It's not unusual for you to get locked out of your iPad because you can't recall your password - especially when the Find my iPhone security feature is on. The activation lock appears and requires you to input the Apple ID and password to activate it. You are not alone. Many iPad owners meet the same question. What is the activation lock? How to bypass the activation lock without the password?
- Part 1. What is Activation Lock
- Part 2. How to Bypass iPad Activation Lock Screen without Password
- Part 3. How to Check if the Device is Activation Locked before Buying
Part 1: What is Activation Lock
The activation lock is a remarkable security feature that's unique to iOS devices like iPad/iPhone/iPod touch. This feature is designed to thwart theft, and you will be prompted by the lock screen to input your Apple ID password before using the device. Is it able to get rid of the activation lock without a password? Yes! Read on to learn how to bypass Find My iPhone for iPad activation lock without the password. It won't take much of your time if you know just the right way(s) to go about it.
Part 2: How to Bypass iPad Activation Lock Screen without Password
If by chance, you can't get a hold of the original owner or you misplaced the password, there is no cause for alarm.
Here are four easy ways to bypass Find My iPhone for iPad activation lock without the password.
2.1 Use iBypasser to Bypass Activation Lock Screen without Password
The iMyFone iBypasser iCloud activation lock bypass tool is the brainchild of innovation and ingenuity. This software is designed to help you bypass the Find My iPhone activation lock screen on your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch. It is a reliable and useful program for gaining access into your locked devices without a password or Apple ID - making it the ideal activation removal tool!
Key Features iBypasser:
- Bypass the Find My iPhone activation lock screen without Apple ID and password.
- Enter your device and use all functions except calls, cellular and iCloud.
- Works for all models of iPhone/iPad/iPod touch running iOS 12.3 and later versions.
- You don't have to bother about the previous owner gaining access to your iCloud or device.
- iBypasser prevents your device from been tracked or blocked remotely by previous Apple ID users.
Steps to Bypass Activation Lock with iBypasser
Having seen some of its features, let's see how you can use the iBypasser software to bypass activation lock in few simple steps which can be summarized as follow:
First, you have to download and install the iMyFone iBypasser software on your Mac running from 10.13 to 10.15.
Step 1. Launch the program and click "start". Now connect your iPad with a lightning cable.
Step 2. Wait for the jailbreak package downloading process to be completed, then click "Start Jailbreak".
Step 3. Follow the instructions on your screen and wait for the program to jailbreak the device. Now, click "Next" to go to the final stage.
Step 4. Proceed by clicking "Start Bypass". iBypasser starts the process of bypassing the activation lock which will be completed in seconds. Then you can register a new Apple ID, password and customize other settings.
2.2 Remove Find My iPhone Activation Lock via the Previous Owner Remotely
It's advised that you check the status of your device, whether it is activation locked or not. If you have already paid before finding out that it's locked, you can bypass the Find My iPhone for iPad activation lock with the cooperation of the previous user.
- The activation lock can be removed remotely.
- It is free, and you don't have to download any software.
- User can use Apple ID to change passwords remotely.
- It's fast and easy to execute.
Steps to Bypass Activation Lock via the Previous User
Step 1. Go to icloud.com.
Step 2. Fill in the Apple ID (email address) and Password.
Step 3. Click "Settings" on the screen.
Step 4. Navigate to "My Devices" and click on the device you want to remove from the iCloud account.
Step 5. Click on the "X" opposite the device you want to remove. Confirm that you want to remove it, and that's all!
Having done that, you can register your new Apple ID, and you will never have any need to contact the previous user again.
Sometimes the original owner may not be able to recall his or her password. What do you do then? As long as they remember the email for the Apple ID, they can change or reset the password.
Step 1. Go to https://iforgot.apple.com/password/verify/appleid.
Step 2. Enter the Apple ID - which is the email address.
Step 3. Select "look it up" and answer the security questions. Follow the instructions to complete the password reset.
Step 4. You'll receive a confirmation email which included a link. Open the link and get your Apple ID & a new passwords to sign in.
2.3 Ask Offical Apple to Remove the iCloud Activation Lock
You can also contact Apple to help remove the activation lock on your device. However, you must have all the necessary papers or receipts to prove that you are the real owner of the device, and it isn't stolen.
This is especially useful if you are the original user or you have access to the previous user. If the device still has an activation lock and you can't reach the original owner, then contacting Apple support would most likely hit a brick wall.
- Unlocking the device is dependent on successful proof of ownership.
- The verification process is strict, and it takes time.
- Your request to remove the activation lock may not be granted unless they are fully convinced.
Steps to Bypass Activation Lock via Official Apple
Apple can help you remove activation lock if you can:
1. Prove that you are the owner of the device by presenting receipts and other documents that will be requested.
2. Prove that ownership was legally transferred to you by the previous owner.
Having presented proof of purchase, Apple will check to see if the iPad has been reported as stolen. Apple reserve the right to remove the activation lock whether the device is reported stolen or not.
They will only unlock it if they are 100% satisfied with your claims. Apple takes security seriously and doesn't compromise on its customers' privacy and security.
2.4 Use the Online Server DNS to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock
An online server DNS can be used to gain limited access to your locked device. If you opt for this technique to bypass Find My iPhone for iPad activation lock on your device, you will only have access to some of your applications like Instagram and Facebook.
Also, you would have to take out your SIM card, and you won't be using the iPad's operating system (iOS). If you would like to gain full access to your iPad, you should consider any of the other options we shared earlier.
- Using an online server DNS offers limited access to your device.
- It's hard to configure.
- You can access cellular since your SIM card will be removed.
- You won't be using the device operating system - You will be stuck with an unusual interface with fewer apps at your disposal.
Steps for Using Online Server DNS to Bypass Activation Lock
Step 1. Turn on the device.
Step 2. Navigate the setup process and click on the "Wi-Fi Network". "Forget this Network".
Step 3. After that, click the “i” icon next to your Wi-Fi name and tap "Manual" from the prompt.
Step 4. Click on "Add server" and fill in the blank that will pop up with any of these server addresses depending on your location:
Step 5. Tap "Back" at the left of your screen, click on your Wi-Fi network and type in our Wi-Fi password.
Step 6. Click "Join" on the top right of the screen and wait to be logged in.
Note: If the phone tries to activate, tap on the "back" command on the top right of the screen to go back to the Wi-Fi page where you will be logged in.
Step 7. If you're successful, you will see "iCloudDNSBypass.net" at the top of your screen.
Note: This method is only useful for devices running iOS from 8 to 10.
Part 3. How to Check if the Device is Activation Locked before Buying
Whenever you want to purchase a pre-owned iPad, ensure that you collect the Apple ID password or ask the previous/original user to unlock it via the iCloud platform. The need to ensure that you check whether an iOS device is activation locked or not before buying it cannot be overemphasized. If you are buying a used iPhone, ask the previous user to unlock the activation lock and every other security setting he or she must have activated.
Ways to Check Activation Lock
When buying a pre-owned iPad, don't just take the words of the seller at face value. Take your time to examine the phone. Follow these simple steps to check the activation lock for yourself.
1. Turn on the device.
2. If it asks you for a password, fingerprint or Face ID, the activation lock hasn't been removed. Ask the seller to erase all settings by
Step 1. Unlocking the device.
Step 2. Navigators to settings, click "General", tap on "Reset" and finally click on "Erase All Contents and Settings".
They will be asked to fill in their Apple ID and Password to complete the process. If the seller cannot erase everything because of login problems, then you should hold on to your money and find another seller.
We have shared four methods to bypass the Find My iPhone for iPad activation lock without the password in this article. When your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch is stuck on the activation lock, don't hesitate to use iMyFone iBypasser to bypass the activation lock without Apple ID & password, regain access to your iDevice, and save yourself the heartbreak. It's fast, reliable and easy to use as you have seen. Why not have a try?