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How to Disable iOS 7, iOS 8 Activation Lock Distantly

Users who have updated their Apple devices to the newest iOS 8 firmware (or iOS 7 in the past) can come up with one big problem called Activation lock. They are not able to unlock their smartphones bought from third-party resellers who activated Find My iPhone.

NOTE: Don’t forget to check if Find My iPhone turned on or off before purchasing or restoring iPhone.

It is important to understand that the new option has both cons and pros. The good side about it is the inability of strangers accessing your info without your Apple ID and passcode. The bad side is you can’t unlock the device if its previous owner didn’t turn the feature off before selling the handset to you.

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Important Steps Before Placing iPhone Unlock Order

Find My iPhone activation lock disable remote is must-done before you order your gadget’s factory unlock by IMEI code otherwise you won’t be able to access the iPhone if you don’t know the original owner’s ID and passcode.

The feature is turned on automatically once the user turns Find My iPhone app on. You should contact the original user and ask to disable this application on iOS 8, 7 firmware. If you have got your iPhone from Apple or its official retailer you should turn Find My iPhone off yourself before you unlock your device.

Find My iPhone Activation Lock Disable Remote

Attention: Make these steps before completing unlock in iTunes after purchasing unlocking service. If you have already performed restore and stuck on activation screen asking for Apple ID and password here is a service that remotely disable Find My iPhone iOS 8 activation lock. In this case start from Step 5.

Step 1. Launch Settings on your fruit gadget.

Step 2. Go to iCloud.

Step 3. User your ID to sign in or the original owner’s Apple ID to do so.

Step 4. Search for Find My iPhone to turn it off.

Step 5. Insert the SIM card [not from the original carrier you have been locked to]. Turn the handset off and back on.

Step 6. Connect to iTunes after the device is back on.

Step 7. You can restore if you wish to. If not, skip this step.

Congratulation! You are the lucky owner of an unlocked iPhone on iOS 8.

NOTE: If you are not the original owner you should contact him or her and ask to sign in to their iCloud account and delete your handset from their Find My iPhone account. You should also ask them to erase all content / settings distantly via iCloud.

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