“My iPad is disabled due to my daughter signing in with wrong passwords too many times. How do I fix my disable iPad?”
If you’re seeing that message, that means your iPad has entered the wrong passcode at least 6 times.
This situation can occur on all iOS devices–iPhones, iPads, iPod touches–and comes in a few different forms. Sometimes you’ll get just the plain “This iPad is Disabled” message, or one that says that and adds that you should retry it in a minute. Occasionally, you’ll even get a message that says the iPhone or iPad is disabled for 22 million minutes and to try back later. Obviously you can’t really wait that long, since 22 million minutes is nearly 42 years.
While these security systems are useful, keeping us safe from unscrupulous people, if you do genuinely forget your password, it can be a real pain. Fortunately, there are a couple of options for you. First off, if you attempt to access the Erase Data feature and input your passcode incorrectly 11 times, all your data may be deleted. If you get to attempt 9 and you still can’t get it, stop and go through this guide .
How To Fix Disabled iPad After Incorrect Passcode Entries?
Step 1: Connect your iPad to your PC or Mac, open up iTunes, and open up your device from the button found on the top left.
Step 2: Next, you’ll need to opt for the backup feature, which will save any data you may fear losing. Click on Back Up Now .
Step 3: After that, you’ll need to restore the backup. Sounds a little strange, given that you’re essentially restoring from a backup made just seconds ago, but it’s this process that helps you back into the device you’ve locked yourself out of.
Please note, if you have activated Find My iPhone, you’ll probably encounter an error message at this point. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to restore your backup without disabling it, so check our recent tutorial on removing Find My iPad on your computer. Once you have, select Restore Backup.
As soon as the restore is complete, you will be able to access your iPad without any trouble. Reset your passcode to something you will remember in the future. If you do ever forget your passcode again, simply work through this tutorial to get yourself out of trouble again.
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