Activation lock is one of Apple's security features for iPhones and iPads. What it does is that when you set up your iDevice for the first time, it gets connected to a unique iCloud ID. It helps you to keep your device and data safe. Even if your iPad is lost or stolen, no one can be able to use it without entering the right credentials (Username and Password) of your Apple ID.

How to Bypass Activation Lock on iPad

Activation lock is designed for security concerns, but there are some situations when the Activation lock can create a big problem for you. Generally, in case you purchased a second-hand iPad with an activation lock enabled in it. Now you can't use it until it is unlocked. At this moment the only solution is to bypass the activation lock. Now the question is How to bypass Activation Lock on iPad? Don't worry; we are here to answer this question.

1. Bypass Activation Lock iPad via iCloud

If your iPad is not in your possession and you want to remove Activation Lock from your iPad then you can choose this method. In this method, you can remove your iPad from your iCloud account from anywhere using any device. If you purchased a second-hand iPad and you want to remove Activation Lock in that iPad then you can ask the previous owner to follow the following instructions. Here is the complete step by step guide on How to remove devices from iCloud account.

How to Bypass Activation Lock iPad via iCloud

Follow the following steps for bypassing iCloud activation iPad:

  • First of all, from any mobile, visit iCloud using any browser.
  • Now enter the Apple ID username and password of the locked iPad and then click Find iPhone.

    click find my in icloud to bypass activation lock on ipad
  • Then click on All Devices and select the name and model that you want to remove from your iCloud account.

    click all devices and select your ipad to remove activation lock
  • Now click on Erase iPad and then select Remove from Account.

    click erase ipad and remove from account

When the above steps are completed the iPad will be deleted from Apple ID and the activation lock is bypassed.


  • If you are the current owner or previous owner of the iPad and you remember the credentials of Apple ID, then this method is most reliable and easy.
  • The above method is also effective for any models even iPad 2 activation lock bypass.


  • The biggest disadvantage of this method is that you must have credentials of Apple ID. In case you forgot your Apple ID and password, then this method will not work.

2. iPad Activation Lock Bypass with PassFab Activation Unlocker

PassFab Activation Unlocker is one of the most reliable and effective methods to bypass iCloud activation lock. It allows you to bypass the Activation lock of your iPad without a password.

How to Bypass iPad Activation Lock with PassFab Activation Unlocker

Follow the following steps for Apple iPad Activation Lock bypass using PassFab Activation Unlocker.

  • Now Launch PassFab Activation Unlocker and select Remove iCloud Activation Lock.

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  • Now click on the Start button to start the process of bypassing the Activation Lock on your iPad.

    click start to prepare to remove icloud activation lock on ipad
  • Read all the agreement carefully and then click on the Next button.
  • Now you have to connect your locked iPad to the computer via USB cable. PassFab Activation Unlocker will automatically detect it.
  • The next step is to jailbreak your iPad. If you don't know how to jailbreak your iPad, there is a detailed guide on its interface, just follow it.

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  • After jailbreaking successfully, Confirm the device information on the screen and click on the Start button.

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  • PassFab Activation Unlocker will remove the Activation Lock from your iPad. Once completed, click on Done.

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  • Most reliable and guaranteed method to remove Activation Lock from iPhone/iPad.
  • Easy to use software with simple steps to bypass Activation Lock.
  • Software is available for both Windows and Mac.
  • Unlock Activation Lock for multiple scenarios, whether you forgot Apple ID password, or unable to activate iPad, or facing Activation Error, or you purchased a second-hand iPad.
  • Compatible with latest iPadOS and iOS versions


  • If you update your iPad or restart it after bypassing Activation Lock, the lock will appear again. You have to repeat the process of bypassing the activation lock with PassFab Activation Unlocker.
  • You can only sign in your Apple ID in App Store to download Apps instead of signing in Apple ID in Settings.

3. Bypass iPad Activation Lock with IMEI

Various service providers on the internet claim to unlock iPhones, iPads, etc. There is no surprise that most of these service providers are nothing but a scam. But there are also some services work.

How to Bypass iCLoud Activation Lock on iPad with IMEIDoctor

DoctorUnlock is an IMEI-based service provider who claims to bypass the Activation lock of iPhones and iPads. They claim to remove Activation Lock permanently and you don't have to do anything. This service is available for all devices like iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Apple watches. Once the phone is unlocked, you will be able to use it, and you can associate your account with the device.

For iPad activation lock bypass with IMEIDoctor, follow the following steps:

  • Visit IMEIDoctor, select iCloud Unlocks.
  • Enter your device's IMEI number and then select the model.

    enter device information to remove activation lock on ipad
  • Now click on Remove Activation Lock and make the payment.

When they receive your payment, they will process your order, and confirmation of unlocking will be sent to you via email.


  • UnlockDoctor works for all iPhone models including the latest models.
  • Users have to enter only an IMEI number, and nothing except that.


  • There is no guarantee that such service providers are genuine or not.
  • Risk of scam.

Note: The above information is only for information purposes. PassFab does not claim whether such service providers are genuine or scam.

4. Bypass iCloud Activation Lock iPad with DNS Server

The DNS method can also help you to unlock iPad iCloud activation lock. In this method, we will use WiFi to bypass the iPad Activation Lock.

How to Bypass iCloud Lock on iPad with iCloud DNS Bypass

Follow the following steps to bypass Activation Lock on iPad:

  • First of all turn on your device.
  • Now on the setup of your device, choose your Country.
  • On the 'Choose WiFi Network' screen, click the small ‘i’ button next to your network.
  • Now tap 'Configure DNS' and then tap 'Manual'.
  • Now tap on '+Add Server' and then enter the Server Address of your location.

    • USA:
    • Europe:
    • Asia:
    • Australia, Africa, or Other Locations:
  • Click Save and then press the Back button.

    configure dns to bypass activation lock on ipad
  • Now join your WiFi network by entering the password.
  • When your phone tries to activate, hit the back button.
  • Now you are on page, you can browse websites or do some other things with it.


  • This method is free of cost and there is no need to purchase any software or to pay money to some website to bypass the Activation lock.
  • You can try it unlimited times on any iPhone or iPad, there are no limitations.


  • Through this method, you only get limited access to your iPad.
  • The biggest drawback of this method is that this method does not work each time. Sometimes you have to try again and again to get the job done.

5. Contact Apple to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock iPad

The last method in our list to bypass activation lock is by contacting Apple support. In this method, you have to contact Apple Support and narrate your problem to them.

iPad Bypass iCloud Activation Lock with Apple Support

To bypass Activation Lock through this method, you must have an original receipt of purchase with Name, date, time, and serial number.

Follow the following steps to bypass iCloud Activation Lock with Apple Support:

  • Go to Apple Support, and start an Activation Lock support request.
  • Read and agree to the terms and Apple's Privacy Policy.
  • Enter the related information to start the request.

    fill the information to request unlocking request
  • Then Apple will review your request and provide updates via email. Provide related information to help Apple determine the ownership.
  • Then just wait Apple to unlock your device.


  • This is the official method to unlock your lock iPad.
  • There are no chances of scam in this method.


  • You must have the original receipt of purchase of your iPhone or iPad.
  • You have to answer all the questions of Apple Support correctly.

These are the 5 Methods about How to bypass Activation Lock on iPad. All of these are working methods and most commonly used by many iPhone users. There are advantages and disadvantages of all methods, but according to our research, PassFab Activation Unlocker is the best and most reliable method to bypass Activation Lock. If you have any queries let us know in the comment section, we will try to solve them as soon as possible.

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  • Remove activation lock on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
  • Turn off Find My iPhone/iPad without Apple ID password.
  • Unlock Apple ID without password.
  • Removing iCloud Activation Lock supports iOS 12-14.7.
  • Removing Apple ID or FMI is now available on iOS 12-15.
  • Compatible with Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7, MacOS 10.11-11.1.