How to Delete Passcode on iPad

Find out how to set, reset and delete the passcode on your iPad devices.

Nov 30,2018 • Filed to: iPhone Unlock • Proven solutions

The Apple iPad is an iconic device that brings lots of changes to people's life. It is portable, trendy, and very convinient to use anytime and anywhere. The iPad usually contains some sensitive and valuble information that you would rather keep private and protected, so people usually set a passcode to secure the data for the iPad. These are some tips on how you can set, reset and delete a passcode on your iPad.

Part 1. How to Delete Passcode on iPad Permanently

Sometimes you may don’t need a passcode for protecting your iPad when you share the iPad with family members or colleagues. If your iPad was previously locked, then follow the steps below to unlock it.

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How to Delete Passcode from iPad

Step 1 . For earlier iOS versions, open up the settings app on your device and tap on "General".

 open the setting app

Step 2 .  Tap on “Passcode Lock” to disable it. Also make sure that the simple passcode is turned off.

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If your device runs on the newer version of iOS, then follow the steps below:

Step 1. If your iPad has Touch ID then go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode. If your iPad does not have Touch ID, then go to Settings > Passcode.

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Step 2. Tap on it and enter your current passcode, then tap on "Turn Passcode Off".

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Part 2. How to Set a Passcode for iPad

There are two ways to set a passcode for your ipad. The first option is activating the passcode so that someone must enter it before gaining access to the device. The other one is the “Auto-Lock” function which determines how long the display will be idle before it auto-locks. You will just have to find an option that suits you. Please note that you can use a four digit, six digit or custom numeric/ alphanumeric codes as a passcode on your ipad from iOS 9, but for earlier versions , just four digits is available. To set a passcode on your iPad, follow the instructions below:

Steps for How to Set iPad Passcode

Step 1. For earlier iOS versions, tap on the settings icons, then click on “general settings”

 set the passcode for ipad

Step 2. Tap on "Passcode Lock".

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Step 3. Tap on “Turn Passcode On”.

 set a new passcode for ipad

Step 4.  Enter your four digit passcode and then re-enter it again to confirm.

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If your device runs on a newer version of iOS, then follow the steps below

Step 1. If your iPad has Touch ID then go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode. If your iPad does not have Touch ID, then go to Settings > Passcode.

 set the passcode

Step 2. Tap on “Turn Passcode On”, enter your six digit passcode, then enter it again to confirm and activate your passcode.

 how to set passcode for ipad

Step 3. If you want to use four-digit codes or alphanumeric or numeric codes, then tap on passcode options to change the setting.

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Part 3. How to Reset Passcode for iPad If you forgot it

If you enter a wrong passcode into your iPad six times in a row you will get a message noting that your device is disabled and you will not be able to have any access to the iPad unless you completely erase it. During this process, all data on your iPad will be completely lost. You can only be able to use synced data from iCloud or iTunes to restore your information after this. You can restore your iPad using either iTunes or iCloud or you can use “recovery mode” if you have never synced your iPad with iTunes or iCloud before.

iTunes Recovery

  1. Connect the iPad to the computer you previously synced it with.
  2. Open iTunes on the pc, if it asks you for a passcode, then this method will not work, use “recovery mode” or try another computer you synced with.
  3. Wait for iTunes to sync with the iPad and make a backup
  4. After this, click restore [device name].
  5. When the setup screen appears, tap on “Restore from iTunes backup”.
  6. Then select your preferred data backup from iTunes.

iCloud Recovery

If you have “Find my iPad” setup with iCloud, you can also use iCloud to erase your iPad and restore it. Please note that this method requires you ensure the iPad is connected to the internet. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Using another iOS device, visit icloud.com/find. Login if you need to.
  2. Click or tap on All Devices to list available devices.
  3. Select your iPad.
  4. Click Erase to erase it.
  5. You can now restore your iPad from a previous backup.

Recovery Mode

This method is used for erasing your iPad in case you have never synced it with iCloud or iTunes before.The steps are as follows:

  1. Connect your iPad to a computer and start-up iTunes.
  2. While the iPad is connected to the computer, force-restart it by pressing and holding Sleep/Wake and the Home buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the “recovery mode” screen.
  3. When the Update or Restore options are presented, choose “Restore”.
  4. Just wait for the process to finish, and you are done.
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