iPad is Disabled? Here how to fix it


Recently one of the readers had bought an iPad. They created a password for months ago. Now, they forget the password and entered a wrong password many times. The error occurred “iPad is Disabled”.
I google it and found some solution to resolve this issue.

Solution 1: Restore the iPad without passcode

  1. Turn the iPad off.
  2. Hold the Home button and plug it into the computer.
  3. Continue holding the Home button until iTunes logo comes up. You can do these steps in the recovery mode.

If recovery mode doesn’t work,  do the following:

  1. Connect your iPad to the computer and turn it off.
  2. Hold the Home button for three seconds.
  3. Without releasing the lock button, hold down the Home button as well as for ten seconds.
  4. This is called DFU mode.

Solution 2: Update iOS
Update your iOS in restore mode. It should get you out of the disable mode and allow you to enter the new passcode or if you have iCloud set up on your iPad,  go to the iCloud and send a passcode to reset to it,  which disable the passcode and set up a new one.
SEE ALSO: How to fix: iPad is disabled. Connect to iTunes error
Solution 3: Restore the device using iTunes and a previous backup
If the backup method does not work there is an another option to reset a passcode by restoring the device.  Here given steps to restore your device and reinstall your backup.

  1. Connect the device to your computer and open iTunes.
  2. If the iPad is still disabled, or iTunes doesn’t automatically sync your device, sync your device with iTunes by pressing the “Backup Now” button.
  3. When the backup and sync is complete restore your device.
  4. Choose “Restore from iTunes backup”.
  5. Select your device in iTunes and choose the most recent backup of your device.
  6. Wait for a few minutes the restore completes the process.

Once your restore is completed, you should have all your documents, emails, photos and set in the place and the device should no longer disabled.
Solution 4: Try to backup the iOS device in iTunes

  1. Connect your iPad to Mac or PC.
  2. Launch iTunes app.
  3. Select your device from the top left corner.
  4. Click on the Backup now to backup your device from Summary tab.  Check your device is successfully backup or not. Now you see the latest backups with date and time in the summary tab itself.
  5. Now, put your iPad into the DFU mode.
  6. Once you put your device in the DFU mode, iTunes asks you to restore your device. Click Restore, it could erase all the data from your device including passcode.
  7. Quit iTunes and disconnect your device and connect it to the computer again,  and install iTunes. Click the Restore backup from the summary tab. Now you see the date and time of the latest backup, click restore to confirm.
  8. Wait for a few seconds until your device gets restored.  Once you did this process, you can use your device without a passcode.
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