Skip to main content

GSM iPad 2 with 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage, and a Dual Core A5 Processor. Model Number A1396. Repair is complicated and requires heat and prying.

185 Questions View all

How can I unlock my iPad 2 (forgot password)

I haven't been on this iPad for along time, I forgot the passcode and it's just sitting there I can not unlock it, Please help!

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 14

Comments:

4uKey is a nice choice

by

Add a comment

2 Answers

Chosen Solution

More simplified instructions provided by Apple here: https://support.apple.com/en-au/ht204306

Plug the iPad into computer and open up iTunes (You can download iTunes by clicking here).

Turn off iPad while it is plugged into the computer. Once it is off turn the iPad on but hold the home button while doing so until it shows the iTunes recovery logo.

Then iTunes will tell you that it has detected an iPad in recovery mode and needs to either be restored or updated.

Select the restore option as restore is the only way to remove a passcode off an iPad which is unfortunate as it wipes all data on the iPad as well.

iTunes will then download the iOS system software which will take some time. On good internet it will take 5-15 minutes on average.

After 5 minutes the iPad will most likely kick itself out of recovery mode (recovery mode idle timeout). If this happens you will need to get the iPad into recovery mode again. Use the same steps mentioned above to boot the iPad into recovery mode again.

If the iPad has activation lock enabled on it, you will need to enter in your Apple ID and password linked to the iPad to activate the iPad which will prompt you during the initial setup process after restoring an iPad.

If you do not remember or know the linked Apple ID with the password then you will either need to reset password via email forgotten password on apple's website or get it removed via apple if you are the original owner of the iPad with proof of purchase.

If you can't activate the iPad you can't use it.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 13

Comments:

Does it matter if I don't know what iCloud it is logged into or iTunes?

by

Updated answer look below.

by

dont be such a $&!* mate jsut fucken unlockit

by

i cant open my ipad 1

i cant open my ipad A1397 16gb, my applle id i cant remember and my password pl help me how to open,

by

worthless information. the question is how to get passed the activation lock if you don't have the previous owners itunes information.

by

Show 1 more comment

Add a comment

Based on your experience, iTunes will unable to help you unlock your ipad. Maybe you can try to use icloud to remove the locked screen if you can remember your Apple ID and have turned Find My iPad on. If not, you may need to use the third-party software such as joyoshare ipasscode unlocker to remove ipad passcode.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1

Comments:

Agree. I have experience with this software and it is worth recommending. I unlocked my iPhone 7 in ten minutes, and it provided an easy-to-understand guide that made me not have any technical difficulties during the unlocking process. Here is more information about Joyoshare iPasscode: https://www.fonecope.com/joyoshare-ipass...

by

Add a comment

Add your answer

Oscar Tritt will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 64

Past 7 Days: 413

Past 30 Days: 1,736

All Time: 48,452