Forgot password on childs ipad

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ---Beany---, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. ---Beany--- macrumors newbie

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    So I set up a kids ipad on using my itunes, and he's randomly changed his passcode and forgotten it.
    I'm finding various pieces of advice, but I have worries.
    Amongst the advice it's advising I sync the ipad before restoring it, or something.
    But my itunes is geared towards my ipod and nothing else. I'm worried it'll either erase the music for my ipod, or fill his ipad with all my music, neither of which I want.

    Can anyone help me with what I'm supposed to do?
    Thanks
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    If your son's iPad was never synced with your computer before, syncing now won't help.

    Any data that was on that iPad is lost. You will need to restore and set it up as new. And yes, I believe in order to restore you will need to hook it up to iTunes. There's no need to worry that this will erase anything from your iTunes library, and if you don't want to sync your son's iPad with your iTunes, it won't do that, either. Just restore, set it up as new, if you get any popup boxes asking if you want to sync, say no, and disconnect.
     

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