How to Fix a Disabled iPad: Newbie Guide


iPad has a security feature that disable itself after several failed passcode entering attempts. After a minute, you can enter the passcode again to use the iPad, but if you enter it wrong again, the iPad will be disabled completely. Then, how to fix a disabled iPad by yourself?

How to Fix a Disabled iPad using iCloud

How to Fix a Disabled iPad
How to Fix a Disabled iPad

If your iPad is disabled completely, you need to restart it to the factory default setting. It will erase your data completely and it is very useful if your iPad got stolen then it will prevent your data to get stolen too. The easiest way on how to fix a disabled IPad is by using iCloud.

Firstly, you need to go to and log in to your account. After that, choose your iPad and click Erase iPad Link. After you have chosen this option, your iPad will go back to your factory default setting and you will lose all of your data in it.

Another way to fix your iPad using the iCloud is by using an iPhone or another iPad that has the same iCloud account with the disabled iPad. To do this, you will need to launch Find iPhone app and enter your password. Then, choose the iPad and click Erase iPhone that is displayed on the bottom right corner. You need to confirm your request again to perform the action. Then, your iPad data will be erased once it is connected to the internet.

How to Fix a Disabled iPad using PC

If you have not set up your iPad with Find My iPad, then you can restore the disabled iPad through your computer. The computer here is same computer you use to sync the iPad to iTunes. You just need to connect your iPad to the computer using the cable and launch the iTunes program. By doing this, your iPad will do the synching process. Once it has finished, you can restore the iPad.

If you have not set up your iPad with your PC, you will need to reset it using the iPad Recovery Mode. Though, the steps are very risky and you need to follow the instruction one by one to avoid further error.

At the end, you need to know the ways on how to fix a disabled iPad if, in case, you lose your iPad. Therefore, registering it on the iCloud will be recommended to do.