Activation Lock is a feature introduced by Apple on iOS 7 to reduce the theft of iOS devices. Works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and is automatically enabled when my iPhone is turned on. It’s easy to tell if your iPad has Cloud Activation Locked. There is a situation whenever you try to set up, you’ll come to the Activation Lock screen and it will ask for your Apple ID username and password.
With Activation Lock, the user needs to enter the username and Apple ID and password originally used to activate the iPad to erase all device data, activate the device using another Apple ID or disable Find My iPhone.
Activation Lock does a good job of reducing theft because it is unlikely that the thief will have the Apple username and password of the person who stole the iPad from him. And since the device will not work without information, there is not much reason to steal it from the beginning.
Of course, the opposite is true that you can officially buy a used device and stick with an inactive iPad if that iPad is Activation Locked.
Found iPhone or iPad Locked
Imagine a situation – you get (or sell a penny) on the street a brand new iPhone, but it doesn’t allow you to go beyond the Lock. The query immediately comes to mind: “How can you make this device to use without any restrictions?“. It may offer a condition to offend, but there are not many options in this case. First of all, the iPhone you bought may have been previously stolen by the owner.
Even if it is lost, it does not change the situation. Second, if the iPhone is locked, you will not be able to make a full dial on it. Therefore, I give you three options to choose from:
Option 1 When you find a phone, the best thing, in my opinion, is to try to find the real owner in the event that a message is displayed on the iPhone screen with the owner’s number and a callback request. At least Find My iPhone locator allows you to display such a message remotely.
I also want to warn you that the police and special services are using modern technology to track stolen calls. I know a few people who are hand-held in this … Although they themselves are not. Then go to the police, make explanatory notes, etc. Why do you need it?
How to Remove iCloud on iPad If Original Owner Can’t or Will Not Help
As you can see, basically, the only way to remove activation lock is for the previous device owner to help you. But what if they cannot or will not help? In that case, you need to get back to Apple.
Apple may not be able to help in all situations, but they can help you. You will need two pieces of information:
- Proof of your official purchase of the iPad.
- Proof that the previous owner transferred the device to you. Emails or other transaction records.
If you have that evidence together, contact Apple. Apple will check to see if the iPad has been reported stolen and will also look at your documents. If Apple is sure you are up and down, it may remove you from Activation Lock.
How to Bypass Activation Lock on iPad Using iCloud
There are only a few ways to bypass Activation Lock on iPad. An easy way to access the username and password of the Apple ID used earlier to activate the device.
There must be another condition of buying when you have this because it’s your device now or because you can contact the person who sold you the iPad. If someone sells you an iPad, and their Apple ID is locked to the device, which is not in a place where they can enter their username and password on the device, they can remove Activation Lock using the Cloud. Here’s what they need to do:
- Get Apple username and password from the person who made the iPad work. They may not want to give you this information because it may give you access to their account, so you may need to give them a physical device.
- Reboot the device and, when it comes to the Activation Lock screen, enter Apple’s username and password (or have the person who sold you the iPad do it).
- This will allow the iPad to continue booting. When the iPad arrives at the home screen, sign out of iCloud.
- On iOS 10.2 and earlier, tap Settings > Cloud > Log Out.
- In iOS 10.3 and later, tap Settings > [your name] > Log out.
- When the iPad asks for Apple’s first username and password again, enter.
- Now, remove any left data and settings on the iPad by tapping Settings > General > Reset > Erase all content and settings.
- IPad will restart. You should not see the lock screen at this time, and you should be able to set the iPad as new.
It is possible to pass the bypass iCloud Activation Lock until the correct password is entered, this information cannot be changed or deleted. Currently, no cracker program or tool created will allow you to unlock your iPhone or iPad for full use.
Zakriya is a tech enthusiast who is giving a shot to general tech fields, whether it’s software or hardware. He is started to work professionally as a tech reviewer 6 years ago and now has an adept taste in devices. He is still pursuing his carrier and making decisions to focus the 21st-century innovations.