It is not unusual for companies and organizations to use MDM profiles on iOS devices that they own so that they can monitor how the devices are being used.
And while MDM is useful to the company or institution in this way it can be restrictive to the person using the device.
They may find that they are restricted from using certain apps and data types on the device which can be very annoying.
It is even more problematic to find that the second-hand device you purchased has an MDM profile on it and there is no way to remove it.
You may therefore be looking for effective MDM bypass tools that you can use to bypass MDM on your device.
Here, we will show you three popular and free MDM bypass tools that you can try.
3uTools's "Skip MDM Lock" Feature
3uTools is a great solution that works on devices running all versions of iOS, up to iOS.
You will need to connect the device to the computer to use it, but it is a very simple solution as the steps below show:
Step 1: Go to http://3u.com/ to install the program on to your computer.
Step 2: Connect the iOS device to your computer and then open 3uTools.
Step 3: Once the program detects the device, go to the Toolbox and click “Skip MDM Lock.”
Step 4: Click “Skip Setup Assistant” to confirm and the iOS device will restart with MDM successfully removed.
- It will not work on devices running above iOS 15
- Find my iPhone must be disabled for it to work
- It is a temporary solution as the device will be locked again when you update or reset it
This is another free tool that you can use to bypass MDM profiles on iOS devices. It doesn’t have as many additional tools as 3uTools., but it is a useful way to bypass MDM. Here’s how it works:
Step 1: To begin, you will need to restore the iPhone in iTunes. Just connect the device to the computer and select “Restore iPhone” in iTunes. Make sure that the device is not connected to Wi-Fi.
Step 2: When the restore is complete, close iTunes and remove the SIM card from the iPhone.
Step 3: Now go to https://www.telerik.com/ to install Fiddler on your computer. Connect the iPhone to the computer again.
Step 4: Open Fiddler and choose “Tools > Telerik Fiddler Options.”
Step 5: Click on the HTTPS tab and then choose “Capture HTTPS CONNECTs.” Click “OK.”
Step 6: Open iTunes and go back to Fiddler. Click “Rules > Automatic Breakpoints > After Responses.”
Step 7: Put the SIM card back into the device and select the iPhone icon in iTunes.
Step 8: In Fiddler, you will be able to see a list of active connections. Find albert.apple.com
Step 9: Choose this entry and on the right, click “Response Body is Encoded, click to decode.”
Step 10: Use the Text View window to change “Flag + 1” to “0.” Click Run to Completion.
- It only works on iOS 11
- It is very complicated to use
Sliver is also a good way to bypass MDM on your device for free. Follow these simple steps to use it:
Step 1: Go to https://www.appletech752.com/downloads.html to download Sliver and install it on your computer.
Step 2: Open Terminal and type in the command “chmod – R 755” but don’t press Enter just yet.
Step 3: Open Sliver and drag the resources you find in this folder into the Terminal. Once the folder is copied with the command, hit Enter.
Step 4: Open Sliver and click “More Options > MDM Bypass.”
Step 5: Jailbreak your device and then connect it to the computer. In Sliver, click “Bypass MDM.”
Your iPhone will restart several times as the MDM lock is removed.
- You need to jailbreak your device to use it
- It only works with iOS 12.5 to 13.6
- Only the Mac version can be used to bypass MDM
Free MDM Bypass Tools Not Working? Try This Alternative
Unlockit is a professional iOS unlocking tool that can easily remove all types of locks including MDM Locks.
It will remove the restriction from your device without affecting the data on it and it is compatible with all iOS devices, running all versions of iOS.
It is also so easy to use that you can unlock MDM on your device even if you don’t have any technical expertise.
The following is a simple guide to show you how you can do that:
Step 1: Download and install and open Unlockit on your computer.
Step 2: Choose “Bypass MDM Lock” from the main screen to get started.
Step 3: Next, connect the iOS device to the computer. Tap “Trust” on the device when prompted to trust this computer.
Step 4: Once the program detects the connected device, click on “Start” to begin.
Step 5: Unlockit will begin bypassing MDM on your device. The whole process will take just a few minutes. Ensure that the device remains connected to the computer until the process is complete.
You should see a notification on the screen indicating that the device has been successfully unlocked. You can click “Done” and then disconnect the device from the computer.
Once this is done, you should be able to use your device without any restrictions and since the MDM profiles will be removed, you can configure the settings any way you want.