With iOS 7, Apple introduced iCloud Activation lock feature in Find My iPhone that links your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to an Apple ID. The iCloud Activation lock keeps anyone from selling or using a lost or stolen iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The thief has to know the login credentials to turn of Find my iPhone or restore the device back to factory settings. The feature was much appreciated, but now it seems that it is not completely secure, with the discovery of an exploit in iOS 7.1 that allows to bypass the whole verification process.
The bug in iOS 7 allowed users to disable Find My iPhone without knowing the login credentials. Apple was quick to fix the bug with iOS 7.1, but now it seems that iOS 7.1 also fell prey to another bug that could allow someone to disable Find My iPhone without knowing the credentials, hence bypassing Apple’s theft prevention feature.
The video embedded below shows how simple it is to bypass the process and remove the iCloud account associated with the device to disable Find my iPhone feature. Once the person in control of the device is able to do this much, he/she then can easily restore the device to its factory settings or may also add their own iCloud account.
The videos details all the required steps to bypass the security process. First you need to go to Settings > iCloud option and then simultaneously tap on “Delete account” button and the Find My iPhone toggle. That’s the hardest part of the process, all you need is to tap on both the button and the toggle at the same time. When prompted for the correct iCloud password, hold down the power button and shut down the phone. After restart, go back to iCloud settings and delete the account without being prompted for your password. After that you can add another iCloud account, or may even plug your device into iTunes and fresh restore it without any problem.
Fortunately, there’s a solution to prevent such unauthorized deed on your device until Apple fixes this problem: Add a passcode with short or immediate timer. This should prevent anyone from gettings access to the iCloud settings.
iH8sn0w has also released R0bf0rdsn0w – iCloud Activation Lock Bypasser, but there’s a catch in order to get access to it.
Excellent post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic?
I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further.
may problem is i forgot also the passcode of may ipad mini at same time the icloud accnt. how can i open without typeng the icloud accnt. or how can i remove the old one to activate it… pls. help me thank you very much
Please,I would u to send me the icloud removal software to unlock my ipad.It’s about 6months now,I can’t use it.Please help me.
My phone I cloud plz help me
stupid apple try to brick some devices so they can sell more but they don’t know that they’re losing real customers . I can’t use my own phone bought from apple i forgot all pass and security answers , can’t reset it .
I have a problem with my ipad! It just restarted and asked for icloud pass and I don’t know it, am stucked here can’t use it again.pls I need help
dear I have bypass the screen but setting icon is not working not allowing to go in setting.
please sent me program need bad
So I don’t have access to delete my icloud account because I forgot my password. I’ve tried everything because everytime I do something in my iPhone it always asks me for my icloud account when I don’t remember my password. I just want my icloud account to be deleted to I can put a different Apple ID. I really need help.
Apple ID or password removal
Ahh still it dint work for me…
besoin d’aide pour supprimer le compte icloud de mon ipad 3rd generation.
iphone 5s won’t let me go to home screen in order to reach icloud account to delete it, it is in activation mode, it ask me to enter the apple ID & Password for the previous owner which I don’t know ! wondering how can I delete the icloud account in this way as you described ?
i forgot my icloud password how to first remove my i cloud id?
please help me out to delete delete icloud account . if anybody know the software to delete icloud account let me know. [email protected]