IOS – iPad Mini Not Restoring


The pass-code has been entered incorrectly on my iPad so many times that a screen showed up saying:

iPad is Disabled. Connect to iTunes

I have tried two methods to restoring the iPad.

  1. Connect the iPad to the computer. Hold down the home and power buttons at the same time. When the screen goes blank, wait two seconds, then release both buttons. I went to Itunes and held down the correct buttons until apple recognized iTunes recognized the iPad was in recovery mode. I then chose the restore option on the screen. When Itunes finished and restarted, the same screen showed up: iPad is Disabled. Connect to iTunes
  2. Hold down the volume/home/power button at the same time till the apple icon shows up, release all the buttons. When this happened, the Apple diagnostics screen showed up and when I clicked Exit Diagnostics, the Ipad restarted, and went to the same iPad is Disabled. Connect to Itunes screen. When I chose the second option Start Diagnostics, It told me to go to

Is there any way to fix this and restore the iPad? I do not need to save my old data.

Best Answer

Restoring it from iTunes should have worked. But this only works if you have previously synced your device with iTunes and have a backup stored on your computer.

If you know the right password... do following.

Try to back up the iOS device in iTunes

The first thing you should try to unlock your disabled device is a simple iTunes backup.

Connect your iOS device to your computer via USB and open iTunes. Select the device in the upper right-hand corner to display its properties in the main screen.

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iTunes backup

Click on the "Back Up Now" button to start a sync.

You may be prompted to type in your password on your iOS device to start the sync because the device is locked.

Once you have typed in your password, you can cancel the back up and start using your device.