[Solved] How to Remove iCloud Activation Lock without Password

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Robert Hunt
Last updated: Sep 9, 2022

Summary: Get stuck on the Activation Lock screen and don't know what to do next? Don't worry, you can follow this manual article to learn how to remove Activation Lock screen on iPhone or iPad without passcode.

Apple iPhone is good at keeping our data and the property safe. Even when your device is lost or stolen, it would be protected by a Find My feature named Activation Lock.

On the contrary, if it's an iPhone not in your possession, like your parents', you may be asked to bypass this Activation Lock screen, of course the passcode has been long forgotten. If you are have the same problem, you can read on this article to find out how to remove Activation Lock on an iPhone or iPad without passcode.

How to Remove iCloud Activation Lock without Password

What Does iCloud Activation Lock Do

Activation Lock is a long-existing feature in Find My iPhone, which was introduced in 2013 with iOS 7. Activation Lock is integrated with iCloud, and there is no need to enable it manually. Since with entering either the DFU or Recovery mode, user may bypass iPhone screen passcode, the iCloud Activation Lock is for locking the activation of any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple watch, with the Find My feature enabled. It's the ultimate way for preventing any stolen device from being usable.

How Does iCloud Activation Lock Work

For an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, or Mac computer that has the Apple T2 security chip or Apple silicon chip, the device is protected by iCloud Activation Lock.

When someone try to use either the DFU or Recovery mode to erase your iPhone, they'll be asked for the Apple ID and password that has been previously associated with the device.

From the backend, Apple securely stores your Apple ID on its iCloud activation servers and creates bond links to your device. Your Apple ID password or device passcode is required before anyone can turn off Find My, erase your device, or reactivate and use your device.

How to Remove iCloud Activation Lock without Passcode

The most instinct way to remove iCloud Activation Lock is to enter your Apple ID and passcode, then turn off Find My option in Settings app. To do so: Open Settings app > General > Find My > turn off the Find My iPhone option.

How To Remove iCloud Activation Lock without Passcode

If your device is offline, you can remove the Activation Lock on your lost or stolen iPhone via the iCloud.com. However, both ways require entering your Apple ID and your correct passcode.

How to Remove iCloud Activation Lock without Passcode - BuhoUnlocker

As you can guess, iCloud Activation Lock is the ultimate way to keep an iPhone safe. So literally there is no way to bypass this protective screen. However, what if you forget your Apple ID passcode, and cannot find your iPhone purchasing invoice, which is required when you submit your disabled iPhone to Apple Store? BuhoUnlocker is a versatile iPhone Unlocker utility that can help you remove iCloud Activation Lock even without your Apple ID or passcode.


Still need to go to Apple Store for asking genius to remove iCloud Activation Lock for you? Remember to take your device receipts, messages or emails sent by Apple that show you’re in rightful possession of this device. At last, don’t forget to download BuhoUnlocker to start solving your iCloud Activation Lock Bypass issues.

Robert Hunt

I'm Robert Hunt, a tech-savvy fan with the love of all things Apple. As a hobbyist of gardening and meditation, I'm also a seasoned writer covering a wide array of Apple products, like iPhone, iPad, iOS and more.