We all know IOS is one of the most secure operating systems out there. This means, it is tough to bypass iCloud and we shouldn’t even think of doing it for fun sake. Why? Because it is a security feature that makes sure nobody else uses your ID without your permission.
However, there are some instances when you want to bypass iCloud activation for a genuine reason. It could be because you bought a second-hand device and the iCloud is locked. This way your bought device is totally useless because it is locked and you can’t use it. For those cases, I’ve prepared this little guide so that you can learn how to bypass iCloud activation lock. But, keep in mind these methods might or might not work for you. There is literally no guarantee.
iCloud Activation Lock: What is it?
Apple’s iCloud activation lock is a security feature that prevents your device from being used by someone else. No matter if it’s stolen or lost. Whenever you lose access to your device for any suspicious reason, you can just turn on “Find my iPhone” and then your device will be locked and unable to be used by someone else.
It helps you protect your privacy and increases your chances of getting back your phone. If in case you manage to get back your phone, you can unlock it with your Apple ID and password.
Methods to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock:
Follow the below methods if you want to bypass iCloud activation:
Method 1: Limited Access
With this technique, you will be able to bypass the icloud activation but use the device in a limited manner. This means, most of the functions will work except apps like FaceTime, Newsstand, etc. If you’re fine with the limitation, then follow these steps:
Step 1: Head over to the “Menu” section and then click on “Application” and then tap on “Crash”. Doing this will restart the device.
Step 2: After the device switches on, select “Language & Country” and then tap the “Home” button and click on “More Wifi Settings”.
Step 3: After that, click on the “i” icon. Then go to settings and look for “Menu” which is just below “HTTP Proxy” tab.
Step 4: Erase the entire provided address bar and then click on the “Globe” symbol which is there on your keyboard. After that, you need to look for the “Port” area and write in 15-30 any gibberish characters and then press “B”. After that, you need to tap the “Back” button and select “Next”.
Step 5: Now you’ll see the unlock screen and languages page will keep coming up again and again. You need to keep sliding the unlock screen and click the language options so that the home page of your device comes in front.
That’s it. You’ve successfully bypassed iCloud activation lock for limited use.
Method 2: Via DNS
This is another method that you can try for full-potential use. There are no limits to this method and you can use your phone normally as you would. Follow the below steps:
Step 1: Switch on or reboot your device.
Step 2: Follow all the steps mentioned in the iCloud setup page. Once that is done, you’ll get to the page where it says “Choose Wi-Fi network”.
Step 3: Now, tap on the Home button and select “More Wifi Settings”.
Step 4: After that, click on the “i” icon which is right near the WiFi network.
Step 5: Now, click on “Configure DNS” and then select “Manual”.
Step 6: Choose “+Add Server”.
Step 7: Write in the exact IP address of your location.
Step 8: Now after that, hit “Save” and tap on the back button and then select “Join this Network”.
Step 10: Now, if it asks only then write in the network password and then hit “Join”.
Step 11: When the device is trying to activate, immediately tap on the back option.
That’s it. You’ve done it. Now you can use your IOS device normally.
Congrats, now you know how to bypass iCloud Activation lock. Following any of the above two methods will help you gain access to your device in some way or the other. I hope you found this article helpful. Thanks for reading!