Reset an iPad without Apple ID and Password Quickly

There are many reasons of why people want to reset iPad without Apple ID or password.

  • Get a second-hand iPad from others, and want to bypass the previous owner's Apple ID.
  • Clean up iPad storage space when forgot Apple ID and password.
  • Forgot your Apple ID and fail to use any Apple products.

As a result, the main problem is how to factory reset an iPad without Apple ID or password. Before resetting iPad to factory settings, you had better backup iPad data in advanced. Otherwise, your iPad will be as empty as a new one.

Reset an iPad without Apple ID

Part 1: Backup iPad before Resetting It

To backup iPad quickly and safely, you can use Apeaksoft iOS Data Backup & Restore. It is a powerful iPad data management tool that you can backup and restore iPad data in one click, just as its name shows. iOS Data Backup & Restore is a great alternative to iTunes, with which you can backup iPad without overwriting the old one. Furthermore, you can also use the one-click iPad restore service to restore it after resetting iPad to factory settings without Apple ID or Password.

What can iPad Backup Tool do before Resetting

  • One click to backup and restore data from any iPad to Windows/Mac selectively
  • Preview data after backup or before restoring to a factory resetting iPad
  • No data loss during the backup and restore process
  • Supports iOS 11 and all models of iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini and other iPad generations

How to Backup iPad before Resetting with No Apple ID

Step 1. Run iOS Data Backup & Restore

Free download and install the iPad backup program on computer. Launch it and select "iOS Data Backup" option. Use a lightning USB cable to connect iPad to computer. Choose "Start" to access file types of your iPad.

Free Download Free Download iOS Data Backup & Restore

Step 2. Select file types to scan

Before resetting an iPad to factory settings without Apple ID or iCloud password, you need to select file types you want to restore. After your iPhone is detected by iOS Data Backup & Restore, the program will show available types of data you can sync.

Select File Types to Scan

Step 3. Backup data from iPad to computer before resetting

Click "Next" button and set a destination folder. Press "Backup" button to backup iPad data to computer without data loss. Later, you can also preview your iPad backup in details.

Backup Data from iPad to Computer

After resetting an iPad with a forgotten Apple ID or password, you can turn to iOS Data Backup & Restore to restore deleted data without a hassle, too.

Part 2: Reset iPad without Apple ID

If you do not turn on "Find My iPad" before, the only way to reset iPad without Apple ID is entering the Recovery mode. You do not need to enter Apple ID or password to reset an iPad. As a result, your iPad will be erased of all contents and settings. So do not forget to backup iPad in advanced.

Step 1. Connect iPad to iTunes

Update your iTunes to the latest version first. Launch iTunes and connect iPhone to computer with a lightning USB cable. iTunes will detect your iPhone automatically. So wait for a while to see your iPad icon in the top left corner.

Connect iPad to iTunes

Step 2. Put your iPad in recovery mode

Hold and press Home button and Sleep/Wake button together until you see the recovery screen, it means your iPad has been in DFU mode. In another word, do not release Home button and Power button until the notification of "iTunes has detected an iPad in recovery mode" on your computer appears. Hit "OK" to confirm it.

Put iPad in Recovery Mode

Step 3. Reset an iPad to factory settings without Apple ID and password

Select "Summary" and "Restore iPad" in iTunes. Click "Restore" when you are notified that iTunes will factory reset your iPad to default settings.

Reset an iPad to Factory Settings

Part 3: How to Restore iPad after the Reset

Now it is time to restore iPad with iTunes or iCloud backup files selectively after the iPad setup (What if iPad can't restore?). There are three data recovery modes for iPad provided by Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery. If you have backed up iPad with iTunes or iCloud before, you can get better choices to restore an iPad safely. Well, all iPad models are supported including iPad Pro/Mini/Air and other iPad generations. Therefore, you are able to restore any iPad after resetting iPad without Apple ID.

Key Features of the iPad Data Recovery after the Reset

  • Restore lost data from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch without backup
  • Restore iPad data from iTunes backup in a snap
  • Download and import data from iCloud backup up to 19 kinds
  • Preview and scan data before recovery
  • Fully compatible with the latest iOS 11 and all iPad models

How to Restore iPad with iTunes/iCloud Backup after the Reset

Step 1. Run iPhone Data Recovery

Launch iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. And there is no need to use a USB cable to connect iPhone with computer. Otherwise, your iTunes or iCloud backup files will be modified.

Recover from iTunes Backup FileRecover from iCloud Backup File
  • Restore iPad with iTunes: Enter "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode. Make sure you are using the computer that you have synced to iTunes in the past.
  • Restore iPad with iCloud: Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" in the left panel. Sign in with your iCloud account and password.

Step 2. Scan iTunes/iCloud backup

  • Restore iPad with iTunes: Choose an iTunes backup and hit "Start Scan" button below. It takes seconds to scan your iTunes backup after factory resetting iPad without Apple ID or password.
  • Restore iPad with iCloud: Click "Download" besides the iCloud backup file you want to restore. You can tick file types to restore manually, and then click "Next" to download selected iCloud backup files.

Step 3. Restore your iPad with factory settings

Select any content category to preview iPad data in detailed. Mark items you need to restore to iPad and press "Recover" button. Set a destination folder to restore deleted iPad data to computer selectively and safely. Even though you reset iPad without Apple ID or password before, you can still get the same iPad without data loss.

Restore iPad with Factory Settings

That's all for resetting an iPad without Apple ID or password. And you will not suffer huge data loss if you have backed up iPad recently. So it is quite important to backup iPad regularly, right? Definitely using iOS Data Backup and Restore is your first choice. And iPhone Data Recovery is the powerful tool that can save your iPad from factory settings back to original state smartly.

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