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I have an iPhone 5 (iOS 7.0.2) which is locked and I can't unlock it because I've forgotten my Apple ID.

Is there any solution?

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marked as duplicate by bmike Dec 26 '13 at 15:56

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The only way to unlock the device is to reset your Apple ID (see the answer by @grgarside). Apple implemented this feature to curb theft and it works. If you are in unlawful possession of someone else's device, then you effectively have a brick on your hands. There is absolutely no way to bypass the lock without the pass or to reset it outside of the proper channel. You can read more about the feature here: (Note the section entitled: "What if I forget my Apple ID password?") – user10355 Nov 27 '13 at 23:18

It is currently not possible to bypass Activation Lock, since the activation lock data is stored remotely on Apple's servers.

You can attempt to recover your Apple ID by following the instructions at

You can read more about Activation Lock (and whether it can be bypassed) here:

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