The majority of smart device users wishes that their device can be either an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac or any other Apple product. But as it stands, not everyone can afford to buy a new Apple smartphone. For this reason, many people turn to buying a second-hand or pawned iPhone and iPad.
But, when it comes to buying a second-hand iDevice, users are faced with an issue.
Many people selling their iPhone to second-hand dealers most times, might have enabled the iCloud activation lock on the device using the Find My iPhone feature but forget to deactivate it before sales.
When this happens, you will need the Apple or iCloud ID and password of the original owner to unlock the device.
Seeing that getting this details is usually not an option, I have outlined the best iCloud activation lock removal tool you can use to unlock your device totally free of charge.
FoneGeek iPhone Unlocker
FoneGeek iPhone Passcode is a paid tool but offers a free trial version which you can use to unlock 1 device before buying.
it is easy to use, and can help you bypass the iCloud activation lock on all iPhones, iPad, iPod touch models regardless of the iOS version the device is using.
Here is a video guide on how to use the FoneGeek iPhone Unlocker tool.
As you may notice from the video, FoneGeek iPhone Unlock is a desktop program. So, you will need either a Windows OS or MacOS computer to be able to use it.
iPhoneIMEI prides themselves as the number 1 iCloud unlock company offering the most reliable iCloud unlock and activation lock removal service that no other unlock company can do.
They have relative access to Apple’s database, so with just the IMEI or Serial Number of your iDevice, they can get the model. Once they do, they are capable of removing the current iCloud account associated with the iPhone or iPad.
In other words, they are capable of removing the iCloud Activation Lock from your device by just providing them with the device IMEI or Serial Number.
After you have been notified by email that the current iCloud account have been disassociated with the device, all you need do is to power off the device and then turn it back on. Once you do, you will be asked to set up your own iCloud account for the device.
So, if you want to bypass iCloud activation lock, you should definitely try iPhoneIMEI
ApowerUnlock is another great tool you can use to remove the iCloud activation lock on your iDevice.
This tool does more than bypass iCloud activation look, it can also be used to unlock iPhone/iPad with a Passcode, Face or Touch ID lock, screen crack lock and even screen time passcode.
ApowerUnlock is a desktop application, and not an online removal tool like iPhoneIMEI. So, you will need a computer to be able to use ApowerUnlock.
Aside from that, ApowerUnlock is one of the best iCloud activation lock bypass/removal tool.
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IMEIUnlockSIM have an iCloud Activation Lock Removal Services that allows you unlock your iDevice using the IMEI number.
Note though, that while this is a free tool, not all iPhones can be unlocked for free using this tool. For example, as of the time of writing, iPhone 12 and 11 are some of the device you will have to pay for before the iCloud activation lock will be removed for you.
IMEIUnlockSIM is an online tool that is quite easy to use. Just:
- Visit their website.
- Choose your device model.
- Enter the device IMEI number.
- Click the Unlock Now button.
- Fill in your contact detail.
Here is a video guide just in case.
Depending on some factors, it usually takes IMEIUnlockSIM 1 – 5 business days to get your device unlocked.
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