If you see the activation lock screen or your iPad Mini says "iPad Locked to Owner", it is necessary to enter the associated Apple ID and password to unlock the activation lock. It could be annoying if it says that your password is incorrect, which will prevent you from accessing your iPad Mini. No worries, this article is going to give you 4 ways to bypass iPad Mini activation lock. No matter whether you remember the Apple ID password or forgot it, you can get corresponding ways to fix this issue. And you'd better check the preconditions of each method and try them accordingly.
- Part 1. Common Ways to Bypass iPad Mini Activation Lock
- No.1 Use Apple ID Password to Unlock Activation Lock on iPad Mini
- No.2 Enter Screen Passcode to Bypass Activation Lock Screen
- No.3 Remove iPad Mini from Apple ID on Websites
- Part 2. Advanced Way to Bypass Activation Lock on iPad Mini
- Part 3. FAQs about Activation Lock on iPad Mini
Part 1. Common Ways to Bypass iPad Mini Activation Lock
No.1 Use Apple ID Password to Unlock Activation Lock on iPad Mini
On the interface showing the activation lock, it will give partial hints about your Apple ID. You can directly enter the corresponding account and password to unlock the activation lock on your iPad Mini. In case you forgot Apple ID or password, iForgot service is able to help you find the account back and reset the password without hassle. If it requires the other's Apple ID because you are using a used iPad Mini, you should be aware that the best way is to ask the seller for his account information to bypass the activation lock.
No.2 Enter Screen Passcode to Bypass Activation Lock Screen
There is a workaround to bypass the activation lock on iPad Mini series. Instead of Apple ID and password, you can use the screen passcode to unlock the iCloud activation lock. The steps are super easy.
- Step 1: Tap on "Unlock with Passcode" or "Activation Lock Help" under the Apple ID password field.
- Step 2: Select "Use Device Passcode" and enter your screen passcode.
- Step 3: If it fails, type in the passcode again until you successfully unlock the activation lock.
No.3 Remove iPad Mini from Apple ID on Websites
The key to the appearance of the activation lock is that your iPad Mini is associated with the Apple ID. In this case, if you didn't turn off Find My and the activation lock before easing your iPad Mini, you can't access your device unless you could unlock the activation lock. Thus, it is suggested to untie your iPad Mini 2/3/4 from your Apple ID before selling it. As for users who are using the second-hand iPad Mini, try to contact the previous owner and ask him to remove the device from his account remotely. This can be realized by visiting the Apple ID page as well as the iCloud website.
- Remove iPad Mini from Account via Apple ID Page
- Step 1: Go to appleid.apple.com and sign in with the linked Apple ID.
- Step 2: Choose the Devices section on the sidebar, and look for the iCloud locked iPad Mini.
- Step 3: At the bottom of the prompt, click on Remove from Account and enter password to confirm.
- Remove iPad Mini from Account via iCloud Website
- Step 1: Log in the associated Apple ID to the iCloud page on a browser.
- Step 2: Enter the Apple ID module and locate the Find Devices link.
- Step 3: On the devices map, open the All Devices list and select iPad Mini.
- Step 4: Click on the Remove from Account option to bypass the activation lock.
Part 2. Advanced Way to Bypass Activation Lock on iPad Mini
How to bypass activation lock on iPad Mini if all the above methods are invalid? It's time to try Joyoshare Activation Unlocker to remove the activation lock. It's fine if you are unable to get the Apple ID password or the screen passcode is not accepted since Joyoshare Activation Unlocker doesn't require any of your information to bypass iPad Mini activation lock. Apart from iPad Mini 2/3/4, this program is compatible with iPhone and iPod. You could unlock iCloud locked iPad with 100% safe and a high rate of success. Additionally, Joyoshare Activation Unlocker can be used to turn off Find My iPhone/iPad and unlock Apple ID in a few steps.
Step 1 Plug iPad Mini and Agree on Disclaimer
Run Joyoshare Activation Unlocker on your computer, and look through the disclaimer first. If you agree, click the Agree button, then, plug your iPad Mini into the computer and hit on Start.
Step 2 Jailbreak Your iPad Mini
The jailbreak tool will be downloaded automatically. It is necessary to insert a USB drive into a Windows PC to install the tool. After clicking the Start Installation button, you can view the Jailbreak Tutorial and follow it to jailbreak your iPad Mini.
Step 3 Bypass iPad Mini Activation Lock
Make sure that the information about your iPad Mini is correct, then, click the Start to Remove button to get the activation lock bypassed.
Part 3. FAQs about Activation Lock on iPad Mini
Q1: Can jailbreak remove activation lock on iPad Mini?
A: Yes and no. Merely jailbreaking your iPad Mini will not make the activation lock disappear. But jailbreak is an essential step to remove it. Thus, after making your iPad Mini jailbroken, you need Joyoshare Activation Unlocker to complete the process of unlocking the activation lock.
Q2: How to prevent the activation lock on iPad Mini?
A: To avoid the activation lock, you need to turn off the Find My feature and sign out of your Apple ID before factory resetting your iPad Mini. If you do forget the linked Apple ID and password, the habit to keep the invoice or receipt will help you offer the credentials to Apple Support, and they could activate your iPad Mini again.
Q3: Will the activation lock occur again after bypassing it?
A: If you try to update the operating system or erase your device again after the activation lock is bypassed, it will occur again on your iPad Mini.
The Bottom Line
In order to assist you to bypass iPad Mini activation lock, this article lists 4 feasible ways step by step. The simplest method is to use the Apple ID or screen passcode to unlock the activation lock on iPad Mini. For most users, the biggest trouble is that the Apple ID password and screen passcode are wrong. Hence, this is where you need to use the Joyoshare Activation Unlocker to bypass the activation lock without knowing your Apple ID password. Moreover, be careful to upgrade or erase your device after the activation lock is removed. If the lock reappears, you can bypass it again by using the Joyoshare Activate Unlocker program, which can be used unlimited times.