How to Fix iPad is Disabled by Connecting iTunes

Hello Dear friends and fans. I fully hope that all of you would be fine and fit. This is your own Steve Sadiq from Steve Apple Solutions, today I have decided to discuss with you, iPad is disabled connect to iTunes. We all know that Apple devices are best in the business when It comes to security and privacy. That’s why we keep them.

If you are an Apple user then you have to keep this thing in mind that your data is at a safe place. So you don’t have to worry at all. Sometimes it happens that your security and privacy get painful to you. Apple has set such strict rules that sometimes become quite painful to the apple user.

One such case is that of the iPad gets disabled. Apple security systems instantly disable the device to secure your data when they find any suspicious activity on the device. For example. You have your iPad locked and your kids while playing with that input the wrong password or pin 2-3 times then you should keep in mind that now you have to go through a series of step to restore it back to normal.

Well, I have just given the example of kids which has brought the incident that has happened to me. I brought a new iPad at the end of 2016. It happened that due to some extremely personal commitments I couldn’t use it for 2-3 weeks. When I switch it on and inserted the code, it was not the one that I have saved while setting up my iPad.

There were 2 more passwords in my mind by unfortunately nothing worked and with several attempts, my iPad got locked and I have found this error, iPad is disabled connect to iTunes. This article reminded me of the story. Yes, many times it happens.


iPad is disabled connect using iTunes

Did it happen to you as well?

Having issue accessing your iPad is really disturbing because you want to work but your device is locked.

Don’t worry, I am here for you.

The most irritating thing is that a sudden wave in your brain reminds you of your password. But now, you have iPad is disabled connect to iTunes. Now you have your iPad locked and now no password will work for you. You will have now 2 options, if the lock is temporary, wait for few minutes and apple will provide you the opportunity to open your iPad with your password again. But if it’s not temporary then you need to unlock your device using iTunes.

Yes, you can do it.

There is always a solution to the problem. No matter how big or small it is. Anyways you just need to follow very few simple steps that will help you solve this issue.

If you are regularly following my articles, then this process is nothing but just a piece of cake for you. Do you remember I have shared with you, how to reset iPhone? If you don’t remember you can check this.

Don’t like to read the details?

If you enter the wrong password or pin too many times, you will get a msg, “iPad is disabled“. Since you can’t enter iPad as it is disabled, you can’t restore if via iCloud. The Only option you will have is.

Restore iPad is Disabled connect to iTunes

Don’t worry, if you don’t want to read the complete details, just read it. You will come to know that how till step by step process will help you to restore your iPad using iTunes.

This is just like a simple reset.

You will have to connect your phone to iTunes and take the data backup. Then you will reset your iPad. Once you will reset it. Now you can set a new password. For doing that you must remember the Apple ID. If you forgot your Apple ID, don’t worry at all. You can restore your Apple ID very easily by just following these steps.

How to reset iPad Using iTunes – Step By Step Guide

  1. Take the data backup or Backup your iPad on iTunes
  2. Rest the device.
  3. Restore the data on your iPad

How to take BackUp using iTunes – iPad is disabled connect to iTunes

Follow the step by step guide and you will be on the go.

  1. Connect your iPad to your Macbook/Laptop/PC using USB Charging cable.

iPad is disabled connect using iTunes

2. Open the iTunes and connect the iTunes to your device.

3. Enter your Apple ID and Password.

4. Press the backup button

iPad is disabled connect using iTunes

Note that:

If the device is still disabled, or if iTunes does not automatically sync your device, sync the device with iTunes by pressing the “Back Up Now” button. When the backup and sync are complete, restore your device.

When iOS Setup Assistant asks to set up your device, choose “Restore from iTunes backup.” Select your device in iTunes and choose the most recent backup of your device. Now sit back and Enjoy. Let the iTunes complete the process. When the process will complete. You will be able to use the device like you normally used to do it in the past.

Will it be better if I tell you a simple Trick?

It totally depends upon you that how actively you read my articles and follow my recommendations. If you remember, I have told you to take the periodic backup of your iPad/iPhone/MacBook. Since you are dealing with machines. I advised you to take periodic backup of your Apple devices regularly. This will keep you at peace if such kind of situation happens.

If you have the recent backup, you are good to go.

If you have recently taken the backup of your iPad, that’s a wonderful thing. You just need to connect the device to iTunes. iTunes will show you the last backup. Ok? Look the screen carefully. You will definitely find that. Right? Good, now check the date of the backup.

Let me add one more thing. If you suddenly remember your password and you are confident that this is it. Don’t worry. Press the backup now, and the iTunes will sync to your phone. The phone will instantly ask for Password.

Here you go.

Enter your password and enjoy.

In case you don’t remember the password.

Then restore the last backup.

Don’t forget to check that either you have previous backups saved? The iTunes will show you the previous backups. If you have recently taken back up, it would be awesome. You just need to restore your iPad.

Restore iPad using Recovery Mode

I have seen my questions from the people who asked me to tell any other method to restore the iPad, as they are facing issues connecting iTunes with the iPad. Keeping in mind. I have added this method of recovery mode.

I have seen many people who are allergic to connect the iPad/iPhone to PC/Laptop via iTunes.

Don’t worry!

I’ll keep on bringing new and easy solutions for you.

Just follow these simple and easy steps. You’ll be on the go.

  1. Turn off your iPad.
  2. Install iTunes on your PC/MacBook
  3. Make Sure that iPad is turned off.
  4. Press and hold the home button.
  5. Connect the device to PC via USB Cable but keep on pressing the home button.
  6. The phone will prompt, connect to iTunes.
  7. You will see, Device in Recovery Mode. Click Ok.
  8. Restore iPad.
  9. Setup your device.

Since you have never used iTunes, you will not have any backup on your PC. Your only backup source would be iCloud. Restore from iCloud. Let the data transfer from iCloud to your iPad. You sit back and relax till then.

Concluding Thoughts

Today I have shared with you some methods by which you can restore your iPad using iTunes. Since it can happen mistakenly, or due to kids or might be some friends teasing you. If your iPad is locked you can unlock it using 3 methods.

  1. Quick Trick
  2. Backup and Restore
  3. Unlock using recovery mode.

I have explained in detail the step by step guideline how can you do it. You just need to carefully follow the steps. You will do it easily.


I would like to put an extremely important disclaimer here. Your data is the most valuable asset you have in your iPad. I always recommend taking the periodic backups. These will prove to be very useful for you. If you are not confident then don’t try these methods. These are very sensitive methods and any slight small mistake can lead you to lose all your data. So better take it to discuss the Apple Support. If you think that’s not the solution for you, better Visit some nearby Apple store.

Hope you would have liked my today’s article. Do provide your feedback about this article. Was this article useful for you or not?

For more articles about Mac/iPhone/iPad/Apple Remote Solutions stay tuned with us. This is Steve Sadiq signing off for now.

Take Care.

Peace 😊

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