"I have an iPad used in a school setting. A student no longer at this school signed in with her iCloud account. Now I’m unable to reset this iPad and remove this iCloud account. I cannot sign out of iCloud account without password. Please help me get out of this loop." - by Jimmy on Apple Forum
Resetting your iPad is a simple way to fix some of the problems that could be caused by software issues. However, you may run into the same situation like Jimmy posted on Apple Forum. Don’t worry. It can be difficult to reset an iPad without the iCloud password, but that doesn’t mean it is impossible.
Regardless of how you lost your iCloud password, the following 5 ways can help you factory reset iPad without iCloud password.
You can easily reset the iPad without the iCloud password in the Settings. This process is quite easy and works most time. Follow these simple steps to do it:
Once the device has been completely erased, the iPad will restart, allowing you to set it up as a new device.
If for some reason you are unable to access the iPad’s settings, you can reset it using iTunes. Follow these simple steps to do it:
If you are unable to access the iPad in any way when the device is locked or disabled, the only viable way to unlock the device would be using an iPhone Unlocker tool. One of the best is FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker. This tool is the most ideal solution for resetting a locked iOS device since it will allow you to remove the Apple ID or iCloud account. The following are some of the tools most useful features:
Step 1: Download and install the iPhone Passcode Unlocker tool on your computer. Once it is installed successfully, open it and in the main interface, select the “Unlock Apple ID” to begin the unlocking process.
Step 2: Now connect the iPad to the computer using USB cable.
Step 3: When prompted, “Trust this Computer” on the iPad to allow the program to easily detect the device. You should know the lock screen password of the device to use this unlocking function. Once it is detected, the program will begin scanning the device’s data.
Step 5: Once the device has been detected, click on "Start Unlock" and the program will immediately begin unlocking the device. A progress bar on the screen will help you keep track of the unlocking process.
When it is complete, a pop-up will appear notifying you that the process is complete. You can now check if the device has been unlocked.
You can also easily reset the iPad by putting it in recovery mode. This is an effective solution especially if you haven’t synced the device with iTunes. Here’s how to do it:
If the reason you don’t have the iCloud password is because the iPad is a second hand device and the owner neglected to give you the password, the easiest way to reset the device would be contacting the previous owner and ask them to provide the password. You can also ask them to reset the iPad for you remotely. The following are the steps they can take to do that:
The iPad will be erased and you can now set it up as new using your own Apple ID and password.
If the previous owner of the device gives you the password, then you can easily reset the device using the settings as described in part 1 above. It is also worth noting that factory resetting the device using any of the methods above will result in data loss. You may therefore need to back up the data on the iPad before starting.
By Joan J. Mims
Posted on Mar 03, 2019, 19:48:53
Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.