Remove activation lock if you know the mail
If you know your email address but have forgotten your password, Apple has a dedicated password recovery service. After you set a new password, you can sign in to your device with the new details and remove Activation Lock.
Contact Apple to remove Activation Lock
Don’t remember your email and password too? Then the situation gets more complicated. Apple has a website where you can quickly contact the company’s specialists. BUT! They will help only in the following cases:
- You must be the owner of the device – proof of purchase will be required. The document must include the product’s serial number, IMEI or MEID. Not everyone has such a document;
- Apple will not be able to unlock a device that is corporate or educational;
- Your device must not be in Lost Mode.
If your device meets these criteria, visit this page and request an Activation Lock removal with the help of a specialist. Apple will ask for your email address and device serial number, IMEI or MEID. You can then submit your request and Apple will contact you via email.
Activation Lock Remover Applications
I know a couple of cases when the owner did not have a document confirming the purchase (from where, if, for example, the iPhone 6, which was bought back in 2014). If Apple can’t help you recover your Apple ID, there are third-party apps that let you unlock iCloud if you forgot your password. One such application is Tenorshare 4Mekey.
Of course, bypassing Activation Lock is not so easy, otherwise everyone would do it. After you connect your iPhone, the app will tell you that a jailbreak will be performed to disable Activation Lock. This carries certain risks that you should be aware of:
- Calls will stop working;
- The Internet will work only on Wi-Fi;
- You won’t be able to sign into your iCloud, but you can sign in to the App Store and download apps.
Although some of the capabilities of your device will be limited, many agree on this, because it is better to get at least something than an iPhone that will be “bricked”. The application will download the jailbreak utility and remove the activation lock. The whole process is accompanied by detailed instructions.
Such applications are the only way out if you have forgotten your Apple ID password and email, and you do not have proof of purchase documents. Of course, it’s better to try the official methods we mentioned above first, but if they don’t help, there is a solution.