iCloud Activation Lock Removal - How to Bypass Activation Lock Without Previous Owner 

If you get an iPhone or iPad with the activation lock on, you can not use it until you bypass the activation lock. You can check out this article for a workable solution to bypass the activation lock without a previous owner.

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024

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How to remove Activation Lock without previous owner? We sometimes have to bypass the activation lock on an iPhone or iPad to use the Apple device. For example, you find the iPhone activation lock is still on the disabled Activation Lock screen when you purchased a second-hand iPhone/iPad online. Or you are activating a deceased loved one's iPhone or iPad after restoring it with iTunes. In such cases, you will see a screen with the text "Activation Lock" or "iPhone Locked to Owner." You need to get pass the screen if you want to use the iPhone or iPad.

Read the content below and find iCloud Activation Lock removal free or paid solutions to bypass activation lock without previous owner.

Part 1. Bypass Activation Lock Without Previous Owner via Activation Lock Removal Tools

Is it possible to remove Activation Lock without previous owner once you erase iPhone? First, this issue has nothing to do with Wi-Fi settings. Actually, there is a way to unlock iCloud account and bypass iCloud activation lock for the two mentioned conditions. No matter it is a second-hand iPhone/iPad or a decreased one's iPhone/iPad, you can always use an activation lock removal tool to bypass the screen without previous owner and fix the iPhone locked to owner issue.

EaseUS MobiUnlock, an iPhone locked to owner bypass tool, is one reliable and effective iCloud bypass tool free that is able to Remove iCloud Activation Lock automatically on supported devices easily. With it, you can skip this iPhone activation lock screen and activate an iPhone or iPad successfully, even without an Apple ID password or device passcode. And the tool can also give you a hand on other issues you may have with your iPhone or iPad. For instance, your friend messes up your iPhone password without remembering it. Or you forgot Screen Time password and can't remember it. This iPhone locked to owner bypass tool can help you resolve these trouble and get everything back to normal.

Features EaseUS MobiUnlock:

  • Unlock the iPhone screen with a forgotten password;
  • Delete Apple ID from iPhone without password;
  • Remove iCloud Activation Lock on specified iOS models and versions;
  • Disable screen time without a password
  • Turn off encryption on iPhone
  • Find saved passwords on an iOS device
  • Remove SIM Lock

Here's how to remove Activation Lock without previous owner with this iPhone password unlocker:

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

It enables you to bypass iCloud Activation DNS to access iCloud locked iOS devices. If you are confused about the jailbreak steps, refer to the EaseUS jailbreak tutorial: How to Jailbreak iOS 16

If you have the device password of the iPhone or iPad, you can fix the issue using the "Unlock Apple ID" feature, which works on almost all popular models of iPhone and iPad. And if not, you can use this tool to bypass iPad which is locked to owner.

Part 2. Bypass Activation Lock Without Previous Owner via Apple Support

Apple support is the second option you can rely on to bypass activation lock without the previous owner. If you can prove that you are the legitimate owner of the second-hand iPhone or have the requested legal document to access the decedent's Apple ID account, you can contanct the official Apple Team to help you freely bypass iPhone which is locked to owner.

If you have the purchase record to show you are the current owner of the iPhone, contact Apple support.

If you are trying to access the Apple ID account of a deceased family member, go to Apple service center for more information. It's a free way to remove Activation Lock without previous owner on iPod, iPod Touch, iPad, or iPhone.

Apple Support

FAQs on How to Remove Activation Lock Without Previous Owner

1. Can I delete Apple ID from an iPhone without the previous owner?

If you own the iPhone, you can use EaseUS MobiUnlock's Unlock Apple ID to help you remove the Apple ID from the iPhone. But you need to know the device passcode to set up the iPhone.

2. Can the previous owner help me remove the activation lock page on the iPad?

Yes, you can ask the previous owner to provide you with the iOS device passcode, which can be used to get pass the Activation Locks page. You can also ask the previous owner to remove the device from the Apple ID. See: How to Bypass Activation Lock for more information if you want to unlock your iPhone after a factory reset.

3. Can Apple Support unlock a locked iPhone without data loss?

No. If you can provide purchase proof, you can contact Apple Support to remove the device passcode. But this will erase data on the iPhone.

4. How to remove Activation Lock without previous owner without computer?

Apple doesn't allow users to unlock the Activation lock without Apple ID password or passcode without computer. It is suggested to contact the Apple Support team for professional help, if you want to remove Activation Lock without previous owner for free. Click here to know how to remove Apple ID without password.


The two ways demonstrated in the article are to bypass activation without previous owner. If you can get in touch with the previous owner, you can contact them for help. You can ask them to remove the device from the previous owner's account to eliminate the activation lock. You can refer to the third method we introduce in the guide - How to Bypass Activation Lock on iPad.

If you want to fix other issues, you can browse more related tutorials.

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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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