Perhaps, you were confused when you first heard about iCloud activation lock. If so, you were not alone. Many new buyers of iPhone are usually confronted with one feature or the other that they need to get right. So, what is iCloud activation lock?
Part 1: What is the iCloud Activation Lock?
The activation lock is a feature designed by Apple to prevent anyone else from using your iPhone in case it gets lost or stolen. The first time you switch on your iPhone after purchase, the activation lock will be enabled automatically.
Part 2: How to Bypass or Remove iCloud Lock?
You may not always need to bypass or remove iCloud , but there will be a time you need to bypass or remove it and knowing how to do that will help. The following steps may help.
Step 1: Hold Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously until you see the Apple logo.
Step 2: When it restarts, select Language and Country and press the Home button again.
Step 3: Click "More Wifi Settings".
Step 4: Tap on the "i" symbol next to the WiFi network.
Step 5: When on the settings page, locate "Menu" under the "HTTP Proxy" section.
Step 6: Clear the address bar and click "Globe" icon.
Step 7: Locate the "Port" field and input 15-30 random characters and enter "b."
Step 8: Click "Back" option and choose "Next."
Unlock screen and languages option page will show repeatedly. Keep sliding the Unlock and tap the language options until the home screen appears.
Part 3: How to Unlock iCloud Account of iPhone/iPad?
Unlocking iCloud account of your iPhone/iPad may cause you to spend money. However, you may still find free service to help you out. Here is an example.
Step 1: Go to OfficialiPhoneUnlock website.
Step 2: Select "iCloud Unlock" from the sidebar.
Step 3: Input your iPhone model and IMEI number to unlock the iCloud account.
Step 4: It takes 3 days to get your iCloud account unlocked after you make payment.
Part 4: How to Remove iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone?
Deleting iCloud activation lock is very simple. You can do so from iCloud itself. Follow the below steps to delete iCloud activation lock.
Step 1: Start by going to iCloud.com.
Step 2: Sign in to the site with your Apple ID.
Step 3: Click "Find iPhone" and input password.
Step 3: Tap All Devices located at the top.
Step 4: Choose which device you want to remove from iCloud.
Step 5: Tap Erase iPhone.
Step 6: Once the device has been deleted, click on Remove from Account.
Part 5: How to Permanently Erase/Reset iPhone Data?
An efficient way to erase iPhone data is to use iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac. This software is powerful enough and can delete data permanently without possibility of recovery, as it will completely overwritten and destory iPhone data, while iPhone factory reset only locks the data. It has different modes like 1-Click Clean Up, Erase All Data, etc, that you can choose from according to your need. It deletes files, data, photos, videos, Whatsapp chat, etc. permanently with 0% rate of recovery.
- Permanently erases personal data, such as messages, call history, personal photos and videos, WhatsApp/WeChat/Kik/Viber data etc.
- Completely erase previously deleted files to make such recoverable files 100% unrecoverable!
- Totally reset iPhone to make all iPhone data and setting gone forever.
- Combines 25+ analyzation techniques to eliminate over 30 kinds of hidden junk files and temporary files.
- Fully compatible with iOS 11 and reported by many well-known medias around the world, like macworld.co.uk, Makeuseof.com , Cultofmac.com etc.
How to Reset iPhone even without iCloud Password
Note: If you don't know the iCloud password, before resetting, please firstly make sure that the "Find My iPhone" is turned off on the iPhone.
Step 1: Get a PC and install Umate Pro on it.
Step 2: Plug your iPhone to the PC with a cable.
Step 3: Select "Erase All Data" tab.
Step 4: Confirm deletion by typing "delete" into the provided box.
Ever wanted to sell or give out your iPhone? Do you have some private data or information you would not want any other person to view? If your answers are yes, then you need to use software like Umate Pro to erase your data for security purpose permanently.
Besides, some items you have previously deleted may still be on your iPhone. What you need to do is to permanently delete them so that your iPhone will have enough storage space and also prevent unscrupulous person accessing those deleted data.