What to do if you Forget Your iPad Passcode
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 | Admin
If you’re not a regular user of your iPad or you’re just plain forgetful then it’s only a matter of time before you forget your passcode. Forgetting your passcode can be an annoying experience as you’ll eventually lock yourself out if you enter the wrong code 6 times in a row. But don’t worry, not all hope is lost, there are ways to unlock your device.
Here are the most common ways to unlock your iPad if you ever end up forgetting your passcode.
Try to Remember It
The first and easiest method of unlocking your iPad is to see if you can remember your passcode. If you can somehow remember your passcode, then this will save you a lot of time and headache from going through the unlocking process.
Think back to the last time you used your iPad and managed to unlock it. Can you roughly remember numbers you pressed? If not can you narrow it down to a particular area or pattern? Most passcodes will be a 4-digit pin number and if you can remember the first digit or two you might be able to remember the rest.
It’s also a good idea to see if you can remember what your passcode was based on. Most passcodes will be personal and will be related to you in some way. Have you tried your date of birth? The start of your telephone number? Bank PIN number? These are a lot of common
If you do enter the wrong passcode into your iPad 6 times in a row, your iPad will automatically disable itself for a short period of time. Every continuous time you re-enter an invalid passcode the time your iPad is disabled will increase exponentially. If you really can’t remember your passcode, then you’ll have to look at unlocking your iPad.
The 3 Methods
The bad news is if you didn't save a backup of your iPad then you’ll have to erase everything and start again. This means losing all your apps as well as any documents and pictures that aren’t saved to your iCloud or elsewhere. It might sound like bad news, but you should be regularly backing up your iPad.
Considering you can enable automatic backups via iCloud on your device you really have no excuse, not to backup.
The 3 methods are as follows:
Method 1: Restore From iTunes
The first way to restore your iPad is to use iTunes.
Method 2: Restore From iCloud
If you have an iCloud account, then an easy way to restore your device is to use the iCloud restore feature. To use this method, you need to make sure your iPad is connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile cellular network. Most iPads will automatically connect to saved Wi-Fi networks, so if you keep your iPad in your house, it should still be connected to your Wi-Fi.
Method 3: Restore Device With Recovery Mode
If you’ve never synced your iPad with iTunes or iCloud before then, you’ll have to use this method.
Reset Your Passcode
Now you’ve finally managed to unlock your iPad it’s time to set your passcode again. This time we suggest either writing it down on a piece of paper for safe keeping or creating a backup of your iPad. This will save you from having to erase your iPad and start again if you ever end up forgetting your passcode.
Relax With Your iPad
Now you can finally use your iPad again it’s time to relax and watch a movie or TV. It’s very hard to relax and get comfortable when you have to hold your tablet up with your hands continually. This can cause tremendous stress on your body and actually inflict injuries such as RSI.
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