Solved ipad is asking for a pass code i accidently errased my pass

November 16, 2013 at 16:36:01
Specs: Windows Vista
i never had to use a passcode before so i can't even get to open my i pad even to play games it opens up and ask for pass code then it shuts down and tells me to wait so many min. before i try again

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November 17, 2013 at 16:52:54
It would be wise to read/go through the whole process carefully first though… Which is why I suggest Patricia does a trawl via google as there are options allowed (if I remember correctly) that may preserve data etc… Even better perhaps… nip into a local Apple store and ask them to help.

I suggest this approach as if there's anything on the iPad ("files" - photos, mp3, etc.) that one would not like to lose… Apple techies may likely be able to help prevent their loss?

One or two hits from a google trawl using - forgot my passcode for iPad - as the search term…

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1212

This one is very detailed...

https://discussions.apple.com/messa...

This one offers a variation..

https://discussions.apple.com/messa...

http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...

This one a little shorter - and rather to the point - with the warnings about losing everything…

http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...

If you have sync'd (synchronised) the iPad with a ("your own") computer… then there is good chance you can regain access and not lose everything… Especially if you made a backup too to that computer… As the post immediately above warns… try to gain access with a computer which has not been sync'd with the ipad… and you will lose all data on the iPad - but may gain access…

As earlier may be wise(r) to have a chat with local Apple Techies first… and hopefully you have a computer with which your iPad is/was sync'd at some stage?

If you end up with a download of the latest iOS.. you may not be too happy with it - from what I read in the press… Seems to have acquired a garish desktop and other irritations which have really upset more than a few…

But overall it seems that "if" you have sync'd the iPad with a given computer… then your chances to gain access again without loss of data are hopeful to good…? But "if you haven't" sync'd it any time.. then only way is to fully restore -and you "ail" lose all data etc. However… as I recall Apple have a record of what you may have purchased/downloaded from them to your iPad… And I think I'm correct in that they will allow/enable to re-install it all - as you've paid for it, and they have a record of the purchases…?.



#1
November 16, 2013 at 19:52:46
Do you have a bill of sale for your ipad ? If so call the manufacture and be able to prove ownership of your Ipad. Explain to them your problem.

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#2
November 17, 2013 at 04:02:27
Password/passcode help is not available on this site. Follow the advice given in #1

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#3
November 17, 2013 at 04:32:14
Apple do give various "how to deal with this problm" in their support forums and other areas. So suggest you do a search via google, yahoo etc. or go to an Apple store.

Fortunately for me, when I forgot my passcode... the standard Aplle support routine worked; i have valid email address registered with Apple and that allows resets very simply and quickly...

The Apple Gurus and other techies will be able to assist. But more than likely will require some form of proof of ownership; at least that you purchased it, or can tell them who did. If someone else bought it and that someone is in Appel's records (usually an email address is stored at the time of purchase, or when the device is first registered and used), and that person is happy for you have/use the device, and reset the Passcode... then Apple likely will oblige... Apple will require proof of legitimate ownership...


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#4
November 17, 2013 at 13:53:17
Plug your iPad into your computer, launch iTunes and do a factory restore. It's the only way to unlock a locked iPad

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November 17, 2013 at 16:52:54
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It would be wise to read/go through the whole process carefully first though… Which is why I suggest Patricia does a trawl via google as there are options allowed (if I remember correctly) that may preserve data etc… Even better perhaps… nip into a local Apple store and ask them to help.

I suggest this approach as if there's anything on the iPad ("files" - photos, mp3, etc.) that one would not like to lose… Apple techies may likely be able to help prevent their loss?

One or two hits from a google trawl using - forgot my passcode for iPad - as the search term…

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1212

This one is very detailed...

https://discussions.apple.com/messa...

This one offers a variation..

https://discussions.apple.com/messa...

http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...

This one a little shorter - and rather to the point - with the warnings about losing everything…

http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...

If you have sync'd (synchronised) the iPad with a ("your own") computer… then there is good chance you can regain access and not lose everything… Especially if you made a backup too to that computer… As the post immediately above warns… try to gain access with a computer which has not been sync'd with the ipad… and you will lose all data on the iPad - but may gain access…

As earlier may be wise(r) to have a chat with local Apple Techies first… and hopefully you have a computer with which your iPad is/was sync'd at some stage?

If you end up with a download of the latest iOS.. you may not be too happy with it - from what I read in the press… Seems to have acquired a garish desktop and other irritations which have really upset more than a few…

But overall it seems that "if" you have sync'd the iPad with a given computer… then your chances to gain access again without loss of data are hopeful to good…? But "if you haven't" sync'd it any time.. then only way is to fully restore -and you "ail" lose all data etc. However… as I recall Apple have a record of what you may have purchased/downloaded from them to your iPad… And I think I'm correct in that they will allow/enable to re-install it all - as you've paid for it, and they have a record of the purchases…?.


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#6
November 17, 2013 at 21:15:35
Trvlr is correct, all songs, apps & movies purchased through iTunes can be downloaded again for free

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