Apple activation lock is a great security hack that protects your data in case you lose your phone. If you lose your iPhone or it gets stolen, the thief can’t unlock it without the activation lock code. Because it’s impossible to activate iPhone without the Apple ID. So it is essential to know the right apple id to unlock your iPhone. Besides, you have to make sure that you remember your apple id and its password all the times.
What to Do to Activate iPhone without Apple ID
Part 1. Seek Help from Apple Support
In case if you forget your Apple ID or haven’t used for a long time, you might not remember the password which can result in the temporary suspension of your Apple ID. Before you try other ways, you can first to ask help from Apple support. There are many people who face this issue so apple has provided for its solution on its official webpage to never let you face the hard situation of “activate iPhone without Apple ID”
1. Forgot Your Apple ID? Find It!
How to Find Apple ID: In case you don’t remember your Apple ID, follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to the Apple ID account page: appleid.apple.com
Step 2: Click on Forgot Apple ID or password link.
Step 3: When asked about the Apple ID, click on look it up.
Step 4: Enter your first name, last name, email address and answer the security questions if you have set up during the making of the Apple id.
Step 5: A confirmation email will be sent to your email id. Click on the given link and get your Apple ID and a new password to sign in.
2. Forgot Your Apple ID Password? Reset It!
How to Reset Apple Password: In case if you forgot your Apple password, you can use these steps as to activate iPhone without Apple ID:
Step 1: Go the Apple ID account page: appleid.apple.com
Step 2: Click on Forgot Apple ID or password.
Step 3: Enter your Apple ID.
Step 4: Enter your email or the phone number that you have given while making the Apple ID.
Step 5: You will get a conformation text or call on your phone or an email on your email ID.
Step 6: After verification, you will be asked to make a new password and then confirm it.
By using these hacks, you can activate your iPhone with the Apple ID and password.
If you can't reset your Apple ID on this website, then just call Apple. If you can persuade them that you are the owner by providing proof, such as a receipt, they may be able to help you.
Part 2. Ask the Previous Owner for Help - Who Knows the Apple ID and Password
1. How to Remove Apple ID
Not every one of us can buy a brand new iPhone so we look for people who are selling it at a comparatively low rate. The issue with such iPhones or iPads is that the owner sells them to the retailer without erasing their apple ID which results in activation lock. Make sure that the previous user deletes the id and password so that you can activate iPhone without Apple ID. For this, you can let the previous user to remove activation lock at iCloud.
Here is the video tutorial:
Step 1: Go to icloud.com and sign in with Apple ID and password.
Step 2: Click on Find My iPhone.
Step 3: Click on All Devices, here you’ll see the devices which are associated with this Apple ID.
Step 4: Click on the iPhone and then click Remove from Account.
Step 5: This will delete the activation lock and you can activate iPhone without any password or apple ID.
Tips Before Buying a Secondhand iPhone
While buying a used iPhone can be a good deal, there are a few things you should watch out to avoid buying a device that you can’t use at all.
1.Make sure it's not stolen -Before you make your purchase with an EBay seller or exchange cash in person, using Apple's Activation Lock status tool to check and make sure the iPhone hasn't been stolen. You’ll need the seller provide the device’s IMEI or serial number to check the status to make sure that this is not a stolen phone.
2.Check the Activation Lock-You need to make sure that the activation lock is off so you can access to the iPhone normally, or you will be asked the Apple ID and password of the previous owner. If it is on, you should ask the seller to erase it for you.
Part 3. Permanently Remove the Previous Owner's Data
After trying the above methods, you have solved the problem of “activate iPhone without Apple ID”, but what if there is still something left by the previous user? Don’t worry, iMyFone Umate Pro iPhone Data Eraser can help you! iMyFone Umate Pro iPhone Data Eraser is one of the astounding softwares available in the market that can be used to permanently erase data and make them 100% unrecoverable.
- Permanently erase data (messages, call history, photos, videos, WhatsApp/WeChat/Kik/viber data and so on.) from you iDevice and 100% unrecoverable.
- You can permanently erase the previously deleted files which are recoverable.
- It gives you a quick option to completely erase and reset all iPhone data and setting, making your iPhone like a new one.
- 1-Click Free UP Space to delete useless junk and temporary files, and speed up your iDevice.
Removing the Entire Previous Owner's Data from iPhone
You can erase the data of the previous owner if you follow these steps:
Note: To erase data from iPhone, please make sure that the "Find My iPhone" is disabled.
Step 1: Launch iMyFone Umate Pro iPhone Data Eraser and connect your iPhone to the PC.
Step 2: Choose the "Erase All Data" mode from the list.
Step 3: Click on erase. Here you’ll be asked for choosing the security level, we recommend you to choose High Level(3 Times), as it says”This option is highly recommended if you have previously saved any private files”.
Step 4: Type delete to confirm it and click on Erase Now. All the data would be erased even the hidden files that would not get erased with the factory reset.
After the process finished, you can start resetting your iphone as you want!
After reading this article, I guess you already know how to activate an iPhone without an apple ID, and the article also provides a software-iMyFone Umate Pro to help you get rid of the previous owner’s data and erase them permanently without any possibility of recovery. If you have any questions, please let me know by comments or by email, I would love to help you!