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    my friends four year old has locked me out of my ipad2, she doesnt remember what numbers she used. How do u reset password so i can start using my ipad again? Does any body know? Thx.
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    The only way to "fix" not being able to use the iPad because you don't know the password is to restore it in iTunes. Unfortunately.

    Connect your iPad to the iTunes you normally use and, on the main Summary page, press the restore button. After iTunes restores the iPad (essentially, putting on a "fresh" iOS 6), you will be able to access the iPad.

    If your most recent backup was made before the password problem, you can "restore using backup" and have all your stuff put back on it. However, if the backup was made after the password was set, don't use it as the password will be put back on the iPad and all your work will be for naught.

    Good luck and let us know how you get on.

    Marilyn
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    Well it turns out that its fairly easy to get lost password back, connect to itunes and follow instructions, took about 5 minutes.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Glad your problem is fixed!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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