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i'v locked my ipad

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    good afternoon i'v just bought a iPad .but my son got hold of it and know he's some locked me out is there anythink i can do.:mad:
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    If you can not get the password(s) from of your son, then you're only option is to restore the iPad. Do not use a restore from backup unless the backup predates the password change; or you'll just put the password back in place.

    iTunes: Restoring iOS software
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    Thank you twerppoet
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I hope you have your iPad back up and running with Twerppoet's great advice.

    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
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    You're welcome. Let us know how it turns out, please.
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    I've just done it thank you all!!
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    Thanks. Now you can add your own password and/or restrictions to keep the son from messing it up again. Just don't forget your own password/code.
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    Hmm just about to do this seems like a minefield, just waiting for the explosions to go off and lose all my data. Beginning to hate my IPAD
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    Copy all important files (pictures, documents, etc.) elsewhere; either online on to a computer. Most other things can be downloaded again, with nothing more than annoying settings and lost game progress/stats.

    Lost passwords are painful on computers/devices. If they weren't, they wouldn't be protecting much of anything.
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