How to Disable Restrictions on the iPad 2

Setting up restrictions on your iPad 2 is a great way to ensure that a friend, family member, or child can use the device without inadvertently spending money or making major changes.

But if you want to be able to use the iPad in its initial, fully functioning state, then you are going to need to disable your restrictions to do so.

This process is similar to the one that you initially used to set up the restrictions, so it should feel familiar as you follow the tutorial below to disable your iPad restrictions.

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Turn Off Restrictions That You Enabled on Your iPad 2

Note that the method outline below is going to require that you know the passcode that you initially used to set up the restrictions.

If you do not remember the passcode, then you are going to need to restore your iPad from the computer with which it was last synced.

You can read this article to learn how to perform that operation. But if you know the passcode and simply want to be able to use the settings that you had previously disabled, you can follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPad.

open the ipad 2 settings menu

Step 2: Select the General option at the left side of the screen.

select the general option at the left of the screen

Step 3: Select the Restrictions option at the right side of the screen.

touch the restrictions button

Step 4: Enter the passcode that you previously used to enable restrictions. This may be different than the passcode that you use to lock your device.

enter the restrictions passcode

Step 5: Touch the Disable Restrictions button at the top of the screen.

touch the disable restrictions button

Step 6: Enter your Restrictions passcode one more time to disable the restrictions.

how to disable restrictions on the ipad 2

Now that you know how to disable restrictions on the iPad 2, you can remove any settings that are blocking you from performing certain actions on the device.

Did you know that many games and apps include the option to make purchases from within the app? You can learn how to disable in app-purchases on your iPad 2 here.

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