How to Factory Reset iPad Without iCloud Password?

Factory Reset iPad

If you ever caught up in a situation where you remain with the only option to factory reset your iPad, there are plenty of ways to carry out the task. However, if you are having trouble factory resetting your iPad because you don’t remember your iCloud password, the options to reset your iPad are limited. One of the best ways to factory reset your iPad when you don’t have your iCloud password is by following the workaround provided below.

Steps to Factory Reset iPad Without iCloud Password

Method 1: Factory Reset iPad using Settings Panel

The following workaround to factory reset iPad without an iCloud password can be done using the Settings panel of your iPad. You can follow these steps directly on your iPad, however, before following these steps, make sure to take a backup of your device. Once you are done taking the backup of your iPad, follow these steps to perform the factory reset process.

  1. On your iPad, you will need to tap on the “Settings” app icon. You will be directed to the Settings panel of your iPad.
  2. On the Settings panel, you will need to tap on the “General” option. You will give multiple options under the General section.
  3. In the General section, you will need to tap on the Reset option.
  4. Now, you will need to click on the “Erase All Content and Settings” option for restoring your iPad to its factory settings.

NOTE: If you have not backed up the data of your iPad, it is suggested to select Backup Then Erase option. However, if you have already backed up your iPad, you will need to tap on the Erase Now option.

  1. After erasing the data, you will need to tap on the Erase (Device) and then confirm your action by tapping on the “Erase” option.
  2. Tapping on the “Erase” option will begin the factory reset process on your iPad. You will see a white screen with the Apple logo along with a progress bar on your iPad.
  3. Once the data will be erased from your iPad, your iPad will reboot automatically and you will be prompted to set up your device.
  4. After that, just follow the on-screen prompts to set up your iPad for first use.

Method 2: Factory Reset Locked iPad in Recovery Mode

Another way to factory reset your locked iPad is by performing the reset process in recovery mode. If you have not synchronized your iPad with iTunes due to some reason, in such a case, you can factory reset your locked iPad using “Recovery Mode”. Here are the steps to do so:

  1. Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPad to your computer.
  2. Next, you will need to force restart your iPad to reset your iPad in “Recovery Mode”. You will need to press the Sleep/Wake and Home button simultaneously until you see “Connect to iTunes” text appearing on your screen.
  3. Then, you will need to click on the OK button over the message where it reads “iTunes has detected iPad in recovery mode”.
  4. After clicking on the OK button, you will need to click on the Restore option.
  5. Once the Restoration process gets completed, simply set up your iPad as a new one.

So, these are the workarounds that you can follow to reset your iPad without iCloud password.

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