Factory Reset iPad mini without iCloud Password / Apple ID

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Looks like your iPad mini is giving you troubles, and you do not remember your passwords at all, not an issue as PhoneGnome is here to save your day. Learn How to Factory Reset iPad mini without iCloud Password / Apple ID, we advise you to go through a simple force restart first as sometimes the backlogged cache makes it tough for the iPad to perform the general operations. If you have other versions too like iPad mini 2 / iPad mini 3 / iPad mini 4 then you must read How to factory reset iPad without Apple ID.

Force Restart iPad mini

Please make sure that you have closed all the background running apps before performing this method as we have seen that models like iPad mini 4 cannot fetch the desired result if any app is left unclosed while force restarting. Follow the steps to perform force restart:

  1. Press & hold the power/lock button on your iPad until the red slider appears.
  2. Drag that slider to the right on the screen in order to shut down your device.
  3. After “complete turn off”, again hold the power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

This process will clear the unrequired cache & glitch which were making the device go slow or under-perform. IFF your iPad mini is still not showing up with the usual nice performance, then you are left with no option but to go for the hard reset of your expensive device.

Hard reset iPad mini.

So, be ready to give numerous efforts on your iPad mini as this procedure is not as easy as the first one was. No, we have not forgotten that you already have lost your iCloud password, or shall we say the Apple password, probably the whole Apple ID which certainly involves the username/email id too. Don’t worry, we have a way out which requires no credentials at all, and you can perform the task efficiently anyway.

NOTE: Please make sure that you have turned off the find my iPad feature in your machine before going for this solution because if you let this function stay active, you might end up locking your device & fall into another pit, and this time a bigger one. Learn How to Turn OFF Find My iPad.

Factory Reset iPad Mini without iCloud
Factory Reset iPad Mini without iCloud

Follow the instructions to factory reset your iPad mini without iCloud password:

  1. Navigate to Setting option from your home screen.
  2. Slide down till you find “General”, enter in this option, and click on the reset tab.
  3. A new option list will open, tap on the “Erase All Content and Setting”.
  4. A pop-up window will slide up from the bottom of the screen, asking you to Erase everything. This is more like a warning from the system, giving you another chance to back-up your data before deleting everything or take a U-turn f you clicked this option unintentionally.
  5. After you confirm the Erase button, the device will ask you for your passcode. The same passcode you always use while unlocking the iPad mini. Enter it.
  6. The device will restart now, and when it will be back to your home screen, your iPad will no longer have your data and all the settings will be pushed to default.

Done and Dusted

This is how you can bring your iPad mini back to perform the same way as it used to, without worrying about the forgotten iCloud password or Apple ID.

Factory Reset iPad Without passcode

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Factory Reset iPad Without passcode

We understand how you are feeling right now, you are locked outside your device as you have forgotten the passcode and there is nothing you can do. This ultra-luxurious expensive gadget of yours is no more than a fancy slate, yes you can still flaunt about having it but, just holding it does not make it worth the price, right?

Let it be, we will drag you out of this trouble for sure, keep reading this article, and in the next 5 minutes, you will factory reset iPad without passcode. First things first, you are locked outside your device and you cannot do anything about that. The max you can do is watch the time & check for notifications, so, you have to have another device that can cater the instructions to your iPad.

Got iPad Air / Pro? Learn How to Factory Reset iPad Air/ Pro Without Apple ID / Passcode.

Methods to factory reset iPad without passcode.

Methods to factory reset iPad without passcode.

There are multiple ways to factory reset your iPad back to default settings and erasing the data but most of them require the passcode, and if not the passcode, they require the iCloud ID / Apple ID. We will first tell you about the method which requires no passcode (obviously!) but you need to have iTunes on your computer.

You need to have the latest version of iTunes on your computer, you might be having one already if your computer happens to be a Mac-book and if not then, you can download iTunes for windows from here. Read & apply the steps at the same time for better understanding.

First Method: Wondershare MobileTrans- Restore

This dedicated software is a one-stop solution to all the troubleshoot needs related to your iPad, having an accuracy and success rate of over 99%, this service has been the best of all products available in the market. This product works perfectly for used iPhones and other devices even.

Second Method: Factory reset iPad via iTunes

Factory Reset iPad without iTunes
Factory Reset iPad without iTunes

First Method: Factory reset iPad via iTunes

  1. Sign-in to your iTunes account on your computer with Apple ID, if you do not have an Apple ID, you can make a new one anytime.
  2. Do not hurry to attach your iPad with the computer. You need to first drop your iPad into recovery mode.
  3. Press and hold the power / unlock button until the red slider appears.
  4. Drag the slider to the right to turn off your iPad.
  5. Now press and hold both the power button and home button until the Apple logo starts appearing on the iPad’s screen.
  6. Release the power button first and then the home button, this will drop the iPad in recovery mode.
  7. You are advised to perform steps 5 & 6 while connecting the iPad with the computer via lightning cable.
  8. Once you are successfully connected, iTunes will launch itself automatically.
  9. You will find an option “Restore” in the iTunes window, click on that.
  10. Now your iPad will get restored to default settings as it used to be at the time of purchase. This might take a few minutes.

Now you set new passcode and literally perform every set as the new iPad. You do not need to worry about the sign-in Tunes account too because you can use any sign-in credentials you like or make a new one.

Note: You need to first learn that this is a time-sensitive process, if not done within the time frame of 15 minutes, you might have to start the whole process right from the first step.

Factory Reset iPad Without iTunes In 2 Simple Methods

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There are multiple ways to factory reset your iPad and make it free from all the lags and performance hurdles. Speaking about iTunes, it has been a promising solution to all the software related problems of every apple product, right from a software update to factory reset, iTunes serves it all. However, you cannot go through this process if you don’t have the passcode of the iPad, learn How to Factory Reset iPad Without Passcode.

The only possibility of the reason for excluding iTunes can be either your computer is giving you troubles working with this Apple homegrown troubleshoot platform, or probably you have no access to iTunes anyway. Let it be, we are here with other solutions which are equally effective and serves the purpose with ease.

# Method 1: Wondershare MobileTrans- Restore

This dedicated software is a one-stop solution to all the troubleshoot needs related to your iPad, having an accuracy and success rate of over 99%, this service has been the best of all products available in the market. This product works perfectly for used iPhones and other devices even.

# Method 2: Use iCloud.

Factory Reset iPad with iCloud
Factory Reset iPad with iCloud

This method requires both the passcode & iCloud password, so make sure you have both handy before starting the process. If you have lost the credential, learn the process How to factory reset iPad without Apple ID. Once you have the credentials ready, follow the instructions written below:

  1. Make sure you have the iCloud toggle on & have a data backup ready.
  2. To check the status, navigate to Setting from the home screen.
  3. Click on the first option “iCloud” and press the Storage button inside the menu.
  4. Here you will find a button “Manage Storage”, click on it and check if you have a backup file or not. If you do not have one, create one from here.
  5. Navigate to the Setting option again.
  6. Slide down till you find “General”, enter in this option, and click on the reset tab.
  7. A new option list will open, tap on the “Erase All Content and Setting”.
  8. A pop-up window will slide up from the bottom of the screen, asking you to Erase everything. This is more like a warning from the system, giving you another chance to back-up your data before deleting everything or take a U-turn f you clicked this option unintentionally.
  9. After you confirm the Erase button, the device will ask you for your passcode. The same passcode you always use while unlocking the iPad. Enter it.
  10. The device will restart now, and when it will be back to your home screen, your iPad will no longer have your data and all the settings will be pushed to default.
  11. Navigate again to the iCloud option and now restore the iPad from the saved backup. Complete the process.

Done and Dusted

You have successfully factory reset iPad without iTunes. Before applying the method 2, please make sure that you have turned off the find my iPad feature, otherwise, these multiple attempts of factory reset can make your device disable. We would again suggest you take method 1 if you are not sure about applying the method 2 correctly.

Backup iPhone with Broken Screen

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Oh, looks like you have broken your expensive iPhone’s screen, right? Either you are too careless or too rich to bother so less about the heavily price tagged screen, or maybe you are just too unlucky about having one. Not much of an issue, however, it is but that’s Okay! What else you can expect from a broken screen iPhone apart from a hefty bill.

Before that, Apple guys will suggest you create a backup file before handing over them your iPhone, as they will factory reset your iPhone right in front of you, and without a backup, you will never be able to get back your personal data ever. But here’s the catch, you have never taken or created a backup file and now your screen is broken, literally avoiding each and every touch of yours on it.

Also Read: How to Unlock iPhone with Broken Screen.

Don’t worry Netizen, we are here to bring you out of the mess right away. We will tell you the perfect way to create a backup file so that when you get your iPhone repaired, you can enjoy your data again in it. You must have seen other claiming that you cannot take a backup of a broken iPhone if your computer is new to it, don’t worry about that we have a way which resolves the issue as if it was never present there. You can also read how to mirror your iPhone to PC, this will serve the same purpose.

Backup iPhone with Broken Screen
Backup iPhone with Broken Screen

Take Backup of Broken Screen iPhone with iTunes

1. With Trusted Computer:

Step (a). Connect the broken screen iPhone with computer with lightning cable.

Step (b). Launch iTunes in your computer, iTunes will detect the presence of your iPhone. You will need the latest version of iTunes before performing any reset, install if not done yet.

Step (c). Click on the “Summary” option in the navigation top panel on the screen of your computer.

Step (d). Now find and press on the “Backup Now” button, inside it, find and click on the “Manually Backup Files” tab, select the files you want to take the backup of, and start the process.

After a few minutes, you will have a backup file ready for yourself and this file is even accessible online but with the same Apple ID & Password.

With New Computer:

You will need support from Siri, as Siri will bypass the requirement of physically clicking the “Trust” button on the iPhone, follow the steps.

Step (a). Start with Siri, call your personal assistant by just saying “Hey Siri”.

Step (b). Siri will appear for you now. Now double click the power / lock-unlock button to navigate to the passcode screen, if these triggers Apple Pay for you, keep pressing the button until Siri comes up and say, “Lift for Home”.

Step (c). Now use the responsive part of the screen to navigate through the voiceover cursor. You will hear the number every time you click on any number, and double-tap will click the number. You can easily type in your passcode even if the screen is not visible to you.

Step (d). After complete and correct passcode, you will unlock the iPhone, now you may need Siri for one last time so that you can give access to the computer you are going to use to wipe off your data or take a backup of your data. It is important to “Trust” the computer from the iPhone itself, to gain access. Yeah, Apple is too strict to get away with security protocols easily.

Step (e). Now start following the method written before this one, as your computer is now a trusted one from the iPhone for all access.

We have tried our best to drag you out of the issue and backup iPhone with a broken screen, if you still have questions or believe that we have missed on something, please let us know in the comment section down below. Thanks.

Unlock iPhone With Broken Screen

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So, you have broken your iPhone’s screen, right? You need to first make sure if you have broken your iPhone screen completely or just cracked it and made it unresponsive on some part of the screen. We understand it totally that how much your data is important to you, moreover, we know that you will prefer to lose your data than letting it get into some other hands.

iPhone with a broken screen is nothing new, FYI, more than a quarter of the iPhones present in the world at least once get their screen broken. And to the addition of it, 15% of the users still prefer to use their expensive device with a broken screen only. Probably they take this inconvenience all because they cannot afford to lose their data or do not believe in the repair shop/ repairing guy at all.

Also Read: How to Fix iPhone Cracks with Toothpaste.

Again, the way you have damaged the screen matters. Partially unresponsive screens have different ways to get unlocked and unlocking a completely broken screen iPhone is a whole different task. Moreover, in the completely broken iPhone, it is also important to learn if whether the screen is the only one not working or you have broken the touch as well. If the touch is still responsive, you can unlock your Apple phone much easier.

Let’s learn about the ways which must be exercised to unlock iPhone with broken screen. Just trust the iOS and us, you will be out of this mess pretty soon. Keep Calm & Trust PhoneGnome.

Unlock iPhone with broken screen
Unlock iPhone with broken screen

Methods to Unlock iPhone with Broken Screen

1. Partial Screen Working iPhone:

Solve it with Siri. Yes, you may have not considered Siri a serious candidate to solve your bigger issues because whenever you ask Siri to perform a task, it replies like “that’s beyond my capacities” and this has been her reply quite frequently even after few updates. But this time, Siri comes in handy to rescue you out. Follow the steps written below and learn how to unlock your iPhone with a broken screen-

  • Start with Siri, call your personal assistant by just saying “Hey Siri”.
  • Siri will appear for you now. Now double click the power / lock-unlock button to navigate to the passcode screen, if these triggers Apple Pay for you, keep pressing the button until Siri comes up and say, “Lift for Home”.
  • Now use the responsive part of the screen to navigate through the voiceover cursor. You will hear the number every time you click on any number, and double-tap will click the number. You can easily type in your passcode even if the screen is not visible to you.
  • After complete and correct passcode, you will unlock the iPhone, now you may need Siri for one last time so that you can give access to the computer you are going to use to wipe off your data or take a backup of your data. It is important to “Trust” the computer from the iPhone itself, to gain access. Yeah, Apple is too strict to get away with security protocols easily.

Also Read: Learn to Take Backup of Broken Screen iPhone.

2. Unlock your Broken Screen iPhone with iTunes:

So, this is the right time to break the news on you, this method will erase all the data from your iPhone and factory reset it completely. Yes, you will get rid of the irritating passcode for sure, but your data will be no more available to you as well. But it’s still better to have your data erased than letting it go in unknown hands. Follow the stepwise method and learn it quickly-

Tricks to unlock iPhone with broken screen
Tricks to unlock iPhone with broken screen
  • Connect the broken screen iPhone with a computer with a lightning cable.
  • Launch iTunes in your computer, iTunes will detect the presence of your iPhone. You will need the latest version of iTunes before performing any reset, install if not done yet.
  • Click on the “Summary” option in the navigation top panel on the screen of your computer.
  • Press the “Restore” button in iTunes, in order to restore your iPhone back to factory setting

This will reset your phone to factory settings, wipe all the data and no passcode will be there. Your iPhone will act as new and ask you to enter Apple credentials, use your previous credentials after your broken screen is fixed, to restore the backup files of the data.

Note: You will need a computer that has already been connected with the iPhone or the iPhone consider this computer in the “Trust devices” list.

Also Read: How to Mirror iPhone to PC.

3. Erase & Unlock Broken Screen iPhone with iCloud:

If you live in New York City, you must be knowing this that more than a thousand of people throw or drop accidentally their iPhone on the Brooklyn Bridge. It is almost impossible to retrieve the iPhone right away. So, if you have done this, better erase your data and forget your iPhone. And if somebody receives your iPhone, at least they can enjoy your thrown expensive device. Follow the instructions to unlock your broken screen iPhone remotely from iCloud-

  • Visit the official iCloud website and login with the same Apple credentials as the iPhone was running on.
  • Click on the “All devices” option to find your iPhone from the list.
  • Select your desired device and press the “Erase iPhone” tab.
  • All the data with a lock screen passcode will disappear from the iPhone, no matter where your iPhone is.

Note: This method will work only if your “Find my iPhone” feature is turned ON. It is highly recommended by Apple to keep this feature ON for data and security purposes.

With these methods, you can unlock your broken screen iPhone, and the third method is even applicable if your iPhone is not physically present with you. You can also use some paid solutions for this purpose, but we would suggest you use only the Apple verified methods written above only. If you still have any questions regarding this topic or think that we have missed on something, please let us know in the comment section down below. Thanks.