Are you looking for a way to remove the iCloud Activation Lock? I will tell you about my experience and what worked for me. A few months ago a client gave me an iPhone SE in turn for a few hours of work. I was able to get some use out of the iPhone SE for a few months, then I decided to restore it. After the process finished is when I received the message, “This iPhone is linked to an Apple ID. Enter the Apple ID and password that were used to set up this iPhone.”
Forced to reach out to the original iPhone owner
Keep in mind, I have not spoken to my client for about 6 months. I know there are a few different ways to go about bypassing Apple’s iCloud Activation Lock, but after countless hours of research, it seems obtaining the original owner’s login credentials is the ideal way to go.
However, let’s say there was no way to get a hold of the original owner, out of all the iCloud Activation Lock removal services I would only trust https://iphoneimei.net. This is based on their reviews, not by my personal experience. They seem to be doing it right. They claim to completely remove the iPhone Activation Lock while holding onto all the services / apps you use or offered by your Apple device. I say this because other companies have made similar claims, but have not been able to back it up.
The previous owner needs to sign in to their iCloud.com account with their Apple ID and password or give it to you so you can do it for them.
- Click on settings.
- Look for My Devices and select the device you want to remove.
- Select the device that you want to remove and click done.
- Now turn off the device and turn it back on to begin the setup process.
Hope this helps!
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