How to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone/iPad via Three Ways

Don’t know how to bypass iCloud activation lock on iPhone/iPad and looking for simple & quick ways to fix it? This guide will offer you 3 simple and reliable ways to help you remove iCloud lock quickly.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 03, 2020

iCloud activation lock is a feature included in Find My iPhone function. Once you enabled Find My iPhone on your iDevice, the password will be required all the time when others trying to turn off your Find My iPhone function, erase your data or reactivate and use your iDevice. That’s to say, iCloud activation lock is designed to prevent your personal stuff on your iPhone/iPad/iPod/Apple Watch from revealing when it is in the wrong hands.

If you bought a second-hand iPhone/iPad with Find My iPhone enabled on it, you can’t use it since the iCloud activation lock is enabled. At this moment, the only solution is to bypass iCloud activation lock. So in order to fix locked iCloud, here in this post, we will share with you three methods to help you quickly remove the iCloud lock.

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Method 1. Bypass iCloud Activation Lock on an iPhone/iPad Using iCloud

If you can get the necessary details from the person who sold you the second-hand iPhone/iPad, then using iCloud to bypass the activation lock is a good fix. Since they can give you the username and password of the device, here are the detailed steps you can follow:

Step 1: Go to and sign in with the Apple ID username and password of the locked device, then click on Find iPhone.

Go to iCloud and Click Find iPhone

Go to iCloud and Click Find iPhone

Step 2: When you open iCloud – Find My iPhone, click All Devices.

Step 3: Then choose the name and model that you need to bypass to Erase iPhone or Erase iPad Remove from Account.

When the steps completed, the iPhone/iPad will be deleted from the Apple ID and the activation lock should be bypassed.

Method 2. Bypass iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone/iPad via DNS

Step 1. Restart your iDevice and choose your country & language > Enter the new DNS server as:

  • USA/North America:
  • Europe:
  • Asia:
  • In the rest of the world:

Step 2. Tap back > Connect to your Wi-Fi network > Done > Activation help. Once you logged in, a message will say that you have successfully connected to my server.

Step 3. Tap Menu > Preview the available apps and select the one you can get the details about the previous owner.

Method 3. Permanently Bypass iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone/iPad

DNS method is a temporary solution, it does not work consistently. After your iPhone or iPad is activated with the DNS method, only the major functions on your device can be used normally. If you want to get access to most of the functions of your iOS device, just follow the steps below to bypass iCloud activation lock permanently.

Step 1. Tap on the Menu > Applications > Crash, then your device will restart.

Step 2. Choose Language and Country option > Tap on the Home button and choose More Wi-Fi Settings > Tap on the “i” symbol next to the Wi-Fi network, then scroll down and tap on the Menu.

Step 3. Clear the given address bar completely and tap on Globe > Type down 15-30 random characters in the Port zone > Tap on Back and choose the Next option. After that, the unlock screen and language option page will appear repeatedly. Just keep sliding the Unlock and tap the language options until you see the home screen.

Bonus Tip. How to Remove Apple ID without Password via Unlock Tool

If you forgot Apple ID password, and you can try some unlock tools if you’d like an easier way to remove it. Here we recommend an Apple ID unlocker to you – AnyUnlock. It can help you remove the Apple ID and iCloud account from iOS devices in just a few simple clicks without the password. Some of its main features are listed below:

Now you can follow the steps below to remove an iCloud account with AnyUnlock:

Step 1: Download AnyUnlock on your computer.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2: Launch AnyUnlock and select “Unlock Apple ID” option to get started.

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Step 3: Connect your iPhone with computer via USB cable. And click Unlock Now button from the interface below.

Click Unlock Now Button

Click Unlock Now Button

Step 4: Then AnyUnlock will remove Apple ID automatically. Please do not disconnect your device until it restarts. Meanwhile, please don’t use your device or launch iTunes during removing.

AnyUnlock is Removing Apple ID

AnyUnlock is Removing Apple ID

Step 5: When the removing process is completed, you will see the interface as below.

Apple ID Removed Successfully

Apple ID Removed Successfully

After the Apple ID gets removed successfully, please DO NOT “Erase All Content and Settings” on the device or restore the device with iTunes/iCloud.

The Bottom Line

That all about how to bypass iCloud activation lock on iPhone/iPad. Hope you found the three methods useful. And last, don’t forget to transfer your data from iDevice to computer in case you will need to recover them one day.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.