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Are you seeing the message on your iPad with the black screen “iPad is disabled try again in 15 minutes” ? How to unlock this error to enable your iPad?
When your iPad is disabled for 15 minutes, you are not completely locked out of it. If you’re not sure why it happens, don’t worry. Just wait for 15 minutes, and then input your passcode. You should enable your iPad and use it normally.
Yes. Entering your scree unlocking passcode correctly after 15 minutes is exactly the solution to bypass the error.
In this article, we’ll show you how to unlock “iPad is disabled try again in 15 minutes” in 4 solutions, even if you forgot the passcode.
If your iPad shows you iPad Unavailable try again in 15 minutes(or Security Lockout), you’re using the iPadOS 15 or later iOS versions, please refer to iPad Unavailable Try Again in 15 minutes Bypass.
What does “iPad is disabled try again in 15 minutes” mean?
When iPad says “iPad is disabled try again in 15 minutes”, your iPad is locked for 15 minutes for security reasons. You can’t access your iPhone content and settings except for emergency calls during the lockout. Meanwhile, it’s telling you that you’ve entered 8 wrong passcode attempts on your iPad.
Do you want to know what happens before and after the iPad is disabled try again in 15 minutes?
6 wrong passcode attempts in a row, “iPad is disabled for 1 minute”.
7, ” iPad is disabled, try again in 5 minutes”.
8, “iPad is disabled, try again in 15 minutes”.
One more wrong passcode attempt, “iPad is disabled try again in 1 hour”.
10 failed passcode attempts, “iPad is disabled connect to iTunes“.
Why does It happen that the “iPad is disabled for 15 minutes”?
Some people say they forgot their passcode, and then guess the passcode with many wrong passcode attempts.
Some people say they even don’t know what’s happening. Maybe the iPad passcode unlocking your screen is touched inadvertently. If the child or family is playing with your iPad, if they won’t know the passcode, they may try many wrong passcode attempts.
If you know your iPad passcode, bypass the error after 15 minutes.
Wait for 15 minutes. Enter your passcode. Then use your iPad as usual. It’s very easy when you remember your iPad passcode to bypass the iPad disabled for 15 minutes screen.
If you forgot your iPad passcode, use one of the 4 solutions below to fix the error.
When you forgot your iPad passcode and got a disabled iPad, there are the following things you need to know.
- 1. You can’t back up your data when the iPad is disabled try again in 15 minutes.
- 2. You should restore your iPad to factory settings to enable it again.
- 3. The reset of the lockout iPad won’t affect your data of the previous backups. You can restore your previous backups from iTunes or iCloud after resetting and enabling it.
Finding other ways to deal with disabled iPad without losing data? Please refer to How to Restore Disabled iPad without Losing Data 
Connect to iTunes to unlock the lockout iPad that is disabled for 15 minutes.
If you have a computer with iTunes, either on PC or Mac, you can reset your iPad that says iPad is disabled try again in 15 minutes when you forgot the passcode.
Hook your iPad to your computer with a USB cable.
Put your iPad in recovery mode. You can refer to our Recovery Mode for iPad tutorial here:
For your iPad models with Face ID.
Press and hold the Top button and either volume button until the power off slider appears. Turn off your iPad. Then connect your iPad to your computer while holding the Top button. Keep holding the Top button until you see the Recovery Mode screen.
For iPad models with Home Button.
Press and hold the Top button until the power off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your iPad. Then connect your iPad to your computer while holding the Home button. Keep holding the Home button until you see the Recovery Mode screen.
When it’s prompted, click Restore. later confirm Restore.
Then iTunes should download the iOS software. Wait for a few minutes. If the downloading process lasts more than 15 minutes, it should exit the recovery mode.
During the download process of the iOS software if your iPad exits recovery mode, let the download finish. Put it in recovery mode again and proceed.
When the hello screen shows, set up your iPad.
You can also follow the directions: How to Put iPad in Recovery Mode.
Connect to Finder to Fix the error.
On MacOS Catalina or later, Finder replaces iTunes. You should use Finder to reset the iPad that shows “iPad is disabled try again in 15 minutes” with forgotten passcode.
Hook the disabled iPad to your Mac with a lightning to USB cable.
Put your lockout iPad in recovery mode as the above shows.
When it’s prompted, click Restore and Update, then click Restore.
Then Finders should download the proper iOS software for your iPad. Wait for the download to be finished. If the recovery mode exits on your iPad, put it to recovery mode again after the download is completed.
Later, set up your iPad.
Unlock with third-party software.
If you would rather not use iTunes, our expert pick this professional iPhone Unlocker software, SD iOS Passcode Unlocker.
It performs great in resolving the issues of unlocking the disabled iPhone screen with forgotten passcode.
Free download and install the SD iOS Passcode Unlocker on your computer, either PC or Mac.
Launch the program. Navigate to Unlock Screen Passcode on the start screen.
Hook your iPad to your computer with a USB cable. Then put the iPad saying iPad is disabled try again in 15 minutes in recovery mode.
Download the firmware package to unlock the disabled iPad for 15 minutes.
Hit Start to Unlock. Enter “000000” to confirm unlock it. When you see the “Unlock is complete”, disconnect your iPad from the computer and set it up.
For the above method, we’ve talked about how to unlock the disabled iPad with a computer when the iPad is disabled for 15 minutes.
Without a computer, how to bypass it?
“iPad is disabled, try again in 15 minutes” is one of the common problems when you input many wrong passcode entries on the screen. You can choose one of the most convenient solutions for you.