How to Activate iPad without Apple ID and Password [Full Guide]

Are you having trouble activating your iPad because you can’t sign in to its Apple ID? In this article below, you can learn about how to activate your iPad without Apple ID and password.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Sep. 20, 2022
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As a security measure that Apple takes, Apple ID sign-in is a very helpful verification process. It prevents others from accessing our information or using our devices. However, this sign-in requirement can be troublesome sometimes. Either you are using a second-hand iPad received from a family or friend, or you simply forgot your Apple ID and password, it’s annoying when you can’t sign in to your Apple ID and thus can’t activate your iPad.

You may wonder can I use an iPad without an Apple id? If you don’t know or forgot your Apple ID and password to activate your iPad, you are in the right place! This article will teach you how to activate iPad without Apple ID and password and answer a few questions you may have related to this topic. Now, let’s go through them together so that you can enjoy your iPad!

Also Read: How to Sign Out of Apple ID without Password >

Activate iPad without Apple ID and Password via Apple ID Unlocker

If you want to know how to remove the activation lock on iPad without Apple ID and password but you don’t know its previous owner, then you need to use a professional Apple ID unlocking tool, AnyUnlock – iPhone Password Unlocker, to unlock the Apple ID on your iPad, with no password. As a powerful iPad password unlock tool, AnyUnlock can help you remove your Apple ID and unlock your iPad with ease even if you don’t know the phone number bound to your account, answers to security questions or the previous owner, etc. There are main features of AnyUnlock:

AnyUnlock – Apple ID Remover

  • Unlock Apple ID on your iPad/iPhone in a few steps.
  • Remove Apple ID and activate iPad at lightning speed.
  • An Unlocker for all locks, including screen lock, activation lock, etc.
  • Works well on all iOS systems, even iOS 16.

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To learn how to activate iPad without Apple ID and password, you can download AnyUnlock and follow the steps below to fix your issue:

Step 1. On your computer, Launch AnyUnlock > When launched, the interface will be displayed as below > Click Unlock Apple ID option from the homepage > Tap on the Start button.

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Step 2. Connect your iPad to the computer. On your iPad, tap “Trust” when prompted if you have not done so before to trust your computer. Once your iOS device is detected, the interface below will display. Then tap Unlock Now button.

Click Unlock Now Button to Start Resetting iPad

Click Unlock Now Button to Start Resetting iPad

Step 3. Next, AnyUnlock will remove Apple ID automatically. Please do not disconnect your device until it restarts. Meanwhile, please don’t exit AnyUnlock during the process.

Removing Apple ID

Removing Apple ID

Step 4. And when the removing process is completed, you will see the interface as below. 

Apple ID Removed Successfully

Apple ID Removed Successfully

Also, please do not use iTunes to erase all content and settings on your iPad or restore it. By doing so, you will be required to use the original Apple ID to activate your iPad after a restart and AnyUnlock cannot remove the Apple ID again.

If AnyUnlock doesn’t start unlocking your Apple ID immediately after you click Unlock Now, it is because you turned on Find My iPad. Then, how do I activate an Apple device without Apple ID? Just use AnyUnlock to do that with a few more simple steps. Here is the guide:

Step 1. Launch AnyUnlock > Click Unlock Apple ID > Press the Start button > Connect iPad and computer > Click Unlock Now.

Click Unlock Now Button to Start Resetting iPad

Click Unlock Now Button to Start Resetting iPad

Step 2. Check and make sure the screen passcode and two-factor authentication are turned on according to the on-screen instructions. Press Continue.

Check Device Status

Check Device Status

Step 3. Download the firmware. After the download is complete, click Unlock Now again and wait for the unlocking process to finish.

Firmware Download Complete

Firmware Download Complete

This guide is for iOS 11.4 and above users. If your iPad system is lower than iOS 11.4, please click the specific guide. After unlocking, the data on your iPad will be erased. Please backup your iPad before unlocking your Apple ID.

Also Read: How to Unlock iPhone without Home Button >

How to Activate iPad without Apple ID or Password

Is it possible to unlock an iPad without Apple ID? Of course, Yes. There are two different scenarios about how to unlock iPad without Apple ID. Depending on whether you are using a second-hand iPad or simply forgot Apple ID and password to activate iPad, you can take different approaches to gain access to the device. Let’s discuss them one by one to help you solve how to activate iPad without password and Apple ID.

For your own iPad if you forget the Password

The easiest way to regain access to your own Apple ID when you forget the password is to reset it during the sign-in process. When you have access to another Apple device, such as a Mac or an iPhone, you will receive a password-reset notification on it. You can follow the steps on the notification to reset your Apple ID password. Please see the details below to learn how to activate iPad without Apple ID and password:

  1. Go to the iCloud website.
  2. Click “Forgot Apple ID or password?”
  3. Enter your Apple ID which is used for your iPad and then click “Continue.”
  4. Enter your phone number related to the Apple ID and then click “Continue.”

    Click on “Forgot Apple ID or password?

    Click on “Forgot Apple ID or password?”

  5. You will receive a notification to “Reset Password” on the phone, for which the number is entered in the previous step. Click “Allow.”
  6. Enter your iPhone password when prompted.
  7. Enter a new password for your Apple ID and verify it.

    Reset Apple ID Password When You Forget It

    Reset Apple ID Password When You Forget It

If you can’t successfully create a new password for your Apple ID, you can also contact Apple Support for additional help.

For the Second-hand iPad

In the other scenario, you may be using a second-hand iPad, but the previous owner may have forgotten to reset it or remove the Apple ID from it. In this case, how do you unlock an iPad without Apple ID or password? You can choose to ask the previous owner to remotely remove content on the iPad or use an iPad activation lock removal tool to unlock your iPad without Apple ID or password.

If you can contact the previous owner, the following are the specific steps on how to remove activation lock without Apple ID through the previous owner. But if you have no idea who the previous owner is and want to know how to bypass activation lock on iPad without previous owner, you can go directly to Part 2 of this article.

Here is how to activate iPad without Apple ID and password by remotely erasing content and remove activation lock on the iPad via the previous owner:

  1. For the previous owner, sign in to the iCloud account.
  2. Click “Find iPhone”.
  3. Click “All Devices” to see a list of all your devices associated with this iCloud account. Select the iPad.
  4. Click “Erase iPad”.

    Remotely Remove the iPad through iCloud

    Remotely Remove the iPad through iCloud

  5. When the erase is complete, click “Remove from Account”.

Now, with the help of the previous owner, you have successfully solved how to remove activation lock on iPad without Apple ID and password. And this is also the way how to bypass activation lock on iPad without computer.

Please note that the above steps involve erasing all data and settings on the iPad. They cannot be recovered without a previous backup.

Further Reading: How to Unlock iPhone 13/12 without Passcode >

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you set up an iPad without an Apple ID?

You can’t setup iPad without Apple ID. After successfully bypassing iPad activation lock, you can recreate Apple ID for yourself and set up your iPad.

How to activate iPad 2 without Apple ID and password?

You can use AnyUnlock to remove your Apple ID to activate iPad 2. For detailed steps, refer to Part 1 of this article.

What to do before selling or giving away your iPad/iPhone?

By now, you should already realize the importance of removing your Apple ID before selling or giving away your Apple devices. This simple action makes it a lot more convenient for whoever receives your device to set it up.

What should I pay attention to before buying a second-hand iPad/iPhone?

Similarly, you should also double-check whether the seller has removed his or her Apple ID before buying a second-hand Apple device. This process saves you from the trouble of trying to remove the Apple ID yourself and lets you enjoy the Apple device much more easily.

Can you delete Apple ID without a password?

The answer is yes. There is a lot of software, such as AnyUnlock, designed to help you with Apple ID removal. However, Apple ID sign-in is a very important procedure that Apple uses to protect your device. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you remember your Apple ID and password and set up your device using them.

The Bottom Line

With the above methods, you should be able to know how to activate iPad without Apple ID and password! And obviously, AnyUnlock is the most convenient way and can satisfy all Apple ID unlocking situations. Don’t hesitate any longer! Download AnyUnlock now and let yourself enjoy iPad freely as soon as possible!

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Senior writer of the iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android-related issues.

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