With the iOS 7, Apple introduced something called iCloud Activation Lock, which was carried forward in the iOS 8 and iOS 9. It locks your iPhone with your personal iCloud account. If you have just purchased a used iPhone from an online seller or a dealer in your town, you might have found that your iPhone is locked. It means the seller did not properly remove their account from the device prior to selling it, or you have bought a stolen phone.
A locked iPhone is as good as a dead phone
Sometimes, the buyer may be lucky enough to approach the seller and get it unlocked using the seller’s old Apple ID and password. But most people aren’t that lucky. Buying a used iPhone with its iCloud account locked is like buying a dead phone. You can’t make calls, use apps, send messages, or do anything at all. The only way around this is to get the iCloud unlocked and setup your own iCloud account.
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There are several service providers that can unlock your phone’s iCloud account. But remember that it’s a costly and time-consuming process. Unlocking may cost you as much as you paid for the used iPhone in the first place. And it may take weeks before your device gets unlocked. However, there are a few trusted providers that can unlock your phone’s iCloud account within days and at a much lower cost.
These providers can unlock your iCloud account
One such provider is the OfficialiPhoneUnlock. These folks charge as low as 20 pounds per device. All you have to do is visit their site, navigate to iCloud unlock in the sidebar menu, and enter the iPhone model and IMEI number. You can get the IMEI number by dialing *#06#. If you can’t use the dialer tap on ‘i’ on the screen to get the IMEI number. Now make payment and wait for 1-3 days to get it unlocked.
Another reliable provider is iPhone IMEI. They too require you to provide the iPhone model and IMEI number. The iPhone IMEI charges 40 pounds and promises to get your iCloud account unlocked in 1-3 days.
Disclaimer: As part of our policy, ValueWalk does not advise you to unlock your iPhone the unofficial way.