All I've seen a number of threads on this topic and I'm not liking what I am reading so thought I'd describe the situ in
hopes of getting better news.
Away from home (and home computer) for the holiday... Woke this morning to my daughter distraught over iPad with message "iPad disabled connect to iTunes". First how does this happen? Can an OS error put it in this mode or doesn't only happen when someone (little brother) fails the passcode attempt X times? He says he didn't touch it so only thing left is OS error or gremlins.... The next issue is her iTunes data is on a home computer back in the US so connecting to iTunes I'm assuming means, connecting to the computer/iTunes combo where her backup resides... Which by the way she hasn't done in a long time.
So if what I'm reading is correct, the best we can hope for is backing it up to what ever she had when she did her last sync and all else will be lost... Correct? I understand security and all but I believe this is a flaw, worse case should be if it's connected to her homE computer it would unlock the device
DAd hoping to be a hero