How to Reset Disabled iPad

EelPhone author Alex Scott, 11 December, 2019

Summary

Apple iPad disabled, and we can't access iPad, how to fix disabled iPad? It's easy if we have the iPad Apple ID and Apple ID password, we can fix disabled iPad from iCloud, but without Apple ID and iPad screen passcode, turn to EelPhone iPhone Unlock to fix disabled iPad in clicks without password.


iPad disabled screen appears, and we can enter the screen passcode after 1 minutes or more, just wait, and try the password again to get into disabled iPad. But enter so much times of wrong password, you can try again may be after 40 years or longer, that's so terrible.

Part 1: Why is My iPad Disabled


“I enter the password into the iPad, but all is wrong, and at last, iPad is disabled appears on the iPad screen. My iPad is disabled, why is my iPad disabled?”

My friend, because of wrong password, after many times of entering wrong iPad screen passcode, the iPad is disabled then. It's one protection for iPad, prevent iPad from being stolen and unlocking iPad by guessing the iPad screen password. After several essay, the iPad will be in locking, and after certain minutes, we can try 3 times again, gain more time for iPad owner.
How to fix disabled iPad

But if you are the owner of the iPad, the iPad is disabled message appears also after several times of entering wrong screen passcode, forgot iPad passcode, what to do when iPad is disabled? Tips from the second part.

Part 2: What to Do When iPad is Disabled


If iPad is disabled message appears on iPad, no more wrong iPad screen passcode, get solution from tips below to fix disabled iPad, the free tip is iCloud, but we should have the Apple ID and Apple ID password; another free method is recovery mode, but we don't recommend, because the iPad will get into activation lock if find my iPad feather was enabled before, you need the Apple ID and Apple ID password to bypass activation lock on iPad; without iPad screen password, without Apple ID and Apple ID password, turn to EelPhone iPhone Unlock, which can fix disabled iPad in the most effective method.

Method 1: How to Open Disabled iPad With The Help of iCloud-Free


iPad mini disabled, we can't connect the disabled iPad to itunes to restore disabled iPad, but we can use the iCloud to fix disabled iPad, with Apple ID and Apple ID password, we can enable a disabled iPad.

Step 1: Sign in iCloud.com on computer or another iDevice, enter the Apple ID and Apple ID password of disabled iPad.
Step 2: On the home page of iCloud, click on find my iphone feathers, all iDevice associated to the same Apple ID and Apple ID password, click on the disabled iPad.
Step 3: On disabled iPad, click on Erase feather to unlock disabled iPad.
How to fix disabled iPad

Note: all data in iPad will be erased and all settings on iPad will be erased also, we should set up iPad, and restore from backup file if backed up iPad before disabled. It's the free and the quickest method to fix disabled iPad, and it's also the first method we should consider.

Method 2: How to Enable a Disabled iPad via Recovery Mode- Not Recommended


For so old ios version, stolen iPad can be unlocked by recovery mode, it's the force factory reset of iPad, without screen password, without Apple ID and Apple ID password, fix disabled iPad for free, but with the appear of iCloud, force factory reset is dangerous, iPad will get into activation lock after force factory reset if find my iPad feather was enabled before iPad is disabled, if find my iPad was disabled, we can use this method to fix disabled iPad.

Step 1: you need on computer, and disconnect iPad to computer, power off the disabled iPad.
Step 2: iPad with face id: now connect iPad to computer while press and hold on Top button in iPad, and release the Top button until recovery mode screen appears.
iPad with Home button: connect the disabled iPad to computer while press and hold on Home button, and release the Home button until recovery mode screen appears on iPad.
Step 3: Recovery mode screen appears on iPad, locate iPad on computer iTunes or Finder, download and install iTunes or Finder on computer if didn't install. You can see one Restore or Update window on computer, click on Restore to unlock disabled iPad.
How to fix disabled iPad

All data and settings on iPad will be erased also after a force factory reset.
Connect your device to your computer while holding the Top button. Keep holding the Top button until you see the recovery-mode screen.

Method 3: How to Fix Disabled iPad via EelPhone iPhone Unlock-Effective


iPad is disabled, another effective method to fix disabled iPad is EelPhone iPhone Unlock, which will enable disabled iPad without password in clicks. But also will lose all data and settings on iPad, if backed up iPad to iTunes, restore from iTunes after the process.


Step 1: Free download the EelPhone iPhone Unlock on computer, and launch the tool after the installation. From all feathers on EelPhone, click on Unlock Screen Passcode feather.
How to fix disabled iPad

Step 2: Click on Start to fix disabled iPad, from the warning, we should know before fixing disabled iPad: all data on iPad will be erased and the ios version will be updated to the latest version after the process. Keep connection during the whole process, disconnect the iPad will make it fails to fix disabled iPad.
How to fix disabled iPad

Step 3: Once disabled iPad connected to the tool, the tool will detect your iPad ios version, check the ios version, if incorrect, change it manually, the tool will download the firmware package according to the ios version. Copy the firmware package if can't download, or Select from computer if already downloaded firmware on computer.
How to fix disabled iPad

Step 4: When downloaded firmware, click on Start to Extract to unpack firmware package.
How to fix disabled iPad

Step 5: Start to Unlock after extraction completed, what we should do is keeping connect between disabled iPad and computer.
How to fix disabled iPad

After a few minutes, EelPhone iPhone Unlock fixed disabled iPad, restore from backup, and set up iPad one more time.



Alex Scott

This article was updated on 01 April, 2020