To keep your i Pad up to date with current Apple software, updating the device is essential.When troubleshooting problems with the i Pad, restoring the i Pad to factory condition is often recommended.This is only if this feature has already been set up in your general settings.

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Click "Restore" when asked if you are sure you want to restore the i Pad to factory settings.

After the restore process is complete, the i Pad restarts.

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How to put the device into DFU mode: There is only one way to force your i Pad to reset if you do not know the passcode and do not have access to a computer.

If you put in the wrong passcode 10 consecutive times, the i Pad will automatically erase all data and then reset itself.

Everything I'm finding on this topic suggests that I need to use i Tunes on a computer to accomplish this. Can't I use some combination of powering off/powering on and physical buttons to accomplish the same thing? You can try to brute force the pin, you can try to log in if you already have jail broken the device, the only option to bypass the pin is to connect to USB and have i Tunes or a similar sophisticated program speak with the firmware.

Once you've loaded things with i Tunes (or substitute) then you have to deal with activation lock if you have that enabled.

Try to put the device in DFU mode and then you will be able to restore it.