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We use passwords as a means of securing our personal information and preventing others from accessing them just in case they get our gadgets. What happens when you forget this password is that you are locked out of your iDevice. A common question among all iPad users is whether it is possible to restore and iPad that has been accidentally locked. It is actually possible to restore a locked iPad. What you need to do is restore your iPad using the computer which you used to sync the iPad. Thus, you will be able to unlock the iPad.

Part 1. How to Restore a Locked iPad

To unlock a locked iPad, you will require restoring it. To restore a locked iPad may lead to losing of data. It is, therefore, advisable that you first backup your device before you restore it. If your device has been synced with iTunes, it is possible to restore your device. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Using a USB cable, connect your iPad to your computer. The computer should be the one you synced your iPad with.

2. Launch iTunes. iTunes will sync your iPad and make a backup.

3. When the sync and backup is over, click "Restore iPad" button.

4. While the process is on, you will reach the Set Up Screen step. Click "Restore from iTunes Backup”.

5. Select your iPad in iTunes and then select the relevant backup to restore.

Part 2. Best Software to Recover Data from Locked iPad

iSkySoft Toolbox - iOS Data Recovery is the most powerful program that you can use to restore data from a locked iPad. You can restore more than 19 different kinds of files which include photos, music, videos, apps, and notes among others. It is compatible with iOS devices and is easy to use. It is also very fast and you can use it to repair your iPad’s OS other than using it to restore the data.

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Key Features of dr.fone - iOS Data Recovery

  • Get back up to 19 different types of data that you had lost. This iPhone data recovery software will help you restore notes, music, messages, videos, contacts, apps, call history, calendar, voicemail, voice memo, app photos, app videos, WhatsApp history, safari bookmarks, reminder and many more.
  • It will also help you to restore data using iCloud backup files and iTunes backup files.
  • It will also allow you to restore data files directly from your iPhone if you had not backed up your iPad in iTunes or iCloud.
  • This app also lets you preview the content that has been found before you can extract them. Once you have previewed the content and are satisfied, you can proceed to restore it.
  • You can also select the kind of data that you want to restore. You do not have to restore the whole backup in order to get just a few that you want. Instead, you can just use this software to pick specific data and restore them.

Method 1. Guide to restore data directly from your locked iPad

Step 1: Connect your iPad to computer and launch the dr.fone software that you are using. Then choose "Data Recovery" mode.

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Step 2: You are free to choose the specific data types that you want to recover. Then scan the locked iPad to get the content by clicking the "Start scan" button. When the scan is complete, conduct a preview of the data on your iPad and then select those which you are interested in restoring. After marking the data you want to restore, please hit the "Restore to Device" or "Export to Mac" to recover them to your iPad or Mac/Windows PC as needed.

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Method 2: Step-by-step guide to recover data from iTunes backup data of any locked iPad

Step 1: Open dr.fone Program on your computer and click on "Data Recovery" and then "Recover from iTunes backup files". Click on "Start Scan" to extract files from your iTunes backup file.

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Step 2: Once the scanning is complete, you can now go through the files restored from iTunes back up file. All the supported data types like contacts, notes messages will be displayed. Click on the ones you want to restore. From there, click on "Recover" button. Boom you have recovered your files.

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Except for restoring data from locked iPad, you can also unlock iPad without passcode.

Method 3. User guide to recover locked iPad data from iCloud backup file

Step 1: Open the iSkysoft program on your computer. Now select "Data Recovery" then "Recover from iCloud backup file" as your recovery mode. It will request you to sign in to your iCloud account.

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Step 2: After signing in, you will see all your iCloud backup files according to size and the date that you did the backup. Select the desired backup file and click on "Download" icon.

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Step 3: When the download is over, the next big step is to Scan Download to get the files that are inside that backup file. The files scanned will be shown on the screen of the program. With this software you stand a chance to preview the files recovered. After checking the data types, you can now mark the desired files you want to recover. Finally, click on "Recover" button to get your valuable data “back to life” on your device.

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