How to Remove iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone (2021)
Connect the iPhone or iPad.
Once installed, launch it and select Remove iCloud Activation Lock, then Start. Accept the end-user license agreement by ticking the checkbox confirming you have read the agreement, and then click Next.
Activation Lock, a related feature, means the phone can only be erased, used, or reactivated upon entering the owner’s device pincode or their iCloud password. To be clear, “iCloud lock” and a device’s passcode are two different things. “Every method for removing iCloud involves illegal activity.”