How to Remove iCloud Activation Lock From iPad
If you have recently purchased a second-hand iPad and it’s tied to an iCloud activation lock, you’re not alone. The activation lock system has been implemented by Apple to ensure that even if a device is lost or stolen, the data is still secure. However, it can be frustrating when you are trying to use a device that is locked and you don’t know what to do.
In this article, we’ll show you how to remove iCloud activation lock from iPad.
Step 1: Check the Activation Lock Status
The first step in getting rid of the iCloud activation lock from your iPad is to verify its status. Follow these steps:
1. Go to the official iCloud website and log in with your Apple ID and password.
2. Click on “Find My iPhone” and then click on “All Devices.”
3. Locate the iPad that is locked and click on it.
4. If the iPad is connected to the internet and is locked with an iCloud activation lock, you will see an alert message that says “This iPad is linked to an Apple ID.”
5. If you see this message, it means that the iPad is still connected to the original owner’s iCloud account and you will not be able to activate it until you remove the activation lock.
Step 2: Locate the Original Owner
The next step in removing the iCloud activation lock is to locate the original owner of the iPad. If you purchased the iPad from a third-party seller, ask them to provide you with the contact information of the original owner. If you’re having trouble locating the original owner, try reaching out to Apple’s support team for assistance.
Step 3: Initiate an iCloud Activation Lock Removal Request
Once you have the contact information of the original owner, you can ask them to provide you with the password to unlock the device. If they cannot provide you with this information, ask them to initiate an iCloud activation lock removal request.
Here are the steps to initiate an iCloud activation lock removal request:
1. Have the original owner of the iPad log in to their iCloud account.
2. Click on “Find My iPhone.”
3. Click on “All Devices” and select the iPad that is locked.
4. Click on “Remove from Account.”
5. Confirm the removal and enter the Apple ID password for verification.
Once the activation lock is removed, you can activate the iPad and set it up as a new device using your own Apple ID.
The process of removing the iCloud activation lock from an iPad can be frustrating, but it is important to follow the steps to ensure that the device is secure and that you are not using a stolen iPad. Remember to reach out to the original owner of the iPad if you need their assistance with removing the activation lock, and if you’re having trouble locating them, contact Apple’s customer support team for help.