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[Solved] How to Reset iPad without Apple ID or Password

You may want to give away or sell your iPad Air, then 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 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.

Tip 1: Reset iPad without Apple ID or Password (Safe & Easy)

Whem it comes to reset iPad without Apple ID or password, 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 all iPad models, including iPad Pro, iPad Air 4/3/2, iPad mini 4/3/2, etc.


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.

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

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

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Tip 2: Reset iPad without Apple ID using iTunes (Complicated)

Can't remember the Apple password nor the Apple ID? You can also 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 butto 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.

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Tip 3: Reset iPad without Apple ID from Settings (Limited)

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:

  1. On your iPad, open the Settings app and go to General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

  2. Enter you screen passcode to confirm the action and your iPad will be reset to default settings.

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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.

Tip 4: 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.

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


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
Sunday on May 13, 2018, 12:48:14 GMT / Post By Edwin J. Parke to iPhone Issues

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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