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[5 Methods] How to Reset iPad without Apple ID or Password?

When you decide to sell your iPad, you need to erase all content and settings and reset it as a new one. Restoring iPad to factory resettings is a good choice to avoid revealing personal private information.

However, there is a real possibility that you might forget the Apple ID or password. On yet another occasion, you borrow an iPad and it keeps asking for the Apple ID/iCloud account 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. Read on and check out.

Part 1. Can I Reset an iPad without Apple ID Password?

It’s a pity that you cannot factory reset iPad without the Apple ID password since the in-built feature of iPad prevents unauthorized access.

But you don’t have to be sad. There are different ways to factory reset your iPhone without Apple ID password, such as using iTunes, iCloud. While using the 2 official tools, the device may be bricked if an error occurred during the process. Another approach is using some 4rd-party tools such as FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker to unlock iPad without password.

Part 2. Must-Read Tips Before Resetting iPad

Before we reset our iPad to factory settings, what we should consider first is to back up the device. After all, there should be importance data which is worth keeping.

iTunes should be updated to the latest version on your computer if you need to reset your iPad with iTunes.

Part 3. Reset iPad without Apple ID by Removing Apple ID [Recommended]

Whem it comes to resetting iPad without Apple ID, the best way you can try is using FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker. With this tool, you can easily remove Apple ID or iCloud account from iPhone/iPad without password no matter Find My iPad is on or off.

Also, you can get rid of all kinds of screen locks, including 4-digit/6-digit passcode, Touch ID and Face ID. It is fully compatible with the latest iPadOS 17 and all iPad models, including iPad Pro, iPad Air 4/3/2, iPad mini 4/3/2, etc.

This program helps a lot when your forgot the iPhone/Apple ID password, when your iTunes backup is encrypted, etc. It can remove the password without damaging your device data and the backup file.


Now you can download FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker on your computer and follow these simple steps below to factory reset iPad withotu Apple ID/ password:

Step 1: Launch FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker on your PC or Mac and choose "Unlock Apple ID" mode.

unlock apple id

Step 2: Connect your iPad to the computer using USB cable and tap "Trust" on the device's screen to trust the connection.

connect ios device to pc

Step 3: Click on "Start Unlock" and the program will start removing the Apple ID and factory reset your iPad.

start unlock apple id

Part 4. Reset iPad without Apple ID When Find My iPad is Disabled

4.1 Using iTunes (Complicated)

Can't remember the Apple ID password nor the Apple ID? You can put your iPad into Recovery Mode and then use iTunes to do a factory reset. Please note that all data and settings on the iPad will be erased, so you'd better make a backup in advacne to prevent data loss.

Step 1. Launch the latest version of iTunes on your computer and connect your iPad using USB cable.

Step 2. Now you need to put your iPad into recovery mode. Here's how to do it on different iPad models:

  • For iPad with Home button, press and hold the Home button and Top/Side button at the same time until the recovery mode appears.
  • For iPad with Face ID, press the Volume Up button and release it, followed by the Volume Down button, then press and hold the Top button until the recovery mode appears.

Step 3. iTunes will detect your iPad in recovery mode and prompt you to update or restore it. Just click on "Restore" to reset the iPad to factory settings.

itunes recovery mode ipad

4.2 Reset iPad from Settings

If Find My iPad is turned off and you know the screen passcode of your iPad, then you can easily perform a factory reset without Apple ID or password from Settings. Here's how to do it:

  • On your iPad, open the Settings app and go to General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
  • Enter you screen passcode to confirm the action and your iPad will be reset to default settings.

erase all content settings

If Find My iPad is enabled, when you set up your iPad after resetting with iTunes or from Settings, the device will ask for the Apple ID password. It will be locked to Activation Lock if you can't offer the password. In such case, we recommend you use FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker to permanently reset your iPad without Apple ID password.

Part 5. Reset iPad without Apple ID When Find My iPad is Enabled

If your iPad was stolen and you didn’t have access to the device, you can follow the steps below to erase everything on your iPad.

  • Open iCloud official page and click on "Find My iPad" option.
  • Tap on "All Devices" and choose your iPad that you need to reset,
  • Click on "Erase iPad" and your iPad data will be erased.

erae ipad

Part 6. Find Apple ID & Password Then Reset iPad (Official Way)

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

Reset Apple password with emails or security questions:

  • Visit the site of the appleid.apple.com and click on "Forgot Apple ID or password".
  • Enter your 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.

reset apple id password

After that, you can factory reset your iPad with the recovered Apple ID password.

Part 7. FAQs about reseting iPad

Q1. Is it possible to cancel the factory reset in progress?

Unfortunately, you cannot cancel the factory reset when it is initiated on the device. Thus we should remember to backup the device in advance.

Q2. Can I bypass the iPhone locked to the previous owner?

YES. You can bypass the lock via DNS or online activation lock removal tools. However, if you wish to bypass the Apple ID with a secure method, F is the best choice for you.


We hope that you will find the most useful method to reset iPad without 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.

Edwin J. Parke

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.

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