How to fix a disabled iPad with a computer?

If your iPad is disabled and you’re unable to access it, don’t panic. There are effective solutions available that can help you fix the issue using a computer. Whether you’ve forgotten your passcode, entered it incorrectly multiple times, or your iPad has been disabled due to security reasons, the following methods will assist you in getting your iPad up and running again.

Method 1: Using iTunes to Fix a Disabled iPad

If you’ve previously synced your iPad with iTunes, you can use this method to fix the disabled iPad.

1. Connect your disabled iPad to the computer using a USB cable. Launch iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically.
2. Put your iPad into Recovery Mode by following the specific steps for your iPad model.
3. When prompted, select the option to Restore or Update in iTunes.
4. Wait patiently for the process to complete. iTunes will download the latest iOS version and install it on your iPad.
5. Set up your iPad as new or choose a recent backup to restore your data.

Method 2: Using Finder to Fix a Disabled iPad (for macOS Catalina or later)

If you’re using a Mac with macOS Catalina or later, follow these steps to fix a disabled iPad using Finder.

1. Connect your disabled iPad to the computer using a USB cable. Launch Finder if it doesn’t open automatically.
2. Put your iPad into Recovery Mode by following the specific steps for your iPad model.
3. In Finder, select your iPad under Locations, and on the right-hand side, click “Restore iPad.”
4. Wait patiently for the process to complete. Finder will download the latest iOS version and install it on your iPad.
5. Set up your iPad as new or choose a recent backup to restore your data.

Related FAQs

1. How do I know if my iPad is disabled?

If you enter the wrong passcode multiple times, your iPad will display a message stating that it is disabled.

2. Why does my iPad get disabled?

Your iPad can get disabled if you enter the wrong passcode multiple times or if it’s disabled for security measures, such as after theft attempts.

3. Can I fix a disabled iPad without a computer?

No, the methods mentioned above require a computer to fix a disabled iPad.

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