Inactive Ipad, but I know password. Help!

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Imyra7, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Imyra7 macrumors newbie


    Nov 6, 2016
    My ipad became inactive because the wrong password was entered 6 times by a child. Is there a way to use Itunes or any other software to just unlock it? I don't want to loose everything I have saved there...

    I Did do a backup with itunes but it is apparently not seeing it, because it just says "itunes cannot conect because ipad is locked with a password. Is there any other option other than force a restore? Forcing it will be tough for me because my home button is pretty much broken/stuck. And still, even if I manage it, doesn't it mean I will loose everything as itunes seems to not recognize the past synch/backup?

    Can anyone shed some light please. I am desperate as that pc is borrowed and I will have to return it in two days.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    Forcing a restore is the only solution, use the "Recovery mode" option in

    If there is a backup in iTunes you can then restore the backup. To check for a backup, go into Edit menu > Preferences > Devices.

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