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How to Remove Activation Lock without Previous Owner

Myra updated on Feb 07, 2023 | Home > iPhone Unlocking Tips

When you buy a second-hand or refurbished iPhone or iPad, there is a chance that the previous owner didn't reset the device correctly and left the Activation Lock on. This will prevent you from using the iPhone or iPad. If you can meet or contact the previous owner, you can ask the previous owner to remove the Activation Lock on the device or remotely. However, sometimes you may not be able to contact the previous owner. Under such conditions, you can check out the solutions we provide in this guide to remove the Activation lock on iPhone or iPad without the previous owner.

Method 1. Remove Activation Lock without Previous Owner using iCloud Activation Unlocker

If you know the screen passcode of the iPhone or iPad you got, you can remove Activation Lock on it even without the help of the previous owner, using aniPhone unlock software - EaseUS MobiUnlock. In most cases, EaseUS MobiUnlock can help you remove Activation Lock, delete Apple ID, unlock an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, and remove Screen Time without a passcode. Below is a summary of features EaseUS MobiUnlock has.

  • Remove screen passcode on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, including 4/6-digit code, Face ID, and Touch ID
  • Delete Apple ID from Apple devices without a passcode
  • Bypass Activation Lock on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
  • Get rid of Screen Time on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
  • Export and manager password saved on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
  • Turn off iTunes backup encryption when you forgot the passcode

From the features listed above, we know that EaseUS MobiUnlock is multifunctional and addresses various painful problems with our iPhone or iPad. Without a doubt, when you need to remove the Activation Lock on a second-hand iOS device without a previous owner, you can get EaseUS MobiUnlock to get this done within several steps.

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

Method 2. Remove iCloud Activation Lock Using Activation Lock Removal Service 

While if you don't think you could remove Activation Lock on an iPhone or iPad on your own, you can search for an online or offline iPhone unlocking service. The price is usually more than $100, more expensive than a paid activation lock removal tool. As you may need to provide some critical information like IMEI to the online service and the deal is made remotely, there is a chance that you get scammed. We have heard that some iPhone users have lost money to a scam unlocking service. If possible, try to go to an offline workshop, which brings you more guarantees in some aspects.

Online iCloud Activation Lock removal service


We have introduced you to one way to remove Activation Lock on iPhone on your own with third-party applications. We hope the tutorial is easy to follow and conduct. Otherwise, you can also turn to some offline unlocking service if you are afraid of any unexpected problem.



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