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How to Remove Activation Lock Without Apple ID and Password

Updated by Leonard White on Jun 20, 2024 10:00 AM • Category: Unlock iCloud
5 mins read

Removing an iCloud Activation Lock from your device can be a complicated process. But the process can be completed quickly and easily with the correct information and a few simple steps. However, what if you bought a second-hand device and cannot conntact with the previous owner for removing it by entering the Apple ID and password?

If you have the same problem, don't despair — there are 4 effective methods of how to remove Activation Lock without Apple ID and password, and then you can regain access to your iPhone.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to get iCloud Activation Lock removal without effort. All the methods are described in detail below, so you can choose the one that works best for you.

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Part 1: [Top 4] How to Remove Activation Lock Without Apple ID and Password?

Method 1: Bypass via TunesKit Activation Unlocker- High Success Rate

As you know, the Activation Lock turns on automatically when the Find My feature is enabled on the device. It can prevent others from using the device if it's ever lost or stolen. If you buy a second-hand iPhone and its Find My feature is not turned off, your phone is at risk of being locked by the previous owner at any time.

Therefore, to remove the iCloud Activation Lock, TunesKit Activation Unlocker is worth consideration. It is designed to remove any restrictions on your iOS device without knowing Apple ID, and password. For example, you are able to remove Activation Lock without previous owner, remove Find My feature without entering Apple ID and password, etc. You should note that this tool will erase all content and data of your device when you proceed. So make sure you have a recent backup for recovery later.

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You may read the tutorial on how to remove Activation Lock without Apple ID and password via TunesKit Activation Unlocker.

Video Tutorial

Step 1Connect iPhone to the Computer

Download and launch TunesKit Activation Unlocker to your computer, then connect your iPhone to it via a lightning-to-USB cable. Then hit the Start button.

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Step 2Get Ready to Jailbreak Device

Next, it will start downloading the jailbreak tool automatically, and you should tap the Start Installation button when it's finished.

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See more:

How to Jailbreak iOS Device on Mac

How to Jailbreak iOS Device on Windows

Step 3Remove Activation Lock without Apple ID and password

After that, you should confrim the information and click on Start to Remove button to remove Activation Lock without Apple ID. To bypass Activation Lock without Apple ID, TunesKit will need a few minutes, and do not disconnect your device.

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Method 2: Change DNS to Bypass

Besides, the DNS(Domain Name System) could help you bypass iCloud Activation lock without Apple ID. The correct DNS IP address depends on the location you are attempting to activate. Once you've entered the correct DNS IP address, you should see the Activation Lock disappear, and your iPhone should be unlocked. However, it won't be permanent because the Activation Lock will appear after restarting. You can follow the tutorial on how to remove iCloud Activation Lock without Apple ID for free.

Step 1: Slide up to open Activation Lock screen, then set up your language and country, then press the Home button and select More Wi-Fi Settings.
Step 2: Tap the i button next to the WiFi option, scroll down, click on Configure DNS > Manual, and enter the correct IP address. You can refer to the IP list as follow:
Australia and Oceania:

Step 3: Click on Save when you are finished and get back to the Wi-Fi page.
Step 4: Now you should continue to click on Next and Back until your device has connected to the DNS.

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Method 3: Contact the Previous Owner to Remove Activation Lock

If you are purchasing a second-hand iPhone, and you can access to the previous owner, ask them to remove the device from their iCloud account:

Step 1: Have the previous owner log into with Apple ID and password.

Step 2: Select "Find iPhone."

Step 3: Click "All Devices" at the top and choose the device.

Step 4: Click "Remove from Account."

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You can also ask the previous owner to tell you the screen passcode of the iCloud-locked iPhone and use the lock screen passcode to bypass activation lock.

Method 4: Go to Apple Store to Remove Activation Lock Without Apple ID

Apple Store is your last option to remove Activation Lock without Apple ID or password. Contact the Apple Store to see if they can help you get the Activation Lock removal without Apple ID. If they can, bring your iPhone, proof of purchase, product serial number, IMEI, or MEID to the store to prove yourself is the legal owner of the iPhone. The Apple Store staff will remove your iPhone iCloud Lock after verifying your identity, and they will reset your iPhone to factory settings and provide a new iCloud activation code. But your device data will be erased totally.

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Part 2: FAQs about iCloud Activation Lock

Q1: What is iCloud Activation Lock?

iCloud Activation Lock is designed to prevent anyone from using an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch if it's ever lost or stolen. When the feature is enabled, the user's Apple ID and password are required before anyone can turn off Find My iPhone, erase the device, or use the device. It also prevents it from being reactivated without the user's Apple ID and password.

Q2: Can I remove Activation Lock without Apple ID by myself?

Yes. With TunesKit Activation Unlocker, you can remove the iCloud Activation Lock without entering a password, and it comes with super intuitive interface and easy understanding operation. Without using a third-part tool, you can only remove the Activation Lock on your iOS device when you know the Apple ID passcode.

Q3: Can Apple help me remove Activation Lock?

To ask Apple to remove the Activation Lock for your device, you must be the owner of your iDevice. In other words, you should show your proof of ownership to the Apple Store, such as proof of purchase, IMIE, etc.

Part 3: Conclusion & Suggestion

iCloud Activation Lock can be a hassle, but thankfully we've provided several ways to help you figure out how to remove Activation Lock without Apple ID and password. Among them, using a trusted third-party service like TunesKit Activation Unlocker is the best and safest option. It is very efficient and has the ability to achieve iCloud Activation Lock removal even if forgot the Apple ID password. It also offers other benefits, such as the removal of various iOS password restrictions such as Apple ID, Find My iPhone, and more.

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