My partner gave me his iPad mini but I cannot use iMessage as it is linked to his account and I cannot change accounts. Is there any way of doing this?


Go to Settings → Messages → Send & Receive, tap the Apple ID and choose Sign Out, then sign in with the Apple ID you wish to use.

  • I tried this and it just comes up with "an error occurred during activation" – Sheena Burton Jan 16 '18 at 12:01
  • if "Find my iPad" is not turned on you should be able to wipe it (Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. If it is turned on you will need your friend to enter his password to turn it off. – Steve Chambers Jan 16 '18 at 15:19

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