Before showing how to bypass Activation Lock on an iPad, it's wise for you to figure out "what is iCloud Activation Lock." Only when you know what it is can you apply the right way to bypass Activation iPad. 

Well, what is iCloud Activation Lock? 

The Activation Lock is a feature introduced by iOS 7 that aims to keep your device from using by anyone else when it's lost or stolen. This feature is automatically enabled when you turn on the Find My feature on your device. You can turn this feature off whenever you want with your Apple ID password.

In most cases, we can use this feature properly, but there are some exceptions. For example, you want to remove the Activation Lock from your iPad but forgot the Apple ID password. Or, similarly, you got a second-hand device that is still connected to the previous owner's iCloud account and wants to remove the iCloud Activation Lock.  

When you encounter those situations, how to bypass the Activation Lock on an iPad without Apple ID? 

If you want to know the answers, check the following instructions. 

Method 1. Remove Activation Lock from iPad Without Apple ID

The quickest and easiest way to remove the iPad Activation Lock from the iPad should be using EaseUS MobiUnlock, an iPhone unlocker that can help you remove Apple ID, Activation Lock, Screen passcode, Screen Time passcode, and iTunes Backup Encryption from your iPad. More specifically, it has the following capabilities:

  • Remove 4-/6- digit code, Touch ID, or Face ID from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
  • Remove Apple ID and iCloud account from your device
  • Bypass iCloud activation lock without hassle
  • Unlock Screen Time passcode
  • Manage your passwords stored on your iOS device

Currently, it offers two different ways to remove the Activation Lock, depending on whether you can remember your screen passcode. If you remember your screen passcode, you can use the "Unlock Apple ID" feature to remove the Activation Lock. While if you can't remember your screen passcode but see the "iPad/iPhone Locked to Owner" or "Activation Lock" page, you'll need a harsher solution - using the "Bypass Activation Lock" feature to achieve the same goal. 

If you don't remember the screen passcode, here are the steps to remove Activation Lock from your iPad.

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. 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

Also Read: Remove Apple ID without the password >

Method 2. Remove Activation Lock from an iPad Without Apple ID Using iCloud 

If this iPad is brought from someone else and is still connected to the previous owner's iCloud account, you can contact the seller to remove it from their account by following these steps.

Step 1. Visit on your computer. 

Step 2. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 3. Click "Find My iPad" and then select "All Devices."

Step 4. Select your iPad from the list, select "Erase iPad," and then click "Remove from Account."

Remove iPad from iCloud account

Method 3. Remove iPad Activation Lock via Apple Support

If neither of the above-introduced solutions can help you bypass the iPad activation Lock without Apple ID, asking for the help of Apple Support is your last bet. First, you'll need to make an Apple Genius Bar appointment via the Apple website. And then, take the proof that the device is yours or the evidence that the original owner brought the device. You can ask the previous owner to send the receipt via email. 

If you've prepared everything, you can go to the Apple Store and contact Apple Support to help you. 

The Bottom Line

Those are all about removing the iPad activation lock without Apple ID. You can apply any of these ways to get out of the Activation Lock. It would be better to contact the previous owner because you can ask them to use iCloud to remove his account remotely. However, if the iPad is yours and you can't remember the Apple ID, thus using EaseUS MobiUnlock is your last bet.

Depending on your situation, apply the way that suits your needs best. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Activation Lock

As you can see above, there are many ways to bypass the Activation Lock from your iPhone or iPad. Whether you have Apple ID or iCloud, removing the Activation Lock with methods introduced in this guide is possible. While if the information mentioned above is not enough for you to learn about the Activation Lock, here are more details about Activations Lock that is worth your time. 

1. How do I reset my iPad Activation Lock without Apple ID?

Once your device is located in Activation Lock, it's nearly impossible to use your device without knowing the correct Apple ID password. And this includes resetting your Activation Lock. To regain access to your device, you can use third-party unlockers like EaseUS MobiUnlock to remove the Activation Lock without needing Apple ID.

2. How to bypass the Activation Lock on an iPad without a computer?

As we introduced earlier, the Activation Lock is connected to the Find My feature. Therefore, you can go to turn off the Find My feature on your device, thus achieving the goal of disabling the Activation Lock. To do this, you can go to the Settings on your iPad, tap [your name], tap Find My, and disable Find My iPad. After that, enter your Apple ID password to confirm your changes.

3. How do I remove the previous owner's Apple ID from an iPad?

There are two possible ways for this purpose. One is to contact the previous owner to help you sign out of your iCloud account by going to Settings > [your name]. Scroll down and tap Sign Out. Enter your Apple ID password, and tap Turn Off. 

While if you can't contact the previous owner, you will need some iPhone unlockers like EaseUS MobiUnlock to help. With it, you can easily remove your Apple ID without the passcode

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