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How to Restore Your iPad to Factory Settings without iCloud Password

August 17, 2018, 2017 04:59 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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“I forgot my Apple ID password and the device keeps notifying me to enter it, or I cannot use it. How can I reset iPhone without Apple ID and iCloud password?”

Maybe you have an unused iPad Air that you wish to give away but happen to forget the password or Apple ID, or you bought a second-hand iPad mini online but the former owner’s account has not yet been logged out of the device, and you have to wipe the iPad to factory settings in order to use it under your own account. Yet without the right iCloud password, you seem to be able to do nothing. But actually, you can utilize some ways to help you reset iPad to factory without iCloud password. Read on to learn how to bypass Apple’s restrictions and erase iPad data without Apple ID.

Way 1: Factory Reset iPad without iCloud Password Using iTunes

If you have ever synced your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch with iTunes in any of your computer that you synced with, this way for factory resetting is suitable for you.

Step 1: Connect your iPad to the Win/Mac that you synced your device with before.

Step 2: Launch iTunes in the computer, and iTunes will sync your iPad and make a back up. After the process is finished, select Restore.

restore ipad with itunes

Way 2: Erase iPad Data without iCloud Password Using Find My iPhone

If you have a second-handed iPad from other people to be wiped to factory settings, but do not know the iCloud account, you can still do so by utilizing the Find My iPhone function so long as you can reach the former owner. This method allows you to have your iPad reset to factory settings remotely without you accessing the iCloud password.

Step 1: Ask the former owner of the device to login iCloud, and select the Find My iPhone section.

factory reset ipad

Step 2: In the map page, choose All Devices, and choose the specific iPad you wish to erase.

Step 3: Choose Erase iPad and confirm. Then your device will be reset to factory settings successfully.

factory reset ipad

Way 3: Restore Your iPad to Factory Settings without iCloud Password Using Tenorshare ReiBoot

Tenorshare ReiBoot is a useful tool that helps restore your iPad to factory settings easily without any password or Apple ID.

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Step 1: Download, install and run Tenorshare ReiBoot in your computer. Connect your iPad to the computer. Tenorshare ReiBoot will recognize your device.

Step 2: Find the Setting menu on the top right of the interface, choose “Factory Reset iPhone”.

factory reset ipad

Step 3: Choose “Fix Now” >> “Download” to download the firmware package that matches your iPad. This process will take a few minutes.

factory reset ipad

Step 4: After the download, click “Start Repair” to factory reset your iPad.

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This article teaches three ways to wipe your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch to factory settings without knowing iCloud password iOS 12/11. Try the three ways, especially Tenorshare ReiBoot, to restore iPad if you forgot password.

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