According to Apple, "Activation Lock is a feature designed to help you keep your device secure, even if it's in the wrong hands, and can improve your chances of recovering it. Even if you erase your device remotely, Activation can continue to deter anyone from reactivating your device without your permission. All you need is to remember your Apple ID and password." This passage shortly expresses the critical role Activation Lock plays in protecting your device from unauthorized access.

Even so, Activation Lock also can annoy people in some aspects. For example, when you want to reactive a bought second-hand iOS device. Apart from that, there are many other situations where you may need to get rid of Activation Lock. Well, can the Activation Lock be bypassed?

Can Activation Lock be Removed?

The official solution to remove Activation Lock is by entering the correct password to the linked iCloud account. If your account is linked to someone else's Apple ID or you can't remember your iCloud password, then you have to use some unofficial solutions to remove this barrier without a password.

Whether you can remember the Activation Lock or not, this guide will share your four methods to bypass Activation Lock with ease.

Part 1. How to Bypass Activation Lock Without Password

There are two options for you to bypass Activation Lock without a password. One uses a dedicated Activation Lock removal tool, and another utilizes online Activations removal services. Each of them has its strengths and weakness, after weighing which you can choose the one you prefer.

1. Using EaseUS MobiUnlock

Suppose you don't know the iCloud password. In that case, whether it's because it is still linked to someone else's iCloud account or you can't remember the password, you can use this all-in-one iPhone unlocker - EaseUS MobiUnlock to unlock iPhone and remove the Activation Lock quickly and easily. Compared with other removal tools, this tool is more straightforward. All you need is to plug your device into your computer and follow its step-by-step instruction to get the job done. 

In addition to bypassing the Activation Lock, EaseUS MobiUnlock also works to do things like:

By the way, EaseUS MobiUnlock supports the latest iOS and iPadOS systems, so you don't have to worry about compatibility issues.

To bypass Activation Lock without a password:

Note: Before proceeding with these steps, make sure you can unlock your device to trust this computer.

Step 1. Open EaseUS MobiUnlock on your computer and connect your iPhone or iPad. Select "Unlock Apple ID" from its main screen.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 1

Step 2. Then, our program will start recognizing your device. Once your device is detected, click "Start" to proceed. Following that you'll need to download a firmware. Once the firmware is ready, click "Unlock Now." 

Remove Activation Lock - Step 2

Step 3. A warning screen will popup to let you back up your device and confirm the unlock process, just do as it asks. 

Remove Activation Lock - Step 3

Step 4. Then, EaseUS MobiUnlock will start removing iCloud Activation Lock. After a few seconds, your iCloud Activation Lock will be removed successfully.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 4

2. Using Online Activation Lock Removal Service

Some online services like iCloudin, Bypass iCloud Activation DNS, IMEIUnkckSIM, and more bypass Activation Lock. It's hard to say which works best because each has its unique features. But one thing for sure is that all of them are paid and require you to provide your Apple ID.

What's more, it can be challenging to find the download link of such services, so it's easy to download the fake version with viruses. If you don't want to face such problems, go back to using EaseUS MobiUnlock to remove iCloud lock instead. 

Bypass Activation Lock via iCloudin

3. Using DNS

DNS, short for Domain Name System, is a technic used to bypass an iCloud Activation Lock by manipulating the DNS server. In short, DNS helps unlock an Activation Lock when you buy a second-hand iPhone or iPad or can't remember your iCloud username or password. But such a method has limitations:

  • There is no guarantee that you can successfully unlock your device
  • You can't access all the features of your device after unlocking
  • It doesn't support the latest iOS or iPadOS

If you want to use DNS bypassing, here are the steps

Step 1. Turn on your device and choose your language and country from the available options. 

Step 2. Click "Proceed" to come to the WiFi settings page. Tap "i" next to your WiFi network.

Step 3. Tap on the "Configure DNS" option, and it will bring up a custom DNS to your phone. 

Step 4. Select Manual at the top and then enter any of the following DNS server IP addresses. Just select the one that applies to your region.

  • South America:
  • USA:
  • Europe:
  • Australia and Oceania:
  • Other continents:
  • Asia:

Step 5. Hit "Back," turn on WiFi, select the right network, and input your password. Then, follow the on-screen instruction to set up your device.

Bypass Activation Lock via DNS

Part 2. How to Bypass Activation Lock with Password

Assuming that you can remember your iCloud password, we'll also show you how to bypass Find My iPhone Activation Lock with iCloud. 

Step 1. Head to and sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Select "Find My iPhone" from the home page and click "All Devices."

Step 3. Choose the device you wish to bypass the Activation Lock, and then click "Remove from Account."

Bypass Activation Lock via iCloud Page

The Bottom Line

Those are all methods for bypassing Activation Lock with/without a password. Some of these methods are simple, while others might be complex. Considering the ease of use, we recommend using EaseUS MobiUnlock to remove the Activation Lock. While if you want to try other solutions, go for them.

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Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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Written by Sofia Albert

Sofia has been involved with tech ever since she joined the EaseUS editor team in March 2011 and now she is a senior website editor. She is good at solving various iPhone and Android issues, such as iPhone or Android data transfer & recovery. Rich experience in software companies helps her create a lot of popular articles.

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