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iCloud DNS Bypass - Remove Activation Lock for Locked iPhone/iPad [2021]

If you have purchased a second-hand iPhone and its iCloud Activation Lock is enabled, you will not be able to access certain features of the device. In such case, you need a tool that will help you to bypass iCloud Activation Lock on the iPhone, and one of the free ways to do it is using iCloud DNS Bypass. This solution is really helpful for unlocking and accessing an activation locked iPhone or iPad.

In this article, we will take a look at the iCloud DNS Bypass method including its benefits & limitations, as well as the right steps to use it. Also, we are going to provide you an alternative unlocking solution, and how to unlock iPhone without iCloud Bypass DNS Server.

Part 1. What is iCloud DNS Bypass?

When setting up a new iPhone or re-setting it up after a factory restore, an activation request will be sent from the device to the Apple Server. Apple will process the activation request and check the status of the iPhone. If Find My iPhone is enabled on the device, the iCloud Activation Lock screen will pop up. Then you will need to provide your iCloud account login details (username/email and password).

If you have forgotten your Apple ID/password or you bought a used iPhone that is iCloud locked, you can use iCloud DNS Bypass to skip this step by changing the activation path from Apple server to another DNS server for authentication. Hence, you can enjoy some features of the device without having to sign in to iCloud.

1.1 The Benefits of iCloud DNS Bypass

Bypassing the iCloud DNS is not as hard as it sounds and below are some of the benefits of DNS iCloud Bypass:

  • It can be easily done in the iOS device’s Wi-Fi Settings, no software installation is required.

  • Once the device is DNS activated, you can access it and then use some apps, such as use the camera, browse the web, play games, etc.

  • The DNS Bypass iCloud Activation is completely free to use, you don’t have to spend any money for this service.

1.2 The Limitation of iCloud DNS Bypass

The iCloud DNS Server Bypass method is simple and effective, but it still has several limitations, for example:

  • The iCloud DNS Bypass is only a partial hack to iOS device, not a permanent unlock.

  • There is no guarantee that this method will work to unlock all iCloud locked iOS devices.

  • This method will not allow you to access all features on your iPhone. You will still only be able to access limited functions.

  • It doesn’t work for all iOS devices and it is only useful for devices running iOS 8 to iOS 10.

Part 2. How to Unlock iPhone with iCloud Bypass DNS Server

2.1 Steps to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock via DNS

The iCloud DNS Server can help you bypass Activation Lock on your iPhone and the process is very simple, no special knowledge is required. However, you need to insert SIM card on your iPhone to complete the unlock process.

Step 1: Go through the setup process and choose your Country & Language.

Step 2: In the Wi-Fi setting screen, connect to a Wi-Fi network and you will find the “i” symbol alongside the Wi-Fi network. If not, click on the Home button and select the option of “More Wi-Fi Settings”.

icloud dns bypass

Step 3: Now go the Wi-Fi connection’s settings and select “Forget this Network”. Click on the “i” icon, you will find the option to enter a DNS server. From the list below, choose a IP address according to your location and add it:

  • America:

  • South America:

  • Asia:

  • Europe:

  • Australia and Oceania:

  • Other continents:

Step 4: After that, click on the Back option at the top left, then choose your Wi-Fi network from the available list and enter the password. Click on “Back” instead of “Next”, you will be on the iCloud Bypass screen.

icloud dns bypass

Step 5: Once the iCloud Activation Lock is bypassed, you will be able to access the iPhone and enjoy some functions on the device like use camera and play games etc.

2.2 How to Use iCloud DNS Bypass “Crash”

As mentioned above, the DNS Bypass method has many limits and restrictions. With DNS activated, you cannot fully access and use your device. Most functions are still blocked and you can only use few applications on your iPhone or iPad. In order to use your device in normal, you can use iCloud DNS Bypass Crash method. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: After follow the steps described in 2.1, click on the “Menu” option and choose “Application”.

Step 2: In the “Application” section, select the “Crash” option and your iPhone will restart automatically.

icloud dns bypass crash

Step 3: Once your device restarts, choose the Language and Country. Then select the Wi-Fi network and click on the “i” symbol. If you can’t find the “i” symbol, tap on Home button and choose “More Wi-Fi Settings”.

Step 4: Now, go to the “Menu > HTTP Proxy” and clear the HTTP address, and list 30 distinct emoji icons in the “Server” zone. Then type “888” in the “Port” zone.

Step 5: Click on “Back > Next”, you will be directed to the unlock screen. Simply tap on the Home button to unlock the device and hit the Language section until you see the home screen.

lock screen language option

Please note that the crash unlock is also a temporary method and your iPhone or iPad will be locked again after reboot. So, don’t restart your device unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Part 3. iCloud DNS Bypass Not Working? Try FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlcoker

3.1 FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker Overview

If the iCloud DNS Bypass method not work for you, or you want to completely unlock iPhone and access all features on the device, you can try FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker. This program is designed to help you remove iCloud lock from iPhone or iPad, whether Find My iPhone is on or off. Then you can get full control of your iOS device and enjoy all of its Apple ID features & iCloud services.

Key Features of FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker:

  • Quickly bypass iCloud Activation Lock and remove Apple ID from iPhone/iPad without password.
  • Bypass all kinds of screen locks including 4-digit/6-digit passcode, Touch ID, Face ID, etc.
  • Very easy to use, allowing you to unlock iPhone or iPad in a few simple clicks.
  • Supports all iOS versions and iPhone models, including the iOS 15/14 and iPhone 12/11 Pro (Max).
  • Highly recommended by many media review sites, including CNET, Software.Informer, Filehorse, JustWebWorld, iGeekPhone etc.


3.2 How to Unlock iPhone without iCloud Bypass DNS Derver

Download FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker and install it on your computer. Launch the program and follow these steps to unlock iPhone without using iCloud DNS Bypass server:

Step 1: In the main interface, clock on "Unlock Apple ID", then connect your iCloud locked iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.

unlock apple id

Step 2: You need unlock the iPhone and tap "Trust" on its screen to allow the program to detect the device.


Step 3: Once the device is detected successfully, click on "Start Unlock" to begin removing the iCloud account linked with this device. If Find My iPhone is disabled on the device, the program will proceed to bypass the iCloud lock immediately.

start unlock apple id

When the process is complete, you can set up the iPhone again and use your own Apple ID and password. More importantly, you will be able to use all features and services on the device.

apple id unlocked

Fay J. Melton
Sunday on Oct 13, 2019, 08:04:11 GMT / Post By Fay J. Melton to Unlock iPhone

Fay J. Melton has explored the area of technology and software for more than 5 years and he is enthusiastic about helping users solve various technology issues.

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