If you’re looking for a way to remove the activation lock from your iPhone without the previous owner’s information, you’re in luck. There are a few methods you can try, and we’ll walk you through each one.
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If you bought a used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from someone else, it’s possible that the previous owner has enabled Find My iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. This can prevent you from being able to activate the device, sign in to iCloud, or use other services. And even if you can’t see the previous owner’s information, they might still be able to track and erase your device remotely.
If you can’t activate your device or sign in with your Apple ID
If you see a message that says your device is linked to another Apple ID, it means that your device is activation locked with someone else’s Apple ID. You can’t sign in with your own Apple ID and password until you unlock activation lock.
Previous owners usually turn on Find My iPhone/iPad/iPod touch so that they can locate their devices if they’re ever lost or stolen. But what if you bought a used iOS device and the previous owner forgot to disable Find My iPhone/iPad/iPod touch before giving it to you? In this case, you won’t be able to use the device unless you can get the previous owner to enter their password on the Activation Lock screen.
Luckily, there are a few ways that you can get around Activation Lock so that you can use an iOS device even if you don’t know the previous owner’s information.
What is Activation Lock?
Activation Lock is a security measure that Apple puts on all of its devices running iOS 7 or later. It’s designed to keep your device safe in the event that it’s lost or stolen, and it does this by requiring your Apple ID and password before anyone can use your device.
How to remove Activation Lock without previous owner
If you can’t turn off Activation Lock with your Apple ID, you might need to contact the previous owner. If you don’t have contact information for the previous owner, and you can’t turn off Activation Lock, you can try putting your device in DFU mode and restoring it.
How to remove Activation Lock with previous owner
If you have your iPhone or iPad in your possession, you can easily remove the Activation Lock. All you need is the iCloud account details of the previous owner, and you can disable it from their account. Here’s how:
- Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad
- Tap on iCloud
- Tap on Find My iPhone
- Tap on the switch next to Find My iPhone to turn it off
Enter the Apple ID and password of the previous owner, and then tap Turn Off. This will remove the Activation Lock from the device and you’ll be able to use it as normal.
How to remove Activation Lock without password
If you can’t remember your passcode, you’ll need to erase your iPhone, which deletes all of your data and settings, including the passcode. If you’ve never synced with iTunes or set up Find My iPhone in iCloud, you’ll need to use recovery mode to restore your device. This will erase the device and its passcode.
How to remove Activation Lock without iCloud
If you don’t have access to the previous owner’s iCloud account, you can still remove the Activation Lock from your device. However, you will need to have access to a computer with iTunes installed.
To remove the Activation Lock from your device without iCloud:
- Connect your device to the computer with iTunes installed.
- Open iTunes and select your device.
- Click on Summary and then click on “Restore.”
- Follow the prompts to restore your device. This will remove the Activation Lock from your device.
How to remove Activation Lock without iPhone
If you have an iPhone that is stuck on the Activation Lock screen, there are a few ways that you can try to remove the lock without the need for the previous owner’s information.
One way to remove the Activation Lock is to use iTunes. If you have previously synced your iPhone with iTunes, you can restore your iPhone to factory settings. This will remove the Activation Lock from your device.
Another way to remove the Activation Lock is to use iCloud. If you know the Apple ID and password that was used to set up the iPhone, you can log into iCloud and remotely erase the device. This will also remove the Activation Lock.
If you do not know the Apple ID or password that was used to set up the iPhone, you can try using a third-party service such as iBypasser. iBypasser is a software that can bypass the Activation Lock screen on your iPhone.
Lastly, if you cannot remove the Activation Lock from your iPhone, you can contact Apple support for help.
How to remove Activation Lock without iOS
If you can’t turn off Activation Lock with your Apple ID and password, you might be able to do it with the help of your carrier.
Only your carrier can remove Activation Lock from an iPhone. If you don’t have a wireless plan, you can purchase a SIM card from your carrier to set up an account.