The brand new iPad is so expensive and we can choose a secondhand iPad which is more affordable.
However, before we can use this used iPad, we should always check the status of it and wipe everything on the tablet. The screen lock, Apple ID, data, settings, and Find My iPad should be removed. Let’s not mention that this iPad might be locked to the previous owner and restrict your access. Worse still, we can hardly get the passcode and password for a factory reset.
Or, you found this old iPad that you forget the passcode and Apple ID with. You can’t get in and to make it useful, a factory reset is the key.
In any regard, to help you get complete control of your iPad, methods of erasing a used iPad will be displayed below. Find the best way to wipe your iPad.
Method 1:How to Wipe A Used iPad Without Passcode
iTunes seems to be useless as some may have already tried to connect the iPad to a computer. But the wired connection failed as iTunes required you to unlock this tablet first.
When this is a secondhand iPad protected by an unknown passcode set by the previous owner, To our knowledge, unless we get the digits from the seller to unlock the iPad, otherwise, we can’t erase the iPad with iTunes.
To be clear, this is actually wrong. iTunes can still be of great help to reset an iPad without the passcode. To enable the connection, we just need some additional pressing on the iPad to activate the Recovery Mode.
Try this on your iPad and iTunes will detect your iPad even if it’s locked.
Turn off this iPad first.
Then, press the Side button ( plus the Home button if your iPad has one) and hold it till the Recover Mode screen pops out.
Connect the iPad to the computer right now. iTunes will detect the iPad and launch by itself.
On the iTunes interface, you will see a notification box popping out, asking you to Restore or Update this iPad. Hit Restore to reset the tablet.
Caution: iPad Activation Lock
If the Apple ID and Find My iPad are still running on the iPad, a factory resetting conducted by iTunes and Recovery mode will turn on the Activation Lock on the iPad.
When this lock screen is activated, only the associated Apple ID and password can disable it. Then, you can get into the iPad. Otherwise, this tablet becomes a brick. Also, there’re third-party Activation lock removal tools that help. You may take a look.