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This can't be done with Find My iPhone active. You need to disable Find My iPhone before you can erase/restore the device. If you restore the device in restore mode, then you will enter Activation Lock. This cannot be 'bypassed'—you will have to have it disabled by Apple if you can not enter the Apple ID credentials. For more information on Activation Lock, ...


Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content & Settings


If a law enforcement officer contacts Apple, as long as they have the serial number of the device, Apple can and will upon law enforcement request permanently brick the device and render it permanently useless through software.

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