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[2023] 6 Ways to Unlock iCloud Lock without Password

Have you ever heard about iCloud Activation Lock? If you are a new iPhone user and it's the 1st time for you to get a new purchased iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you may want to know what iCloud Activation Lock is.

What Is iCloud Lock?

iCloud Lock is Apple's protection system. This feature is used to prevent others from using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch if the device is lost or stolen. Activation Lock is automatically enabled when you enable "Find My iPhone".

iCloud Is Locked for the Following Reasons:

  • iCloud account is stolen.
  • Input incorrect iCloud password for multiple times.
  • Apple will lock the iCloud for account security reasons.
  • iCloud account is used by many users.
  • Log into iCloud account on a difference device.

How to Unlock iCloud Activation Lock - 6 Quick Tips

1st Case. If You Are the Owner of the iPhone

To check whether your iPhone is iCloud locked, you can look for the iCloud Activation Lock screen.

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  • Enter your Apple ID and password to activate your iPhone.
  • The iPhone will soon open.

Here is a tip for you: If the iPhone’s iOS system is iOS 11 or later, you can protect your Apple ID via two-factor authentication, or bypass the iCloud Activation Lock via the device’s passcode (Choose "Unlock with Passcode" and click on "Use Device Passcode").

2nd Case. If You Are Not the Owner of the iPhone

You may get a second-hand iPhone online or from your friend and the phone keeps asking you to verify the iCloud account, you will possibly need to contact with the previous owner to bypass the iCloud lock on his cell phone or computer.

  • Visit the official account of iCloud by entering icloud.com in the browser.
  • Enter the Apple ID and password to sign into your iCloud account.
  • Hit on "Find iPhone" and click "All Devices" option.
  • Choose the iPhone that you need to remove the iCloud account and select "Erase iPhone".
  • When the iPhone is deleted, tap on the option of "Remove from Account".

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3rd Case. If You Still Failed to Unlock iCloud Lock

Don't hesitate try the 4 solutions below if you cannot unlock iCloud lock with your own Apple ID or with the original owner's help.

1. Unlock iCloud Lock Using a Third-Party Tool

You can use FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker (iOS 16 supported) to completely unlock iCloud Activation Lock without password or using iTunes. A wide range of iOS issues including iCloud unlocking service is supported. It is worth to download the program on your computer to have a try.

  • Permanently delete iCloud lock on your iPhone or iPad without knowing the password .
  • It is 100% safe and easy to use. No technique knowledge is required even if it is the first time to use the program.

Now download and install FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker on your computer and follow the step-by-step guide to fix any iOS issues.


Step 1. Open it, choose "Unlock Apple ID" from the 2 unlock modes.

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Step 2. Take an USB cable to connect your iPhone or iPad with computer. When the device is connected, hit the "Start Unlock" button.

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Step 3. Then the program will automatically remove the iCloud Activation Lock.

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2. Bypass iCloud Lock Using Online Tool

Here is another way to bypass iCloud Activation Lock without contacting the previous owner: via online unlock tool - AppleiPhoneUnlock, of course, you can also search online to find other online iCloud unlock tools. Here are the steps.

  • Enter the site address of https://www.appleiphoneunlock.uk/ to visit this site.
  • There will be a list of options on the navigation bar, just select "iCloud Unlock".
  • Then you need to choose the device model and enter the serial number. (You can check the serial number on the back of the phone)
  • After that, click on "Add to cart" to pay for the service, and the iCloud Activation Lock on your iPhone will be unlocked.

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3. Delete iCloud Account via iPhone Settings

There is another way to delete iCloud account if you do not want to use any online or 3rd-party tool. This way is available but the success rate is not guaranteed. Anyway, it is still worth to have a try.

  • Firstly, reboot the device that you want to remove the iCloud lock.
  • When the device is turned on, select the country and language to start the setup process.
  • On the WiFi network settings screen, hit the "i" icon that you want to connect to. Then scroll down to enter appropriate DNS number.
  • Next, click back button at the top of the screen and select the WiFi network that you will connect.
  • Since the iPhone is reset, you need to enter the WiFi password again then click "Join" option.
  • Turn back to the WiFi screen by tapping on Back button. The device will go to the new screen. Just click the Back option again to go back to the WiFi screen.
  • Then you could see the option of "iCloudDNSBypass.net". Click the menu and choose the app to provide the information of your iPhone.

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4. Remove iCloud Activation Lock with Apple

In some cases, the staff member in Apple Store will do a favor to unlock iCloud lock for your iPhone. But before that, You need to demonstrate that you are the legal owner of the iPhone. To prove that, you can either show the purchase receipts or provment of approved transfer from the previous owner to the Apple staff.

After checking the device information, they will help to remove the iCloud Activation Lock. However, your request will be refused if you cannot offer the proof that you are exactly the owner of this iPhone.

Final Words

If you are in need to unlock iCloud Activation Lock without passcode or iTunes, there are 6 methods listed above. FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker is recommended here. It allows you access to everything on your iPhone without iCloud restrictions.

Edwin J. Parke

As a professional writer who is interested in technology, Edwin J. Parke has helped thousands of users by offering various tips to solve their problems.

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