People can check iCloud lock status of their iPhone from iCloud.com, as Apple has provided a new section in iCloud.com to check lock status and identify whether an iPhone is protected by Find my iPhone Activation Lock. So it is a very crucial thing you need to check before purchasing used iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. There are few steps given below to check iCloud activation lock status by using IMEI check method.
We want to show you something which is really needed when purchasing a used iPhone, as majority of thieves who are failed to activate stolen device simply offer that such device for sale, and people who don’t know that the device is locked or not before purchasing such devices.
Anyone can take advantage of this new section in iCloud.com site, by entering the IMEI number of an iPhone to find iCloud activation lock status. Which really help people to avoid getting locked iPhones.
How-To Check iCloud Activation Lock Status [IMEI Check]
If you aren’t sue, whether Activation lock is enabled or not so if Find My iPhone is activated in iPhone Settings app it means the Activation lock is there. All you need an Apple account to perform various tasks such as disabling Find My iPhone feature, wiping out device data and re-activating the same device to use with another account. This procedure is to avoid any fraud or stealing iPhones.
Even though Activation Lock is a wonderful thing, but a big problem is for all those people who purchase a used iOS device from a reseller; and Find my iPhone feature is left by the previous owner.
So just open iCloud.com and enter the IMEI serial number in new Activation lock section, make sure that Find My iPhone feature is disabled before purchasing that an iPhone, iPad.
- Go-to iCloud activation lock check site
- Find your device IMEI number and then enter your IMEI
- Enter the CAPTCHA security code & Press the Continue button.
After feeding a valid IMEI number, you will find the device activation lock status. In response the site will provide a detail information containing model of the device and confirmation of valid identifier etc.