Click on the i Pad name when it appears and you will be given the option to restore a backup or setup as a new i Pad (since it is locked).5.

Click ‘Setup as new i Pad’ and then click restore.6.

The first stage in the restore process unlocks the i Pad, you are basically just cancelling out the restore process as soon as it reactivates the i Pad.

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I have called support and what they told me didnt work.

Everytime I try to restore my ipad it says I have an update.

I reached out to my PLN on Twitter and had some help from a few people through retweets and a couple of clarification tweets. Through some trial and error (and a little sheer luck), I was able to reactivate the i Pad without loosing any data.

I love that so many are willing to help out so quickly. Note, this will only work on the computer it last synced with. Configurator is useless in reactivating a locked i Pad.

I have now tried this with about 5 i Pads that were locked identically by students and each time it worked like a charm.~~~~~~~~~~~~~Try it and good luck.

You have nothing more to lose if it doesn't work for you. Cheers, Tom 😉Unfortunately, there is no way to turn your serial number over to Apple in order to have them unlock the i Pad.

Ok, so you have an i Pod Classic (80, 120 or 160 GB), or a Nano (3G or 4G should work, can't speak for the newer models). But it probably won't recognise it, unless you put it in DFU mode.

You have done something bad to it, like changing the firmware or deleting something you shouldn't have deleted, and you want to bring it to life?

The only reason I need to restore it is because it wont let me unlock it because I forgot the password.

If the i Pad was running i OS 7, i Cloud: Find My i Phone Activation Lock in i OS 7 Cloud: Activation Lock can I unlock my i Pad if I forgot the passcode?

This was a student i Pad and since they use Notability for most of their work there was a chance that her files were not all backed up to the cloud.