7 Ways to Unlock an iPad without Passcode/Password in 2024

Clare Phang
Last updated: Jan 2, 2024
Summary: This post will walk you through how to unlock iPad without passcode/password in 7 different ways. Find out more information in the step-by-step guide below.

Being locked out of your iPad is annoying, which means you can do nothing with your iPad.

But don't worry. Whether you forgot your iPad passcode/password or reached the limit of iPad passcode attempts, the following 7 easy and effective methods are here to help. Read on to learn more useful information.

Unlock an iPad without Passcode

How to Unlock iPad without Passcode and Computer

The first method to unlock iPad without passcode allows you to do it without computer. With your iPad's built-in Erase iPad option after 7 times wrong attempts, you can easily unlock your iPad without passcode.

However, it's worth noting that this Erase iPad option is only available in iPadOS 15.2 and later.

So check your iPadOS first. Follow the steps below to unlock your iPad with this feature:

Tap Erase iPad when it appears at the bottom of your iPad screen>Enter your Apple ID>Erase iPad.

The newest iPadOS 17 allows you to unlock your iPad by entering the old passcode within 72 hours if you have changed it.

Note
It's worth noting that all methods mentioned in this post will erase your data except using Siri to unlock your iPad. So it is recommended that you back up your iPad data first.

How to Unlock iPad without Password with iTunes/Finder

Familiar with iTunes/Finder? This tool can help you restore your iPad so that your iPad will be unlocked. Unlocking iPad with iTunes can be divided into 2 situations - in standard mode and recovery mode. Check for more details about each mode you are supposed to enter.

And here is how to unlock iPad without password with iTunes/Finder:

Unlock iPad in Standard Mode

Restore iPad in Finder

In the case that you've connected your iPad and trusted your iPad to your computer before, all you need to do is to connect your iPad to your computer and use iTunes/Finder to restore your iPad.

Unlock iPad in Recovery Mode

In the case that you never synced your iPad with your computer before, you have to put your iPad in recovery mode. That is because when you connect your iPad to your computer and use iTunes/Finder, it will ask you to enter your iPad passcode.

To enter the recovery mode, you can use manual button combinations or some online tools to enter/exit recovery mode in 1 click.

Here is how to enter the recovery mode manually:

  1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPad to your computer.
  2. Open iTunes/Finder.
  3. Put your iPad in recovery mode:
  • For an iPad with a Home button:

Press and hold the Home and the Top (or Side) buttons simultaneously until the recovery mode screen appears.

Put iPad with Home Button in Recovery Mode
  • For an iPad without a Home button:

Quickly press and release the Volume Up button>quickly press and release the Volume Down button> press and hold the Top button until the recovery mode screen appears.

Put iPad with Face ID in Recovery Mode
  1. Click Restore.
    Restore iPad to Factory Settings with Finder in Recovery Mode
  2. Wait for the restore process to be completed. Once completed, set up your iPad.

How to Unlock iPad without Password without Losing Data

There is a smart way to unlock iPad without passcode and without losing data. By using Siri to bypass iPad passcode, you can easily get access to your iPad again. But this method only works in iPadOS 8.0 - 10.1. It's worth noting that this method may not always succeed, but it is still worth a try.

Here is how to unlock ipad without password with Siri:

  1. Press and hold the Home button to activate Siri.
  2. Ask Siri to open a program.
  3. Ask Siri to close the program.

This will bring your iPad to the Home screen.

Besides asking Siri to open a program, asking Siri "What time is it" and asking Siri to run an app that does not exist on your iPad, etc. can also work. If you are interested in using Siri to bypass iPad passcode, you can find more information.

How to Unlock iPad without Passcode via BuhoUnlocker

Also, you can ask a professional and reliable iPad passcode unlocker for help. BuhoUnlocker is dedicated to offering iPhone/iPad users an easy and quick solution to access the locked iPhone/iPad again.

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And here is how to unlock an iPad without passcode with BuhoUnlocker:

  1. Free download, install, and launch BuhoUnlocker.
  2. Use a USB cable to connect your iPad to your computer.
  3. Click Unlock Screen PasscodeStart.
    Unlock iPad without Passcode via BuhoUnlocker
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to put your iPad into recovery mode.
  5. Download the latest firmware and then click Start Unlock.

How to Unlock iPad without Passcode via Find My

Using Find My to unlock iPad is also a convenient solution. Use your other Apple devices or borrow one from others. Then follow the detailed steps below to erase your iPad and get access to your iPad again without passcode.

  1. Open Find My app on your Apple device.

  2. Devices> Tap your iPad>Erase This Device (You already signed in with the same Apple ID as iPad on your other devices.).

Or if you haven't signed your Apple ID:

Click MeHelp a FriendSign InUse a different Apple ID>Enter your Apple ID>Tap your iPad icon and then Erase iPad.

Erase iPad Using Find My App

How to Unlock iPad without Passcode via iCloud

iCloud also provides Apple users with the Find My feature. Open icloud.com on your other device, like iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc., and use its Find My feature to erase iPad.

Here is how to unlock iPad passcode using iCloud:

  1. Open icloud.com.
  2. Click/Tap Sign In and enter your Apple ID.
  3. Find and click your iPad under All Devices.
  4. Click/Tap Erase iPad.
    Erase iPad with iCloud

How to Unlock iPad without Passcode via Erase Data Feature in Settings

The Erase Data feature in settings means that your iPad will be erased after 10 times of wrong attempts. So if you enabled this feature before your iPad locked, you can unlock your iPad without password by using this feature.

Here is how to check whether you have enabled the "Erase Data" feature:

Open SettingsFace ID & Passcode>Enter your passcode>Scroll down to the bottom to see if the "Erase Data" is enabled.

Conclusion

In this post, 7 ways to unlock iPad without a passcode & with/without a computer, with/without iTunes, and with/without losing data are introduced in detail. Just choose one according to your actual situation.

Clare Phang has been captivated by the world of Apple products since the launch of the iconic iPhone in 2007. With a wealth of experience, Clare is your go-to source for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple.