There’s nothing worse than buying a used iPhone while it’s locked up with some unknown Apple ID. As soon as the phone is switched on, you will get stuck to this screen (the infamous Activation Lock Screen)
And here is where renowned companies step in and promise easy and quick iCloud unlocking for a fistful of dollars, with icloudlockremoval.us/tool being one of the most famous providers of all time.
- So what is the truth?
- Can you trust any of these websites?
- Does iCloud Lock Removal remain an elusive goal?
Updated on 03/06/2019
icloudlockremoval.us/tool under the microscope
Unfortunately, I have known this company for many years now, and I must confess that Ι find extremely surprising that even today they still manage to deceive so many people.
Until last year their website was very different, with many errors and inaccuracies. (not that you will now see a masterpiece).
Not too long ago, their terms & conditions stated this:
Yes, you read right. iCloudLockRemoval.us/tool warrants that all materials on this website including the mentioned program are fake…
Today they have worked on the deception part, having for sure forgot to update dates, iPhone models and iOS versions, and give you two magnificent choices:
- An online iCloud Unlock Tool
- An iCloud Lock Removal tool to download (pc & mac version)
Spoiler alert: In both cases, of course, the result will be exactly the same.
1. The free Online iCloud Removal Tool
If you choose this path, you will be redirected to a new page called ayi.cloud.
You complete the IMEI of your iPhone (it does not matter if it is correct, it will accept anything that has more than 15 digits) and you have to choose between 4 choices that lead to this:
So, this is where they supposed to hack the iCloud lock. I hate to break it to you but it’s only a video playing.
After about 30 seconds, the process is interrupted because you have to take part in an amazing contest with an enormous boon (like a $100 Walmart Gift Card).
Whatever you choose, you will still fill in a new form so you can win the gift you wish and at the same time complete the process, but if you read the small print below, this is really what’s going on here:
Eventually, you will receive the first text message while icloudlockremoval.us/tool is informing you that the iCloud Lock was successfully removed.
Τhe grim reality is that your iPhone remains locked in iCloud while you were charged $2.36 for the first SMS.
If you don’t quickly realize what has happened, these good guys will continue to send you 3 messages per week, charging for as much as they can get out of you.
2. Downloading the iCloud Lock Removal tool
Unfortunately, nothing will change in this case either. It is really a “Potato, po-Tah-To” situation after all.
The only way to download this magical tool that will allow you to disable iCloud Lock is to be part of a similar contest with exactly the same charges.
I really can’t say what can happen to you if you finally download this app or even worse if you decide to install it.
However, I very much doubt that such an approach will leave your private data intact.
Similar frauds with icloudlockremoval.us/tool
As I revealed to you from the beginning of this article, there are countless do-gooders who bet on the frustration of the individuals who bought an iCloud Locked iPhone and in their impulse to get the first solution that will be presented.
Although I know hundreds of similar website-scams, there is no real meaning in mentioning them. Quite simply, there is no type of tool, app, software that you can download or use online to remove iCloud.
Νot that this means there are no solutions at all.
Conclusion on iCloud Lock Removal
We must admit that the activation lock is amazing. Only Apple has managed to develop the ultimate system of dealing with iPhone theft.
However, this doesn’t stop the thief from selling the device to some unsuspecting victim, especially in recent years when more and more choose online markets for their purchases.
Without going any further, there are only two ways to iCloud unlock your iPhone:
- Address the appropriate section of Apple Support
- Address the person who is behind the iCloud account you are currently viewing on the activation lock screen
But both are feasible, only when you know what to do. For this purpose, we have found an eBook that contains up to the slightest detail of all the procedures you need to follow and make iCloud lock removal possible.
I really hope you read this article before you fall victim to some sort of scam like the icloudlockremoval.us/tool.
The only one who can really solve your problem is yourself through Apple support or the original owner.
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