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What Does iPad Unavailable/Security Lockout Message Mean on an iPad

What does iPad Unavailable message mean? Let me tell you the meaning and what’s happening at the moment when your iPad says unavailable on the screen.

What Does iPad Unavailable Message Mean.

iPad Unavailable message means you cannot use your iPhone at that moment. Meanwhile, you can’t access all your data and content on your iPhone. And the only way to unlock the “iPad Unavailable” is to reset and wipe all content and settings on it. All solutions to solve the problem must reset the iPad, including Apple ways and third-party software ways. As to iPad data recovery, people can restore it from the previous backups. Interchangebly, you may see the “Security lockout” message on an iPad.

It’s too late to back up a locked-out iPad saying “iPad Unavailable” or “Security Lockout”.  If you’ve learned a hard lesson, I mention this as a strong word of warning: Always back up your iPad or iPhone.

Luckily, when you can remember your passcode, the problem will be resolved by entering the correct passcode when the “try again” time is up. The iPad will become normal, getting rid of the locked screen immediately.

When your iPad is unavailable/security lockout after a reset, recovery mode, restore or update, don’t be anxious. You are not alone here. It’s also caused by the password security measures on iOS devices. you can also follow our tutorial to solve it.

Maybe it’s not fresh for you to see the “iPad is disabled connect to iTunes” screen. iPad unavailable message or screen is the updated version of iPad disabled message or screen in iOS 15.2 or later.

The more wrong passcode attempts you enter in a row, The longer time you’ll need to wait before your next try.

Check these messages of Apple’s escalating security measures.

  • 5 incorrect passcode entries in a row, iPad Unavailable/Security Lockout, try again in 1 minute.
  • 7 incorrect passcode entries in a row, iPad Unavailable/Security Lockout, try again in 5 minutes.
  • 8 incorrect passcode entries in a row, iPad Unavailable/Security Lockout, try again in 15 minutes.
  • 9 incorrect passcode entries in a row, iPad Unavailable/Security Lockout, try again in one hour.
  • 10 incorrect passcode entries in a row, iPad Unavailable/Security Lockout.

The specific meanings of these iPad Unavailable messages:

How long before another passcode try? The try again in X minutes is actually a countdown timer. It means you’ll need to wait for the number X minutes, and the screen will show you the live countdown time. That’s why you will see the numbers between 1 to 60.

  • 1 minute; you need to wait for 1 minute before inputting another passcode.
  • 5 minutes; you need to wait for 5 minutes before seeing the entering passcode screen again.
  • 15 minutes; you need to wait for 15 minutes before inputting another passcode.
  • 1 hour; you need to wait for 1 minute before inputting another passcode.
  • No timer; you are completely locked out.

There are a total of 10 times for you to unlock your iPhone with the correct passcode. Once you grasp any one of it to input the correct pin code. The black lock screen will disappear.

As there are other versions of iPadOS 15.2, you may also see the Security Lockout Messages on iPad, such as the following sayings on screen. Both are the same type of problems caused by failed passcode attempts with the same solutions. But it’s with different sayings.

And the “try again in X minutes” time will decrease later as time goes by. Thus, you’ll find the messages such as”iPad Unavailable/Security Lockout, try again in 4 minutes”, “iPad Unavailable/Security Lockout try again in 13 minutes”, “iPad Unavailable/Security Lockout try again in 58 minutes”, “iPad Unavailable/Security Lockout try again in 38 minutes minutes” etc. Try again in X minutes, X is from 1 to 60.  When the time is up, you can try another passcode attempt(You can’t speed up the time).

This security measure aims to avoid brute-force cracking of the iPhone passcode. While it also stops many people who forgot their passcodes from using their personal iPhones. Take it easy when you remember your iPhone passcode, it’s just an alert to remind you to enter your passcode carefully.

Luckily, you won’t be so sad if you forgot the Passcode. you can refer to the solutions to fix “iPad Unavailable” or “Security Lockout”.

How to Fix iPad Unavailable Security Lockout.

How to Restore Unavailable iPad without Losing Data

The previous version of Apple iPad Unavailable iPad is Disabled.

iPad Unavailable Vs. iPad is Disabled. 

“iPad is Disabled” is the preexistence of “iPad Unavailable”.

iPad Unavailable has a variant saying, that is iPad “Security Lockout”. However, iPad is disabled saying has only one form of message.

Your unavailable iPad also means it’s disabled. You are locked out of the screen because Apple’s decurity messures.

Maybe you’ve seen the “iPad is Disabled” message before on your device, when your iPad is upgraded to iPadOS 15.2 or later, it turns to “iPad Unavailable” or “Security Lockout” interchangeably.

The two sayings comes with the later version and the early version of iPadOS updated software for a security lockout screen. iPad Unavailable has appeared since iPadOS 15.2 realeased. It replaces the “iPad is disabled” message on the iPadOS 15.2 or later iPadOS versions, such as iPadOS 16 or later.

You can reset and unlock both lockout screens with Apple’s ways or the third-party ways. We pick the SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker to fix it.

The iPadOS 16 version of the Message iPad Unavailable/Security Lockout.

The message on iPadOS 16 or later still use the iPad Unavailable or security lockout sayings on a lockout screen.

Security Lockout on iPhone or iPad – 11 Things You Need to Know.

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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