Learn More about iCloud Activation Lock

The iCloud Activation Lock, also known as the iPhone Locked to owner error, is a security feature on iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches that is designed to prevent unauthorized access to the device. If the iCloud Activation Lock is enabled, the device can only be activated and used with the Apple ID and password that were originally used to set up the device. This means that if the device is lost or stolen, the person who finds or acquires it will not be able to access the device or any of the information stored on it. The iCloud Activation Lock is automatically enabled when you turn on Find My iPhone, and it can only be disabled by entering the correct Apple ID and password. This can be a useful security feature, but it can also cause problems if you forget your Apple ID or password, or if you buy a used iPhone that is already locked to the previous owner’s account. Learn how to remove it below