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How to Unlock iPad Air/Mini/Pro without Apple ID or Password

I restored my iPad to factory settings before, but it requires the Apple ID and password to bypass the Activation Lock screen. Is there any way I can unlock my iPad without the original Apple ID and its password?

There are times where it is essential that you unlock iPad without Apple ID.

Sometimes this can happen when your iPad is having issues and won’t let you input your password. Other times you could have forgotten your password and just can’t remember it.

The most challenging reason you have to do this is that you got a used or refurbished iPad and now can’t log in.

The good news is that you can still log in, but it may cost you a little extra money and time to get into your new iPad.

How to Unlock Your iPad without Apple ID or Password

There are many things you can try to unlock iPad without Apple ID password.

Regardless of the reasons you might have a problem finding your ID, these methods should be able to help you get into your iPad and start using it.

Some of these methods may not work for you, but at least one of these options should be able to help you use your iPad.

1Using AppleiPhoneUnlock

AppleiPhoneUnlock is an online service that helps you unlock your iPad and removes the devices from the previous owner’s account permanently so you can make the iPad your own.

After you get this service, you can log into the tablet yourself and set it up for your account.

Using this service is very simple. All you have to do is enter your iPad’s serial number and model. You can find the serial number from the hello screen.

ipad hello screen find imei

You will have to pay a service fee. Once you have paid, the site technicians remove the iPad, and within 72 hours, you will be able to get into the iPad and put your personal info on it.

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Luckily you don’t have to send your iPad out to complete this task. The company does everything digitally. You will get an email so you can check on the updates on the progress of the unlock.

Our Review

  1. Many devices only take one day to unlock.
  2. This iCloud removal service supports all models of iPads
  3. It performs a 100% success rate for our tested devices
  4. The price of it starts from $39 according to your device model
  5. It can’t unlock a blacklisted iPad, to check the blacklist status, using a 100% accurate IMEI checker.

2Using Tenorshare 4MeKey

You can unlock your iPad using a Windows computer with Tenorshare 4MeKey. It’s a software solution to unlock an iPad without Apple ID or password required.

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All you have to do is download the program below for free. Once you install the program, you will have to pay a fee to use the software to unlock your phone.

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You can buy a one-month, one-year, or lifetime membership to the program. After you decide how you want to buy the service, you can then perform the prompts on the screen to unlock your phone. Once it opens, you will be able to add your own Apple ID and use most of the features.

Our Review

1. The whole unlock process will be finished within 30 minutes.

2. It can unlock a blacklisted iPad without Apple ID or password.

3. The price of it starts from $35.95.

4. Tenorshare 4MeKey jail-breaks your iPad, so there are some risks associated with it, including the chance that you can brick your device and make it unusable.

5. Once you perform the procedure, you won’t be able to do a factory reset (your iPad will be locked again if you do this) unless you want to run the program again to re-access your iPad. You complete the task, so if you buy the lifelong version of the software, a reset won’t be a problem.

6. It only supports partial models, so you need to connect your iPad and open this software, it will tell you whether your iPad is supported or not.

3Ask the Previous Owner for Help

If you got your iPad from someone you can contact, it might be easier and cheaper to call them and ask if they can unlock it. Once they unlock the Apple ID, you can remove it and put yours on.

Even if they don’t feel comfortable giving you the password, they can enter the Apple ID on another device and remove their information from the iPad remotely. Here are the details:

Step 1. Visit iCloud.com and log in with their Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Click on Find iPhone (even it’s an iPad).

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Step 3. Select the locked iPad from All Devices list.

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Step 4. Click on Remove from Account.

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Once they do that, you can set up the iPad yourself and put your information on the device.

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1. If you have this option, it is one of the quickest and more efficient options to gain access to your iPad.

2. You may not know whose iPad it is, especially if you ordered the iPad online.

3. Sometimes even the seller won’t have the information you need, but it never hurts to ask.

4Contact Apple Support

Sometimes, if you have trouble remembering your password or ID, all you have to do is reset it. Apple has instructions for resetting your Apple ID password that you can follow on their site. These are pretty easy to try, but there could be problems with verifying your identity.

If you encounter problems because some of your contact information is too old, you can try contacting Apple and explaining the situation. They may be able to help you verify your information through other methods.

For the detailed guide to contact Apple Support, just refer to this post: How to Bypass Activation Lock on iPad?

Our Review

Contacting Apple support may not work, but it is free to try, and it may be able to save you time and money compared to some of the other methods for logging into your device.

5Find Your Apple ID Back

If you cannot remember your ID, you can do a few things to jog your memory.

Option 1. You can go back and check emails from apple. These can contain your Apple ID name, which might help you remember what password you used.

Option 2. If that doesn’t work, you can also check other devices and see if any of your Apple Apps contain your login information. If it preloads, you might be able to find the password using your password keeper on that device.

Option 3. If you are still on your Apple ID with another device, you could be in luck. You may be able to remove your Apple ID from your iPad so you can make a new one for that device if you want.

Option 4. You can also visit Apple iforgot website. Just offer your first name, last name, and email address, you’ll be able to find your Apple ID back

Our Review

Finding your Apple ID is free, and it doesn’t take as much time or effort as some of the more permanent changes on the list. If you are pretty sure you can remember your password, this method can work well.

Final Thoughts

Now that you have seen all the different ways to unlock an iPad without Apple ID or password, you can start using and enjoying your iPad again.

Remember that some of these solutions do come with minor drawbacks, so you will want to consider which one you should try to gain access to the iPad.

Don’t get discouraged if a few of these options won’t work for you. Even if you do have to pay a little extra to get access to your device, you still saved a ton of money, and you are now only a couple of days away from using your new iPad.

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Eric is an Apple Certified Independent Technician after gaining AppleCare service certifications for both iOS and Mac. He is passionate about helping people to make the most of their iOS devices.

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