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How to Bypass iPhone Locked to Owner Quickly? Latest Tips 2024

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    My iPhone is locked to the owner. How can I bypass it?

    — From Quora Community

    iPhone locked to owner? Did you know that there are ways to bypass an iPhone’s security system even when it was not lost or stolen? The truth is, many people do so frequently.

    This article will provide a guide on how to address iPhone locked to owner bypass issue.

    What’s the Meaning of iPhone Locked to Owner

    iPhone locked to owner how to unlock? This question is becoming rampant in Google searches almost every day.

    If you are using iOS or iPadOS 15 or later that is protected by Activation Lock, you see the screen “iPhone Locked to Owner” when you switch on or wake the device after a factory reset.

    remove ipad activation lock sucessfully

    I strongly advise that you do not take ownership of any iPad, iPhone or iPod touch if protected by the Activation Lock function.

    Find My includes Activation Lock, is a feature that is designed to protect your phone when in the wrong hands. It keeps your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch safe even after it’s been stolen or lost.

    Activation Lock switches on automatically when you turn on Find My on your device.

    Also, Activation Lock improves your chances of recovering your phone soon even after you have erased the content and configuration of your phone remotely.

    Can I Find the Owner of Locked iPhone?

    iPhone locked by owner and you want to find the owner of the locked iPhone?

    Apologies, that your options are limited. However, at least you still have a few options to use.

    Let’s assume the iPhone user hasn’t enabled the Lost Mode on his/her phone, you can see if he/she has a medical setup that may contain helpful information for reaching out to him/her or someone close to him/her.

    You can do that through the following:

    • Step 1. Attempt to swipe up on the Locked Screen to reveal the Passcode.
    • Step 2. Click on Emergency close to the bottom-left corner of the screen.
    • Step 3. Click *Medical ID near the bottom-left corner of the screen.

    how to find the owner of locked iphone - using medical id

    In case the user had set up medical details, you may access some helpful information such as medications, birthday, blood group, genotype, emergency contact etc.

    Out of which you can reach the owner.

    iPhone Locked to Owner? How to Unlock with Computer (Success Rate up to 90%)

    To achieve the above, we will make use of a very sophisticated tool that will always save the day when it comes to iPhone unlocking. The name of this wonder solution is iToolab UnlockGo.

    UnlockGo – Bypass iCloud iOS 16 on iPhone/iPad

    UnlockGo is an all-in-one iPhone Lock Removal tool that removes all kinds of locks on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Save time and efforts, bypass iPhone locked to owner in minutes with UnlockGo premium quality features without any hassle. Also, you can unlock Apple ID without password, get past disabled screen without iTunes.

    Video Guide: iPhone Locked to Owner, How to Unlock with iToolab UnlockGo

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    Step 1. Launch the program on your computer and choose “Unlock iCloud Action Lock”.

    bypass iphone locked to owner with computer

    Step 2. Click the “Start” button to initiate the program.

    unlockgo guide - starts unlock icloud ios 16.5

    Step 3. Connect your device to macOS computer using USB cable.

    unlockgo guide - connect device to mac

    Step 4. Put your iPhone into DFU Mode, ensure that your have successully made your device into DFU Mode before removing the Apple Activation Lock.

    unlockgo guide - put iphone into dfu mode

    Step 5. Now, the program begins to remove iCloud Activation Lock. It won’t cost you some time until your iPhone has been restored to normal. Never set up a screen passcode during the setup.

    unlockgo guide - bypassing iphone locked to owner

    How to Bypass iPhone Locked to Owner without Computer (Success Rate Less Than 30%)

    iPhone locked to owner how to unlock requires an understanding of some basic important technical steps. Is your iPhone displaying iPhone Locked to Owner screen and you don’t know what to do to bypass it?

    I can understand the frustration that comes with not being able to access your phone on time.

    If an iPhone is turned on or wakes up without entering the correct Apple ID and password, the locked to owner screen will appear, preventing access. In this section, I will show you how to quickly bypass the locked to owner screen.

    We will make use of 4 different methods.

    Method 1. Remove iPhone Locked to Owner Using DNS Bypass

    If your device is having an older version of the operation system, you can make use of the DNS method to unlock your iPhone.

    This method deceives your iPhone device into thinking that it has been unlocked by using a loophole in the WiFi DNS settings of your iPhone. The steps below indicate how to unlock iPhone locked to owner free:

    • Set up your iPhone as a new device and access the WiFi settings page.
    • Connect with a WiFi and link into it.
    • On the next screen coming up, tap on the configure DNS option. Click “Manual.”
    • Key in one of the following DNS values then over and over click “Next” and “Back” until your device is connected to the iCloud DNS Bypass server to get your iPhone unlocked:

    unlock icloud activation lock using dns

    Method 2: Remove iPhone Locked to Owner via iCloud [Apple ID Required]

    Ask him to do it on his end by logging into his iCloud account if you are not able to personally contact your former owner or if he refuses to give you the information you need.

    To remove your iPhone from his account, the previous owner only needs to remotely delete it.

    You may quickly set up your iPhone with a new Apple ID when he removes the activation barrier. Your former owner must perform the following:

    • Sign in to iCloud.com. site and click on “Find My iPhone.”
    • Choose the device and click “Remove from Account.”
    • Click “Remove.”
    • Wait for a moment and you can set up the iPhone as a new one.

    Method 3: How to Unlock iPhone Locked to Owner Using Passcode

    Using this method, you will require your iPhone passcode to be handy. If you don’t have it, it will be wise you contact the seller or previous owner and request to provide you some important details. In this process, you will remove the activation code using their device’s passcode.

    iphone locked to owner using passcode

    Method 4: Contact Apple Support

    If the above methods don’t work for you, I suggest that you submit a request on Apple Support to help you remove iPhone locked to owner. To do this, you need to offer your IMEI or serial number, and a proof of ownership. Apart from that, you need to tell Apple your original purchase date, and actions you have taken to remove iPhone locked to owner. Many users said on Reddit that they have successfully bypassed iPhone locked to owner by contacting Apple support. However, you need to be patient since you will have to wait dozens of hours.

    Conclusion

    As a result, we advise using iToolab UnlockGo – Best iCloud Activation Lock Removal Tool to unlock iPhones/iPads/iPods that are locked to owner. It is a quick and efficient way to circumvent the Activation Lock without the previous owner using an Apple ID or password.

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    • Avatar Adam hassan says:

      Thank you

    • Avatar Faizan says:

      can I unlock my iphone xr locked to owner

    • Avatar Maya says:

      Hey! I’m just wondering if you could help me open my Iphone 13 mini. This is bought by my boyfriend and logged in his apple id which I forgot to change, and then now that we broke up he locked the phone and can’t use it anymore.

    • Avatar Kabetso says:

      I’m can’t unlock my iPhone and I don’t seem to remember the password too

    • Avatar Anjiga says:

      can I unlock my iphone 5c unactiveted

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hello Anjiga, iToolab UnlockGo supports bypassing iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone 5s to iPhone X running iOS 12.0-16.5.

    • Avatar Lalit says:

      mar I phone ma onr Lock ho Ga ha

    • Avatar Eric Njeru says:

      I paid for the service yesterday and after making the payment and starting the process, am notified that the service is not available for my device since its operating on ios16

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Eric, what’s your iOS version? iToolab UnlockGo supports iPhone 5s to iPhone X running iOS 12.0-16.5.

    • Avatar Mahila Pfeiffer says:

      Does it work for the iPhone XR or 7 plus.

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Mahila, iToolab UnlockGo doesn’t support iPhone XR currently, but it supports iPhone 7 Plus.

    • Avatar Ahmet says:

      I have successfully removed the ciloud lock of my iphone 6s plus. but the teledon does not make the mobile call. half please.

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Ahmet, after removing the iCloud activation lock, you won’t be able to make calls.

    • Avatar Kathy Gray says:

      My sister passed away and I do not have her passcode to open her phone. I would like to clean out all her personal information. Can you help me

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Kathy, can you please tell me the phone model and what kind of lock you want to remove? Screen passcode or iCloud activation lock?

    • Avatar Umesh kumar says:

      I forgot my apple id password

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Umesh, iToolab UnlockGo can bypass iPhone Locked to Owner without Apple ID password.

    • Avatar Gilbert says:

      Hello,
      Does it support Iphone 13 locked to owner?

    • Avatar Wahib says:

      hi.
      its can work on iphone 11 pro ios 16.6 ?

      it program free ?

      thanks for your help.

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Wahib, iToolab UnlockGo doesn’t support iPhone 11 right now. The program is not free, you need to purchase a plan to enjoy the full functions.

    • Avatar Jhon says:

      Is there any option to unlock Iphone XR ios 16.6? 🙁

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Jhon, as far as I know, there is no program can unlock iCloud lock on iPhone XR right now. There are some websites stating that they can bypass iCloud with IMEI number. But the truth is that they will only collect your personal information.

    • Avatar Emil Copo says:

      iPhone 12 Pro Max it’s iCloud black

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Emil, we are sorry to tell you that there is no trusted program can bypass iCloud lock on iPhone 12 Pro Max.

    • Avatar Lena says:

      Hi does this support iPhone 13

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Lena, iToolab UnlockGo can’t bypass iPhone locked to owner on iPhone 13 right now.

    • Avatar Leonardo bomfim says:

      gostaria de saber o que faço. toda vez que concluo a remoção de icloud. quando o aparelho é reiniciado volta com bloqueio.

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Leonardo, after removal, your device will be locked again if you restart or reset your device. You need to repeat the removal process. You can use iToolab UnlockGo to remove the iCloud lock again.

    • Avatar Ali says:

      hi Does it work iphone xs max
      Lock to onwer can you help me

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Ali, iToolab UnlockGo supports bypassing iPhone locked to owner on iPhone 5s to iPhone X.

    • Avatar garlita says:

      I found an iPhone 7+ a few days with me. The iPhone wasn’t tracked for its location so I thought the owner didn’t want to take it so I set the iPhone up. then I reset the iPhone but it turned out that the iPhone was locked by the owner. can i get past that

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi garlita, what’s your iOS version? iToolab UnlockGo can bypass iPhone locked to owner on iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 12.0-16.6.

    • Avatar Vergil says:

      Good evening, a friend gifted me her XR and she doesnt remember her email or password. Can ITOOLAB unlock or remove it from activation lock?

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Vergil, we are sorry to tell you that iToolab UnlockGo can’t remove iCloud activation lock from iPhone XR.

    • Avatar ian warren says:

      apple 11promax locked to owner. can this use unlockergo to remove iCloud id

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi ian, sorry to tell you that iToolab UnlockGo iOS Unlocker can’t remove iCloud lock from iPhone 11 Pro Max.

    • Avatar Dr brown says:

      Sorry but did did not work for me. I paid £1 for no reason

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Dr brown, do you mean that iToolab UnlockGo iOS Unlocker didn’t help you remove iCloud activation lock from your device? Can you please tell me your iPhone model and iOS version?

    • Avatar Genesis says:

      is there any other way to unlock my Iphone SE(2020) ios 17 ? no idea about previous icloud acc.

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Genesis, there is no third-party program can unlock iCloud lock on iOS 17 right now. We suggest that you contact Apple support for help.

    • Avatar Foxtly says:

      what ipad does it supports? does it support ipad pro 11 and ipad 7/8/9 gen?

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Foxtly, these are the iPad models supported by iToolab UnlockGo: iPad 5th-7th Gen, iPad Air / Air 2, iPad Mini 2/3/4, iPad Pro 9.7-in/10.5-in/12.9-in(1st-3rd Gen)

    • Avatar Katie says:

      can it unlock a regular iphone 11

    • Avatar Thapelo Sekhoto says:

      Good day

      I have iPhone 12 pro max locked to owner will that work for me
      thank you in advance

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Thapelo, there is no working program supports to bypass iPhone locked to owner on iPhone 12 Pro Max. Please contact Apple support.

    • Avatar Teresa Spengler says:

      Hey two years ago Tom bought me a used cell phone from some guy in Dunkirk and after a month of using it the phone stopped working for me and I was locked out of it. It appears it’s a stolen and I just found it again cause it went missing in the cupboard lol. Do you have any idea where I would take it to turn it into? We’re out $200 for it but can’t use it cause it’s locked out and feel bad we but a stolen phone but also he was mad he’s out $200. Don’t think it can be unlock cause it’s locked to an Apple account. Don’t remember if it’s a 6 or 8 iPhone either what’s your thoughts about what I should do with this or is there away around unlocking it or how can I find out who the own is to contact them and return it to them

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Teresa, we’re unable to help you find out the previous owner. iToolab UnlockGo can remove Activation lock from iPhone 6/8, but any illegal purposes is strictly prohibited.

    • Avatar Teresa Spengler says:

      My husband purchased an iPhone 6 off Craigslist and paid the guy a few years ago like $200-$250 and it worked for me for a few weeks. We have always bought used phones as we can’t afford to buy new ones. But after a couple weeks it stopped working and now that I found the phone again years later the person we bought it from we can’t get ahold of him as the phone number was disconnected when we tried. The phone says it is activation locked to a email and password so we think the phone was stolen and we got ripped off. We can’t set up the phone with out email and password. I’ve contacted Apple to try and find out who the phone belongs to so we can return it to the person it was stole from but Apple says they can’t help me with this. The person that it belongs to somehow reset the phone and locked it says through find my iPhone app from what I’ve read online. Is there anything you can tell me to help figure what to do with this phone? Like I said it’s been years we’ve had because after my husband bought the phone we were in the process of moving and was just getting ready to through out a microwave stand we had to buy a new one to match our new kitchen cupboards and appliances and found the phone again while cleaning out all the stuff in the bottom of the cupboard of the stand. What can we do with this phone and not get arrested for buying a phone that we think was stolen buy the guy my husband bought it off and wasn’t able to get ahold of him about it. Please we are out all that money to. Plus after all these years the phone is so old it’s probably lucky if we could even get $50 for it now. If we could find a way to unlock it maybe we could use it as a back up phone if one of our phones quits working or breaks maybe even try to sell it. I’d like to be able to find out who it belongs to and return it but Apple tells me that there is no way to find the owner.

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Teresa, iToolab UnlockGo can remove Activation lock from iPhone 6, but any illegal purposes is strictly prohibited.

    • Avatar Kadge says:

      after removing the iCloud lock how can you get it to be able to call and text off it

    • Avatar armad says:

      hi i have a iphone 8 plus ios 16.7.3
      can i unlock it ?its locked to owner

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi armad, the Mac version of iToolab UnlockGo can bypass iCloud activation lock on iOS 16.7.3. You can free download the program to check its compatibility before purchase.

    • Avatar james says:

      got an iPhone XR not yet activated locked to owner.Is there anyway to get that going.
      thank you

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi james, sorry to tell you that there is no trusted third-party program can bypass iCloud on iPhone XR right now.

    • Avatar Ayan says:

      Please help me my iphone x lock to owner please unlock please my helo

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Ayan, iToolab UnlockGo can unlock iPhone locked to owner on iPhone X running iOS 12.0-16.7.

    • Avatar Sabata Rantoetsi says:

      I wanna bypass “iPhone locked to Owner”

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Sabata, iToolab UnlockGo can bypass iPhone locked to owner on iPhone 5s-X, iPod touch 6/7, and some iPad models. It supports iOS 12.0-16.7.

    • Avatar Shepherd says:

      Hi may you help me to unlock my iPhone 12 locked to owner, l bought it in a second hand shop
      I have bee scamed for several times looking for help

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Shepherd, iToolab UnlockGo doesn’t support bypassing iPhone locked to owner on iPhone 12 right now.

    • Avatar Njabulo Mtshali says:

      can I bypass or unlock my iPhone 7 locked to owner

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Njabulo, iToolab UnlockGo can bypass iPhone locked to owner on iPhone 7 running iOS 12.0-16.7.

    • Avatar Mayank says:

      Apple support)

    • Avatar ruby says:

      hi ive locked my iphone 13 to owner. What do i do?

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi ruby, we are sorry to tell you that there is no reliable third-party program can bypass iPhone locked to owner on iPhone 13. We suggest that you contact Apple support for help.

    • Avatar Chisanga Chanda says:

      I can not open my iphone x it locked on owners I don’t know what to do help me please

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi Chisanga, iToolab UnlockGo can bypass iPhone locked to owner on iPhone X running iOS 12.0-16.7.

    • Avatar J Balya says:

      Hi, I have an Iphone 14 Promax with icloud locked to owner.
      can I bypass this?

      • Paul Jones Paul Jones says:

        Hi J, there is no reliable third-party program can bypass iCloud on iPhone 14 Pro Max right now. We suggest that you contact Apple support for help.