Fix iPad Issue
1.1 Fix iPad Screen
1.2 Fix iPad Black Screen
1.3 Fix iPad Blue Screen
1.4 Fix iPad Freezes
1.5 Fix iPad Stuck on Apple Logo
1.6 Fix iPad Running Slow
1.7 Fix iPad Storage Full
1.8 Forget iPad Password

What to Do if You Forget the iPad Password

"I forget the passcode of my iPad Pro. What can I do to recover my iPad data as it is locked? I have some videos that mean too much to me." - Helen

Cannot unlock your iPad when you unfortunately forget its screen PIN and set no Apple Touch-ID? Your tablet will be disabled when you input the wrong password for the certain times of trying. Though you have one minute to try after you are locked out, another wrong code will let you to wait for additional five minutes for next chance. What will you do if you forget the iPad screen lock passcode for good? Don't worry, this article can help you. Just keep reading.

Forget iPad Screen Password

Forget iPad Screen Password

Part 1. Back up your iPad to computer or iTunes

Actually, you may need to restore the iPad to the factory settings if you have no access to your iPad data because of the forgotten passcode. But before that, you need to make backup of your tablet data first. And here, we'd like to recommend you a reputable iPad Data Recovery to do that for you. With the software, you can bypass the passcode of your iPad and securely back up your iPad. First, you need to download and install the full-featured iOS data recovery tool.

Back up your locked iPad to PC or Mac

Step 1 Connect your iPad with PC or Mac

Launch the software and enter the mode of "Recover from the iOS device", and plug the Apple tablet to the PC or Mac via a USB cable. It will automatically detect your device soon.

FoneLab Interface

Step 2 Scan your tablet

Click "Start Scan" to scan the device. For iPhone 3GS/4, iPod touch 4, you can choose "Standard mode" or "Advanced mode" according to your need. As your iPad is locked, the latter is better.

Scan iPad

Step 3 Choose the file type

After the scanning, all file types that can be recovered will be listed in category. From the right window, you are allowed to preview pictures, videos, contacts, text messages and other items. You can tick what you want to recover.

iPad File Types

Step 4 Recover the data of your iPad

Tab the button of "Recover" and choose the destination folder. Within minutes, you will get a backup file of your iPad to PC or Mac.

Recover iPad Data

Have a backup for your iPad through iTunes

If you've synced your iPad previously, then you can make a fresh iTunes backup file for your locked iPad. Connect the computer where you've synced your tablet ever, so that you can bypass the locked iPad password. When your device is automatically recognized by iTunes, click the little device icon on the top-left side, and enter the "Summary" window. Tab "Back Up Now" to "iCloud" or "This computer" as you like. Within moments, check whether your locked iPad has been successfully backed up by clicking "File" > "Preference" > "Devices" to see the latest device name and the backup data.

Back up iPad in iTunes

Part 2. Restore your locked iPad to factory settings

When you complete backing up your iPad, then you can restore your tablet to regain access. And in this part, several methods will be introduced.

Restore the locked iPad via iTunes

iTunes can help you to restore the device. Back to the iTunes "Summary" interface after you use iTunes to back up the device, you can find a button of "Restore iPad". This step will let your device to be reset with no passcode existing. Click that, and then your iPad will reboot. Follow the setup process and choose "Restore From iTunes Backup" to restore your iPad from the backup file you've just made in the iTunes way from the Part 1.

Restore iPad in iTunes

Erase the locked tablet through "Find My iPhone"

If you don't turn off "Find My iPhone" before you disable your iPad, then you can erase and restore the tablet though iCloud. Visit, and sign in to iCoud with your Apple ID (Reover iCloud password if you forget it.) Click "Find my iPhone", and choose the iPad you lock. Tab the button of "Erase iPad" at top-right of the webpage. This step enables you to remotely wipe out your locked iPad, and then you can bypass the iPad passcode. After that, you are able to set up the device, and restore it through iTunes or iCloud backup according to your need.

Erase iPad through Find My iPhone

Use Recovery Mode to restore the disabled iPad

iTunes is needed in this method. First, plug your locked iPad to your computer via a USB cable and then launch iTunes. Simultaneously press and hold the "Power" button and "Home" button to reboot the tablet forcibly until you enter the iPad Recovery Mode. And then, iTunes will automatically inform you a message of "There is a problem with the iPad that requires it to updated or restored". Tab the button of "Restore" to erase all settings and contents of your iPad. In other word, your locked iPad will be reset to the factory default settings.

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June 12, 2018 12:00 / Updated by to iPhone Troubleshooting