how can i reset my ipad which has locked?
- 2 months ago
you'll have to take it to an apple store and make a genius bar appointment
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
Apple support Q & A
- Robert JLv 72 months ago
If it's PIN locked, the only way is to do a DFU Update, which completely erases it and re-installs the operating system as new.
You must have the apple account email and password though - without those, it can never be reactivated.
In other words, if it's a so-called "icloud lock" there is no way around it other than the account owner put their password in or release that device from their account online.
The icloud link is duplicated on Apple's servers so can never be removed from a device without the proper password.
DFU update info - the article mentions iphones, but it's the same for ipads: