In this article, we are going to show you how to bypass iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone / iPad. This can be done using the previous owner of the device, DNS servers, or a paid online service.
Method 1 of 3: Using the previous owner of the device
Step 1. Ask the previous owner of the device to remove it from Find My iPhone
This is the fastest and easiest way to get rid of Activation Lock. The steps in this method must be followed by the previous owner of the device.
Step 2. Go to https://www.icloud.com in your web browser
The previous owner must use the account that is on the iPhone / iPad.
Step 3. Click Find iPhone
Step 4. Tap All Devices
A list of all devices associated with Find My iPhone is displayed.
Step 5. Tap on the iPhone / iPad on which activation is locked
Step 6. Click Remove from Account
If this option does not appear, tap All Devices again and then tap Delete for iPhone / iPad.
Step 7. Follow the instructions on the screen to confirm your actions
When the iPhone / iPad is removed from Find My iPhone, the device will no longer have Activation Lock.
Method 2 of 3: Using other DNS servers
Step 1. Turn on your iPhone / iPad
If the device is already on, restart it to set it up as new.
Here's how to log into a locked iPhone / iPad using different DNS addresses
Step 2. Configure your device until you reach the Select Wireless Network page
Before you get to this page, for example, you have to select a language and a country.
Step 3. Press the Home button
It is located under the screen.
Step 4. Click Wireless Settings
A list of available wireless networks will be displayed.
Step 5. Click on the “i” -shaped icon in the circle next to the wireless network
Step 6. Tap Configure DNS
Step 7. Click Manual
Step 8. Tap + Add Server
An empty string will be displayed.
Step 9. Enter the server address depending on the mainland you are on
Africa, Australia and South America.
Step 10. Click Save
Step 11. Click Back (arrow icon)
You will be returned to the wireless information page.
Step 12. Click Connect to this network
Perhaps a window will open in which you need to enter a password.
Step 13. Enter your network password and then click Connect
It's in the upper-right corner of the screen.
Step 14. Press Back (arrow icon) when the device tries to activate
You will be returned to the wireless information page and something like "iCloudDNSBypass.net" will be displayed at the top of the screen.
Step 15. Continue setting up iPhone / iPad
You have bypassed the blocking with the new DNS addresses. Therefore, configure your device as usual.
Method 3 of 3: Using an online service
Step 1. On the internet, find a reliable service that will remove iCloud Activation Lock
Remember that there are many similar fraudulent services out there.
- As a rule, activation lock is removed for money. If the service offers to do it for free, do not use it.
- If you do not know if the service you have found is reliable, find reviews about it on the pages zhaloba-online.ru, xtool.ru, webproverka.com, otzyvov.net.
- Good paid services are iPhoneIMEI.net and Official iPhone Unlock.
Step 2. Find out the IMEI code of your device
This code must be reported to the selected service.
iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X.
The IMEI code is located on the SIM card tray. Insert a straightened paperclip (or similar) into the opening on the tray to remove it (the tray is on the right side of the product). Find the IMEI code on the outside of the tray.
iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, iPad.
The IMEI code is located at the bottom of the back of the device.
Step 3. Follow the instructions of the selected service
In most cases, you will need to enter your IMEI code, model number, and billing information, then follow the onscreen instructions to unlock your device.