How to Reuse iCloud Locked iPhone Again

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How to Reuse iCloud Locked iPhone Again

The unfortunate thing about iCloud locked iPhones is their inability to be used unless the user enters the correct Apple ID and password. Even if the device is sold or given to someone else, iCloud locks the iPhone to the original user’s Apple ID. In many cases, the original owner either can’t or won’t provide the correct ID and password, making the iPhone useless to anyone else.

What Can You Do?

Fortunately, Apple allows an unlocked iPhone to be reapplied with the correct ID and password. To do this, the iPhone’s owner must contact Apple Support to get the device unlocked. There is no guarantee that Apple will unlock it, depending on their criteria and other factors, but it’s definitely worth a try.

Preparing for the Unlock Process

Before contacting Apple Support, you should be as prepared as possible. Have the device’s IMEI number, serial number, and proof of purchase such as a receipt, if possible. If Apple grants the unlock request, the iPhone will be unlocked from iCloud and you’ll be able to access all of its features, including iCloud backup and syncing.

What If Apple Doesn’t Unlock It?

Unfortunately, if Apple won’t cooperate, you won’t be able to reuse the iCloud locked device. You can, however, reset the iPhone and restore it to factory settings. Doing so will delete all data on the device, thus making it useable again, and while you won’t be able to use the iCloud services, you will have a working iPhone.


An iPhone can remain iCloud locked even after it’s sold or given to someone else. Thankfully, Apple allows for the device to be unlocked, allowing access to all of its features. However, if Apple denies your request, you can still reuse the device by resetting it and restoring it to factory settings.

Are there any specific tools needed to reuse a locked iCloud iPhone?

No, there are no specific tools needed to reuse a locked iCloud iPhone. However, you will need an iCloud password associated with the device in order to unlock it and use it. If you don’t have the password, you may be able to unlock the device through Apple Support by providing proof of ownership. Additionally, you may also be able to unlock the device through third-party services.

Are there professional services available to help unlock an iCloud locked iPhone?

Yes, professional services are available to help unlock an iCloud locked iPhone. Many companies provide paid services to help unlock iPhones that are locked due to iCloud security features. These services involve having a technician go through the process of bypassing the iCloud security measures, allowing the phone to be used again. Keep in mind that there is no guarantee that these services will successfully unlock the iPhone, and most companies will charge for their services regardless of the outcome. Additionally, using professional services for an iCloud lock bypass may void the warranty of the device.

What are the steps to reset an iCloud locked iPhone?

1. Contact the previous owner and ask them to remove the device from their Apple ID.

2. If they are unwilling or unable to do so, contact Apple Support to request a supporting documentation proving the owner’s relationship to the phone.

3. After the documentation is approved, Apple will reset the device and remove it from the previous owner’s Apple ID.

4. Once the device is reset, you will be able to use your own Apple ID to activate the device.

5. Lastly, if you can’t contact the previous owner or Apple Support is unable to help, you can try to contact the carrier that sold the phone, who may have additional records of the device’s original owner.

How can iCloud be unlocked to reuse an iPhone?

To unlock an iPhone with iCloud, you must enter the related Apple ID and password that were used to turn on the ‘Find my Phone’ feature when the device was initially set up. If you don’t have the information for the Apple ID associated with the device, you should contact the original owner to obtain it. Once you have the correct credentials, you can enter them in the system to unlock the phone.