After searching for a way to unlock my new iPhone (I decided to go with second-hand and save some money), I was stuck with an iCloud activation lock. Because it was the previous owner’s account I had to find some way of removing it, that’s when I stumbled across iCloudin. Straight away I found out that this tool is really hard to download! Could you please help me on this?
This post is written for our readers who want to download iCloudin 2019 or iCloudin 2020 for their iCloud locked iPhone/iPad.
As is known to all, iCloudin is a popular iCloud unlocking tool but it’s very hard to find the place to download. After hours upon hours of searching, we succeeded in finding a download and begun testing it out.
- Part 1. iCloudin 2019/2020 Review
- Part 2. Unlock Methods That Actually Work
Part 1. iCloudin 2019/2020 Full Review: Real or Fake?
During my review, I took notes about how iCloudin tool works, what types of features it entails, and anything else I thought was relevant.
1.1 What is iCloudin?
iCloudin is a very simple program. There aren’t many things complicated about it, aside from locating the official download, and the purpose of it is for iCloud activation lock removal free.
With the help of an iCloudin download, users have the chance to remove their old iCloud account that they no longer have access to. A more common situation, and the one Simon found himself in, was needing to delete someone else’s iCloud account from a second-hand iPhone.
Using this tool makes it possible to accomplish both of these things.
1.2 Key Features of iCLoudin 2019/2020
Below we have put together a quick rundown of the features we saw when doing our research and when we used iCloudin to unlock iPhones for testing,
- Disables any iPhone’s iCloud activation lock
- Provides a minimalist interface, making it easy to use
- Users don’t have to pay to use this program
That might not seem like much but as we already said, it’s a really basic program for removing iCloud locks. Most important from this list is the fact that it’s free – there isn’t a premium option at all!
1.3 Cons of iCloud Bypass Tool – iCloudin
- iCloudin is only compatible with devices that run iOS 9 or earlier
- Finding the official iCloudin download is very difficult
- Because the official version is hard to find, there are a lot of fakes that contain viruses
- From the iPhones that I tested, iCloudin did not work to remove iCloud locks
- Requires iTunes and third-party software installation
1.4 Does iCloudin (V2.0 & V1.5.1) Actually Work?
So, as well-known as iCloudin is among the iPhone community, you’d assume that it’s very successful for removing iCloud activation locks. In my experience, this was not the case.
We tested an iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, and an iPhone X so that we had a few variations of results from my testing. Each of the iPhones were running the most recent iOS versions that they supported and didn’t have any damage that could have impacted the effectiveness of the removal tool.
None of my tests were successful. After running iCloudin 2019 (v1.5.1) and iCloudin 2020 (v2.0) multiple times for each iPhone, and even approaching the process differently, we were not able to remove any of the iCloud activation locks. Now, we won’t discourage you from running the iCloudin tool and testing it yourself, but we would suggest looking at different solutions.
1.5 How to Download and Use iCloudin Tool 2020?
Again, we won’t try to persuade you to abandon this tool just yet. For anyone who is interested in using iCloudin, follow these steps.
Step 1. Download iCloudin to your computer from iCloudin download link and extract the program files from the ZIP.
Step 2. Update iTunes so that you have the most recent version. If you don’t already have iTunes installed, then I recommend you install it now.
Step 3. Using a lightning cable, connect the iPhone to your computer.
Step 4. Launch the iCloudin program and once it opens, click “Host’s file IMEI”.
Step 5. A new window will be displayed. Use this window to locate the iCloudin folder and select “Hosts_Activation_IMEI.java”.
Step 6. After selecting this file, the iCloud lock removal will begin and a progress bar will be shown so that you can track the unlock.
Once you see the progress bar reach the end, this means that iCloudin has completed the lock removal process that it uses. You can then check if your iPhone has had the activation lock removed.
Part 2. iCloudin Tool Alternatives That Actually Work for Us
2.1 Our Experiences with iCloud Unlocking
The next part of our journey was finding an iCloud lock removal solution that actually worked. At first, we considered the DNS bypass method, but we quickly realized how limiting it was. It is free and we’ll give it credit because of that, but it wasn’t a great long-term solution.
We kept searching for other tools that are similar to the iCloudin download I found. At the time I thought that due to how popular it was, there must be others out there that worked effectively instead. So, after spending more time than We’re proud of searching for something similar to iCloudin, we eventually gave up.
All we stumbled across were iCloud unlock tools that either didn’t work at all, had malware in them, were blocked by surveys (completing those surveys didn’t work either!), or were built to scam users. Fortunately, soon after finding an abundance of ineffective tools, we stumbled across a bunch of online services that actually helped me.
2.2 Recommended iCloud Unlock Services
Firstly we tried AppleiPhoneUnlock. This website caught our attention because it offers two different services – iCloud unlocking and iPhone unlocking.
At the time we were looking for an iCloud unlock, so that’s where I focussed on. AppleiPhoneUnlock can remove iCloud locks on absolutely any iOS device (iPhones, iPods, iPads, even Apple Watches) and for a reasonable fee, the device will be unlocked within 2 days.
We tested AppleiPhoneUnlock on two iPhones (iPhone 7 Plus & iPhone 8) and both were effectively unlocked.
Secondly, we also looked at DirectUnlocks. This website is similar to AppleiPhoneUnlock and offers a few different services, including iCloud lock removal. After entering the IMEI number of my iPhone and paying the service charge, the unlock was processed in 3 days.
The benefit of using an online service like AppleiPhoneUnlock and Directunlocks compared to iCloudin is that it’s done remotely. You aren’t required to go out of your way to a store and wait for a skilled technician to remove the lock – a few basic device details and it’s taken care of remotely.
We can relate to your frustration of not being able to bypass iCloud activation locks. Plainly put, it completely restricts users access to the device. Some people choose something known as a DNS bypass solution which does yield partial results, albeit also restricting a large number of your iPhone’s features. As such, we recommend that you use either AppleiPhoneUnlock or DirectUnlocks.
 Apple support: Activation Lock for iPhone/iPad
 Apple support: Find the serial number or IMEI on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Nice review Mr Darren. Please send me the link. Thank you
Can you Please send me the link, id Like to try it and cant find the link anywhere , Thank You 🙂
Check it in your inbox 🙂
Thank you for your very helpful review of this tool. Could you please send me a download link to try?
Please send me the link, so I can test iCloudin on a 6s.
Please send me the download link and I will let you know results!!
Could you send me the link?
Really great information! Thanks so much for helping us iphone users out we really appreciate all your info!! I would like to have the link for icloudin too please and thank you! I’m just thinking this program may come in handy!!
I found an old iPad 3rd Gen (cleaning the house and complying to #STAYATHOME). It’s on firmware 9.3.5 IPSW and is Activation Locked. I tried so many other methods to bypass the Activation Lock but no success. I would be very much appreciated if you can send me the download link for ICLOUDIN to my email. I hope it works as the firmware is old.
A friend of Me bought a second hand Ipad2, and he asked Me to make it ready for him. The only problem is to unlock the activation key. If You can give Me the downloadlink for Icloudin, it would me a lot.
Mr.Darren am proud to hear and get you lesson, thanks for you’re information am think it can be a solution for my iphone. please can you help me a link please..
Hey there. I’ve tried a million different tools to unlock my iPad mini but so far none of the have worked. I won’t hold my breath with the iCloudin solution just yet, but who knows. Its worth a shot!! So please send me the download link and Ill let you know how it goes.
Please i would like to try this icloud unlocking software, i will be grateful if you provide me with latest version download link..
Thanks in advance
Kindly send me the link of icloudin latest version.
I would like to give this app a bash. can you please send me the link to the latest icloudin V2.
I have an Iphone 6 Plus that given by my brother but locked with an id and he doesn’t remember the password at all…that’s why he bought new latest iphone..?Admin, I really hope that you help me get this unlocker link download.. ?
Very nice write up.
Please PROVIDE ME WITH THE LATEST ICLOUDIN link
Beautiful review. Pleaase email me the link to icloudin.
Just check it in your inbox 🙂
Thank you for some honesty finally. Could you please email the link to icloudin please?
Thanks 🙏 a lot for Honest opinion on the iCloud-in review would greatly Appreciate link Information
Thanks for the article Darren. Could i get a link please
Thank you for the information Darren!
Hello Mr Darren, Can you send me the link please.
Can I get a link, Darren? Please and thank you!
Well done Darren. Thanks for sharing. Can i get the link please!
Could you pass the link across to download incloudin v.2 please.
Hey Craig, please feel free to let us know if iCloudin work. Thanks!
Could you send me the link please Darren
Can u send me the link plz Darren and if u know a service that is free for iCloud activation bypass send them too plz
Hey, we’ve sent the link. BTW, we haven’t found any way that can unlock iCloud for free.
Thank you for your info!
My iPad Air2 is locked, i’d like to try it
Hi, Darren, Can you please send me the download link for iCloudin?
Hey Jabed, we’ve sent the link to you. Please feel free to let me know if it works. Thank you!
Darren, thanks so much for all the information. Could you pass the link across to download incloudin v.2 please as would like to give it a go.
Hi Andrew, we’ve sent it.
Could you also send the link for incloudin to me please? Thanks!
hi darren my 6s is locked can you help me send me the link. thanks in advance
I bought some iPhones off eBay to resell because of the craziness of people around where i live for i phone but unfortunately i was stuck with almost 8 of the phones . It’s being like 8months now and i have not been able to do anything with them . Please i will appreciate if you can help me with the link to try out , like they say “NEVER SAY NEVER ” It the icloud in fails to work, then i might have to go with that AppleiPhoneUnlock. Thanks for your concern on people who got stuck to apple lock.