How To Check Your iCloud Activation Lock Status?

Are you buying or selling a used iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and want to check iCloud Activation Lock status of the iDevice that whether it is locked or unlocked? A guide included in this article will help you in checking and verifying the status of your iDevice iCloud activation.


What is iCloud Activation Lock?

In an attempt to enhance the security of iOS devices, Apple has introduced a new feature in Find My iPhone functionality i.e. iCloud Activation Lock, which is specifically designed to stop anyone from using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if it is stolen or lost.

iCloud Activation Lock Status Icon

The iCloud activation lock is configured to activate automatically the moment you turn on Find My iPhone feature on any Apple device running iOS 7.0 or later version.

Once the iCloud Activation Lock has been enabled on your device, your Apple login credentials would then be required:

#01 – To turn off Find My iPhone functionality on your device,

#02 – To erase the data stored in your device,

#03 – For the deactivation of your device to be able to use it with another account.

So basically, iCloud Activation Lock feature secures your data and protects your device against loss and theft. Furthermore, it even increases the chance of recovering your device.


How To Check iCloud Activation Lock Status Of Your Device?

This easy to follow guide will help you to check iCloud activation lock status of your iOS device whether you are using iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Step #01 – Whether you are using Mac or Windows PC, go to the official iCloud Activation Lock Status page through any web browser. (URL:

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Step #02 – The iCloud Activation Lock Status page will ask you to enter either the IMEI number or serial number of your device.

Don’t know how to find the IMEI number of your iOS device? You can head over to this page where we have outlined over seven (07) different methods using which you can easily find out your device IMEI number or serial number.

Step #03 – Enter the IMEI number or serial number of your device in the “IMEI or Serial Number” text box.

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Step #04 – Just below the IMEI and serial number field, there is a “Enter the code in the image” field where you must need to enter the captcha code shown in the image.

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If you are unable to read the code shown in the image then you can either click on the New Code icon to regenerate a code or click on theVision Impaired icon to hear an audio version of the same code.

NOTE: This is a mandatory step and is used to verify that a human being is using the page to check iCloud activation lock status.

Step #05 – Once you have entered both, valid IMEI number/serial number and the correct code. You can then click on “Continue” button.

Now the page will show you the iCloud Activation Lock Status of your device as presented in the screenshot below.

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