What is the best way to remove the iCloud Activation Lock 2018? A few months ago a client gave me an iPhone SE in turn for a few hours of work. I was able to get the phone working for a few months then decide to restore the iPhone SE. After the backup finished I received this message, “This iPhone is linked to an Apple ID. Enter the Apple ID and password that were used to set up this iPhone.”
The questions is, how I was able to use the iPhone SE without a problem before?, the only thing I could think of, the iPhone SE was never removed from the previous owner, they just gave me their credentials to login then forgot to remove the iPhone SE from their iCloud account. Now I am forced to reach out to this client who I have not spoken to for about 6 months. I know there are a few different ways to go about doing this, some a little too techie for the average user, but getting the original owner to remove an iPhone SE is the way to go.
However, let’s say there was no way to get a hold of the original owners, the only service I would trust is https://iphoneimei.net. (That is not an affiliate link.) Based on their reviews they seem to be doing something right, at a small cost. They claim to completely remove the iPhone Activation Lock while holding onto all the services offered by your Apple device. I say this because other companies have made similar claims, but have not been able to back it up.
The previous owner needs to sign in to their iCloud.com account with their Apple ID and password or give it to you so you can do it for them.
- Click on settings.
- Look for My Devices and select the device you want to remove.
- Select the device that you want to remove and click done.
- Now turn off the device and turn it back on to begin the setup process.
Hope this helps!