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Guides explaining how to unlock the iCloud lock on your Apple iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or iPod Touch.

Find out how to set up and use your device even if it has the iCloud lock enabled.

For more information, see our in-depth iCloud guides.

For more help with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, iPod Touch, or Mac, see Apple troubleshooting & how-to guides.

Bypass Activation Lock On iPad Mini

How To Effortlessly Bypass Activation Lock On iPad Mini

The latest iPad mini was released in 2021 and, like all the previous incarnations, had a feature called iCloud Activation Lock. The lock is part of the tablet’s security system which Apple calls Find My. While bypassing iCloud Activation Lock is awkward, it is possible. This easy-to-follow guide will explain how to bypass Activation Lock, …

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How To Bypass iCloud Activation Lock On iPhone 5, 5c and 5s

The iPhone 5 was released by Apple in 2012 with iOS 6, which didn’t have the iCloud Activation Lock feature. Instead, it relied on the owner paying for MobileMe which had basic device tracking functionality. However, in 2013 iOS 7 was delivered which included a free version of Find My iPhone and introduced the Activation …

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iPhone 12 activation lock bypass

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Max iCloud Activation Lock Bypass Guide

The iPhone 12 models were released in 2020 with a feature called iCloud Activation Lock, which is part of the phone’s security system that Apple calls Find My. This easy-to-follow guide will explain how to bypass Activation Lock, also known as iCloud lock, on iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 …

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Turn Off Activation Lock

How To Turn Off Activation Lock (On Any Apple Device)

This guide will help you remove the Activation Lock warning message using the official method endorsed by Apple. These methods work on any Apple device, including: iPhone iPad iPod Touch Apple Watch Mac I have been helping readers to successfully unlock the Activation Lock screen using the methods in this guide for many years. It …

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activation lock for mac and macbook

Activation Lock on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini, and other Mac computers

Activation Lock for Mac computers is part of Find My – a feature created by Apple to stop anyone else from using your MacBook, iMac, or other Mac computer if it is ever stolen or lost. Activation Lock is enabled automatically when you configure Find My on your computer. Or when you sign in to …

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iPhone Activation Lock

Activation Lock on iPhone

The iPhone Activation Lock is a security feature of Apple’s iOS operating system. Activation lock is designed to protect your iPhone, and its data if it is stolen or lost. It works by preventing your iPhone from being reset and reused until the owner’s Apple ID and password are typed into the device. The iPhone Activation …

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Apple Watch

Activation Lock on Apple Watch

Apple says, “Find My includes a feature called Activation Lock that’s designed to prevent anyone else from using your Apple Watch if it’s ever lost or stolen”. This feature is actually a complex security system that protects your Apple Watch and helps stop thieves from using or selling it. Activation Lock is enabled on your …

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Can iCloud Activation Lock Be Removed?

Can iCloud Activation Lock Be Unlocked On A Locked Device?

Yes, you can unlock iCloud Activation Lock from all Apple devices including: iPhone iPad iPod Touch Apple Watch T2-based Mac computers The quickest and easiest way to remove the iCloud Activation Lock is by entering the Apple ID and password into the device when prompted. If you have forgotten your Apple ID you can reset …

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iPad showing Activation Lock message

How To Fix “This iPad is linked to an Apple ID” iCloud Activation Lock Message

This simple guide shows several ways to get rid of the annoying “This iPad is linked to an Apple ID” Message. Follow the steps to get your iPad unlocked and working properly… This guide is written for the iPad, but the information also applies to iPod Touch and iPhone devices. Advertisement What causes this issue? …

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How To Remove ‘Find My iPhone’ Activation Lock Without Previous Owner

Since the iCloud lock was introduced in 2013 I have guided hundreds of clients who wanted to know how to remove Activation Lock without previous owner helping them. Most clients had no idea that the used iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch they bought was Activation Locked until they tried to set it up and they …

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