"Does anyone know how to enable a disabled iPad? I got an old iPad but I can't access it successfully as I forgot the passcode, and it is now disabled because of wrong passcode attempts. How can I get into my iPad again?"
For many iOS users, one of the nerve-wracking things is that the device is disabled. Once your iPad is disabled, you will not be able to tweet, watch YouTube, post on Instagram, reply to messages, deal with work, etc. But don't worry, you are not alone facing the same situation. In this post, I will sort out 3 feasible and easy-to-use solutions for those who are locked out from their iPad to enable their disabled iPad again.
Method 1. How to Enable a Disabled iPad via TunesKit iPhone Unlocker
A third-party unlocking tool can help you enable your iPad in any case, like forgetting the Apple ID passcode or having no computer nearby. In 2022, one of the most recommended iOS unlocking tools is TunesKit iPhone Unlocker. It is a pragmatic tool with powerful features like factory resetting the iPad without a passcode, enabling disabled iPhone, removing the passcode on iPhone, etc. It is fully compatible with all iOS versions including the latest iOS 15 and supports the latest iPhone 13 series model.
Key Features of TunesKit iPhone Unlocker
- Available on the latest iOS version including 15
- Enable the disabled iPad within several minutes
- Enable to factory reset iDevices without passwords
- Unlock iPhone/iPad/iPod touch with ease
- Help to remove Face ID and fingerprint recognition at ease
Let's see how to enable a disabled iPad via TunesKit iPhone Unlocker.
Step 1Connect iPad to the computer
Download and install TunesKit iPhone Unlocker on your computer first (Available on both Windows and Mac). Then, connect your iPad to the computer and launch TunesKit iPhone Unlocker.
Step 2Put iPad into Recovery mode
Please follow the instruction to put your iPad into Recovery mode. When your iPad is in Recovery or DFU mode, click on the Next button.
Step 3Download firmware package
Please ensure that all the given information is corresponding to your iPad. If not, please correct it manually.
Step 4Enable a disabled iPad
TunesKit iPhone Unlocker will start to enable your iPad when the downloading process is finished. The process will take several minutes. And you will be able to access your iPad again after setting up your iPad.
Method 2. How to Enable a Disabled iPad via iTunes
You will read the meassage on your iPad that asks you to connect your iPad to iTunes when it is disabled. If you have ever synced your iPad with iTunes before, you can connect your iPad to iTunes and restore it directly. If not, you should try using another method or put it into Recovery mode first. Now, let's see how to enable a disabled iPad via iTunes. You can do it on both Mac and Windows. If you are using macOS Catalina or later, please use Finder. Let's see how to enable a disabled iPad via iTunes.
Step 1: Connect your iPad to a computer, then launch iTunes.
Step 2: Click on the little device icon on the top left toolbar when you can see it.
Step 3: Hit on the Summary option on the left menu. And then click on the Restore iPad option. Then do as iTunes prompted.
Method 3. How to Enable a Disabled iPad without Computer via Find My iPad feature
The Find My iPhone feature performs well when you need to enable your disabled iPad. You will need to enable the Find My feature on your iPad to erase it remotely. Now, let's see how to enable a disabled iPad by using iCloud. You can apply this solution on a computer or a mobile device.
Step 1: The Find My iPhone feature performs well when you need to enable your disabled iPad. You will need to enable the Find My feature on your iPad to erase it remotely. Now, let's see how to enable a disabled iPad by using iCloud. You can apply this solution on a computer or a mobile device.
Step 2: Click on the Find My option.
Step 3: In this Find My interface, you will see an All Devices tab. Hit on it and then select the disabled iPad.
Step 4: Click on the Erase iPad option and do as prompted.
How to Back up your iPad before enabling
It is worth noting that the above three solutions will erase all your iPad data after enabling your iPad. Thus, please back up your iPad if you want to keep the important files and data still. You can back up your data by using the built-in feature of iTunes. Here we will show you the how-to.
Step 1: Connect your iPad to iTunes/Finder.
Step 2: Click on it little device icon when iTunes detects it, and select the Summary option on the left menu.
Step 3: Click on the Back Up Now option to back up your iPad.
Conclusion about how to unlock an iPad when forgot iPad password
When you forget the iPad passcode, you can take the assistance of these above four methods. When I face the same issue, I will take the assistance of TunesKit iPhone Unlocker. It is a reliable and pragmatic tool that can help users unlock their iOS devices within several steps. If you have any other questions, you can also leave us a comment below.