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[Solved] Is It Possible to Unlock an iCloud Locked iPhone 12/11/XS/X/8/7

sofia albert
Sofia Albert updated on Oct 12, 2022 to iPhone Unlocking Tips | How-to Articles

"Is it possible to unlock an iCloud-locked iPhone?" is a question often asked on Quora, Reddit, or Apple Community. To figure out this question, this guide might be helpful. In addition to explaining this question clearly, some additional tips for iCloud account removal will also be provided. Now, let's dive in!

Is It Possible to Unlock an iCloud Locked iPhone?

The answer is: It depends. If you remember your Apple ID, you can easily remove Activation Lock on your device or on the web with your Apple ID and password. If you can't remember your Apple ID, you can reset your Apple ID and use your new password to unlock your device. If your device is brought from others, you can contact the previous owner to remove your device from his iCloud account on the web remotely. 

If, unfortunately, none of the above methods works, your last bet is to apply third-party unlocker software or online services, as shown below, to unlock an iCloud locked iPhone.

4 Ways to Unlock an iCloud Locked iPhone

This section will teach you four simple and quick ways to unlock an iCloud-locked iPhone without Apple ID or the previous owner.

1. Unlock an iCloud Locked iPhone by Removing Apple ID

A direct way to unlock an iCloud-locked iPhone is to remove your Apple ID, which will remove all services or restrictions linked to your Apple ID, thus reaching the end of removing the iCloud activation lock.

This is, to be honest, a little bit difficult if you don't remember the Apple ID, but that doesn't mean impossible. With this iPhone unlocker - EaseUS MobiUnlock installed, you can easily remove your Apple ID or iCloud account. Asides from Apple ID, EaseUS MobiUnlock also works great to remove the screen time passcode when you want to regain full control over your device but forgot the passcode of screen time set before.

Note that this method only works when you can enter your iPhone or iPad. If you don't remember your screen passcode, then you can move to using the next method to achieve the same goal.

Want to learn more about EaseUS MobiUnlock? Check these features.

  • Remove Apple ID and iCloud account without a passcode
  • Remove screen time passcode when you forgot the passcode
  • Decrypt your iTunes backup encryption with ease
  • Remove SIM card from your iPhone or iPad
  • Manage your iPhone or iPad password in your preferred way

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
 

2. Unlock an iCloud Locked iPhone by Removing Activation Lock

Likewise, you can also use EaseUS MobiUnlock to remove Activation Lock if you can't enter your device properly. This method is harsher than other methods because it requires you to jailbreak your device first. After removing Activation Lock, you can no longer use phone calls, messages, iMessage, and the iCloud feature of the new Apple ID. Whatsmore, it is also not advised to restart or factory reset your device. Otherwise, your device will be locked again. 

Now, it's time to let EaseUS MobiUnlock remove Activation Lock from your device. 

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch EaseUS MobiUnlock. Select "Bypass Activation Lock" to proceed.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 1

Step 2. Once your device is connected, click "Start." This will bring our Terms of Use, explaining the conditions that apply to your use of the service. Click "I Agree" and "Start" again to move to the next step.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 2

Step 3. Then, you'll need to jailbreak your device by following the Jailbreak tutorial given on the screen. Or you can jailbreak your device with other jailbreak tools instead.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 3

Step 4. After a successful jailbreak, click "Bypass" to start bypassing iCloud Activation Lock.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 4

Step 5. Once done, your iCloud Activation Lock of your iPhone or iPad will be successfully bypassed. 

Remove Activation Lock - Step 5

3. Temporarily Unlock an iCloud Locked iPhone via iCloud DNS Bypass

DNS is short for Domain Name Server, which can convert your domains into different IP addresses. When you try to activate your iPhone or iPad, your device will connect to the DNS and reaches the Apple servers. And iCloud DNS Bypass, namely, is to bypass an iCloud activation lock by changing the DNS server. 

Bypassing the DNS server often applies to people who want to set up their device without entering the Apple ID and password when they come to the Activation Lock page. Other than that, it also applies to any other situations where you need to remove iCloud Activation Lock. 

But there are some limitations to using this method.

  • There is no guarantee that the service can 100% work to unlock your device.
  • After bypassing Activation Lock, you can only access certain features on your iPhone or iPad.
  • It doesn't work on all iOS versions, especially the latest iOS versions. 

If you don't mind these problems, follow these steps to use iCloud DNS Bypass.

Step 1. Open your device and choose your Language and Country from the menu. 

Step 2. Click "Proceed" to enter the WiFi settings page. Tap "i" next to your WiFi, and then enter to a detail page, from where you can enter a DNS server IP address to bypass the iCloud Activation Lock. You can choose one from the list below. 

  • USA: 104.154.51.7
  • Australia and Oceania: 35.189.47.23
  • Europe: 104.155.28.90
  • South America: 35.199.88.219
  • Asia: 104.155.220.58
  • Other continents: 78.100.17.60

DNS Bypass

4. Unlock iCloud Locked iPhone via Online Unlock Services

Apart from the methods introduced above, you can also apply some online services to unlock an iCloud-locked iPhone or iPad. Some good services include but are not limited to iPhoneIMEI, AppleiPhoneUnlock, IMEI Unlock SIM, and more. Most of these services are paid and offer money-back guarantee support. So, you don't have to worry about wasting money. 

Since such services are easy to find, we won't list any examples here.

The Bottom Line

Reading our post, we guess you already know if it is possible to unlock an iCloud-locked iPhone or iPad. The answer to this question is YES. There are many different ways to achieve your goal, and different methods have different requirements. You can select the correct method and apply it to unlock your iCloud-locked device.

Frequently Asked Questions About iCloud Locked iPhone

We have answered your questions about whether it is possible to unlock an iCloud-locked iPhone. Do you want to know more questions related to iCloud locked iPhones? If you do, below are some frequently asked questions about this topic.

What will happen if my iPhone or iPad is locked to iCloud?

Here's what will happen if your iPhone or iPad is locked to iCloud. 

  • You can't erase your content and settings from your device.
  • You can't turn off the Find My iPhone feature.
  • You can't sign in with a different Apple ID.

After knowing what will happen when your device is locked to iCloud, you can decide whether you need to unlock your iCloud-locked iPhone or iPad. 

How to factory reset an iCloud-locked iPhone?

It is easy to factory reset an iCloud-locked iPhone if you remember the Apple ID and passcode. But this won't remove the iCloud Activation Lock. Once you set up your device, you'll also be prompted for the Apple ID and password. So if you want to remove iCloud Activation by resetting your device to factory settings, that could be a waste of time. 

Can you jailbreak an iCloud-locked iPhone?

YES, you can. You can utilize jailbreaking tools like checkra1n and Unc0ver to get the job done. It is a process of removing some software restrictions imposed on your device by your system and giving you more control over your device, so this won't remove the iCloud Activation Lock from your iPhone or iPad. If you want to remove the iCloud Activation Lock from your device, you'd better use any of the above-listed methods. 

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