Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How to Check Activation Lock Status on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Activation Lock option was added to iOS 7 a year ago and it is now present in the new iOS 8. How to check iCloud lock on iPhone 6, 6 Plus and other models? Why is it necessary to do? This post explains everything to users who are about to resell their used smartphone, buy a used iPhone or simply update to iOS 8 if they haven’t done this yet.

The new Activation Lock was introduced a year ago. Apple made it harder to steal and use a stolen or lost iDevice by automatically enabling Activation Lock feature when Find My iPhone service is turned on. The user has to enter the original owner’s credentials to login and unlock the device. If he doesn’t know the ID and password, he cannot access the device, delete information and turn Find My iPhone app off.

It is always better to use iOS 8 Activation Lock checker before buying or reselling the iPhone to make sure that Find My iPhone app is disabled or find out that it is turned on. If this service is off your gadget is ready to use. If it is on, you have to ask the original owner to disable it.

iOS 8 Activation Lock check service is available from Apple and different unlocking companies. All you have to know about the smartphone is its Serial Number and / or IMEI code.

Here is how to check iCloud lock on iOS 8 iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5c, 5 and 4S. This simple instruction will guide you through the process.

iOS 8 Activation Lock Checker for iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus [Instruction]

Step 1. Select a company that can check your Activation Lock status by IMEI or use the official Apple’s iCloud service.

Step 2. Enter your IMEI number [for iCloud service you can also enter the Serial Number of the iOS 7 or iOS 8 handset you want to check, iOS 6 is also supported].

Step 3. Once you entered all the required information you should choose Continue.

Step 4. You should now get the information about your status. It will either show that your Activation Lock is on or off.

Remember that if the Activation Lock is enabled, you have to contact the seller and ask him to remove Find My iPhone from the iCloud account. This can be easily done if the device is not stolen or lost.


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