How to Unlock iPad without Passcode & iCloud Password

Last Updated: October 20th, 2023By Categories: Unlock Apple Device

We hate numbers especially when we need to enter several numbers as the passcode to pass through the iPad lock screen. That 4 or 6-digit passcode is the only key for us to enter the tablet when Touch ID or Face ID is not functioning. Things get so much worse if you forget that iPad lock screen passcode.

To get into the iPad and have fun with it, you need to unlock the device either by entering the correct passcode or through unusual unlocking methods. When you don’t have the passcode, we need to explore some handy and quick solutions that can let us enjoy the iPad soon.

Read on and let’s try iCloud, iTunes, or Find My to unlock your iPad without using the passcode again.

How to Unlock iPad without Passcode & iCloud Password

Method 1: Use iTunes/Finder to Unlock iPad Without Passcode

According to Apple Support, the best way to get into a locked iPad is by using iTunes or Finder on a computer.

  • iTunes is the official iDevice assistant on Windows and early Mac computers. With it, iPhone, iPad, and iPod users can easily back up, update, and restore their iDevices.
  • And in 2021, Apple Inc. removed iTunes from macOS 10.15 (Catalina). They transferred all iTunes features to Finder, the default file manager of Macintosh OS.

Both iTunes and Finder can get you an unlocked iPad. Indeed, it would help if you had a computer to unlock your iPad. If you don’t, check on other methods.

Now, let’s take a look at how iTunes and Finder help unlock your iPad.

Step 1: Sync iPad to iTunes/Finder

First of all, take out a USB lightning and connect your iPad to a computer, Windows or macOS.

It’s a usual thing that iTunes or Finder cannot detect your locked iPad. Since you don’t have the passcode to unlock the tablet, you need to put the iPad into Recovery mode, a built-in system restore option for Apple devices. And most importantly, iPad under Recovery mode can be detected and synced by iTunes and Finder without a passcode.

So, if your iPad is not recognized by your computer, try this:

Turn off your iPad first.

  • When your iPad has a home button: long press the home and sleep keys together
  • When your iPad has Face ID: press and hold the sleep key.

Release the key(s) when you see the Recover mode screen. And connect your iPad to your computer now.

iPad Recovery Mode

Step 2: Start to restore the iPad

iTunes/Finder will then detect your iPad and activate a window for you. It suggests you update or Restore your iPad to fix the problem. You need to click the Restore button to proceed.

Restore iPhone to Factory Settings via Recovery Mode & iTunes

Next, iTunes will start to download the firmware that’ll later be applied to factory reset your iPad. When the download is done, iTunes will start to reset your iPad automatically.

As it’s complete, your can launch your iPad and get into it without any restrictions. However, you need to note that all data will also be gone. You can restore your iPad from previous backup files.

Method 2: Use Find My to Unlock iPad without Passcode

Apple has released a security feature named Find My iPad, a feature that will be activated when iPad owners choose to log in to a valid iCloud account on the tablets.

As Find My iPad keeps on functioning, the owner can remotely track the location of the registered iPad if ever it’s lost.

Besides finding the location, the Find My iPad offers a remote erase function to avoid data leaks once the chance of retrieving it is low. iPad owners can reset the whole iPad remotely without touching it. Through the reset, the lock screen on the iPad will be gone for sure.

To use Find My iPad to unlock your iPad, there’re two ways of doing it. Read on:

Option 1: Unlock iPad with iCloud Password

For the first option, you need to sign in to your iCloud account on any browser with any device.

After login, locate the icon of your locked iPad from the digital map. Choose Erase iPad and enter your iCloud password for validation.

Erase This iPad via Find My on iCloud

Option 2: Unlock iPad with iPhone (or iPad)

Do you have an iPhone that shares the same iCloud account as your locked iPad? If you do, launch the iPhone and locate the Find My app.

Into the app, locate and tap the Devices tab at the bottom of the screen. Next, from the digital map, navigate to your locked iPad and choose it.

Erase This iPad or iPhone Via Find My

Then, scroll down and find the Erase option. Tap on it to complete the reset.

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Method 3: Activate Security Lockpout to Unlock iPad without Passcode

Starting from iPadOS 15.2, Apple has updated a Security Lockout feature for owners who forget the screen lock passcode. When there’s no computer or iPhone, iPad owners can easily erase the lock screen using the correct iCloud account and password on the tablet directly.

Step 1

To get the Security Lockout active, you need to put your iPad into the “iPad is Disabled/Unavailable, try again in 15 minutes” screen. Just have 7 failed attempts on your iPad lock screen.

iPad Unavailable

If lucky, perhaps you can get into the iPad with one successful attempt. Don’t worry if all passcodes you enter are wrong, the Security Lockout is there to help.

Step 2

On the iPad screen, find the Erase iPad option at the bottom right corner. Tap on it and a new screen appears. A warning about erasing all data and content will be presented. Tap Erase iPad again to accept it.

Step 3

Lastly, enter the correct Apple ID that you have logged in on this iPad as well as the password.

Security Lockout will then start to unlock your iPad. When the process is done, the lock screen, passcode, as well as all the data will be removed.

Method 4: Use iPad Unlocker Program to Unlock iPad without Passcode

To be honest, all official unlocking methods of Apple need owners to fulfill one or multiple conditions to unlock the iPad.


  • Security Lockout needs the iCloud account and password;
  • Find My iPad requires an iPhone or browser using the same iCloud account;
  • iTunes and Finder may not recognize your iPad and Recovery Mode is hard to get in,

A third-party iPad unlocker app will be the ace to bring you into the locked iPad.

Unlockers led by 4uKey are easy and powerful troubleshooters for locked or disabled iPad and iPhones. Take 4uKey iOS Unlocker as an example, once you download it on your computer and connect your iPad to it, the app will start to crack the security system. And eventually, it will give you an iPad that has no screen lock. You can access your tablet without entering any passcode.

4uKey is less demanding. All you need is to download it, connect your iPad, and click a few buttons on the app to initiate the unlocking. Then, 4uKey will give you an iPad with no lock.

4uKey iOS Unlocker Remove Successfully

Some may concern that whether this program is capable of removing the screen lock on your iPad. Don’t worry, 4uKey is compatible with all iPad models from the entry-level iPad to the iPad Mini, iPad Pro, and iPad Air. No matter you have a 10-year-old 1st generation iPad or the latest one, 4uKey will unlock them all.

How about the operating system? Since early iPads may still run on iOS instead of iPadOS, owners may worry whether the latest unlocker apps can handle outdated OS or not. Well, the answer is easy, 4uKey can process any iOS and iPadOS versions. As long as this is an iPad, 4uKey is able to detect the device and unlock it.

Sounds appealing, right? Don’t hesitate, you can try it right away and feel its power.

4uKey iPhone Unlocker

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Remove Lock screen, Apple ID, and MDM restrictions in one tool

  • Fix locked, disabled, unavailable iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
  • Remove Apple ID/iCloud account without password
  • Bypass Mobile Device Management (MDM) with clicks

*Compatible with iOS 16 & iPadOS 16

Step 1

On your computer, Windows or Mac, download the 4uKey program via the buttons. Complete the download and installation. Launch the app then.

4uKey iOS Unlocker Interface

Step 2

Now, on the program’s initial screen, click the Start button under the Unlock iOS Screen tab.

Next, 4uKey will prompt you to connect the device you want to unlock. Do it anyway. When your iPad is detected, click the Next button to process.

4uKey iOS Unlocker Connect Device


Sometimes, your locked iPad may not be seen by 4uKey. Under this situation, try to put your iPad in Recovery Mode or DFU Mode. 4uKey will provide you with on-screen instructions to enter each mode.

Step 3

4uKey will ask you to download the firmware to unlock your iPad. Browse to select the folder to save the firmware. Click Download to start.

4uKey iOS Unlocker start to Download

Step 4

When the download is complete, 4uKey will switch to the next screen. There, click the Start Remove button to make the decision. Then, just wait for the completion.

4uKey iOS Unlocker download Firmware

When 4uKey finishes its work, the screen lock on your iPad is removed. You can access the tablet without entering the passcode now. Set a new and easy combination then.


4uKey will not only erase the screen lock on your iPad but also all your data. Please do your backup before clicking the Start Remove button on 4uKey.

4uKey iPhone Unlocker

1-Click iPhone Unlocker

Remove Lock screen, Apple ID, and MDM restrictions in one tool

  • Fix locked, disabled, unavailable iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
  • Remove Apple ID/iCloud account without password
  • Bypass Mobile Device Management (MDM) with clicks

*Compatible with iOS 16 & iPadOS 16


If you’re talking about factory resetting your iPad with just the home, volume, and power buttons, to be frank, it’s impossible.

You can either reset your iPad through the Settings app on the tablet or use iTunes/iCloud to reset your iPad.

On your iPad, unlock the screen, and open the Settings app. There, go to General – Reset – Erase All Content and Settings. Enter your Apple password to start.


When your iPhone is locked, disabled, or bugger, we can connect the iPad to iTunes under Recovery mode. This is a system utility designed by Apple that aims to let owners fix some easy bugs by themselves.

To boot your iPad to the Recovery mode is easy. However, depending on different models, we have different ways of entering the mode.

First of all, power off your iPad.

If your iPad has no home button and is equipped with Face ID, you need to long-press the Sleep/Wake button.

When there’s a home button on your iPhone and you use Touch ID, press and hold the home and Sleep/Wake buttons.

Release the button(s) when you see the Recovery mode screen on your iPad. Next up, take out a USB cable and connect the iPad to a computer that’s installed with iTunes (Windows) or Finder (Mac).iPad Recovery Mode


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