Is it possible to backup an iPad after it is locked.

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BrianGreen Posts 1010 Registration date Saturday January 17, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen September 30, 2021 - Jun 13, 2015 at 07:45 AM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Jun 17, 2015 at 01:22 PM
Greetings all,

A new wonderful problem that I can find nothing in the Internet about (Why does this always happen to me? - or do I just have a bad search imagination and dont ask for the right stuff????). I'd appreciate any help at all on this ...

I have a friend (funny how many threads start like this ....) who managed to lock his iPad mini. He is sure he had the password stored somewhere at home but is away for about 3 months and he doesnt want to lose his data (or travel 2500 miles to get the password).

The question is ... is it possible to make a backup of his iPad data with the iPad being locked. He wants to attempt loads of things to get it working again, but wants to salvage any data he has first. He has a new laptop that has never been connected to the iPad before and he doesnt have an iCloud backup (or account).

Please note - this is not a question of how to bypass or reset the password - its just about backing up data from a locked iPad - is it possible ... and how?

I look forward to your thoughts.

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jun 13, 2015 at 09:45 PM
locked is locked. There is no semi-secret way to get in.

Sorry
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BrianGreen Posts 1010 Registration date Saturday January 17, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen September 30, 2021 148
Jun 16, 2015 at 11:56 AM
Im afraid I dissagree with you - in my quest for an answer I have found that it is possible with forensic tools, but I just dont know how to do it. Fortunately the issue no longer applies - the owner found a backup on his wifes machine (I love her so much - someone who actually backs things up!) so his data is safe at least.

Thanks for trying anyway. I will let him return from his trip and sort himself out. If I ever find how to do this backup I will see if I can post it back on here, but as the issue is not a big one any more, then I will mark this as solved ... for now.
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Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,255 > BrianGreen Posts 1010 Registration date Saturday January 17, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen September 30, 2021
Jun 16, 2015 at 03:59 PM
Hello Brian,
I followed this thread by curiosity because on a pc that has a damaged hard disk, some of the data can be recovered by a technician with forensic tools.

Thanks for letting us know and please, don't mess around with your friend's wife!:-)
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829 > Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021
Jun 17, 2015 at 01:22 PM
That technician has access to a clean room. Where he sometimes dissembles the drive, transfers the physical drive platters to an identical hard drive that he keeps just in case he needs it. He then makes a copy of the data to another drive. Then he runs his software, sometimes for 10's of hours depending of the type of damage. The BILL will start at $1,000 and can run into the $10,000's. This is not something you do in your back bedroom with freeware downloaded from some hackers site.
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