Find My iPhone features “Activation Lock” which has been specifically developed to safeguard your iOS device and Apple Watch. Once it's enabled, it doesn't allow anyone else to use your device. One must enter your Apple ID and passwords to reactivate your device, erase contents or turn off Find My iPhone. But what if you have found someone else' lost iPhone or bought a used iOS device from an online portal and discover that Find My iPhone is enabled on the device, how would you bypass or Unlock iCloud activation lock of the iPhone or iPad running iOS 7, 8,9, 10, 11 or later?
Though bypassing iCloud activation lock is complex, you can get through it. However, if you want to remove or unlock activation lock from your iOS device, you need to take the help of third-party services and spend some bucks to get it unlocked. More after the jump:
How to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 11, 10, 9, 8 or Earlier
How to Unlock iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone and iPad
Though there are various websites that claim to successfully unlock Activation Lock of iPhone or iPad, there are two sites iPhoneIMEI.net and Official iPhoneUnlock that have a fairly reliable record. Besides, they don't take much time to get the job done.
When it comes to removing Activation Lock from iOS device, you shouldn't trust everyone. Besides, make sure not to be trapped by scammers who try to lure people with a lot of freebies.
Why do we recommend these two sites? We suggest these two sites purely based on their track record and customers' feedback. If we find any other sites doing a reliable work, we would recommend them as well.
Remove Activation Unlock Using Official iPhoneUnlock on iPhone and iPad
Official iPhoneUnlock takes 1 to 3 days and charges £19.99 (about $27 USD) to unlock iOS devices.
Step #1. First off, visit OfficialiPhoneUnlock.co.uk.
Step #2. Next up, click on “iCloud Unlock” from the Sidebar menu.
Step #3. Up next, enter the iPhone model, IMEI number of the iPhone you want to unlock the iCloud account. If you don't know how to get it, then dial *#06# to get the IMEI number.
In case, the iPhone is locked, and you aren't able to use the dialer, then you need to tap on the “i” on the device screen to get the IMEI number. (If nothing works, eject the sim tray on your iPhone. The IMEI will be printed on the sim tray – be careful as sim trays are sometimes changed.)
Step #4. Now, make payment and wait for 1-3 days to get your iCloud account unlocked.
For more information visit OfficialiPhoneUnlock.co.uk.
How to Bypass iCloud Activation Using iPhoneIMEI.net
iPhoneIMEI.net is considered to be one of the most trusted services that unlock iCloud activation lock. It charges £39.99 (approximately $50 USD) per unlock. You will have to wait up to 3 days to get the lock removed.
Step #1. Head over to iPhoneIMEI.net website, select the model of your device and provide its IMEI number. There are three ways you can get the IMEI code.
- To get IMEI code, dial *#06#
- On iPhone 5 or newer, the IMEI is printed on the back of the device.
- If your device is not activated, you will see “i” button on the screen, tap it. Now, you should see the IMEI code.
Step #2. You have to give the model of the device you wish to unlock. Head over to iPhoneIMEI.net and pick the iPhone model and provide the IMEI number.
Step #3. Next, click on the Unlock now! button.
Step #4. Now, you can pay the fee using either Visa or Mastercard. Make sure to enter your email address to remain up-to-date about the unlock process.
Step #5. Next up, click on “Buy now!” button and offer your payment details.
Now, you will have to wait for 1-3 days.
How to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock in iOS 11, 10 or iOS 9 for iPhone and iPad
If you don't want to use the bypass tool, there is a way to remove the iCloud activation lock. However, the trick is not so reliable as it may not function consistently.
Step #1. First off, you need to reboot your iPhone on which you want to bypass Activation Lock.
Step #2. Next, kickstart the setup process and then you have to select your country and language.
Step #3. On the “Choose a Wi-Fi Network” screen, you need to tap on the “i” button next to the Wi-Fi network you wish to connect to.
Step #4. Next, you have to scroll down to “DNS.” Then type in one of the following.
- USA/North America:154.51.7
- In the rest of the world:109.17.60
Step #4. Now, tap “Back >” at the top left-hand corner of the screen and then click on your Wi-Fi network.
Step #5. Next up, you will have to enter your Wi-Fi password and tap on “Join” at the top right corner.
Step #6. Tap on the back button at the top right corner to get back to the Wi-Fi page and Now, your iOS device will try to activate by going to a new screen. Don't let it do so. Tap on the back button at the top right corner to get back to the Wi-Fi page.
Now, you should see “iCloudDNSBypass.net” at the top. Scroll and tap on the menu in order to access apps and several features. Choose the app, which you think, can provide the right information about the owner of the iPhone.
For instance, you can open FaceTime and look for the email address that would help you find out the information of the user.
How To Bypass iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone/iPad [Video]
Hopefully, you would be able to bypass the Activation Lock of your device using the above-mentioned solutions. I would recommend you to first unlock the Activation Lock by yourself. Just in case, it doesn't work, then use “iPhoneIMEI.net” or “Official iPhoneUnlock” as both are very reliable and user-friendly. Besides, they don't charge much and successfully remove the Activation Lock within 1-3 working days.
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