[2 Ways] How to Factory Reset iPad Without Apple ID

For personal reasons, you may need to know how to factory reset iPad without Apple ID password. This guide will provide you with two ways to reset iPad without Apple ID in detail.

Demi by Demi Updated December 18, 2023
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Resetting iPad without Apple ID password

I recently bought an iPad Air, however when I tried to switch all my stuff over, it said I need to turn off the "find my iPad." and now I can't switch my stuff without the other guy's account info, but he's nowhere to be found. How can I just completely factory reset my iPad without Apple ID, so I can log in?

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Can you do a factory reset iPad without an Apple ID?

You must sign in with your Apple ID before you start using an iPad so that your privacy can be protected well. Setting up an Apple ID is needed, but over time, you may also run into some trouble, as listed in the scenario, you may need to reset iPad without Apple ID.

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Can you do a factory reset iPad without an Apple ID? The answer to this question is, of course, Yes. According to your situations:
• erase all iPad data before selling it,
• start anew to use,
• fix unknown iPad errors or bugs,
• forget your Apple ID passcode, you can try either method introduced in this guide to reset iPad to factory settings.

Warm tip: To avoid any data lose when reset iPad without Apple ID, you may need to create a full iPad backup. You can click here to backup and reset iPad without effort.

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How to reset iPad without Apple ID with iTunes

Apple provides you with iTunes to manage iOS devices. It is also a decent tool to factory reset iPad without Apple ID. The detailed steps may differ slightly depending on whether you have synced your iPad to iTunes. Follow the steps below to know how to factory reset iPad without apple ID password.

If you have synced iPad to iTunes
Step 1. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer > Connect your iPad to computer.

Step 2. Click the device icon from the top-left corner > Click Summary > Click Restore iPad... option.

restore iPad

Just wait patiently for the restore process to complete. When it is finished, your iPad will be erased, and the latest version of iPadOS will be installed on your iPad as well.

If you have backed up iPad using iTunes, you can restore iPad backup by the steps: go to iTunes > Select your iPad > Restore Backup > Choose a backup version and click Restore.

restore iPad from iTunes

If you never sync iPad to iTunes
Step 1. Connect your iPad to computer with USB > Launch iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Put your iPad into recovery mode: press Home button and Power button at the same time > Do not release even though Apple logo appears > Release both buttons when you see Connect to iTunes.

Step 3. iTunes will show you a window, asking whether to update or restore your iPad by iTunes, choose Restore.

restore iPad via iTunes

One-click erase iPad without Apple ID via FoneTool

As a powerful iOS data manage tool, FoneTool can be one of the best choices for you to full backup iPad via its Full Backup function. Then, you can rely on the iPhone Eraser function to completely reset your iPad without Apple ID, and the data cannot be recovered any longer.

FoneTool is perfectly compatible with series of iPad, iPhone, and iPod. Click the icon below to free download FoneTool to your computer, and keep reading to know how to reset iPad without Apple ID or data lose.

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Preparations: Full backup iPad via FoneTool

With the help of FoneTool, not only common files like photos, contacts, music, etc. on iPad will be backed up, but also all your applications (data files, preference), Safari, system settings, and so on can stay safe.

One-click to fully backup iPad
Step 1. Connect your iPad to computer > Launch FoneTool, and choose Phone Backup > Get to Full Backup to click Get Started.

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Step 2. You can enable Backup Encryption to protect your privacy > Choose a destination to save your backup files > Click Start Backup and wait until it finishes.

full backup start backup

When it is completed, you can skip to the next part to erase iPad. To restore iPad backup, you can visit the Backup History page to locate and restore the backup.

Erase iPad without Apple ID via FoneTool

Within one-click, FoneTool’s iPhone Eraser function can erase all data on your iPad, which makes it impossible to be recovered. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to computer and launch FoneTool > From Toolbox page, choose iPhone Eraser on the interface.

choose iPhone eraser

Step 2. Tick the option : I am aware of the consequences of erasing data and am sure I want to erase it. Optionally, you can check the other three options according to your needs. Finally, click Erase Data to begin.

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Hope you have known how to reset iPad without Apple ID after reading this guide. If you forgot Apple ID and password, you can utilize tools like iTunes or the third-party tool FoneTool to reset iPad to factory settings. For more queries or feedback, please feel free to contact us.

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