You may want to reset your iPad when you are in the following situations:

  • Bought a second-hand iPad with other’s Apple ID.
  • Send/sell an old iPad.
  • iPad is disabled.
  • You want to reset iPad to factory settings because it is full storage.

It’s an very easy thing to factory reset iPad with password. However, how to factory reset iPad if you forgot password? That’s a difficult problem. But don’t worry, I studied on this topic and found some practicable ways. Now, let's get started.

Part 1: How to Factory Reset iPad if You Forgot Password

Use requirements Methods Evaluation
PassFab iPhone Unlocker No requirements; no password needed. Very easy to operate, no need of iTunes or passcode.
iTunes Find My is disabled; the buttons are normally to use. Easy to operate, will stuck on the recovery mode screen if iPad has hardware problem.
iCloud Apple ID and password connected to iPad; Find My is enabled. Easy to operate; can't use if you don't know the Apple ID password.
Find My App Apple ID and password connected to iPad; Find My is enabled; no need of computer. Easy to operate; can't use if you don't know the Apple ID password.

Way 1: Factory Reset iPad without Password with PassFab iPhone Unlocker

PassFab iPhone Unlocker is the best way for you to factory reset locked iPad if you forgot ANY password, 100% working.

Besides, it can also help you:

  • Unlock an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with a locked, disabled, or damaged screen.
  • Unlock Apple ID without password.
  • Turn off screen time within minutes without data loss.
  • Bypass MDM to get rid of controls.

How to use PassFab iPhone Unlocker when locked out of iPad:

  • Download PassFab iPhone Unlocker on your computer and open it. Then connect your iPad to the computer.
  • To reset iPad without passcode, click "Start".

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  • Then click "Next" to continue to the next step.

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  • Now download the matching firmware on your computer. And after this, click "Start Remove".

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  • Finally, wait for a while, your iPad will be wiped to factory settings successfully.

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Way 2: Reset iPad without Password Using iTunes

Apple's iTunes can also be used to reset disabled iPad if you've turned off Find My. Using this method, you will be able to unlock your iPad and restore data from a recent backup if you synced with iTunes.

But if you are not sure whether the iPad has hardware problems, use this method with caution, because it is easy to get stuck in recovery mode.

How to factory reset ipad without password with iTunes:

  • Start iTunes on your computer and put iPad into recovery mode.
  • If your iPad has Face ID, press and hold the Top and one of the Volume buttons until you see the Power Off screen. Drag the slider to turn off iPad and followed by pressing and holding the Top button. You'll see the recovery mode screen appear on your iPad.

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  • If your iPad has Home button, press and hold the Top button on the iPad when you see the Power Off screen. Turn off your iPad. Then press and hold the Home button and you'll see the recovery-mode displayed.

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  • Now select "Restore" from the pop-up window.

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Way 3: Erase iPad without Passcode via iCloud Remotely

The third way you can use to reset disabled iPad is iCloud. It demands Apple ID and password connected to iPad, a working Internet connection, and [Find My] is enabled.

How to wipe ipad without passcode with iCloud:

  • Navigate to iCloud. Then login your Apple account of the ipad.

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  • Select “Find iPhone” from the menu.

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  • Then choose the iPad from the list of "All Devices" and click "Erase iPad".

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  • Tap on "Erase" again.

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  • Finaly, enter the Apple ID password connected to the iPad again.

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Way 4: Reset iPad without Computer/Passcode by Find My App

The fourth way you can use to factory reset iPad if you forgot password is Find My App. If you want to reset iPad without computer, then this is the best choice, provided by [Find My iPad] is enabled on the iPad you want to reset.

Here are how to factory reset locked iPad with Find My App:

  1. Prepare a second iOS device that has the Find My app already loaded.
  2. Ensure your iPad is connected to internet before continuing.
  3. On a different iOS device, open the Find My app.
  4. Login the Apple ID and password connected to the iPad.
  5. Select the Devices tab from the menu bar.

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  6. From the drop-down menu, select your iPad and scroll down to click "Erase This Device".

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  7. Enter the phone number, messages and Apple ID password, then click "Erase" to confirm.

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Part 2: Some Questions about Factory Reset iPad You Need to Know

Q1: What’s the difference of passcode and Apple ID password?

Apple ID is protected with a password. But whenever you wish to access your iOS device, you must first enter a screen passcode, which can be a four-digit or six-digit number.

When you want to factory reset a locked iPad, you need to enter both the Apple ID password and screen passcode.

Q2: I forgot my iPad’s restrictions password. Is there any way I can reset it without a factory reset?

Yes. In this case, you can also use PassFab iPhone Unlocker to remove Restrictions password/Screen Time passcode. It will not cause data loss. After using it to remove restrictions password, you can use your iPad without limitations.

Q3: How can you get access to an iPhone without a passcode?

To get access to an iphone without passcode, you can use the above methodsto unlock it. But note that all the ways will lose data. So, before unlock iPhone without passcode, remember to backup data before.

If you want to get access to the locked iPhone more quickly and easily, then use PassFab iPhone Unlocker. It can help you unlock iPhone within several minutes.


Now I guess you have known how to factory reset iPad if you forgot password. You can choose one according to your needs. But I highly recommend PassFab iPhone Unlocker, because it can help you save more time and money.

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