How to Reset iPad without Computer

Nicole Campbell
October 23, 2020

    When your iPad is exhibiting problems such as when it is stuck on the Apple Logo or a boot loop, resetting is one of the most effective ways to fix it.

    You can also reset the device without using your computer. In this guide, we will show you some of the ways to do that.

    Let’s get started.

    1. Use Settings

    One way to reset the iPad and restore it to its factory settings without using your computer is by using the Settings on the device. Follow these simple steps to do it:

    Step 1: Open the Settings on your device and then tap on “General”. Scroll down to tap “Reset”.

    Step 2: Tap “Erase All Contents and Settings” and then tap “Erase” to confirm that you want to erase all data and settings on the device.

    Using Settings

    2. Use Siri

    You may be able to use Siri to unlock a device. But this method will only work for devices running iOS 8 to iOS 10.1. Here’s how to use Siri to unlock the device:

    Step 1: Hold on to the Home button to activate Siri. When Siri comes up, ask “Hey Siri, what time is it?” The clock will be displayed. Tap on it.

    Step 2: Tap on the plus icon to add a new clock.

    Step 3: Type anything in the search box and then choose “Select All”.

    Step 4: When more options appear, tap “Share” and then select “Message”.

    activate Siri

    Step 5: Write anything in the “To” field and tap “Return” on the keyboard. The text will be highlighted in green.

    Step 6: Tap on the plus icon next to the text and on the next screen, tap “Create New Contact”.

    Step 7: Tap on the “Add Photo” button. This will open the gallery.

    Step 8: Wait a few seconds and press the Home button. The device will be unlocked, allowing you to access the Home screen.

    Add Photo

    3. Use Find My iPad

    You can also use the Find my iPad feature to erase the iPad remotely on any device. To do it, follow these simple steps:

    Step 1: Log in to using your Apple ID and password on any browser on any device.

    Step 2: Select the iPad that you would like to unlock in the drop-down list of devices.

    Step 3: In the options that appear, select “Erase iPhone” and then confirm the action.

    Use Find My iPad

    4. Reset iPad without a Trusted Computer

    If the above solutions are not viable options for you and you don’t have access to a trusted computer, you can use iToolab UnlockGo to unlock and then reset your iPad. The following are some of this program’s most notable features:

    To use UnlockGo to unlock the iPad on any computer, download and install the program on to the computer and then follow these simple steps:

    Step 1: Run the program and in the main window, click on “Unlock Screen Passcode” to begin.

    Unlockgo interface

    Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer and when the program detects the device click “Start” to begin.

    Unlock Screen Passcode

    Step 3: You will need to download the latest firmware onto the device in order to unlock it. Just click “Download” to begin downloading the necessary firmware.

    Download Latest Firmware

    Step 4: When the download is complete, click on “Unlock Now” and the program will begin unlocking the device. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.

     passcode removal process

    Nicole Campbell
    Nicole is the chief editor of She has been writing about Apple, software, and computer for over 10 years.

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