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How to unlock locked iPad: The iPad you own has a few years on its shoulders and is starting to trudge, this must be said. Nonetheless, there is no talk of changing it, at least not now, so you’d like to understand how to manage to cope with those circumstances, albeit rare, in which the tablet of the Cupertino company slows down to even go into block. How do you say? Things are exactly like this and would you like to know if I can give you a hand on what to do or not? Of course yes, God forbid! If you give me a few minutes of your precious free time as well as your attention, I can in fact show you, in a simple but at the same time detailed way, how to unlock the locked iPad .

Do you want’? Yup? Great! So I suggest not wasting any more time chatting and starting immediately to get busy. Make yourself comfortable, grab your “bitten apple” device and read all the instructions on what to do below. I can assure you that by doing this you will be able to cope with it in most cases.

That? You are not interested in knowing this but how to unlock your Apple tablet after typing the unlock code on the device several times in a row? No problem, I had already thought about it. Precisely for this reason, at the end of the article you will find a paragraph dedicated to the topic. Then? Are you ready? Great, let’s proceed. I wish you, as usual, good reading.


Why does the iPad freeze?

Before explaining how to do to be able to unlock a locked iPad, it seems only right to tell you what could be the circumstances and reasons that can cause such a situation to occur.

If what you mean by block is the sudden inability to exit the screen of a given app or the fact that the Apple tablet no longer responds to commands , the fault is generally attributable to any internal conflicts and errors as well as a “clogging ”Of the memory , not the storage space but the RAM. It is also necessary to consider that if the device is a dated tank , its components are no longer able to respond flawlessly and therefore this too could cause, from time to time, some blockage.

When the iPad freezes for any of the above reasons, the device is usually able to restart itself . In these cases, the screen suddenly turns black and turns off, after a few moments the apple logo appears and after entering the unlock code everything returns to normal. When this does not happen, it is possible to intervene “manually” by performing a forced restart and / or freeing the occupied RAM .

If, on the other hand, your iPad went into lockdown after typing the wrong unlock code too many times in a row and a message appeared on the device screen indicating that the tablet has been disabled, know that it is essentially a security measure taken by Apple. The thing, however, is easily solved with the help of iTunes .

A somewhat similar speech can be made if the apple logo suddenly appeared on the screen and does not seem to seem to disappear even after hours and hours of waiting. The fault is due to some internal system error and although this can scare you and make you think the worst, to solve it just connect the device to the computer and use the iTunes restore function.

Unlock locked iPad

Now that you have a clearer idea of ​​why the iPad can freeze, let’s see how we need to proceed, on a case-by-case basis, to deal with it. Find all the explanations you need right below.

Force restart

How to restart iPad

Has your iPad got stuck on a given screen or is it no longer responding? Do you have commands? You can fix this by doing a nice forced reboot.

To do this, you must hold down the Power button  of the device (located at the top, on the right side of the front camera) and the  Home button   (the circular one located in the center, under the screen ) for about ten seconds and at the same time.  ).

By doing so, the display will turn black, turn off completely and you will then see the apple logo appear. At that point, you can release the keys and you will have to wait for the iOS operating system to load from scratch. Then enter the unlock code of the tablet (if you have activated it) and the possible PIN of the SIM inserted in it (if it is the Cellular model) and then if everything went well you should finally be able to use yours normally. device.

The procedure, as you have been able to verify yourself, is very simple. In any case, if you think you need more information about it or if, in any case, a forced restart of the tablet apart, you are interested in understanding what other systems are available to restart the iPad (for example when the Home button or the Power button are broken) you can consult my tutorial dedicated specifically to the topic: how to restart iPad.

Free up memory

How to unlock locked iPad

Does your iPad often freeze for a few seconds or has it become “jittery” than usual? This is presumably due to the fact that for various reasons the device is not carrying out a correct management of the RAM (an operation which it is generally perfectly capable of doing). To solve, you can free it by hand thanks to a simple trick. You ask me which one? I’ll point it out to you right away!

To begin with, grab your Apple tablet and unlock it in order to access the home screen of the same. Then press and continue to hold down the  Power button (located at the top, on the right side of the front camera) until you see the  slide switch to turn off appear on the screen .

Then release the  Power button  and then press and continue to hold the  Home button  (the circular one located in the center, below the screen). In a few moments you will be returned to the home screen of the device and the RAM of the iPad will be emptied as if the device had just been restarted. The apps that were running will be terminated (but will continue to appear in multitasking by pressing the Home button twice in a row or recalling the latter by swiping from bottom to top on the iPad screen to be unlocked) and they will all be reloaded. at their opening.

Exit the startup screen

How to unlock locked iPad

If your Apple tablet remained stationary on the apple logo when the device was turned on or if the screen in question suddenly appeared, you can unlock the locked iPad using  iTunes , which  is available as “standard” on Mac ( if you are using macOS 10.15 Catalina or later you must use the Finder), while on  Windows it must be downloaded separately, as I indicated in my article on how to install iTunes. Let’s see exactly how we need to proceed.

Grab your iPad, connect it to the computer using the appropriate cable and wait for the iTunes screen to appear on the desktop. In the meantime, enter the iPad into recovery mode by holding down the Power button   (located at the top, on the right side of the front camera) and the Home button  (the circular one located in the center, under the screen) at the same time. ) for a few moments.

Once this is done, on the tablet screen you will see the iTunes logo and that of a cable on a black background. Instead, an iTunes warning will appear on the computer desktop indicating that there is a problem with the device and that, consequently, it must be updated or restored. Then select  Update if you want to try to install iOS again without erasing the data or  Restore  if you prefer to restore the device to its factory state by downloading the latest version of iOS available for the same. Note that in some cases it may not be possible to update the device.

If, despite having followed the above instructions, iTunes does not start after connecting the iPad to the computer, start the software yourself by recalling it from the Dock bar on Mac or by double clicking on its icon on the desktop on Windows and then click on the icon depicting an iPad  at the top left of the iTunes window and presses the  Restore iPad … button on the right. Therefore accept the terms of use of iOS by clicking first on Restore / Restore and Update , then on Next and finally on Accept .

Note:  If the download of the latest version of iOS compatible with your iPad takes more than 15 minutes, the device will exit recovery mode and you will need to repeat the procedure described in this step from the beginning.

Re-enable the device

How to unlock disabled iPad

If, on the other hand, you have typed the wrong unlock code of your Apple tablet too many times and now there is an inscription on the screen of the device indicating the fact that it has been disabled, to deal with the thing and therefore to unlock the locked iPad you can take advantage of a ‘ special function offered by Apple starting from iPadOS 15.2 which allows you to restore the device directly from the screen in question.

In this case, all you have to do is double-select the Initialize iPhone item  located in the lower corner of the screen (if you don’t see it, keep typing the wrong unlock code until it appears), then type the password Apple ID to log out of your account and tap on Initialize iPhone again .

When your device restarts, follow the on-screen instructions to set it up again, restore your data and settings from a backup, and set a new passcode. I have explained everything to you, in detail, in my tutorial on how to configure iPad.

As an alternative to the method just described, you can unlock locked iPad you always need the aforementioned iTunes (or the Finder ). Let’s see immediately how to use it also in this circumstance.

To begin with, connect your iPad to your computer using the appropriate cable and wait for iTunes to start (if you don’t have a Mac and if you haven’t already installed it you can read the instructions on what to do that I gave you in the previous step) . If it doesn’t start by itself, you can do it by clicking on its icon attached to the Dock bar on Mac or to the desktop on Windows.

Then wait for the iPad synchronization procedure to be started and completed, then click on the icon depicting an iPad that is in the upper left part of the iTunes window, check that the  Summary tab is selected,  which is always in the left part of the program (and if this is not the case, select it yourself) and click on the  Restore iPad … button located on the right. Therefore accept the conditions of use of iOS by first pressing on Restore / Restore and Update , then on Next and on Accept .

Once this is done, the download of the latest version of iOS available for your Apple tablet will start immediately and when the download is complete (the duration of the procedure essentially depends on the speed of the Internet connection of the network to which you are connected) you will see a message appear that will warn you the fact that the device has been restored to its factory state.

To finalize the procedure, indicate, by selecting from the iPad screen, if you prefer to configure the device as a new one  or if you want to restore your data, applications and settings from a previously made backup. Once these last steps are completed, your iPad will finally be rehabilitated and you can start using it again as you always have.

For further details in this regard and to find out what other practices it is possible to initiate to inhabit the device in situations such as these, I strongly suggest you read my article dedicated just to how to unlock disabled iPad.

Note: To use iTunes as I indicated in this step it is essential that you have used the software to synchronize the iPad at least once.