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All our iCloud guides include how to set up and use iCloud properly,  unlock iCloud, and reset an iCloud password if you forgot it. Also detailed information on the iCloud infrastructure.

Of course, iCloud is managed by your Apple account so we explain how it works. In addition, we say what to do to unlock the Activation Lock from your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Apple Watch.

Our guides help explain the link between iCloud, Find My, the Activation Lock, and your Apple ID.

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

Delete A Device From My iCloud

What Will Happen If I Delete A Device From My iCloud Account?

Over my 10 years with Apple products, I’ve learned key facts about what happens when removing a device from iCloud. First, your data will stop being backing up and shared to iCloud. In addition, Activation Lock will be bypassed. And that’s just the beginning. There are lots more implications you must know about before removing

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Macbook computer

Understanding and using Activation Lock on Apple Mac

As an Apple Certified Independent Technician for both iOS devices and Mac computers, I have learned a great deal about how the Apple computer iCloud Activation Lock operates. Activation Lock is part of Find My – a feature created by Apple to stop anyone else from using your MacBook, iMac, or other Mac computer if

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Remove Activation Lock from iCloud locked iPhone

How to unlock the iCloud Lock for free: A guide

As an Apple Certified Independent Technician I have developed, verified, and tested solutions you can use to remove the iCloud Activation Lock for free on your device. My techniques don’t just work on iPhone, they work on all Apple products – including iPhone, iPad, or Mac – so regardless of what device you own you

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iPhone showing the locked to owner warning

How to remove Activation Lock without previous owner

Struggling to setup your Apple device due to the  iPhone Locked to Owner message? Drawing from my vast experience, I have tested and successfully implemented various strategies to unlock iPhones, iPads, and Macs burdened by this issue. My journey has equipped me with firsthand knowledge in assisting clients who have inadvertently purchased Apple devices locked

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iPhone showing lost message

How to remove iCloud Activation Lock from any iPhone

The verified and tested solutions in this guide will explain how to bypass Activation Lock on all iPhone models. The topics covered include bypassing the Activation lock: On a used iPhone. For free. Online. Using tools. Without the previous owner. Without knowing the Apple ID or password Read on and within a few minutes, you

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iPad Activation Lock fix

How to bypass Activation Lock on your iPad (using tested fixes)

I have used my 10 years experience supporting Apple products to develop and verify 8 solutions you can use to remove Apple’s iCloud Activation Lock from your iPad. My solutions work even without the previous owner, or if you have forgotten the Apple ID and password for the device. My fixes work when you can’t

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Can jailbreaking bypass iCloud Activation Lock

Can jailbreaking bypass iCloud Activation Lock?

Jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad can provide users with a lot of freedom to customize their device and access features not normally available through Apple. But did you know that jailbreaking is the first step in being able to bypass iCloud Activation Lock? In this article, we’ll take a look at how jailbreaking can be

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Find My For iPhone iPad Mac iPod And Apple Watch

Everything you need to know about Apple’s Find My tool

Find My is a tool from Apple that helps you find your Apple devices, items, and friends. It’s like a GPS for your Apple products. It is available on most Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, AirPods and items tagged with AirTags. Find My can be used to play a sound on a lost

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Locked iCloud account

How to unlock iCloud account that’s locked or disabled

Your iCloud account is disabled or locked if you (or someone else) enter the wrong Apple ID password too many times. This guide explains how to unlock your iCloud account and gain access when it has been disabled, including: Free unlocking technique Unlocking your account without your phone Unlock your account without your password Unlocking

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iCloud and iMessage accounts do not match

Fix iCloud And iMessage Accounts Are Different And Do Not Match Error

The iCloud and iMessage accounts do not match error can appear on your device if you use multiple Apple IDs on it. Also, the Apple developer forum has multiple users saying they got an iMessage account issue when using beta versions of iOS or iPadOS. Network and WiFi issues can also cause iCloud and iMessage

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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: I have been helping readers to successfully unlock the Activation Lock screen using the methods in this guide for many years. It is a simple process that only takes

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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: 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 it. However, this won’t work if you don’t know

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Apple ID locked

How To Unlock An Apple ID Locked For Security Reasons And Regain Access

If Apple suspects your Apple ID or Apple account has been hacked it will suspend it If you receive an email or see an on-screen prompt on your Apple device which says: “This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons” “You can’t sign in because your account has been disabled due to security reasons”

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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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check activation lock status

How To Check Activation Lock Status Of Your Device For Free

The iCloud Activation Lock status tells you if a device has Apple’s security system enabled on it. This is important when buying or selling a secondhand iOS device as the security system will stop you from setting up or using it. The security system is called the iCloud Activation Lock. It is controlled from the

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remove apple watch activation lock

How To Remove Activation Lock From Apple Watch

Apple has built a number of tools, such as the Activation Lock, to dissuade thieves from stealing your Apple Watch. These software tools keep your Watch and the data on it safe. Unfortunately, these tools can be too secure and prevent innocent buyers of used Apple products from setting up their gadgets properly. So how

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apple id password recovery

How To Reset A Forgotten Apple ID Or iCloud Password (9 Easy Methods)

Being able to reset your Apple ID password is crucial for making sure you have complete control over all your iCloud account, Apple products, and your data. If you forget your Apple ID or password you will no longer be able to sign in or sign out of iCloud on any Apple device you own.

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is iCloud safe?

Is iCloud Safe? All You Need To Know About iCloud Security

Like all computing environments iCloud has its flaws, but it is regarded as highly secure making it very safe to use. iCloud is secured with 2-step verification and an Apple ID so secure even Apple claims it can’t hack it. However, there have been leaks of personal information taken from iCloud that was claimed to

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how to sign in to iCloud

How To Sign In To iCloud

Over the last decade, I have been asked about Apple’s iCloud and iCloud+ online storage service numerous times. Even now many people are confused about the basics of iCloud, such as how to sign in. This article will provide some simple tools to help you to login and to logout of iCloud. Specifically, this guide

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setup guide

iCloud Setup Guide: How to Activate And Use It On All Your Apple Devices

iCloud is a completely free software tool that is pre-installed on all Apple devices – from Mac computers through to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. There are a number of things iCloud allows you to do such as backup your device’s data and secure it if lost or stolen. Best of all it does these

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