Though there are ways to unlock iCloud, there is always the option of selling an iCloud Locked iPhone for spare parts.
The issue, of course, is which of the two choices suits us better and when. Let’s find out.
Updated on 05/28/2019
How does someone end up with an iCloud Locked iPhone?
There are three ways to buy an iCloud Locked iPhone:
- Τhrough an online market such as eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, Swappa, etc.
- From a local store or a pawnshop
- Through a personal transaction with someone you know… or not
Whichever way you acquired yours, you should understand that the source of iPhone acquisition is irrelevant.
Online markets don’t know if an iPhone sold through them is iCloud Locked and they are completely based on the seller’s description.
Similarly, local stores and pawnbrokers ain’t sweating it. As long as they keep the personal details of the iPhone seller in their records, they are covered by any possible complication in the future.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t buy a used iPhone again in your life but the best thing to do and not to get back to this unpleasant position is to check the device before you get it.
Especially in the case of an iCloud locked iPhone, you will get stuck to the Activation Lock screen once you turn it on.
If you cannot do so because you are using an online market then you can verify the iCloud Status instantly with an IMEI Check Service.
All of this has to do with your next purchase so let’s see what you can do right now with the iCloud Locked iPhone you have in your possession.
Can you fix an iCloud locked iPhone?
Before you rush into selling your iCloud locked iPhone for spare parts, let’s examine if iCloud can be removed.
Let’s make it clear that any kind of iCloud Hack software is a myth.
You essentially have 2 options depending on the iCloud status:
When iCloud Status is Lost
If the original owner has reported the theft to the iCloud database then there is no service but a set of free methods with which you have a chance unlock iCloud yourself by:
- Communicating with Apple support
- Communicating with the original owner
- Applying some Activation Lock Screen Bypass techniques
When iCloud Status is CLEAN
And in this case, you can apply all of the above, but you also have one more option with a 100% success rate: IMEI iCloud Unlock.
However, this service costs a lot and its price rises dramatically for the latest iPhone models and I should note that it isn’t always available since it usually remains online for short periods of time.
Nevertheless, iCloud IMEI Unlock remains the only guaranteed iCloud removal solution.
When is the time to sell an iCloud locked iPhone?
If you tried all free iCloud removal methods and IMEI iCloud Unlock Service is not possible or too expensive for you then, unfortunately, you have no other choice but to sell the iCloud locked iPhone you accidentally bought.
Although the sale price of an iCloud Locked iPhone drops considerably, you will reduce the money loss anyway.
Though few companies are buying activation locked iPhones, you should be extremely careful about which one you choose.
Of course, I must point out that the purchase of a used iPhone remains profitable since you now know what to do next time. An IMEI Check is enough to reveal the actual status of any device instantly, especially when you are not given the opportunity to check the iPhone in person.