If you are reading this, chances are that you have an iPhone or iPad that requires iCloud activation. As you’ve probably already found out, accessing the device is impossible without the right Apple ID and password. It gets worse if you are dealing with a second-hand phone with absolutely no way to contact the original owner.
There are people offering this service, but the prices are often exorbitant. What if there was a way you could bypass iCloud activation lock without necessarily requiring the service of a third-party? What if you could do this all on your own from the comfort of your home? This is exactly what AnyUnlock is built for.
Introducing AnyUnlock – iCloud Activation Unlocker
AnyUnlock – iCloud Activation Unlocker is a tool specifically designed to bypass iCloud activation lock and lets you gain access to locked iDevices. AnyUnlock iCloud Activation Unlocker is quite easy to use and the clean GUI makes it even better. All it takes is a few clicks to get it done. Whether you’ve bought a locked iPhone or for some reasons, your device won’t go beyond the iCloud activation lock screen, AnyUnlock lets you get into the device.
This program is not be confused with AnyUnlock – iPhone Password Unlocker as it is quite different. Unlike the one being discussed in this article, AnyUnlock – iPhone Password unlocker only deals with passcode and iCloud account removal.
It should be mentioned that neither of these programs should be used on stolen devices or for any form of illegal purposes. It is advised to use AnyUnlock only on devices you rightfully own.
How it works
To remove iCloud Activation Lock, plug your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch in through USB and wait until the program detects your device. While on the Bypass iCloud Activation Lock tab, click the Start button.
Before AnyUnlock – iPhone Activation Unlocker is able to get its job, it needs to jailbreak the device. If you’re new to jailbreak, this is usually safe and should not harm your device. The software downloads the required jailbreak tool and after this, the device needs to be put in DFU mode to proceed with the jailbreak.
When this is done, hit the Bypass button and the whole process completes after a while, removing the iCloud Activation Lock.
With the lock removed, you can now access the device without a password and even log in to the App Store with another Apple ID. This bypass prevents iCloud tracking via the original Apple ID on the device, disallows remote device lock or erasure.
There is a guide on the official website that explains this in-depth along with other available options for iCloud activation lock removal.
Please note that after unlocking the device, it will be available to use for every other function except for:
- Phone calls
- Cellular data
Also, you will be unable to log in to iCloud with a new Apple ID. iTunes synchronization will not work as well.
There are certain precautions to take to keep the activation lock removal in place:
- Do not reset the device
- Do not update the iOS version or load a new firmware
- Restarting an unlocked device with iOS 12.4.7 and iOS 13.3 or above will re-activate the iCloud Activation Lock. However, you can still re-unlock it with AnyUnlock.
As mentioned earlier, this software is not to be used on stolen or lost devices. It should be used to bypass iCloud activation lock only on devices you rightfully own.
At the moment, AnyUnlock – iCloud Activation Unlocker supports iOS 12.3 to iOS 13.6.1 on iPhone 5s to iPhone X; iPad 5 to 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd Generation); iPod Touch 6 and 7.
AnyUnlock offers two other useful features:
Finding Apple ID
If you have multiple Apple IDs and not sure which one the device is locked with, you can use this feature to find the ID on the device. Also, this can be used to fetch the Apple ID on a second-hand device in case you intend to contact the original owner.
This feature lets you check if a device’s hardware has been changed and provides information about battery health. It also informs you if iCloud activation lock is enabled.
Before choosing to buy a used iPhone, AnyUnlock can provide you valuable info that should help in making the right decision with the purchase. And in case you’ve already bought a device with iCloud activation lock enabled, it gives you the chance to use the device. Although the limitations might be uncomfortable, it’s still better than having a totally useless device you can’t even operate at all.
At only $49.99 for the yearly plan, this program certainly provides value for money. However, if you intend to use this for commercial purposes, it’s best to go for the lifetime plan valued at only $69.99.