How to Remove iCloud Activation Lock Without Password Free on iPhone/iPad?

iCloud is a feature provided by Apple. With the help of it, a legitimate user can quickly restore its data in case a phone is stolen or lost and protect the data from misuse.

In addition, it gives you a wide range of protection by offering the Activation Lock feature.

However, there can be some annoying problems when the Activation Lock is turned on. For example, when you get a second-hand iPhone which is locked to Activation Lock, you won’t be able to use it unless you can bypass the Activation Lock.

But don’t worry, this article will help you to remove iCloud Activation Lock without password. All the solutions that we will cover here are workable. You can try any of them and get your device unlocked.

Part 1. What is iCloud Activation Lock? How it Work?

What is iCloud Activation Lock?

Apple first introduced the iCloud Activation Lock (a feature of Find My iPhone) in iOS 7 for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch (Activation Lock is also available for Mac/Apple Watch now).

This feature apparently discourages thieves because when you factory reset/reactivate your Apple device it will require the Apple ID password to proceed.

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The moment you turn on Find My iPhone, the iCloud Activation Lock gets enabled automatically. Even after erasing your iPhone, Activation Lock will continue to keep your iPhone locked and won’t allow anyone to reactivate it unless you permit them.

To turn on the iCloud Activation Lock, the only thing that you will have to do is launch Find My iPhone and use your Apple credentials to log in, and it will be done.

How iCloud Activation Lock Work?

When you turn on Find My on your Apple device, Apple will register your device by linking its device ID (IMEI/Serial Number) to your Apple ID (also known as iCloud account) on its activation server. From then on, your Apple device is protected by the iCloud Activation Lock.

When anyone else trying to turn off Find My, erase or reactivate your device, your Apple ID password or device passcode will be required to proceed.

Most people can’t offer the password to remove the iCloud Activation Lock, that’s why we write this guide. Read on to learn how.

Part 2. How to Remove iCloud Activation Lock without Password on iPhone/iPad for Free?

Well, if you’re looking for a free way to unlock the iCloud Activation Lock without a password, you won’t be disappointed by the following ways.

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Solution 2: Enter Apple ID During Setup

If the seller of the iPhone is known to you, you can always ask the previous owner to enter the Apple ID and password while the device is getting set up.

After entering the credentials, you will have to tap on the next option. This way, the iCloud account will be removed, which will eventually disable the Activation lock.

Solution 3: Enter Passcode

If your iPhone/iPad is running on iOS 11 or later, and the Two-factor authentication feature is enabled, you can enter the old passcode instead of the Apple ID and password to remove the iCloud Activation Lock.

activation lock unlock with passcode

To try this, you will have to first click on the “Unlock with Passcode” option. Then ask the previous owner to enter the device’s passcode. You may be asked for a two-factor authentication code, which will be sent to the previous owner.

Solution 4: Remove from iCloud

This free way can be done by the previous owner only because he or she is the one with Apple credentials. But if you know the credentials too, you can do it on your own as well.

Here are the steps to remove iCloud Activation Lock without knowing the password for free:

Step 1: Ask the previous owner to visit using a browser and log in with their Apple ID and password.

Step 2: Then click on the Find iPhone option.

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Step 3: On the next page, click on the All Devices option. Then select the device that going to be removed.

Step 3: There will be a few options. The option to choose is Erase iPhone. The instructions will be displayed on the screen; please follow them to erase everything from the data.

icloud erase iphone

Step 4: Once done, select the Remove from Account option.

remove iPhone from icloud account

Now, you’ll be able to activate your iPhone without Apple ID or password! You won’t be asked to enter the passcode because everything will be restored to the default option.

Solution 5: Ask Apple for help

The last free option to remove iCloud Activation Lock without password is asking Apple for help. However, Apple will be able to help you only when you can prove that you’re the original owner.

Apple’s support team will ask for the purchase proof, and you must have the receipt of the iPhone that you have bought. The receipt should contain your name, serial number, MEID, or IMEI number. These things are mandatory.

In case the owner has passed away, in this case; also, Apple will be able to help you to deactivate the iCloud lock. But for this, you will have to submit the death certificate of that person. To sum up, you will have to prove that you are now the legitimate owner of the iPhone.

Here are the details:

Step 1: You will first have to visit the Official Activation Lock Support page.

Step 2: Once you are there, please read the terms of use carefully and then hit the Continue option.

Step 3: You will be asked to fill up a form that will ask for your email address, serial number/ IMEI/ MEID number. Fill it in and then click on the continue option.

Step 4: A confirmation email will be sent to you with a link. You need to click on that.

Step 5: Apple will show the details for your iPhone. Now, you need to click on the Continue option. The next page will ask for more information. Fill it all.

Step 6: Click on continue to confirm. Finally, Apple will confirm that your request has been registered.

Part 4. Paid ways to Remove iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone/iPad without Password

You have learned about the free ways that you can go for. This section will cover all the paid ways that you can try.

Solution 1: AppleiPhoneUnlock

appleiphoneunlock icloud unlock page

The first paid tool that you can go for is AppleiPhoneUnlock iCloud Unlock Service. With the help of this service, you will be able to permanently unlock your iPhone and iPad from iCloud Activation Lock without password.

If you want to unlock your device for just 24-hours, that can be done as well. But you will have to pay a small fee for that. Usually, the unlock will be done within five days maximum. But most of the devices get unlocked within 24 hours only.

How to Use it?

Step 1: First, visit AppleiPhoneUnlock iCloud unlock page.

Step 2: After that, enter your IMEI number. If you don’t have that, you can enter the serial number of the device as well. Just find it from the hello screen as below.

find imei on activation screen

Step 3: Now, click on the Remove Activation Lock option. An order confirmation page will appear where you will have to agree to their terms and conditions. Make the payment, and your request will be accepted.

Now, wait for your iPhone to be free from iCloud Activation Lock.

Solution 2: Tenorshare 4MeKey

Another good tool is 4MeKey by Tenorshare. This tool is extremely easy to use, and you don’t need to have the technical knowledge to use it. The best part about this software is that it can unlock your device within 15 minutes.

4mekey select remove activation lock

No matter why you can’t unlock the activation lock of your device, it won’t ask you anything. This tool is available for both Windows and Mac users.

Here are the steps that you will have to follow:

Step 1: Visit the official website of Tenorshare 4MeKey. Once you are there, you need to download the correct version for your computer. The tools will jailbreak your iPhone or iPad. Therefore, use a lightning cable and connect it to the computer.

Step 2: Now, click on the start option. Firstly, you will have to jailbreak your device. After that, you will be able to remove the iCloud Activation Lock. Please be patient because the jailbreaking process will consume some time.

4mekey downloading jailbreak tool

Step 3: Once the jailbreaking process is complete, please click on the next option. Tenorshare 4MeKey will tell you when the jailbreak process gets completed. Now, you can proceed with the iCloud activation code removing process. Please click on the next option.

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Tenorshare 4MeKey will remove the iCloud activation code successfully. Click on done, and you will be able to log in to your iCloud account using a new Apple ID and password.

Solution 3: IMEIdoctor

For the third paid way, we have IMEIdoctor, a completely safe to use iCloud Activation Lock remover. This tool will let you remove the iCloud Activation Lock from any iPhone without a password. You need to have your IMEI number to begin with the process.

This tool will take around 1-5 days for the Activation Lock to get removed. It doesn’t jailbreak your iPhone. The method is completely safe, and it won’t hack your data.

Here are the steps for you to remove the iCloud Activation Lock without password:

Step 1: First, visit the official website of IMEIdoctor.

Step 2: Enter the IMEI number and fill in the details asked by the platform.

Step 3: You will be asked to make the payment; please do that, and your request will be registered.

You will receive a confirmation email about the same, and your iPhone will be unlocked in 1-5 days.

Solution 4: iCloud Unlock Solution

For the final solution, you can try WipeLock iCloud Unlock Solution. It’s the most affordable way to unlock the iCloud Activation lock without password for iPhone/iPad. It costs only $8.00, which is why WipeLock iCloud Unlock Solution is so popular.

wipelock unlock ebook

It supports all kinds of iPhone and iPad models. Once you buy the WipeLock iCloud Unlock Solution, you will receive an eBook, which will have all the details you will have to follow to remove the iCloud Activation Lock.


There you go. You have both the free and paid ways to remove the iCloud Activation Lock without a password. First, try the free ways, and if you face any trouble, choose one of the paid ways.

Please note that free ways will take more time to remove the iCloud Activation Lock than the paid ones. Also, do your research for each solution before you follow one.

About Author

Darren has been passionate about ios devices ever since he got his first iPhone since 2013, while he was still a student in junior high school. He currently uses an iPhone 11 and iPad Pro, and he’s become the go-to guy for many of his friends who have mobile device unlocking-related problems.

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