Cant remember iPad PIN need advice on resetting it

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  1. ryanlondonuk

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    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.

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    Except if he can't remember his pin to log in, he can't get to the Settings app...
     
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    you can download all the content from your iTunes
     
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    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.
     
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    scifan57, then that's what I will do. If I have any problems I will let you know. Thanks for all your help.
     
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    Hi, I have downloaded iTunes and authorised the computer but it is not giving a reset option. Please help.
     
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    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.
     

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