If you think about your Apple device, you will immediately remember all the security measures there are to it. There are the passcode and the password, the iCloud username and password; all this is great for as long as you are the first user of the iPhone or iPad. If you are the original owner, then it would be a lot easier to recover a password or an iCloud account. On the other hand, if you are the second owner, these things can be a bit difficult. It is not just the password that you need to worry about, but the iCloud account too. When you’re buying a secondhand iPhone, you must always make this clear- that you want an iPhone with a clear iCloud. But since this never happens, you can quickly get stuck with an iPhone with iCloud lock activation. You can contact the previous owner for the user and password but to be honest, I don’t think they would be eager to enclose it to you since the username of the iCloud is usually an email address that one uses it on multiple accounts. If you contact Apple, it could be even worse because they will ask a lot of questions, and you might end up paying up for the service.
Unlocking your iPhone or iPad with DNS method
A DNS is something we have all heard about, but most of, especially those who are not that much into computers don’t know what it means. So, to understand the iCloud DNS bypass, I will briefly explain the meaning and function of the DNS. Thus, a DNS is the server that keeps a website going aka host. This host also stores the information on the website.
When your Apple device has a locked iCloud, an activation request is delivered to the Apple servers. If your Apple device has to FIND MY DEVICE option on, you will be asked to enter your iCloud username and password before you are allowed to use it. If you want to avoid this, you have to find a way to change that path, in other words, to stop your Apple device from sending this activation request to the Apple servers. Using the iCloud DNS bypass method helps you do exactly that! The path can be altered in the Wi-Fi settings of your iPhone or iPhone, which is possible even when your device is iCloud locked.
Once you change the DNS address the request sent from your iPhone will not be about activation, but about authentication. This will allow your iPhone or iPhone access to the internet, to the camera and other apps as well. As you can figure, this is not a complete unlock since your options are limited. If you want a full iCloud bypass so that you can use your iPhone with all its possibilities, you will have to use an IMEI iCloud unlock service.
Steps to bypass iCloud lock with DNS server
If you are happy to use your iPhone with restricted access to some of its apps and full access to the internet, then this solution is just the right one for you. This procedure doesn’t take long and doesn’t make much effort on your part. You don’t have to understand the bits and pieces of the electronics or computers as long as you follow the step-by-step instructions.
Insert a SIM card in your iPhone because, without it, the procedure will fail.
- Choose your country and language from the dropdown menu.
- In a short while, you will see the page requiring you to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Search for the “i” symbol and click on the HOME button to see the extended option for more Wi-Fi settings.
- Click on “more Wi-Fi settings”. Before you do this, you must make sure that you are not connected to the internet. Even if your iPhone automatically connects to a Wi-Fi network, make sure you go to settings- Wi-Fi networks and click “forget”.
- When you see the “i” symbol, you need to click on it. You will be given an option to insert a new DNS. Of course, you cannot just make up a DNS server on your own, because that wouldn’t work. Instead, you can choose one of the following iPhone addresses that work for DNS bypass:
- If you live in America: 188.8.131.52
- If you live in South America: 184.108.40.206
- If you live in Asia: 220.127.116.11
- If you live in Europe: 18.104.22.168
- If you live in Australia: 22.214.171.124
- Click on the option “back” and then on your home Wi-Fi network from the list that will be shown. Since you have already selected “forget this network” you will have to enter the password for it. Click “back” again when you see that your Apple device is moving to the next bit of setting up.
- Now you will see a new screen on your iPhone. If it is not familiar, that’s because it is the screen for bypassing the iCloud lock.
- The final step is to set up your camera and music apps in the menu of your iPhone.
You can use this method if you are ok with the fact that you cannot make calls or receive text messages on your iPhone. On the other hand, you can listen to music, take photos or browse the internet. It is not all that the iPhone has to offer, but on the other hand, it is still better than nothing.