How to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone?

As far as I am concerned, very few users have a good understanding of the iCloud Activation Lock feature on iOS device such as iPhone and iPad. And even you do have heard of it, it is not an option that you could make use of. Nevertheless, this is indeed a very useful and powerful feature to protect your private information from being exposed when your iPhone gets lost or stolen. As soon as you are aware that you iPhone is lost, you can enable Find My iPhone from iCloud Activation Lock. And this will lock the iPhone/iPad with your Apple ID account. If someone want to access your iPhone, he/she will need to input the original Apple ID and password.


For those who are unlucky to buy a second-hand iPhone or iPad on eBay or from your friends without having iCloud Activation unlocked, it is quite frustrating because the iDevice might be a stolen one. So how to bypass iCloud Activation Lock so that you can unlock the iPhone? Below are two methods that may help.


how to bypass iCloud activation lock on iPhone


Method 1: How to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock Quickly via DNS?

If the iPhone you get is unlock, you can follow below steps on how to bypass iCloud lock but this allows you to bypass and access your iPhone for temporary.


1 Tap on the Home button on the iPhone, choose the "Wi-Fi Settings". From the Wi-Fi network list, tap the "i" symbol next to the WiFi network to which you want to connect.


2 And you should be directed to the network settings. After you remove the existing DNS, input the new DNS according to your location:

For users in USA/North America, the new DNS is

For users in Europe, the new DNS is

For users in Asia, the new DNS is

For users in other area, the new DNS is


how to bypass iCloud activation lock via DNS

3 Now tap the "Back" button and click "Activation Help".


You should receive a message telling you that "You have successfully connected to my Server" if your settings are correct. And your iPhone should have been activated and you can have control of the major functions of the device, including the settings.



Method 2: How to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock Permanently?

The quick way to bypass iCloud activation mentioned in Method 1 is just for temporary, but if you want to bypass iCloud lock permanently, you should take more effort. After you use the quick way to remove iCloud activation, you can continue with the following steps on how to bypass iCloud Activation permanently.

1 Tap on the Menu > Applications > Crash to restart your iPhone to the Home screen where you shall see the Apple logo.


2 After you select language and country, tap on the Home button and choose more Wi-Fi settings.

3 Tap on the "i" symbol next to the Wi-Fi network, and in the drop-down list, tap on the Menu under the "HTTP PROXY" section.

4 List thirty distinct emoji icons to the "Server" and type down 15-30 random characters over the "Port" Zone.

5 You should see the unlock screen and languages option appear repeatedly. Keep sliding the Unlock and tap the language options until the home screen of your device shows up.


Going smoothly, you shall be able to remove iCloud Activation Lock and you can use the iPhone as usual without locking problem.



The above two tutorials on how to bypass iCloud activation should solve your problem of a lock iPhone. You might have a try if you get a second-hand device from the market.