Top 3 Solutions for iPad Mini 3 Activation Lock Bypass
Activation Lock is a utility anti-theft feature on Apple devices, but it is also an annoying one for folks who forgot their Apple ID and password or bought a used iPad. However, the Apple ID is not the unique way to bypass the Activation Lock.
In this post, you can have basic knowledge of what Activation Lock is and 3 proven solutions for iPad Mini 3 Activation Lock bypass. Here we go!
- Part 1: What does Activation Lock mean?
- Part 2: How to bypass Activation Lock on iPad Mini 3?
- Part 3: FAQ about Activation Lock
- Part 4: Conclusion
Part 1: What does Activation Lock mean?
Activation Lock, also called iCloud lock, is a protective feature on iDevices designed by Apple since the release of iOS 7. It is enabled once the Find My feature is on, and it won't disappear even if you swipe your iPad. The Activation Lock also shows up if the previous owner locked this iPad or this iPad is in Lost Mode. From the official, the only way to complete iPad Mini 3 Activation Lock bypass is to enter the correct Apple ID and password.
However, there isn't only one way to get pass the Activation Lock screen. Next, you can see how it can be achieved.
Part 2: How to bypass Activation Lock on iPad Mini 3?
Solution 1: Remove via iCloud
This solution is for those who bought a used iPad Mini 3 from others and still keep in touch with the previous owner. By remotely removing the device from the iCloud account, the Activation Lock on your iPad Mini 3 can totally be bypassed. It is an official way provided by Apple, so Apple ID and password are still required. Here are steps about how to perform this solution.
Step 1: Go to iCloud.com
Step 2: Sign into the iCloud account.
Step 3: Click on All the Devices. Select the iPad Mini 3. And click on Remove from Account.
Solution 2: iPad Mini 3 Activation Lock bypass without Apple ID and password - TunesKit Activation Unlocker
This solution is highly recommended if the solution 1 doesn't work for iPad Mini 3 Activation Lock removal, for no Apple ID and password needed.
TunesKit Activation Unlocker is a professional Activation Lock removal tool, which excels at bypassing the Activation Lock in a wide range of situations, like iPad Mini 3 locked by Activation Lock, iPhone locked by the previous owner, buying a used iPhone with Activation Lock, etc. It comes with an easy understanding interface and operation, making iPad Activation Lock bypass become a piece of cake. Windows and Mac are supported.
There is a full guide here about how to use the TunesKit Activation Unlocker to bypass the Activation Lock on the iPad Mini 3.
Step 1 Connect your iPad Mini 3
Step 2 Jailbreak your iPad Mini 3
Jailbreak the iPad. In the following, you can see 2 jailbreak tutorial links posted. You need to follow one of them or the on-screen instructions to jailbreak your iPad. When jailbreak is done, click the bottom right button to continue the process.
Step 3 Start to bypass
Your iPad's info is detected. Check them and go to Start to Remove. Then, TunesKit Activation Unlocker will start its work on the Activation Lock bypass.
Solution 3: Change DNS to bypass Activation Lock [lowest success rate]
Changing DNS to bypass Activation Lock means changing your DNS address to do iPad Mini 3 Activation Lock bypass, making the Apple Server unable to get the proper iPad info. It comes with the lowest success rate among these solutions, because no one knows which iOS versions and iPad models are supported.
Step 1: Press the Home Button. Tap on Start Over. Then you can go back to the first page of the activation.
Step 2: Finish language and region settings, and move on to the WiFi settings.
Step 3: Tap on the small icon beside the WiFi name. Select Forgot this Network.
Step 4: Tap on the small icon again. Select Configure DNS. Tap on Manual. Enter one of the DNS addresses recommended below, and save your editing.
☺ North America: 126.96.36.199
☺ South America: 188.8.131.52
☺ Europe: 184.108.40.206
☺ Asia: 220.127.116.11
☺ Global: 18.104.22.168
Step 5: Go back to connect to the WiFi you just changed the DNS address. Next, it comes with a page, please continue to tap on Back. And select Activation help. Finished!
Part 3: FAQ about Activation Lock
Q1: Why cannot the Activation Lock be bypassed by erasing iPad?
Activation Lock is working based on the iOS system and the Apple Server. Erasing iPad only works on the iOS system, and it will not have any effects on the Apple Server, so the Activation Lock won't get passed only by erasing iPad.
Q2: Can jailbreak bypass the Activation Lock?
No. Jailbreak is the central part of Activation Lock removal, but you cannot complete the process only with jailbreak. The third-party tool is still needed.
Part 4: Conclusion
This post has clearly explained to you what the Activation Lock is and how to bypass Activation Lock on iPad Mini 3. When it comes to the success rate and difficulty of operation, TunesKit Activation Unlocker is highly recommended. Hope this post can help you get pass the Activation Lock. Good luck!