Cant remember iPad PIN need advice on resetting it

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by ryanlondonuk, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. ryanlondonuk
    Offline

    ryanlondonuk iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    London, UK
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hello All,

    I have been going through a process of lcean out and tidying. I tend to re-install my Windows OS every years or so and clean up and organise my files. In the same process, I thought of adding more security to my iPad, where there was no PIN code in the past I added a PIN code. No I can't remember it. To mak matters worse, as I rebuilt or re installed my PC my iPad is not synched to any PC. I am not so worried about the data, as I have a paid Dropbox account where everything sits. However, I want to know, how can I unlock my iPad? I don't care about the data, I just want to get in. I am happy to reset if I have to. Please help or advise if you can.

    Thanks.

    Ryan
  2. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,129
    Thanks Received:
    2,144
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,409 / 1
    I'm afraid that if you can't remember your password, there is no way of getting past it or of recovering it. You will have to reset it to factory settings, losing anything stored on it. To do so, go to Settings>General>Reset>Erase All Content and Settings. If you don't have a backup, you will have to set it up as a new iPad, adding your apps, music, movies, TV shows and book s from your purchased lists.
  3. ryanlondonuk
    Offline

    ryanlondonuk iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    London, UK
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    As I said I dont care about losing the data as most of it is on Dropbox. However, even though this PC is not linked or synched with this iPad, will it allow me to go to "Settings>General>Reset>Erase All Content and Settings". Sorry to ask the same question again, are you definitely sure I can reset it with a PC that is not linked or synched with it?
  4. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,129
    Thanks Received:
    2,144
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,409 / 1
    You don't need to do it from a PC at all, just do it from settings on the iPad. Once the iPad is erased, and your PC has the latest version of iTunes installed and is authorized on your iTunes account, you can download all the content from your iTunes purchased lists and sync to your iPad to transfer whatever content you choose to your iPad during your first sync.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012
  5. thewitt
    Offline

    thewitt iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,631
    Thanks Received:
    70
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +70 / 0
    Except if he can't remember his pin to log in, he can't get to the Settings app...
  6. banokmichaei
    Offline

    banokmichaei iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    you can download all the content from your iTunes
  7. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,129
    Thanks Received:
    2,144
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,409 / 1
    Correct, in that case, what he has to do is download the latest version of iTunes onto his computer and authorize his computer in his iTunes account. He can. Then connect the iPad to the computer, select his iPad in devices, go into settings and erase all content and settings. Once erased, he can set up his iPad as a new iPad and begin re-downloading the content from the purchased lists.
  8. ryanlondonuk
    Offline

    ryanlondonuk iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    London, UK
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    scifan57, then that's what I will do. If I have any problems I will let you know. Thanks for all your help.
  9. ryanlondonuk
    Offline

    ryanlondonuk iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    London, UK
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hi, I have downloaded iTunes and authorised the computer but it is not giving a reset option. Please help.
  10. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,129
    Thanks Received:
    2,144
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,409 / 1
    Have you connected your iPad to the computer and has iTunes recognized it? Once recognized, you should be able to click on devices and select you iPad. You should then have an option to reset the iPad.
  11. ryanlondonuk
    Offline

    ryanlondonuk iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    London, UK
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I get the following message on iTines: "iTunes could no connect to the iPad because it's locked with a passcode. You must enter your passcode on the iPad before it can be used with iTunes" thats the exact words of the pop up.
  12. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,129
    Thanks Received:
    2,144
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,409 / 1
    I did some more research and found out that you have to connect your iPad to the same PC you last synced with, in order to reset the iPad. You won't be able to do the reset unless you can connect to the PC you last synced with. Here's the link that explains it.
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4539227?start=0&tstart=0

    Follow the advice in this link about going into recovery mode, since you aren't using the same computer you last synced your iPad with, it's the only method left for you to restore your iPad to factory settings.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2012
  13. ryanlondonuk
    Offline

    ryanlondonuk iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    London, UK
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I managed to remember my password. Thank you.
  14. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,129
    Thanks Received:
    2,144
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,409 / 1
    That's great! Make sure to keep it somewhere safe.

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

can't remember ipad pin

,
cant remember pin for ipad
,
cant remember pin to reset ipad
,
don't know pin on ipad and need to wipde ipad
,
dont remember pin code for ipad
,

forgot ipad pin

,
how do i reset the security pin on my apple ipad
,
how to by pin code on ipad
,

how to reset ipad pin

,

how to reset pin on ipad

,
how to reset the four number pin in my ipad
,
how to wipe an ipad with a pin code
,
i can't remember my pin for my ipad
,
i don't know the pin on my ipad
,
ipad pin reset
,
reset ipad certificate pin
,

reset ipad pin

,
reset pin in ipad
,
reset pin on ipad
,
resetting pin on ipad