Unlock iCloud Locked iPhone
An iPhone being iCloud locked means that your account details and information are linked to your iPhone and stored online on Apple’s servers. iCloud was made possible by Apple back in 2014 making your iPhone or any other iDevice locked to your iCloud account. When this option has been activated on your device then every time you start your device you have to enter your iCloud login details including the Apple ID and password.
It is activated during the normal set up of your iPhone and requires an iTunes account. Every iTunes account, on the other hand, requires a unique Apple ID and password which means if you do not know these details you cannot easily access someone else’s account. Also, the ‘Find My iPhone’ setting should be enabled. This logs in the unique details including the iPhone’s IMEI, which is a unique number on every device.
If you are in possession of an iCloud locked iPhone you can still use it with limitations. You aren’t be able to reset or erase the device, you can’t reactivate the device using your details and you can’t turn off the find my iPhone feature. If it is passcode protected, it makes it impossible to use the iPhone completely.
Unlocking an iCloud Locked iPhone through Settings
This method is the quickest way to unlock iCloud locked iPhone 6/7/8/X and bypass the iCloud activation. However, it is a temporal way, and you will have to repeatedly use this method to unlock iCloud on your device once the iPhone is locked again. Steps of using this method
Navigate to the iPhone Settings:
Launch the iPhone settings from the apps drawer
Locate The Wi-Fi Settings:
Then tap on Wi-Fi.
Select The Wi-Fi Network:
Click on the ‘i’ next to the Wi-Fi network you want to connect.
Change The DNS:
Delete the DNS settings and enter a new one depending on your location.
- USA/North America: 184.108.40.206
- Europe: 220.127.116.11
- Asia: 18.104.22.168
- Other areas: 22.214.171.124
When You’re Done:
Once done tap ‘Back,’ and then go to ‘Activation Help.’ Once the bypass is done a message saying “You have successfully connected to my Server.” will be displayed after which you will have successfully unlocked your iPhone 6/7/8/X.