Unlock an iPad Mini, Forgot Passcode

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  1. gtc924

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    Hi guys. Would you know if its possible to unlock an iPad Mini or bypass the passcode without erasing the contents? My son was playing with the iPad Mini, and accidentally activated the passcode. We cant figure out the passcode he typed in. I read online that we can try restoring the iPad using iTunes, but that would mean reformatting it, something we would like to avoid doing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Chito Limson

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    Try this: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204306

    Unless you backed up your iPad (regularly), there's no way to recover your data. Next time, enter your own passcode to protect it from 'accidents' like this.
     
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    ^there's no other way other than to restore using iTunes...and unless you backed up the Mini, i'm sorry to say you may lose your contents and settings if you set it up as a new iPad...
     
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    You can restore using icloud, that is if you have a back up in your icloud. Check it out in the icloud website using a pc. https://www.icloud.com
     

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