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What Is Activation Lock on iPhone or iPad?
Activation Lock, also called iCloud lock, is a feature of Find My iPhone designed to prevent strangers from using your device. It is enabled automatically when you turn on Find My iPhone. Even if you erase your device remotely, Activation Lock can still ban others from reactivating your device without permission.
Such a function is a great security measure for people who wish to track the physical location of their device but a headache for those who own a second-hand device that is iCloud Activation locked.
If you're the one who has a second-hand iPhone or iPad that is iCloud activation locked, just check these solutions to remove the Activation lock quickly and easily.
As we introduced earlier, Activation Lock is a security measure taken by Apple to protect your device from unauthorized access, so it is hard to remove it without knowing the passcode. Most of the solutions posted on the web have more or less certain requirements. Some of them may require you to jailbreak your device beforehand, while others may need you to have some options enabled in advance.
We guess some of you may not like it that way, so here we prepare a "one size fits all" solution for you. That is to utilize this iPhone unlocker - EaseUS MobiUnlock to unlock iPhone and remove the Activation Lock from your iPhone or iPad. Thanks to its rich features, as shown below, you can regain access to your device without an iCloud Activation lock.
To remove iCloud Activation Lock:
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.
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."
Step 3. A warning screen will popup to let you back up your device and confirm the unlock process, just do as it asks.
Step 4. Then, EaseUS MobiUnlock will start removing iCloud Activation Lock. After a few seconds, your iCloud Activation Lock will be removed successfully.
In addition to the above-introduced way, Apple also offers some native solutions to solve this problem. Which solution to choose depends on how much information you can remember with your Apple ID. But if this Apple ID isn't yours, your last resort is to use third-party unlockers. Assuming that you can remember some Apple ID information, you can try these solutions.
If you can remember your Apple ID but don't know the password, you can reset your Apple ID password by following the steps given by Apple's official site. To do this, you'll need to remember the phone number that you use with your Apple ID and prepare another trusted iOS device signed in to your iCloud account. If you don't have access to your Apple devices, Apple also presents you with three instructions.
Anyway, you can follow the on-screen instruction to recover your Apple ID password with your Apple ID email.
If you can't remember your Apple ID password, you can go to the Apple iForgot site to look it up. This requires you to provide some information like your name and email address matched with your Apple ID or security questions you use to prove your identity. While if you can't remember your security questions, you can make a call to Apple (800-275-2273) to ask for the help of an Apple technician.
Some online unlock services like Apple iPhone Unlock also work to unlock Activation Lock. Still, such services require you to enter your detailed account information, which increases the chance of privacy leakage. What's worse, you need to pay for the service first and then wait for them to process your unlock. We don't think it is safe to let others get access to your personal information, so we don't recommend this way.
You might have known how to remove the activation lock without the password. No matter what are the real reasons for Activation lock removal on your device, these methods can help you do it with ease. If you have any questions related to our topic, don't hesitate to contact us to help you out.
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