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Forgot Passcode? Here is how to Fix iPad is Disabled in 2020?

By XylaJoelle, Last updated: December 21, 2019

"Do you know how to fix when the iPad is disabled? Did you ever experience picking up your iPad and discovering that it has been disabled because your kid tries to enter the passcode or your iPad device many times due to his or her curiosity?"

If you forgot your passcode, or you got a message says that your device is disabled, this guide will tell you how to remove your passcode.

It really works! Let's see how to successfully fix iPad is disabled in 2019.

Part 1. Why Your iPad is Disabled?Part 2. One More Chance to Guess Passcode with iTunes If iPad is Disabled.Part 3. Fix Disabled iPad via Recovery Mode and iCloud BackupPart 4. How to Fix iPad is Disabled without Data Loss in 2019Part 5. How to Restore Disabled iPad Using iTunes?Video Guide: How to Fix Disabled iPad Part 6. Bonus Tip: How to Leave the Passcode OffPart 7. Conclusions

Part 1. Why Your iPad is Disabled?

You may agree me that in some situation, you yourself have entered your passcode incorrectly because you have forgotten it?

In this case, once you have entered the wrong passcode for your iPad, it will be a cause for your iPad device to be disabled.

One problem of a disabled iPad is that you will not be able to write in the passcode anymore even though you have suddenly remembered it.

There are certain things that you should know about iPad passcode before removing the passcode to your iPad device.

If you have entered your passcode incorrectly, then it will be one cause to disable your iPad device. You may get a message like "iPad is disabled try again in 15 minutes" or even "iPad is disabled try again in 60 minutes".

You have to wait then for a certain amount of time before you can try to attempt entering your passcode. Once you still continue to enter your passcode incorrectly, then the time interval for you to enter again another set of passcode will be longer.

If you are experiencing right now that your iPad is disabled, then we can show you a few tricks on how you could use your iPad again.

Part 2. One More Chance to Guess Passcode with iTunes If iPad is Disabled.

Method 1. Backup Your iPad Device in iTunes to Guess Passcode.

The first thing you need to do for you to unlock your disabled iPad device is to do a very simple iTunes backup. Here are the things you need to do

  • Connect your iPad device to your computer using your USB Cable.
  • Launch iTunes program
  • Choose the device found in the upper right-hand corner of your screen for it to display its properties on your main screen.
  • Click "Back Up Now" button for it to start syncing.
  • At this point, you might be prompted to enter the passcode of your iPad device for it to fully start syncing since your device is locked.
  • After you have entered your passcode to your iPad and if it went through successfully, you can just simply cancel the backup and you can now use your iPad device.


Method 2. Restore iPad Using iTunes to Reset iPad Passcode

In the case that the backup trick was not successful, then the solution for this is to reset your passcode by simply restoring your device.

This trick can only work if you were able to sync your iPad device using your iTunes and if you have a backup stored on your computer. You can do the following guide below.

  • Connect your iPad to your computer using your USB cable like you normally do when you try to sync your device
  • Launch your iTunes program
  • If you are experiencing that your iPad is still disabled or if your iTunes does not automatically sync your iPad device, then you can just go ahead and click "Back Up Now" button.
  • Once the backup and sync are all complete, then go ahead and restore your iPad.
  • If your iOS Setup Assistant asks you to set up your iPad device, go ahead and click "Restore from iTunes backup"
  • Choose your iPad device from your iTunes and then select the most recent backup of your iPad device.
  • Wait until the process is complete.

Part 3. Fix Disabled iPad via Recovery Mode and iCloud Backup

If you haven't experience connecting your iPad to a computer then you may need to put the device into recovery mode and of course to also have it restored. This method will tend to lose all of your data on your iPad device. But it really can fix iPad is disabled in 2019.

But, if you were able to have a backup on your iCloud, then you can go ahead and select a backup during the process in the later part.

  1. Have your iPad device disconnected with your USB Cable but then leave one side of your USB cable connected to your computer.
  2. Have you iPad turned off: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until you see the red slider and then slide it. Wait for your iPad device to fully shut down.
  3. Press and hold the Home button of your iPad, and while doing that, reconnect your USB cable to your iPad device.
  4. Your iPad then will turn on. Do not let go of the Home button until you see there "Connect iTunes"
  5. Your iTunes will then have you notified that the device is in recovery mode. From here, just go ahead and click "OK" and then have your iPad restored.
  6. Follow the guidelines in your Set up Assistant and then go to "Set up your device".
  7. In the event that you are using your iCloud, just go ahead and tap "Restore" from one of your backup files and then sign in your iCloud account.
  8. Go to "Choose backup" and then you can choose a backup from the list shown on your screen.

Part 4. How to Fix iPad is Disabled without Data Loss in 2019

From the solution that is stated above, this might work on your side but the major problem for this is having your data deleted from your iPad device. What if you do not have a backup made for all your data, then this will only make you do more than what you have to do.

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Part 5. How to Restore Disabled iPad Using iTunes?

If your iPad device has been synced with your iTunes before, then you will be able to restore it using your iTunes once you had forgotten your passcode. Just a heads up for you, once you restore your iPad using your iTunes, this can delete your data, including your passcode, on your iOS device.

As long as you were able to have a backup using your iTunes or iCloud before, then you will be able to get them back.

Step 1: Launch iTunes on the computer where you were able to backup your iPad before and connect your iOS device to your computer using your USB Cable.
Step 2: Once your iPad is detected then you can make a copy or backup of your iOS device with your iTunes or you can just go ahead and simply sync it.
Step 3: Once you are done with the backup, go ahead and click "Restore iPad". You iTunes then will immediately factory reset your disabled iPad device.
Step 4: Choose "Restore from iTunes Backup File" once you are on the setup screen.
Step 5: From here, you will now be able to have access to your iPad without your passcode. This is because the data that has been deleted from your iPad device includes the passcode that you previously have.

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Part 6. Bonus Tip: How to Leave the Passcode Off

You may agree that we should have the option to not use a passcode on our iOS devices. There is such a situation that the olds who in 70 to 90-year-old cannot remember any of the passwords.

Some people had to quit using an iPhone because of that. They may usually get locked when they tap the wrong passcode.

So turn off the password in iPhone or iPad is important for them.

Now, we will give you an answer!

You can leave the passcode off by these steps: Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, and tap Turn Passcode Off.

Part 7. Conclusions

Always remember that having a backup of your data from your iOS device will always be necessary and will always come in handy especially in the event like this that you might lose some, or worst all, of your data from your iOS device.

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