How to Remove Activation Lock without Contacting the Previous Owner

Lisa OuUpdated by Lisa Ou / Jan 20, 2021 16:30

If the previous owner turns on Find My iPhone before, the Activation Lock is activated at the same time. Even though your iPhone, iPad, iPod or Apple Watch is lost or stolen, the iPhone Activation Lock can stop others from reactivation. However, if your iPhone is activation locked, or you buy a second-hand iPhone with the previous Apple ID account existing, you need to remove Activation Lock without the previous owner manually. Otherwise, you cannot sign in to your Apple ID and access all iCloud features.

How to Remove Activation Lock without Contacting the Previous Owner

Since the previous iPhone owner is not available, you can use third-party Activation Lock removal software or online bypassing services to get rid of the iCloud Activation Lock. If you want to get a higher success rate of iPhone Activation Lock bypassing, you can remove Activation Lock without a password as the following paragraphs show. Just read and follow.

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1. How to Remove Activation Lock without a Previous Owner

FoneLab iOS Unlocker is capable to bypass and remove the Find My iPhone Activation Lock without a previous owner. After unlocking, you can access this iOS device with any Apple ID and password. The previous iCloud account cannot block or erase your iPhone or iPad anymore. Thus, you can remove Apple ID and bypass Activation Lock on any iPhone, iPad, and iPod successfully.

  1. Remove the Activation Lock screen without the previous owner’s password.
  2. Unlock iCloud Activation Lock without jailbreaking in clicks.
  3. Wipe lock screen password and Screen Time restriction password.
  4. Bypass Activation Lock on the latest iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad 2019, and iPod touch 7 running iOS 5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14.
  5. Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista and Mac OS X 10.7 or above.
FoneLab iOS Unlocker
FoneLab iOS Unlocker

FoneLab Helps you unlock iPhone screen, Removes Apple ID or its password, Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

  • Helps you unlock iPhone screen.
  • Removes Apple ID or its password.
  • Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

Step 1Free download, install, and launch FoneLab iOS Unlocker. Choose Remove Apple ID on the main interface. This step really matters for further iCloud Activation Lock removal.

unlock interface

Step 2Use a lighting USB cable to connect the iPhone to your computer. After the Device connected successfully screen appears, tap Trust on your iPhone to confirm.

remove apple id interface

Step 3Click Start on the desktop Remove Apple ID screen. For iOS 11.4 and later users, you need to turn off Find My iPhone/iPad before removing Activation Lock. Go to the Settings app. Choose General, Reset, and Reset All Settings in order. Enter the lock screen passcode to move on. If you are an iOS 11 and earlier user, you can choose Settings, iCloud, and Find My iPhone instead.

start to remove apple id

Step 4Your activation locked iPhone will restart automatically. After a while, you can see the You have unlocked your device successfully screen. It means you remove iPhone Activation Lock without a previous owner or password successfully. Click OK to confirm.

remove apple id and icloud account

2. FAQs of Activation Lock Removal

Is there any iCloud Activation Lock removal free online service?

No. It is impossible to bypass iCloud Activation Lock for free without contacting the previous owner. The online Activation Lock iPhone unlocking services charges about $20, including icloudbypassonline, wipelock, imeiunlocksim, and more. The online iCloud unlocking delivery time is long. If you want to remove Activation Lock without the original owner within 24 hours, FoneLab iPhone Unlocker is your first choice.

How to remove the previous owner from the unlocked iPhone?

After removing the iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone or iPad, go to the Settings app. Choose General, Reset, and Erase All Content and Settings. Enter your Apple ID and password correctly. Now you can remove the previous iPhone owner successfully.

Can you turn off Find My iPhone to disable Activation Lock?

Yes. You can trigger the Find My iPhone option from On to Off to remove the iOS Activation Lock directly. Enter your Apple ID password to confirm and save changes. Now you can turn off Activation Lock on iPhone successfully.

That’s all to remove Activation Lock without a previous owner on your Windows or Mac computer. You can get the highest success rate to remove the iCloud Activation Lock without contacting the first owner. If there is no computer around you, and you cannot contact the previous iOS owner, you can go to the nearby Apple Store. Explain your situation and take proof that you bought this Apple iOS device. However, Apple Support will still refuse to remove Activation Lock without a password or previous owner due to these or those reasons.

FoneLab iOS Unlocker
FoneLab iOS Unlocker

FoneLab Helps you unlock iPhone screen, Removes Apple ID or its password, Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

  • Helps you unlock iPhone screen.
  • Removes Apple ID or its password.
  • Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.
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