How to Check iPhone’s iCloud Activation Lock Status via Apple's Support Pages [New Method] - iMangoss: Its Everything about iOS, Apple News & iDevices

How to Check iPhone’s iCloud Activation Lock Status via Apple's Support Pages [New Method]


iCloud lock is actually a activation lock that prevents anyone from activating your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad without having access to your Apple ID or password which may lock iPhone permanently.

How to quickly check the iCloud Activation Lock status via Apple’s Support Website with a new method.1) Open a web browser on any Mac or Windows PC and Visit the Apple Support Website webpage.


Apple took down a web tool in January to check status for Activation Lock feature. Now Apple has allowed a new method to check Activation Lock Status of iPhone-iPad via Apple's Support Pages as discovered by UnlockBoot. This method is little bit confusing as before but now Apple gives an ability to Check Activation Lock Status where iPhone-iPad's Find My iPhone is ON or OFF.

What is iCloud Activation Lock?

iCloud Activation Lock is automatically enabled when you turn on Find My iPhone on your iOS devices by which your Apple ID gets securely stored on Apple’s iCloud servers.
If Activation Lock is ON then you can’t erased that device and won’t be able to enter into homescreen until you have Apple ID and password to which it was locked.

Why should we need iCloud Activation Status of any iPhone/iPad

If you are planning to buy iPhones, iPad or iPod touch from another person or  from a third-party, make sure to ask for the IMEI number and beware of icloud lock in it.

But if when Activation Lock is OFF then you can reset and can activate your iphone using activation sim very easily. So you are always recommend to check iPhone's iCloud Activation Status via Apple's Support Pages before you buy any iPhone or iPad.

How to enable Activation Lock of your iPhone & how it works?
We mainly enable find my iPhone on our devices for more security of the devices so that another person cannot access and use the iCloud locked devices. So when you turn on Find My iPhone on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad iCloud lock or Activation Lock is automatically enabled. Likewise, if disabling Find My iPhone on an iOS device will automatically disable Activation Lock protection. Activation Lock works with the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 7 or later. 

To enable Find my iphone, Go to Settings >> iCloud >> Find My iPhone

We mainly enable find my iPhone on our devices for more security of the devices so that another person cannot access and use the iCloud locked devices

How to Know whether Find My iPhone is ON or OFF 

Old Method to Check iCloud Activation Lock Status:

This Method is Down....

Here’s How to quickly check the iCloud Activation Lock status of any iOS device using Apple’s web tool.

1) Open a web browser on any Mac or Windows PC and Visit the icloud.com/activationlock webpage.

2)  Now type in the IMEI or serial number of your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad that you wish to check the Activation Lock status for.


New Method of Checking iCloud Activation Lock Status of iPhone-iPad with Apple Support Pages:

How to quickly check the iCloud Activation Lock status via Apple’s Support Website.

1) Open a web browser on any Mac or Windows PC and Visit the Apple Support Website webpage.


Apple has allowed a new method to check Activation Lock Status of iPhone-iPad via Apple's Support Pages as discovered by UnlockBoot. Apple took down a web tool in January to check status for Activation Lock feature


2) Select iPhone from the below list as like in the screenshot.

Note: Support and service options may not available for some region Change the location in that case. After changing you will see an option like Send in for Repair, Contact Apple Support, Bring in for Repair and Contact Carrier.


Apple has allowed a new method to check Activation Lock Status of iPhone-iPad via Apple's Support Pages as discovered by UnlockBoot. Apple took down a web tool in January to check status for Activation Lock feature

3) Now Click on Send in for Repair option.

4) Select a topic from the option like Battery, Power & Charging, System Performance, Cellular WiFi, Repairs & Physical Damage, Apple ID & Password and more.


Apple has allowed a new method to check Activation Lock Status of iPhone-iPad via Apple's Support Pages as discovered by UnlockBoot. Apple took down a web tool in January to check status for Activation Lock feature

5) Select Repairs & Physical Damage option and among that click on Display is Cracked.


Apple has allowed a new method to check Activation Lock Status of iPhone-iPad via Apple's Support Pages as discovered by UnlockBoot. Apple took down a web tool in January to check status for Activation Lock feature

6) Now click Send in for Repair


Apple has allowed a new method to check Activation Lock Status of iPhone-iPad via Apple's Support Pages as discovered by UnlockBoot. Apple took down a web tool in January to check status for Activation Lock feature


Note: This option may not available for some region.

7)  Now type in the IMEI or Serial number of your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad that you wish to check the Activation Lock Status for.

Apple has allowed a new method to check Activation Lock Status of iPhone-iPad via Apple's Support Pages as discovered by UnlockBoot. Apple took down a web tool in January to check status for Activation Lock feature

Here’s how to find IMEI number and Serial number on iPhone?
  • IMEI and serial numbers are available in Settings >> General >> About.
Apple has allowed a new method to check Activation Lock Status of iPhone-iPad via Apple's Support Pages as discovered by UnlockBoot. Apple took down a web tool in January to check status for Activation Lock feature

  • Dial *#06#
Apple has allowed a new method to check Activation Lock Status of iPhone-iPad via Apple's Support Pages as discovered by UnlockBoot. Apple took down a web tool in January to check status for Activation Lock feature
  • From iTunes. Plug in iTunes and select the device.
Apple has allowed a new method to check Activation Lock Status of iPhone-iPad via Apple's Support Pages as discovered by UnlockBoot. Apple took down a web tool in January to check status for Activation Lock feature

  • On the Activation Screen
Apple has allowed a new method to check Activation Lock Status of iPhone-iPad via Apple's Support Pages as discovered by UnlockBoot. Apple took down a web tool in January to check status for Activation Lock feature

  • On the original packaging for the device
  • On the back of your iPhone
  • On the SIM tray
Apple devices has located IMEI number on the back upto iPhone 6 Plus whereas iPhone 6s does not. But you can find the IMEI number on the sim card tray for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. So, make sure to check out the in the different locations.

3) Type the IMEI code and click right arrow or hit Enter to Continue.

If Activation Lock is enabled on the device then you will receive an “Activation Lock On” message with a note saying Sorry, but we can't create a repair while Find My iPhone is active

If you wish to check another idevices Activation Lock status then do the same process as above. 

If the previous iPhone owner has erased the device remotely, or put in Lost Mode, a message on the Lock screen should say that the device was either lost or stolen and when you wanted to restore the lost iPhone you would see the activation screen and when you try to activate it will stuck in Activation state asking for Apple ID and Password.

Apple has allowed a new method to check Activation Lock Status of iPhone-iPad via Apple's Support Pages as discovered by UnlockBoot. Apple took down a web tool in January to check status for Activation Lock feature

This tool helps a lot whether it has Activation Lock enabled or not when buying a used iPhone from any other person and get rid of thieves.

Last but least: Don’t forget to turn ON Find My iPhone for security and turn off find my iPhone before giving or selling it to someoneelse. Otherwise you won’t be able to reactivate the device without Apple ID and password.

Is this helpul? Let us know in the comment below… 

Via UnlockBoot

How to Check iPhone’s iCloud Activation Lock Status via Apple's Support Pages [New Method] How to Check iPhone’s iCloud Activation Lock Status via Apple's Support Pages [New Method] Reviewed by iMangoss on 7:29:00 AM Rating: 5

No comments:

Theme images by Jason Morrow. Powered by Blogger.