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Feasible Solutions to Bypass iPhone is Locked to Owner

sofia albert
Sofia Albert updated on Apr 01, 2022 to iPhone Unlocking Tips | How-to Articles

There are two situations in which your iPhone might be locked to the owner:

  • You brought a second-hand iPhone and found it is locked to the previous owner.
  • You're trying to find the forgotten passcode by following Apple's directions but receive an "iPhone locked to owner" screen after too many incorrect passcode attempts.

After that, you'll receive the "iPhone Locked To Owner" screen, meaning that you can't access your device unless you enter the Apple ID password used during set-up. While what to do if you don't know the iCloud password?

Whether you remember it or not, here are some feasible solutions to bypass the activation lock without iCloud information.

iPad locked to owner

Solution 1. Find the Previous Owner of iCloud Locked iPhone

If this is not your iPhone, you can contact the previous owner of your iCloud-locked iPhone and ask him to provide the password to unlock the device. If you don't know how to contact or find the previous owner of your device, here are some suggestions.

  • Contact the people who sold the iPhone to you and ask them to contact the previous owner.
  • Try to contact the previous owner via social media.
  • Take your device to the nearest Police station and ask the police to help you.

That would be best if you could find the previous owner, while if you can't find him/her, you have to use some iPhone unlocking services or tools to bypass your activation lock, as those introduced in this guide.

Solution 2. Bypass iPhone Locked to Owner via an iPhone Unlocker

If you can't reach out to the previous owner, you'll have to use some iPhone unlocking programs to solve this problem. Here we mainly want to introduce this professional iPhone unlocker - EaseUS MobiUnlock, a fast iOS unlocking tool that can help users remove various locks of passcodes like screen passcode, Apple ID, iCloud ID, and more.

Here are some features and services you can expect from this program.

  • Unlock various iPhone screen locks, including 4-/6- digital
  • Get into a locked iPhone or iPad without a password
  • Decrypt encrypted iTunes backup
  • View all passwords saved on your device

To unlock iCloud locked iPhone:

Note: Before proceeding with these steps, make sure you can unlock your device to trust this computer.

Step 1. Open EaseUS MobiUnlock on your computer and connect your iPhone or iPad. Select "Unlock Apple ID" from its main screen.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 1

Step 2. Then, our program will start recognizing your device. Once your device is detected, click "Start" to proceed. Following that you'll need to download a firmware. Once the firmware is ready, click "Unlock Now." 

Remove Activation Lock - Step 2

Step 3. A warning screen will popup to let you back up your device and confirm the unlock process, just do as it asks. 

Remove Activation Lock - Step 3

Step 4. Then, EaseUS MobiUnlock will start removing iCloud Activation Lock. After a few seconds, your iCloud Activation Lock will be removed successfully.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 4

Solution 3. Other Solutions to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock

Apart from a third-party solution, you can also bypass the iCloud activation lock by configuring DNS. That is to connect your device to some third-party domain name servers rather than an Apple server and unlock your device.

This method only works on some old iOS versions like iOS 10 and earlier. Moreover, there is no guarantee that this method will 100% work. If you want to give such a solution a try, navigate our previous guide on bypassing the activation lock. In this guide, we have not only introduced the DNS way but also another way - using IMEI to unlock your iPhone. Which way to choose depends on your specific situation.

Confirm DNS

Solution 4. Ask for the Help of Apple Support

If none of these solutions introduced above can't help you out. In that case, you can submit a removal request to Apple along with the original purchase documentation and prepare some request support for unlocking your device.

The Bottom Line

That's all about our guide on bypassing "iPhone locked to the owner." We hope you've successfully gotten into your iCloud-locked device with solutions introduced in this guide. If you have any questions about our guide, don't hesitate to contact us.



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