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Top 4 Ways for iOS 16.5 iCloud Bypass

Updated by Leonard White on Feb 23, 2024 11:35 AM • Category: Unlock iCloud
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Activation Lock, also named iCloud lock, is a key protective feature from Apple to prevent others from accessing the iPhone when it's lost or stolen. Apple ID and password are necessary for iCloud lock bypass. However, Apple ID and password is not the only way to bypass the iCloud Activation Lock.

No Apple ID and password for iOS 16.5 iCloud bypass? This post shows you how to deal with it in 4 effective ways.

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Part 1: How Does iCloud Activation Lock Work?

There is an existing connection between iOS and Apple Server. When you wipe your iPhone to reactivate it, or this iPhone is remotely locked and erased, the Activation Lock will be triggered on iPhone. And the iOS system will send a command to the Apple Server. To bypass the iCloud lock, you have to pass the verification of the Apple ID and password from Apple Server. If you wanna turn it off, you need to disable the Find My feature.

Part 2: Best 4 Ways for iOS 16.5 iCloud Bypass

Way 1: Remove iCloud Activation Lock via TunesKit [Without Apple ID and Password]

No Apple ID and password for the iCloud lock bypass on iOS 16.5? TunesKit Activation Unlocker could be your best choice, as it's able to bypass iCloud Activation Lock iOS 16.5 without Apple ID and password. Other issues, like cannot turn off Find My, iPhone is in Lost Mode, Activation Lock not accepting Apple ID and password, can also be fixed with TunesKit Activation Unlocker.

TunesKit provides users a detailed full guide on how to bypass the Activation Lock on iOS 16.5. It's super easy to use. Mac is available.

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Features of TunesKit Activation Unlocker:

  • Remove Activation Lock without Apple ID or passcode
  • Turn off Find My without password
  • Bypass iPhone in Lost Mode
  • High success rate & Easy to use
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch are supported
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Next, let's take a closer look at how can iOS 16.5 iCloud lock be removed without Apple ID and password via TunesKit Activation Unlocker.

Step 1:Connect your device

A key step of the whole process is to use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer. Next, click on the Start button. Read the Terms of Use of TunesKit Activation Unlocker and continue to click on the Agree button. TunesKit Activation Unlocker will automatically put your iPhone into Recovery Mode.

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Step 2: Start to jailbreak

The on-screen tutorial will show you how to put your iPhone into DFU Mode. Follow the instructions. Once you successfully put your iPhone into DFU Mode, TunesKit Activation Unlocke will start to jailbreak your iPhone.

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Step 3: Start to bypass

Hit the Start to Remove button. And it will put your device into Recovery Mode again. Next, same as step 2, you need to put your iPhone into DFU Mode again. When you finish putting your iPhone into DFU Mode, it will start iOS 16.5 iCloud bypass.

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Way 2: Bypass via iCloud

This way is suitable for folks who have bought a used iPhone running iOS 16.5 and still keep in touch with the first owner. iOS 16.5 iCloud bypass can be remotely completed if the iPhone is removed from the previous owner's iCloud account. Next, I'm gonna show you how to remove it.

Step 1: Navigate to

Step 2: Sign into the iCloud account.

Step 3: Tap on Find My app, and click on All Devices shown on the top. Click on the iPhone, and select Remove from Account, or you can click on the x icon on its right to remove it from the iCloud account.

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Way 3: DNS Bypass

When you search "iOS 16.5 bypass Activation Lock", you can find DNS bypass is widely recommended. DNS bypass means changing the DNS address on your iPhone, which stops sending the correct IP address to Apple Server so that you could avoid the Apple ID verification. But, supported iPhone models and iOS versions are not proven yet, so it comes with a low success rate compared to the other two ways. If you have tried everything and nothing changed, you can give this way a go with these steps here.

Step 1: Back to the first page of activation setup.

Step 2: Set up your iPhone again and go to the WiFi settings.

Step 3: Tap on the icon i in blue. Select Forgot this Network.

Step 4: Tap on the icon again. Hit Configure DNS. Select Manual. Choose one of the DNS addresses below to create a new DNS address on your iPhone. Save edits.

  • North America:
  • South America:
  • Europe:
  • Asia:
  • Global:

Step 5: Connect to the WiFi again. Next, tap on Back if a page pops up. And select Activation Help. Completed!

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Way 4: Seek Assistance from Apple Support

If the above does not work, you can request help from Apple Support. You'll need to have your device's IMEI/serial number on hand and provide proof of purchase. Then, you can fill out and submit a request form to Apple online. According to some users on Reddit, Apple has granted their requests, while others have not been as fortunate. Nonetheless, it's worth attempting this solution, as you may be successful.

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Part 3: FAQs about iOS 16.5 iCloud Bypass

Q1: Is it possible to bypass iCloud lock on iPhone?

If you acquire a refurbished or pre-owned iPhone and discover that the iCloud Activation Lock is active, but you lack the necessary iCloud account credentials, you still have options. It is indeed possible to unlock an iPhone with an iCloud lock and bypass the Activation Lock even if you don't have the password or the ability to contact the previous owner. TunesKit Activation Unlocker can do you a favor.

Q2: Will updating to iOS 16.5 remove the iCloud activation lock?

No, updating to the latest version of iOS will not remove the iCloud activation lock. The lock is tied to the device's hardware and the associated iCloud account, not the version of the operating system.

Q3: What if I bought a used iPhone and its locked?

If you've unknowingly purchased a device with an iCloud lock, you should contact the seller and request that they remove the device from their iCloud account. If the seller is unresponsive or unwilling to help, you may need to consider returning the device for a refund, if possible.

Part 4: Conclusion

Three effective ways for iOS 16.5 iCloud bypass have clearly stated in this post. If you're still keeping in touch with the previous owner, bypass via iCloud is the best option. If not, TunesKit Activation Unlocker is highly recommended, as it doesn't require Apple ID and password and comes with a super high success rate. Feel free to contact us if you are uncertain about the features and steps of this tool.

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