How to Unlock iCloud Locked iPhone

  1. Published on May 10, 2022
  2. Updated on May 10, 2022
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All too often second-hand iOS devices are sold while still locked to the original owner’s iCloud account. This can make it very hard for the new owner of the device to set it up and even access any features on it.

If this is the situation you find yourself in, this article will be very helpful to you. In it, we will show you the best ways to unlock an iCloud locked iPhone. Let’s start with a description of the problem.

What Does iCloud Lock Mean?

When setting up an iOS device, it is customary to connect the device to an Apple ID. Each device has a unique IMEI number and once it is set up using an Apple ID, the two are linked until the owner chooses to de-link the two.

This same connection can also be established when you turn on Find My iPhone. When this connection is established in the Apple servers, the device is said to be “iCloud Locked” and can only be set up using the Apple ID linked to it.

Unlock an iCloud Locked iPhone using the iCloud Bypass Tool

If you don’t have the password for the Apple ID the device is connected to, it is almost impossible to remove the activation lock from the device.

But with a tool like this iCloud bypass tool, you can bypass the iCloud Activation Lock screen easily.

This software has all the necessary features to help you unlock the device. These features include the following:

  • It will remove an Apple ID from an activated device even if you don’t have the password.
  • Once the old Apple ID has been removed, you can sign in to your iPhone using a new Apple ID.
  • The old Apple ID can no longer be used to track or remotely erase the device.
  • It is very easy to use: you don’t need any technical expertise to unlock the device.

Download and install the program on your computer and then follow these simple steps to remove the Apple ID from the device:

Step 1: Open the tool on your computer and then connect the device to the computer.

Step 1: In the main window, choose “Remove iCloud Activation Lock,” click “Start” and use a USB cable to connect the iPhone to the computer.

Step 2: To bypass the Activation Lock Screen, the program will need to jailbreak the device. It will begin downloading the jailbreak package that you need. When the download is complete, click on “Jailbreak” and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the jailbreaking process.

Step 3: Once the jailbreak is complete, click on “Remove” and allow the program to remove the iCloud Activation Lock from the device. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.

Get Help from the Original Owner

Unlock Your iPhone from Settings

Another easy solution to this problem is to get the previous owner of the device to unlock the device for you.

If they are close to you, all they have to do is enter the password to allow you to set up the device and then go into the settings and use their Apple ID and password to remove their account from the device.

To do that they just need to go to Settings > {Their Name at the top} > Sign Out and then provide their Apple ID password.

Once this is done, you can sign in to the device using your iCloud account and you’ll never have to deal with the Activation Lock again.

remove their account from the device

Unlock Your iPhone from iCloud

Even if the previous owner is not close to you, they might still be able to remove the device from their iCloud account remotely.

So, if you can contact them, ask them to go to the iCloud website and use these steps to remove the device from their account:

Step 1: Ask the original owner to go to https://www.icloud.com/and sign in with their Apple ID and password.

Step 2: They should then click on “Find iPhone” and select the device from the list of devices under “All Device.”

select the device from the list

Step 3: Then click “Erase iPhone” and then “Remove from Account.”

Erase iPhone

This will allow you to set up the iPhone as new and create your own Apple ID.

Use the DNS Bypass Trick

If the previous owner is inaccessible to you, your final option is the DNS Bypass option.

There is no guarantee that this solution will work, particularly if your device is running a newer version of iOS.

You cannot access all of the features of an iOS device if DNS is enabled. You will only have limited access to certain features.

What's more, it is not compatible with all versions of iOS devices. It may work on iOS 8 to iOS 10 devices but may not work on other versions, but it is worth a try if you don’t have any other options.

Here’s how to use this method:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network and then tap on the “I” symbol next to the network you are connected to.

Step 2: In the options that appear, tap on “Configure DNS” and in the next screen, change the DNS servers you are using to one of the following, depending on your location.

  • USA: 104.154.51.7
  • Europe: 104.155.28.90
  • Asia: 104.155.220.58
  • Other: 78.100.17.60

Step 3: Then select the “Activation Help” option on the lock screen and your device should be unlocked.

Use the DNS Bypass Trick

To Conclude

Activation Lock is aimed at protecting your device. But it can also be a big problem if you don’t have the Apple ID and password associated with it. the iCloud bypass tool presents the best option if you can’t get the Apple ID or you have no way to contact the previous owner.

Sovan Mandal

A tech enthusiast to the core, I make it a point to keep myself updated on the latest developments from the world of technology. Android and iPhone trouble-shooting is another aspect that interests me a lot, as do a few of the more recent developments such as self-driving automobiles, AI, and such.
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