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iPad Security Lockout Bypass – 4 Solutions [Work Great]

iPad says security lockout on the screen, then how to bypass security lockout iPad?

Many people are asking how to fix the iPad security lockout issues in the online community. It’s new for Apple users since iPadOS 15.2. That’s why you feel it’s quite strange to you. People who use the iPadOS 15 or prior software won’t get this message.

In this article, we’ll show you effective solutions to bypass a security lockout iPad, either with Apple way or our expert proven third-party software method.

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What does security lockout mean on iPad?

Security lockout means you can’t access your iPhone and it’s locked for security reasons. If you’ve seen the “iPad is disabled” message before, iPad security lockout/iPad Unavailable is similar to that type of message.

When you grab your iPhone, the screen shows you the security lockout or the security lockout try again in a number of minutes or Security Lockout no timer messages instead of the unlocking passcode screen. Only when the time is up, the lockout iPad can show you the unlocking passcode screen after you press the home button.

The security lockout messages let you wait for a while to try another passcode, in order to avoid the brute-force passcode crack.

What happens when your Apple iPad says security lockout?

When you entered too many failed passcode attempts, the iPad will lock you out with the security lockout screen. You will need to wait for a longer time to have the next try.

When your iPhone is disabled with the Security Lockout screen, you entered at least 5 wrong passcode attempts. You’ll wait for 1 minute. On the sixth attempt, you’ll wait for 5 minutes. The time gradually increases with the countdown timer showing. Later you’ll wait for 15 minutes for one more failed attempt. Later, 1 hour. Eventually, your iPad will lock out completely with “Security Lockout” no time after 10 failed passcode attempts.

The iPad might also say iPad Unavailable and Security lockout at intervals. It doesn’t matter and the solutions cover both circumstances.

If you are seeing iPad is disabled connect to iTunes message instead, your device might run on iPadOS 15 or earlier.

If you remember your passcode, enter it to bypass the security lockout/iPad Unavailable iPad when the time is up.

when time is up, enter the correct passcode to bypass security lockout iPad
When time is up, enter the correct passcode to bypass the Security Lockout iPad

If you forgot your passcode, please follow the below solutions to bypass the security lockout iPhone.

It’s not weird that the “security lockout” message turns to the”iPad Unavailable” message and the other way around.

During many tests, we find that the Security Lockout might turn to iPad Unavailable messages later, or iPad Unavailable messages might turn to Security Lockout on an iPad. It’s not weird. Yes, they can occur alternatively.  Don’t fret out by the sayings. Our solutions cover all the message lockout or disabled iPad bypass. Both Security Lockout/iPad Unavailable are new sayings after iPadOS 15.2 or later.

Erase iPad on the device screen – Apple’s new solution on iOS 15.2 or later.

The thing isn’t like the iPad is disabled lockout error when it comes to iPad Security Lockout.

Apple has assembled the new Erase iPad option method to reset the iPad when you forgot the iPad passcode.

Keep entering more wrong passcode attempts until you see security lockout try again in 15 minutes. On the lower middle of the screen, you should find the Erase iPad option.

Tap Erase iPad.

iPad security lockout/iPad Unavailable with Erase iPad optionTap Erase iPad. Then enter your Apple ID password.

Erase all content and settings to reset on device.

enter apple id and password to erase security lockout ipad.

Tap Erase iPad. Confirm and wait.

If you have no Erase iPad option anyhow, you can’t use this method to unlock the security lockout iPad. Why there is no Erase iPad option for you? It’s caused by slightly different iOS software versions. Hopefully, you can apply the iTunes restore way or the third-party way to disable the security lockout screen and reset your iPad.

Bypass security Lockout iPad with the iOS Passcode Unlocker software.

Our experts have always been testing and picking useful software. SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker is our pick to bypass security lockout iPad.

SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker is a lightweight app to unlock the security lockout disabled iPad in a few clicks. If your iPad is disabled/iPad Unavailable (says iPad is disabled/iPad Unavailable messages on screen), it can also unlock it without any hassle.

This is a piece of the paid app to do the task. we’ve shown its price in our video tutorial. Free Download and install it on your computer.

Step 1. Launch the app. Navigate to Unlock Screen Passcode section, “Wipe Passcode” and click it.

Step 2. Connect your security lockout iPad to the computer. Click Start and put the iPad in recovery mode or DFU mode following the screen snapshots.

Refer to How to Put an iPad into Recovery Mode When Disabled.

Step 3. Start to download firmware by confirming the iPad information on the app screen.

Step 4. Click Unlock and enter 0000 to confirm it.

Video Tutorial:

Unlock via iTunes or Finder Recovery Mode restore. – Apple’s solution.

To use this method, you need to have a computer, either Mac or PC. If you’re using a PC, make sure iTunes is installed.

1. First disconnect your iPad from the computer, and then turn off it. Later, connect your security lockout iPad to the computer. Press the below buttons while keeping it connected to your computer.

For iPad has a Home button: Press and hold the home button and the top button or the side buttons at the same time. Keep holding the home button and the top(side) button until you see the recovery mode. Let go.

For iPad doesn’t have a Home button: Press and quickly release the volume button closest to the top button. Press and quickly release the volume button farthest from the top button.  Press and hold the top button. Keep holding the buttons until you see the recovery mode screen. Let go.

2. When the Finder or iTunes pops up with a screen Restore or Update, Click Restore. If the software download takes more than 15 minutes, and the iPad returns to the security lockout from recovery mode. Finish the download first. Then put the security lockout iPad to recovery mode again. Repeat step 1 recovery mode button operations.

After the download is complete, the Finder or iTunes restore will start. Wait for your iPad to get reset. You can set it up later when it opens.

Or you can refer to the Apple support page on the solution to unlock the Security Lockout iPad.

Use to Erase a Security Lockout iPad.

If you have your Find My iPad on, and your iPad is connected to Wi-Fi or Celluar data before the Security Lockout screen, you can erase your iPad with your Apple ID credentials.

Login in the iCloud Find My official page:, with your Apple ID and password.

Trust the browser if it pops up. Tap All devices, and locate your iPad on the map. Later, tap Erase.

Enter your Apple ID password to confirm. Confirm erase and wait for the process to be finished.

This method works as well if you have no computer at hand, you can open on any browser of your smartphone, tablet, or other devices.

Avoid Turning your iPad into a Security Lockout iPad.

If you do want to reduce the possibility to get into a security lockout iPad, you should take care of your iPad screen and your screen unlocking passcode. Many people also get a security iPad when children play with it or lock it without knowing in their pocket by unconsciously rubbing the screen with the wrong passcodes. Some people also get it after a factory reset, an update, or even a charge and reboot. some people even don’t know what’s going on. Do make sure to back up your iPad regularly to avoid these annoying cases happening. At least, you can salvage your data by restoring backups after resetting the security lockout iPad.

If you are trapped in the security lockout iPad error, try any of the above solutions to bypass the security lockout(iPad unavailable) iPad. Hope you achieve it to regain access to your iPad.

For more questions and answers about Security Lockout, please refer to Security Lockout on iPhone or iPad Things to Know.

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Amanda Lee

I am the chief editor of 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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