Hemanth Joseph, a Kerala-based security researcher, has identified a bug running in iOS 10.1 version of Apple's operating system that allowed him to bypass the activation lock on an iPad. The activation lock in Apple's iPhone or iPad is hard for anyone other than the owner of the device to hack and set it up as a new device. Mr Joseph bypassed the activation lock in a locked iPad by discovering a weakness in the device setup process running iOS 10.1, Forbes reported on Friday. This caused the iPad to freeze and then he locked it by closing Apple's magnetic Smart Cover over the screen. This made Mr Joseph bypass the activation lock and to have full access to the iPad.