Recently a resident was very distressed that he could not get into his iPad. He could not get past the login screen.
He had forgotten his pin number. He wanted to bypass the login screen.
Of course, it would have been a very poor security manager if he had been able to do so. The purpose of the PIN number is to provide security and prevent anyone from accessing the device.
So, what to do?
Very simple, reset the device back to factory default settings.
But then the question arose as to whether he would lose all his apps.
The solution is then simply to login to your Apple ID to restore them. They all automatically reappear.
If he had forgotten his Apple ID password then the only option would be to install them all again.
The moral of this is to be sure to remember your passwords.