Bought an iPad That Is iCloud Locked? Bypass!
Used devices are the choice of many people, especially Apple devices, as they are affordable and fulfill the need for a backup. However, some folks bought an iPad that is iCloud locked and was asked to enter the correct Apple ID and password to bypass it. They have no way of knowing that because they are not the first owner of the iPad.
If you're also facing the same issue, this post can give you a comprehensive guide on Activation Lock, and show you how to bypass the Activation Lock without Apple ID and password.
- Part 1: What is Activation Lock?
- Part 2: Why is the iCloud lock triggered on iPad?
- Part 3: How to bypass the iCloud lock on iPad?
- Part 4: Conclusion
Part 1: What is Activation Lock?
Activation Lock, also called iCloud lock, is an anti-theft feature set by Apple since iOS 7 has been released. It is enabled when the Find My is turned on iPad. By triggering the Activation Lock, others cannot access the iPad due to the requirement of the correct Apple ID and password, which is helpful for finding the iPad if it's lost or stolen. And the Activation Lock remains despite you swiping the iPad.
Part 2: Why is the iCloud lock triggered on iPad?
The Activation Lock will pop up to lock your iPad if one of the following is performed. Because the system recognizes these actions as likely to be performed by others in order to regain access to the iPad.
1. Factory reset iPad.
2. Enter an incorrect password multiple times.
3. Restore the iPad via iTunes, and shut down iTunes before activating the iPad.
4. System bugs.
Part 3: How to bypass the iCloud lock on iPad?
Method 1: Remotely Remove iCloud lock via iCloud
If you have bought an iPad with Activation Lock and are in contact with the previous owner, you can ask the previous owner to remove the iPad from his iCloud account, then the iCloud lock can be bypassed. But, if you are unable to contact the previous owner, please try other methods posted in the following. Next, there are 3 steps to show you how to delete the iPad from iCloud account and bypass the Activation Lock.
Step 1: Go to iCloud.com
Step 2: Sign into Apple ID and password.
Step 3: Click All Devices. Choose your iPad. Click Remove from Account.
Method 2: Bypass Activation Lock via TunesKit Activation Unlocker without Apple ID and password
If you've purchased a used iPad and cannot contact the previous owner to remotely remove the iPad from the iCloud account, a professional Activation Unlocker is another reliable method. Here comes a utility Activation Lock removal tool with no need for Apple ID and password, which is highly recommended by so many users.
TunesKit Activation Unlocker is a safe and professional iCloud lock bypass tool, known as high success rate. It specializes in handling various scenarios related to Activation Lock, like I bought an iPad that is iCloud locked, Activation Lock not accepting Apple ID and password, my iPhone is in Lost Mode and is locked , iPhone is suffering from Activation Lock attack, cannot turn off Find My, etc. It supports dual systems, Windows and Mac. With its intuitive interface and easy operation, users are able to easily bypass the iCloud lock on iPad by themselves.
The following steps show you how TunesKit Activation Unlocker bypass the Activation Unlocker without Apple ID and password.
Step 1: Connect your iPad
Step 2: Jailbreak iPad system
Next, jailbreak iPad. For the difference of each system running, you need to click the appropriate tutorial link below to jailbreak your iPad. When jailbreak is successfully done, restart the computer and launch the tool again.
Step 3: Start to bypass
On the next page, you can see the basic info on your iPad is displayed. Check them. Then, click Start to Remove. The tool starts to bypass the Activation Lock for your iPad.
Method 3: Bypass iCloud locked iPad via DNS
If you have bought an iPad that is iCloud locked and fail to bypass it with the 2 methods introduced above, you can change the DNS address on your iPad to remove the Activation Lock. But, this method has a low success rate, and no one knows which iPad models and iPadOS versions are supported. So, if you've tried a lot and are not working on your iPad, you can give it a try with the steps below.
Step 1: Press the Home button and tap on Start Over, and back to the first page of activating iPad.
Step 2: Set up your iPad again and move on to WiFi Settings.
Step 3: There is an icon i displayed on the right of the WiFi, click on it. Select Forgot this Network.
Step 4: Go tap on i again. Select Configure DNS. Tap Manual. Then, select Add Server. Enter one of the DNS addresses listed here, and save your editing.
North America: 126.96.36.199
South America: 188.8.131.52
Step 5: Connect to the WiFi again. Then, you can see the Activation page showing up. Go to tap Back. And click Activation help. Done!
Part 4: Conclusion
This post clearly states the top 3 methods telling you what to do if you have bought an iPad that is iCloud locked. If you cannot contact the previous owner, TunesKit Activation Unlocker is the best option for you. Confused about TunesKit Activation Unlocker? Feel free to contact us to learn more about this tool.