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Forgotten passcode on ipad??

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gruffalosmile Mon 27-Jan-14 20:44:47

DD has an ipad mini which she got for Christmas. I went into settings to see if I could set it up so she can't access anything dodgy, but it said that restrictions were already "on". DD had no recollection of setting this up and no idea what the passcode could be. We have tried a few obvious ones and it keeps increasing the time before you can try again - it's now saying try again in 60 minutes! What will happen if we keep trying? Is there any way to reset it? (It's not the same as the screen lock passcode by the way). Thanks.

Innogen Mon 27-Jan-14 20:49:01

Factory reset. Google how to do it. Will wipe everything and start the iPad again.

gruffalosmile Mon 27-Jan-14 20:57:16

Hi thanks, does that mean she will lose all her apps and movies and photos? She won't be happy about that!

NickNacks Mon 27-Jan-14 20:58:27

Not if it's saved on icloud

NickNacks Mon 27-Jan-14 20:58:51

And all the apps and movies can just be downloaded again

gruffalosmile Mon 27-Jan-14 21:42:58

Hi thanks, I worked out how to back it up to the laptop via itunes, went to do a reset and it wouldn't let me do that without my DD's apple ID which she had bloody forgotten!! (needed to turn off the find my ipad function). Anyway we have now managed to reset that but I haven't managed to do the rest, she's gone to bed all teary and she uses the ipad as an alarm so has taken it with her. I think I'll try the rest tomorrow. She is convinced I'm trying to snoop on her, have tried to convince her I'm just changing the settings to protect her safety. Ho hum.

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