“Someone sold me an iPhone that is still signed in to their account. I guess the person tricked me since I have tried sending them an email and a Facebook message and they’ve blocked me. Now I am stuck with a perfectly good iPhone 6 that I can’t use because iCloud is already signed in. Any advice on how to delete the account and disable Find my iPhone?”
It is definitely an unusual situation to find yourself in but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways around the problem. In this article, we are going to share with you a few ways to do just that.
Use iCloud Account Removal Service
There are online services that can help you bypass the activation lock for a fee. Many of them work very well actually. The following are two of the best and how to use them.
1. Use iPhoneIMEI.net
iPhoneIMEI.net is considered one of the most reliable ways to unlock your device and will charge you about $50 per unlock. Here’s how to use it.
Average fee : $50
Step 1: Begin by getting the IMEI code for the device. You will need it if you want to use this service. You can get it by dialing *#60# on your device or clicking on the “I” button if the device hasn’t been activated.
Step 2: Head on over to iPhoneIMEI.net and select the model of the device you want to unlock and provide the IMEI number. Click on the “Unlock Now” button.
Step 3: Make your payment and enter your email address. Click on the “Buy Now” button and wait 1-3 days for the device to be unlocked.
2. Use OfficialiPhoneUnlock.co.uk
You can also use OfficialiPhoneUnlock.co.uk to bypass the lock. Here’s how.
Average fee : £39.99
Step 1: Go to its siteand click on “iCloud Unlock” in the side-bar menu.
Step 2: Enter the iPhone’s IMEI number.
Step 3: Make the payment and wait 1-3 days for the device to be unlocked.
Use DNS Method
If you don’t want to use the above tools for one reason or another, there is another way although it may not be reliable or not may not work every time. Here’s how to do it. At the very least, you can use it before you have to resort to a paid method.
Step 1: Reboot the device in order to set it up as a new device. You can do this by holding the Sleep and Home button at the same time or the Power and Volume Down button for iPhone 7 users.
Step 2: Go through the set-up process until you get to the “Choose a Wi-Fi Network.”
Step 3: Here, click on the “i” next to the Wi-Fi symbol and scroll down to choose “DNS” and type in the following numbers depending on where you are in the world.
- USA/North America: 126.96.36.199
- Europe: 188.8.131.52
- Asia: 184.108.40.206
- In the rest of the world: 220.127.116.11
Step 4: Now tap on the back button to go back to the Wi-Fi page. Enter your Wi-Fi password and tap “Join.”
Step 5: Tap on the back button at the top right corner to get back to the Wi-Fi page. This will also prevent the iPhone from activating.
You should see “iCloudDNSBypass.net” at the top. Tap on the menu to access the apps and features. You can now select the app you think will provide the iPhone’s owner information, log into the device and be able to use it to change the login information.
Tips for Exporting Data from iOS Device
As an iOS device user, you will find that sometimes you need to transfer data from your device to a computer. If you ever do, iMyFone D-Port iOS data exporter offers a seamless way to do this without needing to sync with iTunes. With this software, you can do the following.
- You can transfer 20+ types of data from your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to PC including photos, videos, messages and many more.
- You can view and export data from both iCloud and iTunes backups without having to restore the device.
- It offers a great and easy way to create a backup of the data on your device to your computer.
- It is very easy to use, fast and reliable.
Here is the screencast of iMyFone D-Port. Download the software to explore more features.