install and Launch dr.fone

Dr.fone is software available free of charge from iSkysoft’s web site. Now visit the site to download software for Windows or for Mac. When you’ve downloaded, install the software in your pc using the installation wizard and then open it on your PC. At the home screen of this app, click on the”Screen Unlock” alternative from the many options displayed.

unlock disabled ipad with iskysoft toolbox
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Step 2: Connect your iPad

After tapping the “Screen Unlock” option, another screen appears prompting you to attach your device. Follow the instructions and attach a functional USB cable after which you can then tap on the “Start” button.

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Step 3: Start your iPad in DFU mode

After linking, you need to restart your iPad to boot to DFU mode. You’ll be amazed by a display showing how to boot a distinct iOS apparatus into DFU mode. For an iPad, just press and hold down the Home and upper button until the recovery screen is displayed.

put disabled ipad in dfu mode
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Step 4: Verify your iPad’s information

After booting up into DFU mode, the application will extract data from the device and show it to the screen. If some of the info is wrong, it is possible to edit or alter them onto this screen displayed and you’ll be able to click the”Download” button.

You could even tap the”Select” button to choose an already downloaded firmware in the computer storage.

dowbload firmware for disabled ipad
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Step 5: Download iPad’s Firmware software

When your tap on the download window, the program starts to download from the Internet the software required to unlock your iPad. So, you must make sure that you are connected to reliable Internet access.

Step 6: Undisable iPad

Following a successful download, a download complete message box will be shown. Click “Unlock Now” to take a step nearer to unlock your disabled iPad. A pop up message will be displayed prompting you to enter a code to unlock your iPad, only input”000000″ as the code then hit the”Unlock” button to the program will begin unlocking your apparatus. In a couple of minutes, the procedure would be performed and you’d have unlocked the disabled iPad.

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Point to remember: Using dr.fone to unlock your disabled iPad will delete all your data and files on the device but it can be reused again.

How to unlock disabled iPad in Recovery Mode?

If you cannot unlock the iPad with iTunes likely since you’ve not ever synced the iPad into iTunes on this pc before. You’re still able to unlock your disabled iPad by taking advantage of this recovery mode. With this process, your iPad will be wiped clean and all of the documents and information will be deleted along with your iPad will be restored to factory settings so that you can use it. Ensure that you download the most recent version of iTunes from Apple’s official site for a guaranteed and much more successful user experience and set up the app on your PC.

Below are the steps you need to follow in order to know how to unlock your disabled iPad using the recovery mode.

Step 1: Connect your iPad to a computer

The first step is to attach your iPad to a PC with the help of a working USB cable that has iTunes already installed on it.  Make sure that the PC recognizes the connection of your iPad.

Step 2: Boot iPad into Recovery mode

Before you proceed any further, you must boot your iPad into Recovery Mode so as to allow iTunes to have access to its firmware. To make this work, you must force restart your iPad by following this method:

First, tap the Home button of your iPad and the Top button as well as shown in the image given below. Keep pressing the two buttons until your iPad shows the recovery mode screen.

boot ipad in recovery mode
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Step 3: Restore iPad from iTunes

Once the iPad goes in its recovery mode, open iTunes on your PC. iTunes would show a message confirming that the iPad needs to be restored. Click on the “Restore” option and iTunes will instantly begin to download the appropriate software to your iPad.

restore disabled ipad in recovery mode
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You must make sure that you are connected to a reliable Internet service so the download can be done at a fast speed because your iPad will leave its recovery mode after 15 minutes. Once the download is complete, you would have unlocked your disabled iPad and it can be set up again.

Point to remember: This method will also erase all data from your iPad and restore it to factory settings.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to continue when your iPad is disabled, you can restore it quickly without a lot of trouble. Out of all the options given, we suggest using Screen Unlock (iOS) 

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