For safety, most people will set a password to lock the iPad. This usual phenomenon brings the problem that what should users do if they forget the iPad password. It is really frequent that users forget the password on iPad and the iPad stays in the black screen, they can do nothing but wondering how to unlock iPad screen.
Actually, the only way to unlock an iPad without a password is to restore the iPad to original factory settings, which means that all data on the iPad will be erased. So, what should users do first is to recover data from it.
Here is the recommendation. You can try iPhone Data Recovery, the specially data recovery software for iOS users. Two versions of the software are available, one is for Mac users and another for Windows users. Both of them allow you to selectively recover your iPad data and save them on your computer.
Step 1. Run the Program and Connect Your iPad to computer
Firstly download the software which is suitable to your computer and then run it. Connect your iPad to the computer with an USB cable.
Step 2. Scan your Locked iPad for Data on It
Click the "Start" button on the interface of the program and hold the Power and Home buttons for exactly 10 seconds at the same time. Then release the Power button and keep holding the Home button for anther 15 seconds. Keep holding the Home button until you have successfully entered the system.
The program will then begin to scan your iPad.
For other iPad users like iPad mini, iPad with Retina Display, etc., directly click the "Start Scan" button to scan your iPad for all data on it.
Step 3. Preview and Save the iPad Data on Your Computer
After the scanning, all the data will be listed on the computer. You can preview them in detail and tick the items you need at the same time, then just click "Recover" button to recover the data you need on your computer.
Okay, the software had showed you how to recover data from a locked iPad, isn't very easy and convenient? After you have restored the data, you can now restore the iPad to original factory settings and unlocked iPad screen without worry. So just download the iPhone Data Recovery and have a try.