When you picked up one iPad with screen locked, you can’t unlock the found iPad but EelPhone can, get the tip to unlock found iPad as you want. It’s one bricked iPad when you found an iPad with screen lock, because without password, you can’t use any feature on iPad.
How do I unlock a lost iPad I found?
You would have to contact the original owner of the device—which it seems like you’re unable to do—to have them enter their Apple ID/password or passcode on the iPad, or erase and remove the iPad from their iCloud account. To be succinct, activation lock = bad.
Can a stolen iPad be used?
So a lost/stolen iphones/ipads cannot be used. Anyone can erase your device by restoring it in iTunes. However, as long as you leave it listed in your account at www.icloud.com then they cannot ever activate and use it.
What do I do if I found an iPad?
Call Apple (800)-myapple and give them the device’s serial # found either on the back or in settings (requirs a software restore). Ask them to contact the owner and give them your contact info. I did this when I found an iPad in a cab.
How do you reset an iPad that isn’t yours?
If you want to reset the iPad back to factory defaults use Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content & Settings, that will let you set it up from new or restore to an iCloud backup (that won’t remove activation lock).