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How to Bypass Activation Lock using MDM

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When you set up your device for the first time or reset it, then you’d need to activate the device to use it for normal operations.iCloud Activation Lock allows you to lock your device from activating, let’s say when anyone reset it. When locked, the device asks you to enter the Apple ID and password which was previously used in the device to continue with the activation. So, this protects the device from being reset by someone anonymous.

But this feature will become annoying if a corporate-owned device is locked by an employee with his/her Apple ID and he/she left the Organization. The device cannot be reactivated without the employee’s Apple ID. So, here comes Hexnode MDM with the ability to bypass Activation Lock.

Hexnode MDM does not show the option to bypass Activation Lock, not even grayed out unless you have

  • A device running iOS 7.1 or later,
  • Signed into your iCloud account from the device, and
  • On the device, ‘Find My iPhone’ or ‘Find My iPad’ turned on.


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