Forgot Apple ID Password? How to Reset iPad without Apple ID

Things always happen in the way that you want to give away or sell your iPad Air, you need to erase all content and settings and reset it as a new one before that. Restoring the iPad to factory reset is a good choice to avoid revealing personal private information. However, there is a real possibility that you might forget the Apple ID. It seems that you can’t get much of anything done without the right Apple ID. On yet another occasion, you borrow an iPad and it keeps asking for the Apple ID and iCloud that you don’t know at all, you have to wipe all the settings in order to use it under your own Apple account. So the problem is how to reset iPad without Apple ID.

Part 1. Try to Reset Apple Password on Your Computer

To avoid spending time on displacement activity, you’d better try to reset Apple passcode. It can easily be done on the device without any hassle.

Reset Apple password with emails or security questions: Visit the site of the to enter the Apple ID with emails, click Continue and select “I need to reset my password” then you’ll receive an email from Apple that instructs you to reset the password.

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Part 2. Reset iPad without Apple ID Using iTunes

Can’t remember the Apple password nor the Apple ID? You can reset Apple ID by putting iPad in recover mode on condition that “Find My iPad” is not turned off.

Step 1. Since you have been told to back up iPad data in advance, there is no need to go through the stress of data loss or damage even if all the data and settings will be erased when the device is in Recover Mode.

Step 2. Connect the iPad to iTunes and it will be automatically recognized. Press the home button and Sleep/Wake button at the same time until the iTunes icon appears on your iPad screen.

Step 3. You’ll be notified that iTunes has detected an iPad in Recovery Mode, you must restore the iPad before it can be used with iTunes. Click OK and “Restore iPhone” to reset the iPad Apple ID.

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We hope that you will find the most useful method to reset iPad without Apple ID even though you do not remmeder your Apple ID or password. Here I have to emphasis for one more time to make a backup of the device data prior to the factory reset in case of the data loss.


By Edwin J. Parke

Posted on May 05, 2018, 12:48:14

As a professional writer who is interested in technology, Edwin J. Parke has helped thousands of users by offering various tips to solve their problems.