What is activation lock?
With the arrival of iOS 7, Apple expanded the functionality of iCloud by adding an option that allowed us to boot our iPhone in case of loss or theft. Apple was forced to implement this functionality to improve user security, but also to try to reduce the theft of this device, which had increased in recent years due to the increasingly expensive price they had and which had become one of the most desired devices on the black market.
Thanks to the activation lock included from iOS 7, if the device is stolen or lost, we can block access to the terminal in addition to finding out at all times where it is, ideal for when we have lost or forgotten. From the iCloud website we can quickly locate the device, display a message on the screen so that if it has been found by a good Samaritan, return it to us, block it, make it emit a sound or erase all its contents remotely. Once the device has been locked it is impossible to use it unless we have the password of the iCloud account to which the terminal is associated, so steal an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch It is a useless task since it turns the terminal into a beautiful paperweight.
Being iOS 7 the first version in which this feature was available, the activation lock had a bug that allowed to deactivate the search my iPhone function, so that any user who found or acquired an iPhone with iOS 7.1 could unlock the terminal without having to enter the password of the iCloud account with which it was associated. The guys from Cupertino took very little time to solve this important security flaw and currently the only way to unlock an iPhone locked by iCloud does not exist, at least in theory, because if we search online we can find methods that ensure we can do it, methods that I explain below.
I forgot my iCloud password What can I do?
Forgetting the password of our iCloud account in which we have all our terminals associated is not the worst thing that cannot happen, since Apple offers us valid alternatives to recover it again. If we do not remember the password of our account, something that can be habitual thanks to the use of the Touch ID that in most cases prevents us from entering our password, we must take a walk to the website https://iforgot.apple. com / password / verify / appleid, a page that Apple makes available to all its users to modify the password of their iCloud account.