Apple’s security system called the iCloud Activation Lock found on iPhone, and the iPad was created to prevent stolen devices from being used by anyone but the original owner.
I have created this simple 5-step process to allow you to remove the iCloud lock.
This guide includes 2 free methods that require no technical knowledge, plus another 2 low-cost methods which are perfect if the others don’t work for you.
The iCloud Lock works in conjunction with another Apple tool called “Find My iPhone”, which allows you to locate your missing device. It shows your device’s location on a map making it easy to track down.
Both of these features come enabled by default on all iPhones, iPads, and some Apple Watch models and it should not be disabled so your device is secured.
Issues occur when an iPhone is sold with both of these anti-theft tools enabled preventing the new owner from setting up the device as their own. This 5 step guide explains what to do if you find yourself in this situation.
The 5-step iCloud Activation Lock removal process
This is completely legal, indeed the first 3 steps are the officially endorsed method recommended by Apple.
- Check if your device is stolen goods so you know which of the steps below you should do next
- Ask the seller to remove the iCloud lock remotely
- Ask Apple to remove iCloud Activation
- Try unlocking the device yourself using a complimentary trial version of iBypasser
- Bypass the iCloud lock
If you find that you can’t unlock your device using these steps then I strongly recommend you trying the following method:
- Completing the Captcha
- Entering your IMEI
- Unlocking the icloud
How to find your IMEI number
On these devices, you’ll find the IMEI number on the SIM tray.
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 3G
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4 (GSM model)
- iPhone 4s
On these devices, you’ll find the IMEI number on the back.
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
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