6 Ways to Unlock iPad Passcode with or without Computer 
iPad locked for multiple wrong passcode attempts? One step away from iPad locked forever? Bought a second-hand iPad asking for the passcode to access it? Forgot iPad passcode? Don't worry. Even if you are in such situations, there are still some ways to get your iPad out of the screen lock.
In this post, how to unlock iPad without passcode will be divided into two main parts - with computer and without computer. Just choose the most suitable method according to your actual situation. Let's check them.
How to Unlock iPad Passcode without Computer
To start with, let's learn how to unlock iPad passcode without computer since many users do not have a computer, or it's inconvenient to get a computer right now.
In total, there are 4 easy and effective ways to unlock iPad passcode without computer or iTunes. Let's take a look at each method.
1. Erase iPad (iPadOS 15.2 and later)
The easiest and quickest way to unlock iPad passcode without computer is to use the "Erase iPad" feature in iPadOS 15.2 and later. Check if your ipadOS is 15.2 and later. If it is, there would be an "Erase iPad" Option after 7 wrong attempts of iPad passcode.
Once you see this option on the bottom of your iPad screen, tap it to unlock iPad passcode. However, by following the "Erase iPad" option, your data will be lost and never be back. And it will ask you to sign in with your Apple ID.
Already made a backup before? Then just go "Erase iPad" directly. Never make a backup? Look for other ways and remember to back up your iPad regularly from now!
2. Use Erase Data Feature in Settings
Besides erasing your iPad manually, there is an auto way to erase data and set up your iPad. Apple offers you an option to erase all data on your iPad after 10 failed passcode attempts.
Your iPad will automatically erase all data after 10 failed passcode attempts if you enabled this feature before your iPad locked.
Here is how to check whether you have enabled the "Erase Data" feature:
Open Settings＞Face ID & Passcode＞Enter your passcode＞Scroll down to the bottom to see if the "Erase Data" is enabled.
3. Use Find My Feature
There are two ways to access the Find My feature: Find My app and Find My in icloud.com. Just choose one most convenient for you.
Find My App
Using the Find My app if you have more than one Apple device. It is super convenient if you signed in with your Apple ID on that Apple device.
In the case that you already signed in with your Apple ID:
Open Find My＞Devices＞tap your iPad＞Erase This Device.
In the case that you haven't signed in with your Apple ID/ you borrow an Apple device from others:
Sign in with your Apple ID
Open Find My＞Me＞Help a Friend＞Sign In＞Use a different Apple ID＞Enter your Apple ID＞Tap your iPad icon and then Erase iPad.
What iCloud offers you are more than storing photos, messages, etc. Using iCloud to unlock iPad passcode is also a convenient way.
Open icloud.com on other devices like iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc., and use its Find My feature to erase iPad. It's worth noting that this method has a network connection requirement.
And here is how to unlock iPad passcode using iCloud:
- Open icloud.com.
- Click/Tap Sign In and enter your Apple ID.
- Find your iPad under All Devices.
- Click/Tap Erase iPad.
4. Bypass iPad Passcode via Siri
The last way to unlock iPad passcode without computer is to use Siri. It is good news for those users who are looking for a way to unlock iPad passcode without losing data. This method helps you bypass iPad passcode without computer and Apple ID.
So it's at the recommendation list top if you are looking for a smart way to unlock iPad passcode without restore. However, it may not always work and it is not suitable for all iPads. Check whether your iPad OS is 8.0-10.1 first. If yes, then follow the steps below:
- Press and hold the Home button to activate Siri.
- Ask Siri to open an app.
- Ask Siri to close the app, which will bring you to the Home screen.
Besides the steps mentioned above, there are still other ways to bypass iPad passcode via Siri, for example, ask Siri "What time is it", ask Siri to run an app that does not exist on your iPad, etc.
How to Unlock iPad Passcode with Computer
Actually, unlocking iPad passcode with computer is not as hard as you think. Using a unlock tool or choosing the right way to unlock iPad passcode with computer can be quick and easy. Here you will learn 2 ways to unlock iPad passcode with computer.
1. Unlock iPad Passcode with BuhoUnlocker
Want to avoid complex actions? Many users may want a safe and reliable iPad passcode unlocker as a quick solution. BuhoUnlocker is one of the most professional and powerful iPad passcode unlockers. It contributes to helping iPad/iPhone users to free their iPad from screen passcode locks, screen time passcode locks, etc.
And here is how to use BuhoUnlocker to unlock iPad passcode:
- Free download, install, and launch BuhoUnlocker.
- Connect your iPad to your computer via a USB cable.
- Click Unlock Screen Passcode＞Start.
- Follow the on-screen guide to put your iPad into recovery mode.
- Download the latest firmware and then click Start Unlock.
2. Unlock iPad Passcode with iTunes/Finder
Unlock iPad passcode with iTunes can be further divided into 2 ways - in standard mode/in recovery mode. Learn more detailed information to see which method suits you best.
In Standard Mode
In the case that you have synced and trusted your iPad with your computer before, you can directly unlock iPad passcode with iTunes in standard mode. All you need to do is to connect your iPad to your computer using a USB cable and restore your iPad.
In Recovery Mode
In the case that you never sync and trust your iPad with your computer before, connect your iPad to Finder/iTunes will ask you to enter the iPad passcode.
To bypass this process, you need to put your iPad into recovery mode or DFU mode to perform the restore. It is recommended that you try recovery mode first.
And if entering recovery mode cannot solve the problem, then try to enter the DFU mode.
Here is how to unlock iPad passcode with Finder/iTunes in recovery mode:
- Connect your iPad to your computer using a USB cable.
- Put your iPad into recovery mode:
- For iPad with Face ID:
Press the Volume Up button＞Volume Down button＞keep pressing the Power button and don't let go＞Release the Power button after you entered the recovery mode.
- For iPad with Home button:
Press the Home button and the Power button and don't let go ＞release all buttons after your iPad entered the recovery mode.
Finder/iTunes will detect your iPad is in recovery mode. Just click Restore.
Wait for the restore process to be completed. Once completed, set up your iPad.
This post introduced 4 ways to unlock iPad passcode without computer and 2 ways to unlock iPad passcode with computer. Just choose the one you need and go unlock your locked iPad now!
Clare Weaver has been captivated by the world of Apple products since the launch of iconic iPhone in 2007. With a wealth of experience, Clare is your go-to source for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple.