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iPad can't be unlocked after locking, stays on the black screen!! Is there any way that I can fix this forgot password on iPad and unlock it? I want to save it and don't want to lose any data on it. Please help! Your help will be very much appreciated!
Here in this article we will introduce 3 ways to unlock your iPad with a lock password. However, all data on your iPad will be erased if you perform the factory setting restore. Therefore, you'd better back up your iPad data first when you plan to do it.
How can you back up your iPad data? Why not try Dr.Fone - iOS Data Backup & Restore? This program allows you to selectively backup your locked iPad data and save them on your computer. Before you are going to fix forgot password on iPad, you data better backup the data since that process will erase all your data.
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Run the program and click "More Tools". Then you can see the "iOS Data Backup " Restore" option. Click on it.
Connected your iPad to the computer, adn you'll see the window below. Choose the file types that you want to backup or recover from your locked iPad, and click "Backup" to begin.
It will take you a few seconds to finish the backup.
After the backup, you can preview the whole data in the backup file. You can choose the item that you want to separately save on your computer or restore to your device later, and click the button at the lower right: "Restore to Device" or "Export to PC".
After recover data on your locked iPad, it's the time to unlock your iPad now. Apple's official instructions to restore an iPad are:
Note: Even you bring your iPad to the Apple service center, Apple staff also need to restore your iPad to unlock it. That's to say, you need to erase everything on it.
Provided you have set "Find My iPhone" before, you can use iCloud to restore your device and clear the both the data and the password.
Step 1: Go to https://www.icloud.com/#find and type in your Apple ID.
Step 2: Click All Devices at the top of your browser window. Here you can see a list of device related to your Apple ID.
Step 3: Select the one you want to erase.
Step 4: After that, you can go to restore from iCloud backup or set up as new.
This method is for users who have set up "Find My iPhone" before, but what if I never set up that before? Don't worry, let's read the next part.
As for some users never set up "Find My iPhone" before, I will show you how to use recovery mode to unlock iPad screen password.
Step 1: Connect your iPad to the computer and run iTunes.
Step 2: Force restart your iPad. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously.
Step 3: Keep holding until you see the recovery mode screen.
Step 4: On the computer, there will be a popped-up box like below, just click "Restore". iTunes will automatically restore your iPad and exit recovery mode. But this is not 100% works. Sometimes, your iPad may stuck in recovery mode. In this case, you can refer to How to Fix iPad Stuck In Recovery Mode for more help!
If you read the above methods to fix forgot iPad password, I believe you can find one that suits you. And you'd better backup your data before you use the method in "Part 2" to "Part 4", because these methods will erase your data. But if you have already lost your data during the process, I suggest you to read the next part to get your data back.
What if I lost my iPad data after reset my iPad? Don't worry, many users have confronted such problems. In order to solve this problem, here I am going to share you a tool: Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery. It is the world's first iOS data recovery software which can help you find your previously lost data from iPhone or iPad.
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Connect your iPad to the computer and launch the program on your computer. Click "Start Scan" to initiate the process.
After the scan, you can preview all found data before recovery. Tick the data you want anc click "Recover to Computer" to get your data back from your iPad.
In the article, I have a comprehensive introduction on how to backup iPad data before fixing forgot password on iPad, 3 methods to fix forgot iPad password issues and how to recover your iPad data if you already lost your iPad data during the process. I hope it will be useful for you. If you have any suggestions or problems, welcome to leave your comments below.
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