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iPad is Disabled Connect to iTunes How to Fix?

Do you want to fix the “iPad is disabled, connect to iTunes” issues quickly because you can’t use your iPhone?

The black screen with the saying tells that you can’t access all your iPhone, all apps include contacts, messages, photos and more. It’s a knotty problem that threatens all your data.

In this article, we’ll show you how to fix the “iPad is disabled connect to iTunes” error, step by step.

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iPad is disabled Connect to iTunes Fixed

What Does it Mean and Why “iPad is disabled, Connect to iTunes”?

When you enter too many incorrect passcode entries to your iPad, your iPad will show you the message saying “iPad is disabled, try again in X minutes”, after 10 failed passcode attempts, the iPad will show you “iPad is disabled, connect to iTunes”.

How Did It Happen? Possible Reasons.

Someone has reported their iPad was disabled by the children when playing with it. Some people may forget their passcode and have many wrong tries. Some people even disable their iPad without knowing it. Some people also disable it when the iPad is not properly put away or unintentionally enter the passcodes.

iPhone is disabled, connect to iTunes but I Know the Passcode.

Can I enter my correct passcode? I remember it.

You may be thinking to yourself: “Wait! I remember my passcode” after I see the “iPhone is disabled, connect to iTunes screen”. Unfortunately, you are unable to enter the passcode at this moment. Apple has designed the feature for every iOS device user for security.

Is It too Late to Back up My iPad when “iPad is disabled connect to iTunes“?

Yes. There are many users leaving comments on our websites to seek help saving the data of a disabled iPad. Like, a disabled iPad with many precious baby photos she won’t want to lose. A disabled iPad with important documents he wants to keep. Unluckily, there is no way to back up the disabled iPad. You have to restore it to factory settings to enable the iPad. Absolutely a hard lesson for people who do not have a regular backup habit.

How to Fix “iPad is disabled, connect to iTunes“?

If you won’t do anything, your iPhone will be stuck in disabled mode. The only prospect is to reset the disabled iPad to factory settings by deleting all apps and data.

Note that hard restart won’t fix when iPad is disabled connect to iTunes. Here we guide you with three methods to fix iPad is Disabled, connect to iTunes.

iPad is disabled connect to iTunes but nothing happens, use method 3. iPad disabled connect to iTunes the restore screen not showing up, also use Method 3.

If Method 1 or method 2 is not working for you, try method 3.

Method 1: Erase your iPad using iTunes.

Connect your disabled iPhone to the computer with iTunes or Finder.

The normal situation is to put your iPhone in Recovery Mode or DFU mode to let the disabled iPhone connecting to iTunes/Finder.

Then a prompt with Restore iPad option screen shows up. iPhone disabled connect to iTunes not showing up the restore button? Check your cable or unplug it, then plug it to try again. If failed, skip method 1, go to method 2 directly.Restore disabled iPhone iPad without iTunes with Finder

Method 2: Unlock your iPad using iCloud.

This method works only when you have these conditions:

  • Know your Apple ID and password.
  • Find My iPhone is on.

On any of your browsers, open www.iCloud.com/find/. Sign in with your Apple ID credential.  Find your iPad on the Map and Click Erase iPad. Confirm Erase and enter your Apple ID password again and click Done.

iPad is disabled connect to iTunes erase with iPad

Method 3. Fix your iPad using the SD iOS Passcode Unlocker.

This software is smart and neat to use, helping millions of people to unlock their disabled iPad.

To get started, free download it on your computer, install it and launch the app on your PC or Mac.

Video Tutorial on How to Enable iPad When “iPad is Disabled Connect to iTunes”.

Step 1. Run the app on your PC or Mac. Choose Unlock Screen Passcode section.

SD iPhone Unlocker - Start

Step 2. Click Start on the next page. Then connect your disabled iPad to the computer with a well-connected USB cable.

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Step 3. Download firmware online.

Unlock locked disabled iPad without iTunes - download firmware.

Step 4. Click Start to Unlock and wait.

Unlock Disabled iPad without iTunes successfully

Later, your iPad will restart and you’ll set up it.

Things to Do after You Reset your Disabled iPad – Re-Setting up and Restoring.

When you see the screen showing Apps & Data, choose one of the best ways for you.

Restore from iCloud backup (Entire Restore).

Restore from iTunes backup (Entire Restore).

You can also backup & restore your data selectively from SD iOS Data Backup and Restore(third-party software). It’s important to keep a good tool for daily backups.

ios data backup and restore start(You can choose Selectively Restore from iTunes Backups or Restore from iCloud Backups)

For more details about backup and restore with this third-party software, refer to How to Back Up Your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch in 2021?

We hope this article helped you learn how to fix “iPad is disabled connect to iTunes”.You may also want to see our guide on Forgot Your Child’s Screen Time Passcode, and How Many Failed Passcode Attempts on iPhone/iPad.

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Amanda Lee

I am the chief editor of softwaredive.com. I have been engaged in software and computer gadgets fields for over 10 years, offering proven guides, tips, and software solutions in data recovery, and multimedia field.

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