In this article, we will discuss the ways with the help of which you can recover your Apple ID or passcode. Your iPad holds several passwords. These passcodes are helpful in unlocking the iPad, restricting content from getting viewed by other individuals, and unlocking the App Store and several other services. Below we have mentioned some of the ways with the help of which you can recover the Apple ID password or passcode if you have lost them.
How to Recover a Forgotten Apple ID
You may easily forget your Apple ID password if you turned on Touch ID for in-store purchases and have not downloaded even a single application in a while. Apple offers a website that you can go through to make changes to your Apple ID account. This website also lets users recover their forgotten passwords. You may go through the below-mentioned steps to use it:
- You need to visit the link appleid.apple.com.
- Then tap on the “Forgot Apple ID or password” option.
- Further, type your mail id linked with your Apple ID, and press on Continue.
- Then you need to confirm your mobile number.
- Further press on Continue.
- A notification will be sent to all of your Apple ID-signed-in devices. Press on Allow and then follow the steps appearing on your screen to reset your passcode.
How to Recover a Forgotten iPad Passcode
There is no short trick that works in this case. However, you may bypass it by using a Face ID or your Touch ID for a while. But, do remember that once your iPad gets rebooted, you will indeed have to enter your passcode to continue further. The only possible method to fix this issue is to reset your iPad’s settings. It will erase everything from your iPad, but you can somehow restore your data at the time of processing your setup. You can use iCloud to reset your password, or you may remotely reset your iPad using the “Find My iPad” feature.
- Visit www.icloud.com from your web browser.
- Then, sign in to iCloud from the prompt menu.
- Further tap on the “Find iPhone” option.
- Click “All Devices” on the map and select iPad from the list appearing there.
- On clicking on your iPad’s name, you will see a window appearing in the map corner portraying buttons: Play Sound, Lost Mode, and Erase iPad.
- Click on “Erase iPad” and follow the on-screen directions.
- Once you verify your choice, your iPad will reset.
- The only condition to let this task get accomplished is that your iPad should have a net connection, and it needs to be adequately charged.
How to Deal with a Lost Passcode Using iTunes
You can also restore your lost passcode using iTunes if you have already synced your iPad to iTunes through your system. Do make sure that in the past, you have already trusted your PC; otherwise, this option will not work.
- Connect that PC with your iPad that is used to sync and boot iTunes.
- Wait for the process to complete.
- Further, click on the Device icon appearing at the top of your screen.
- Then click on “Restore iPad,” and your PC will erase the data of that iPad.
- Once your iPad restarts, you can set up a new password for it.
Access Your iPad Using Recovery Mode
In case you have neither turned on the “Find My iPad” feature, nor you have ever plugged your iPad into your PC, you can still reset your iPad by using the recovery mode. You will, however, later, have to plug your iPad afterward into your PC with iTunes.
- First, connect your iPad to your PC using your iPad’s cable.
- Open iTunes.
- Long press your iPad’s Sleep/Wake and Home button till the Apple logo appears.
- Release the buttons once you see the graphical representation of the iPad’s connection with iTunes.
- Press on “Restore” and further follow the on-screen directions.
- Your iPad might take a few minutes to get restored appropriately. You can restore the data which it had earlier from its backup storage.
So, these were the steps with which you can recover your Apple ID or passcode.