How to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone & iPad in iOS 11

As we know, Apple provides iCloud activation lock feature in Find My iPhone to prevent anyone else from using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch if it's stolen or lost. But now, a serious security flaw in iOS 11 betas has been reported, which can bypass iCloud activation lock and access certain features and functions even when an iPhone is locked to an iCloud account. In this article we will show you how to bypass activation lock on iPhone & iPad in iOS 11.

iOS 11 iCloud Activation Bypass on iPhone and iPad

If you are curious about how iOS 11 remove iCloud activation lock screen, just read on.

1. Triple quickly click Home button to turn on VoiceOver on the iCloud activation locked iPhone.

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2. Go ahead and swipe in the top from bottom.

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3. Tap on the bottom left and you can turn on Phone application.

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Here you can access Contacts on this iPhone.

access contacts on locked iphone

You can access photos on iPhone when it is iCloud activation locked.

access photos on locked iphone

You can also make phone calls as well.

make phone calls on locked iphone

Repeat step 2 and step 3, you can access other applications like FaceTime, Widgets, Safari, and more. The steps are almost the same with iPad. What is worth mentioning is that the steps for iPhone only works for iOS 11 beta 1, but it works for both beta 2&1 in iPad.

iOS 11 iCloud Bypass on iPad & iPhone Demo

Unlock iCloud Activation Lock on iOS 11/10.3/10/9 Devices

The other way of unlocking iCloud Activation lock screen still works on iOS 11 and iOS 10.3/10.2/10 devices.

Step 1. On your iDevice, go to Settings and select Wi-Fi.
Step 2. From the Wi-Fi network list, tap the information icon “i” to enter the DNS settings screen.
Step 3. Remove the existing DNS, and enter the new DNS according to your location.
For users in USA/North America, the new DNS is
For users in Europe, the new DNS is
For users in Asia, the new DNS is
For users in other area, the new DNS is

Step 4. After you enter the new DNS, tap Back and click Activation Help option. You’ll receive a message saying “You have successfully connected to my server”.

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That is it. You are now able to access most of the major functions in your device such as games, maps, settings, etc. The iCloud activation lock bypass on iOS 11 beta is definitely a serious flaw. Apple should fix it in its final formal version this fall. If you concern in this issue, you can go back to iOS 10 from 11 easily.

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/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iOS 11 Update Follow @Jerry Cook