4 Effective Ways to Bypass Activation Lock on iPad

When you fail to remove the activation lock on your iPad, you can check the 4 methods we provide in the article to bypass the iPad activation lock and get into your iPad successfully.

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024

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When you find your iPad missing or stolen, you first need to look up your iPad on the map using the Find My service. Then you can mark your iPad in lost mode, which will lock the iPad with a password and allow you to display a custom message you want to say to the person who gets your iPad. If there is no response, you must erase your iPad to protect your personal data on the iPad. 

Being both lucky and unlucky at the same time, you may find the lost iPad in the corner of your home one day, powered off. When you charge the iPad and power it on, you are stuck at the activation lock page, asking you to enter your Apple ID and password. The bad thing is that you don't have access to that Apple ID any more for some reason. Then what should you do to get into this locked iPad?

Today we will show you how to get into this locked iPad by getting back your Apple ID account or bypassing iPad activation lock with a third-party tool.

Part 1. How to Bypass Activation Lock on iPad via EaseUS MobiUnlock

One of the ways to fix the issue is to bypass the activation lock on iPad with the help of an activation lock remover like EaseUS MobiUnlock. It's a paid software. (See iCloud Activation Lock Removal Free for more free software.)

EaseUS MobiUnlock is a tool that allows you to bypass the activation lock on an iPad or iPhone in several steps. You don't need to be tech-savvy to use EaseUS MobiUnlock. It provideds detailed instructions on every operation step, and you can also contact the support team for help if you are unsure about the process.

You can use EaseUS MobiUnlock not only to bypass the activation lock on iPhone or iPad, but also to fix a number of issues with its other features. For example, with the Unlock Screen Passcode, you can get into a locked iPhone with a forgotten password. With the Unlock Apple ID feature, you can easily delete Apple ID from iPhone without a password or remove activation lock without Apple ID. Moreover, you can use the application to turn off Screen Time without passcode and get rid of the iTunes backup password. Another popular feature is the iOS password manager, which you can use to find saved passwords on iPhone or iPad, including the Wi-Fi password.

Here's how to bypass Activation Lock with EaseUS MobiUnlock:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiUnlock on your computer and connect your iPhone or iPad to the PC. Click "Bypass Activation Lock." Check out the "Term of Use" and click "I Agree" to proceed if you agree with all content.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 1

Step 2. Click "Start" to move to the next step - jailbreack your iPhone or iPad. Click "Jailbreak Tutorial" to see how to jailbreak your Apple device. (Note that if your iPhone is running iOS 15 - iOS 16.4, the EaseUS tool will jailbreak the device automatically.) If you already jailbroke your device, click "Jailbreak Completed" to proceed.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 2

Step 3. Click "Bypass Now," and EaseUS MobiUnlock will start removing Activation Lock from your iPhone or iPad.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 3

Step 4. Wait for the process to complete. After the process, click "OK" to confirm, and you can set up your iPhone or iPad without obstacles. 

Remove Activation Lock - Step 4

Part 2. How to Remove Activation Lock on iPad by Resetting Password

When you get the activation lock page on iPad and fail to enter the correct Apple ID password, you can turn to the options on the screen. The first option you can try is to reset your Apple ID password and then unlock the activation lock with the new password. When you are stuck on the activation lock page (with the message iPhone Locked To Owner), you can't direct reset your Apple ID password on the iPad. Reset your Apple ID password from the web or another Apple device.

Here is how to reset your Apple ID password from the web and resolve the activation lock on iPad:

Step 1. Go to iforgot.apple.com on your computer or mobile device.

Step 2. Enter your Apple ID and verification code. Then click continue.

Step 3. Enter your phone number to confirm. 

Step 4. Then you will receive a message on all of your Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac, or other Apple devices). Tap "Allow" and enter the device password. Then input the new Apple ID password and confirm it.

Step 5. Then go back to your iPad and enter your Apple ID and password to remove the activation lock.

Reset Apple ID password on iPhone

Part 3. Remove Activation Lock on the Web 

When an Apple device is offline and not at hand, you can remove the activation lock using the option "Remove from Account" in the iCloud. To use this way, you need to make sure you can sign into iCloud on the web. 

Step 1. Sign in Find My on iCloud from the link: https://www.icloud.com/find.

Step 2. Click "All Devices" to show all your devices and click on the iPad (offline) with the activation lock on.

Step 3. Then click on "Remove from Account" and confirm the operation. Next, enter your Apple ID password and click "Remove" again.

With the three steps, you can unlink your iPad from the Apple ID. Then you can set up the iPad without being prevented by the activation lock.

Part 4. Start an Activation Lock Support Request to Apple Support

If you still keep your purchase records or have proof that this is your iPad, you can contact Apple Support to help remove the activation lock.

Request an activation lock support

Contact Apple Support for Activation Lock Help

Frequently Ask Questions

1. Can I remove the activation lock page on the iPad with my device password?

Yes, you can. Here is an option called Unlock with Passcode on the activation lock page. You can tap on the option and enter your iPad password to get into your iPad. If you remember your Apple ID password, you can directly enter the information requested.

2. How can I enable Activation Lock on my iPhone or iPad?

Activation Lock will be automatically enabled when you turn on Find My iPhone or Find My iPad service. The Find My service will be automatically on when you activate an iPhone or iPad and sign in with your Apple ID (iCloud account). Thus you don't need to do any other operation. However, be sure you have not disabled Find My manually on your device. 

3. Can I buy a second-hand iPhone or iPad with the activation lock on?

You can not do this. You should ask the previous owner to remove the activation lock and do a factory reset to the device. Otherwise, the device will be useless to you. Here is how to factory reset an iPhone without a computer. You can also refer to How to Remove Activation Lock Without Previous Owner for more information if you got a second-hand iPhone without knowing its Apple ID password.


Here are the 4 ways to bypass the activation lock on an iPad. You can choose the one that fit you best. If you get a second-hand iPhone or iPad with the activation lock on, you can also apply one of the methods to fix the issue on your own or with the help of the previous owner.

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Updated by Gorilla

Gorilla joined EaseUS in 2022. As a smartphone lover, she stays on top of Android unlocking skills and iOS troubleshooting tips. In addition, she also devotes herself to data recovery and transfer issues.

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