How to Get Past Activation Lock on iPad

by The Aceclicks Team Unlock Tips Published On Jul 27, 2023 Updated On Oct 23, 2023
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If you own an iPad that previously belonged to someone else, chances are you're aware of bypassing the iPad Activation Lock. Well, if you still can't wrap your head around it, yours truly is here to make a difference. Let's go through it together and figure out how to get past the Activation Lock screen on your iPad.

What is the iPad Activation Lock?

Activation Lock is Apple's anti-theft mechanism that prevents devices from being used or resold after being stolen. It is turned on the instant the original owner logs in with their Apple ID and enables the Find My option. When the phone is sold or given away to someone else, the Activation Lock will be enabled unless the owner removes it first.

When the lock is enabled, no one can activate the iPad using an ID different from the previous owner. They would need the owner's credentials to log in and use the device. You also cannot delete an Apple ID from the device or disable the Find My App. Not only does this reduce the incentive to steal Apple devices, but it also protects the information on the device if it has been stolen or lost.

Bypass iPad Activation Lock without Passcode using LockPass

Although Apple has some official ways to tackle the Activation Screen, they'd all be a waste of time if you don't know the credentials to the Apple ID associated with the device. This includes not knowing the Apple ID, not knowing the password, or both.

From my experience, most of the people looking to unlock an iPad can't use the official ways because they just don't have those credentials. So, the next best thing is to use a tool that bypasses the iPad activation screen. And I do have a tool for you.

With LockPass iCloud Remover tool, you can easily bypass the Activation Lock on your iPad without needing any credentials. Here's a list of its amazing features:

  • It has a complete set of unlocking functions that bypass any locks you may encounter.
  • It gets the job done in only three simple steps.
  • It uses reliable and advanced technology, leading to a high success rate.
  • Compatible with lots of iPad models runnings from iPadOS 12 to iPadOS 16.5

LockPass could bypass Activation Lock for the following devices:

  • iPad mini: iPad mini 2 (2013), iPad mini 3 (2014), iPad mini 4 (2015);
  • iPad: 5th Generation iPad (2017), 6th Generation iPad (2018), 7th Generation iPad (2019);
  • iPad Air: iPad Air (2013), iPad Air 2 (2014);
  • iPad Pro: 12.9-inch 1st Generation iPad Pro (2015), 12.9-inch 2nd Generation iPad Pro (2017), 9.7-inch iPad Pro (2016), 10.5-inch iPad Pro (2017)

If you want to bypass the Activation Lock screen on your iPad in a matter of minutes, here is how you can use LockPass iCloud Remover to do it:

  1. Get LockPass iCloud Remover for your computer and install the tool. Run the program and give it all the permissions needed to work.
  2. Use the connecting cord to plug in your iPad and make sure the system recognizes the device.
  3. Go through the grid menu and click on Start .'
  4. It will jailbreakd your device first.
  5. After that, it will start to remove iCloud lock on your device.
  6. When the bypassing process is compelte, you can regain access to your iPad!

Bypass iPad Activation Lock via Find My

If you're one of those people that keep track of their credentials, then you can easily bypass the Activation Lock screen using Find My on your iCloud. This method is safe, reliable, and recommended by Apple itself. Here's what you need to do:

Step 1. Open your browser and make your way to the iCloud website. Log in using the Apple ID credentials for the account that's on your iPad.

Step 2. Now that you're in find the option that says Find My.

Step 3. The screen with a map will show. Click on All Devices from the top.

Step 4. Then choose the iPad that you want to unlock from the list.

Step 5. Once you click on the device, select Erase iPad and confirm your action.

Step 6. Aftere the iPad is erased, click "Remove from Account" to remotely bypass iPad Activation lock.

And you're done! Just remember that you need to know your Apple ID credentials for this method, and your iPad should be connected to a reliable and strong internet connection. That's all there is to this method.

Using iPad Activation Lock Bypass Code

Just like how certain iPods owned by an organization have a specific bypass code, iPads belonging to an organization have it too. This specific code helps the organization streamline management and makes it easier for them to add or remove Apple IDs on devices as employees come and go.

If your iPad is not affiliated with a specific organization, looking for a bypass code is useless. This method doesn't apply to individually purchased iPads. Remember that supervised devices are different from unsupervised ones. If you're unsure of the status of your device, ask Apple Help for clarification or check how you acquired the device.

So, if you've got a supervised iPad, here's how to use the Activation Lock bypass code to unlock it.

  1. The first thing you'd need to do is sign into the MDM admin center. Let's take Microsoft Intune for example.
  2. Once in, go to Devices and select All Devices.
  3. Find your iPad from the list of available devices.
  4. From the action menu for that device, pick on Disable Activation Lock.
  5. Now go to Hardware and find the Activation Lock bypass code. It should be Conditional Access.
  6. Click on Wipe on the Overview pane for that device.

Now the iCloud Activation Lock for your iPad should be removed, and you can easily access it. The device will be reset, and you can easily set up a new Apple ID to sign into iCloud.

Via iCloud DNS Bypass

The final method of bypassing an iPhone locked to the owner is to use the DNS bypass. It reroutes the signals sent to the Apple server for activation and moves them to the bypass server instead. You can easily get this done by following these simple steps:

  1. Disconnect your device from the WiFi connection, and make sure you remove the profile.
  2. Restart the device for some good extra measures.
  3. Now the technical bit, before you reconnect the WiFi connection, enter a regional DNS address. Here is a list for your convenience:
  • USA:
  • Europe:
  • Asia:
  • South America:
  • Australia and Oceania:
  1. Now click the back button and wait a few seconds while the magic happens. Please note that this refers to the back button available on the portal, not your device, because that will close the portal, and we'd be back to square one.
  2. It is time to reconnect your device to the WiFi and enjoy an unlocked device.

This method may come across as technical to some but the simplified steps make it easy to follow. You don't have to worry about your information being stolen since its a safe way of bypassing the Activation Lock. However, it doesn't always guarantee success.

Via Apple Support

Sometimes the most obvious method works wonders for those who are bold enough to try it out. Remember when you messed up as a kid, and you took the problem to your parents, and boom - it was solved?

Well, you always have the option of contacting Apple Support when it comes to iCloud Activation Locks on your iPad. After all, it's their job to help Apple users with any issues that they may be facing.

The only drawback is that this method can take anywhere from a few days to a month. It is by no means instantaneous and might even end up in a refusal if you don't know how to go about asking Apple in the first place.

Do you recall the saying, 'Ask nicely, and you'll get just about anything?'. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that's not how things work at Apple Support. To get Apple to bypass your Activation Lock, you need to be able to persuade them that the iPad is yours. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Collect the details of your iPad, like the model and serial number
  2. Go to the Apple store or their website
  3. Describe the issue you're facing and what you did to fix it
  4. Fill in their inquiry forms
  5. Cooperate with them and give them any evidence they ask for

Apple promotes that you always give this method a shot since it's one of the most official ways of tackling the issue. However, if you don't have time to spare or feel that you won't be able to confidently present proof of ownership, then you should opt for some other method.

Shoud I Use the Free iCloud Activation Lock Removal Service?

In all honesty, your iCloud Activation Lock should have been dealt with by now. If you're still unable to get anything done, it's best to consult the upper methods thoroughly. Also, if there's one piece of advice of mine that you need to remember, it's that any service that unlocks your iCloud for free cannot be trusted.

Although there are many free iCloud unlock services that claim to work, it is not a good idea to use a free service. Most of them are scams that carry malware and viruses designed to infect your computer and device.

Moreover, there aren't any fake Apple IDs that can bypass the Activation Lock, and if a website or service asks for your Apple ID information, do not give it at any cost. You really need to be smart about these things to reduce the chances of any mishaps.

How to Avoid Buying a Used iPad with Activation Lock

Although refurbished iPhones are all the trend these days, for many, a pre-owned iPad is a consistently affordable option. While Apple encourages you to buy refurbished models from them, you can find iPad resales virtually everywhere.

However, there are certain things that you can do to avoid buying an iPad with an enabled Activation Lock. Here are a few tips:

  1. Turn the device on in front of the seller and try setting it up. If there is an Activation Lock on the device, you'd know almost immediately.
  2. Ask the seller for the contact information of the previous owner or their Apple ID credentials and test them out on the spot.
  3. Buy the device and install your Apple ID immediately to ensure it's linked only to your account and you won't face any issues later.

If the seller cannot guarantee these things you can always ask for a jailbroken iPad or request that the Activation Lock on your device be erased before it's given to you.

How to Turn Off Activation Lock Before Selling iPad

If you're thinking of selling your iPad in the future, make sure to remove the Activation Lock before doing so. Here are a quick few steps to get you started.

  1. Unpair your Apple Watch or any accessories.
  2. Turn off Find My iPad on the device.
  3. Sign out of iTunes and App Store.
  4. Make sure to erase your device completely.
  5. Remove it from your list of trusted devices on iCloud.

There you go! Now your device is free of the Activation Lock and it'll make the setup process much easier for the person who will buy it from you.

How to Check for Activation Lock Status before Buying An iPad

If you start the device and you get a passcode screen or lock screen, that means the device hasn't been erased. You need to ask the seller to erase it for you. There are many reasons why owners do this. Firstly, it's important to know that you can still legally sell an iPad with the Activation Lock on it as long as you have proof of ownership.

Previous owners leave the lock on so they can negotiate a higher price later when the new owner needs to log in. In some cases, they simply forget to remove it. However, ensure that the device goes straight to set up when you turn it on before buying. This will make the purchase so much easier for you in the long run.

Sum Up

Well there you have it, every possible way to remove the Activation Lock on your iPad. Although there are so many options, not all of them guarantee success. If you want to disable the Activation Lock on your device, then LockPass iCloud Remover is one of the best tools to use. It's reliable, easy to use, and has a guaranteed success rate.

Save yourself the trouble of spending countless days running after Apple Support to notice your issue or wait for the owner to give you their credentials. Use LockPass iCloud Remover and get the job done faster and more efficiently!

The Aceclicks Team
Being at the forefront of iOS and Android device management, our Aceclicks team is acutely aware of the growing need for exceptional support for iPhone and Android users. This realization inspired the development of our widely adopted Aceclicks iPhone and Android software suite.
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