With the release of the iOS7 operating system for iPhone, Apple introduced a completely new security feature – Activation Lock. Thanks to the innovation, you can check whether activation lock is enabled on the device. Thus, it becomes possible to protect the iPhone 5 or another model from receiving data by others in case of theft of the device.
When a user activates a protective function, the device will be impossible to use without entering data for iCloud. It is important to understand that when resetting, iPhone 4s and other models can be activated only by the device owner.
ICloud Access Recovery
It is important for users to remember that it is simply impossible to bypass Activation Lock and iCloud protection. First of all, it is recommended to try to restore your account.
To restore, go to https://iforgot.apple.com/. In the window that opens, you must enter the Apple ID that was previously used on the iPhone. In the next step, a choice of access recovery method appears. It is best to choose a mailbox.
After a few minutes, a password reset link will be sent to the specified mailbox. It is enough to follow the instructions and access to the iPhone 4s will be restored.
Of course, if you wish, you can choose recovery by answering questions. In this case, you must remember all the information specified when registering the account. If everything is done correctly, the owner of the iPhone 5 will get full access to it.
Unlock with iCloud
Faced with the problem of blocking the iPhone 5 series, many users do not know what to do and begin to panic. It is important to remember that to unlock iPhone 5s, the program “Find iPhone” must be installed on the device.
If the application is installed, then it is possible to start unlocking. You need to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi or a mobile operator. Next, you must follow these instructions:
- Via the Internet to the iCloud website, and then to the device to search for the application;
- The next step is to make sure that the iPhone 5 or other device is displayed on the site;
- You must select a locked device, and then click the "Erase iPhone" button;
- A confirmation window for deleting the iPhone 5 (or another series) will appear, in which you should click the "erase" button.
At the time of the operation, the blocked iPhone 5s will display the download bar and the Apple logo on the screen. After cleaning, you need to enter new data or perform a recovery.
Change Apple ID
There is another way to unlock an iPhone. This method is recommended for use by those who do not know the data from the icloud account or purchased a used iPhone. The owner is required to follow the instructions and only then will it be possible to get an unlocked iPhone.