Unlock iPad Mini
How can you unlock iPad Mini if you forgot the passcode? It’s easy. In fact, Apple has manuals for each device on its support site. On the pages dedicated to iPad Mini, the company explains how to unlock iPad Mini if you no longer remember the password or passcode.
Anyway, when a password is forgotten, the exact function depends on how your iPad is configured. By default, there is not a passcode at all. Regarding forgotten passcodes though, if you repeatedly enter the wrong passcode, your iPad Mini will be disabled for longer intervals before you can try again.
If too many unsuccessful attempts are done, you won’t be able to try again using your iPad directly. You’ll have to connect it to the computer with which you last synced it.
Besides, you can configure your iPad Mini to erase itself after ten consecutive incorrect password attempts. This option is set off by default. You can set this option turned on by tapping Settings > General > Passcode Lock.
If you cannot remember the passcode at all, the only option is to restore your iPad Mini to its original factory setting using the computer with which you last synced it. Thus you’ll reset your passcode. You’ll also resync the data from the device. You can restore it from a backup. Keep in mind that restoring on a different computer that was never synced with your iPad Mini, you will be able to unlock the device for use. You’ll also be able to remove the passcode. However your data will not be present.
Be aware that if you restore your iPad to its factory settings, all of your data, that’s means songs, photos, videos, apps, and so on, will be deleted. So don’t forget to back up the content (Apple support service also cannot unlock an iPad for you without restoring the iPad).
If you can’t unlock iPad mini, to restore an iPad Mini: 1) Connect iPad to your computer; 2) Select iPad in the iTunes sidebar and click the Summary tab; 3) Tap Check for Update. At this moment, iTunes will tell you if there’s a newer version of the iPad Mini software available; 4) Tap Restore and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process. When the iPad software has been restored, you can choose to set up iPad as a new iPad, or restore your data from a backup.
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