Apple Launches Website To Remove iPhone Activation Lock

Apple has launched a new service to make it easier to disable Activation Lock on its devices. As Reddit users have noticed, Apple now has a dedicated web page with three ways to remove Activation Lock. The company suggests in what way you can remove iPhone activation lock, and also allows you to contact the specialists if the user has problems with Activation Lock. However, attackers are unlikely to be able to use this service, since you will still need to confirm that you own the device.

The new site will help users remove the activation lock. But only to owners

How to remove iPhone activation lock

The easiest way to remove Activation Lock is to log in with your Apple ID and the password to which the device is linked. However, if you know your email address but forgot your password, Apple has a special password recovery service… After you set a new password, you can log in to the device with the new data and remove the activation lock.

Apple offers 3 ways to remove Activation Lock

In most cases, users who want to remove Activation Lock do not know their Apple ID or password. For this, Apple launched a website where you can quickly contact the company’s specialists. Experts will only help in the following cases:

  • You must be the owner of the device – you will need a proof of purchase. The document must include the product serial number, IMEI or MEID.
  • Apple will not be able to unlock a device that is corporate or educational. If your device is part of a corporate system, contact the company’s IT department or manager.
  • Your device should not be in Lost Mode.

If your device meets these criteria, go to this page and request the removal of the activation lock with the help of a specialist. Apple will ask for your email address and device serial number, IMEI, or MEID. You can then submit a request and Apple will contact you via email.

Apple will verify the entered data, and experts will contact you

What is Activation Lock

Activation Lock is designed to prevent unauthorized people from using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if it is lost or stolen. It turns on automatically when you turn on Find My iPhone.

There are many reasons why you might need to turn off Activation Lock on a device, for example if you want to sell or donate it. But sometimes activation lock is turned on not only on lost devices, but also on those that are in the hands of their true owners. Such stories are sometimes told in our chat в Telegram.

Typically, this is done by hackers who hack Apple IDs, block iPhones and demand a ransom from their owners. Apple hopes to make it easier for users to return accounts by launching a new service.


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