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Questions tagged [activation-lock]

Activation Lock is a feature that was added in iOS 7 which is intended to prevent unauthorized users from restoring the phone to factory settings to bypass any other security means that were configured on the device.

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Why does Apple allow factory reset if passcode is forgotten? [duplicate]

I just came across the instructions to factory reset Apple device if one does not remember the device passcode: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204306 I am very new to Apple and I don't understand ...
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Activation Lock on iPhone 4S randomly appeared (not my username, I am the only owner)

While listening to Spotify on my old iPhone 4S, the screen changed and showed the Activation Lock screen. Spotify continued to play while the activation lock was on. This phone is not set up or ...
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No password to log out of find my iphone, no i cloud setting options

My friend lost his i phone 6, then found it a year later. Since he has got a new phone and started fresh with a new apple id and password. He gave me that phone to use but i cannot sign out of his ...
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iPhone 4s asking for old Apple ID but nowhere to type code

My phone was disabled so I connected it with iTunes. We unlocked it and now it is requesting the old Apple ID. I don't know the old one but my brother made a password reset, and now it gave us a code ...
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Can I backup my iphone on Activation lock mode [duplicate]

My iPhone 6 is locked to icloud,, it has never been synchronized with iTunes i need a way to backup it,, is there any modded iTunes or any program can help me.
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Could not activate iPhone because “activation server cannot be reached” [duplicate]

I just purchased an iPhone 5s and attached to my iCloud. After that it seems that App Store applications were not installing properly. I did a factory reset and the following screen is shown: Could ...
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iPhone 4S in reboot loop after using Hacktivate tool

So, I have an iPhone 4S that I'm trying to run Linux on (no idea if it's possible), and after fiddling with it for a little while I ended up needing to set it up again - which I could not do because ...
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iPod touch activation lock 3 years after

So, 3 years ago I found an iPod touch. I did everything in my power (calling schools, taking a photo of my contact info with the iPod in case photos were streamed, craig's list ad, checking to see if ...
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Locked iPhone 4 — What specifically can I access?

I’m purchasing several iPhone 4 models for an art project. However they are being listed by the seller as “iCloud Locked.” I only need them to power up so I can upload a single video via USB to play ...
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iPhone issues and Apple ID [duplicate]

I got an iPhone from a friend and he’s far away at the moment but the phone has a software issue. I wanted to wipe the phone and restore it to a “new” state, but I was told it’ll require an Apple ID. ...
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iPhone 5s reset password—wrong date of birth

I was having problems with my daughter’s iPhone 5s touch screen. I was advised to do a factory reset, as this could rectify the problem. After I did this I encountered Activation Lock. You’ve guessed ...
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Can a lost wifi iPad Air 2 connect to internet after set in lost mode

I lost my iPad Air 2 with Find my iPad activated. I was able to track it once before its battery died. I set it in Lost Mode with a lock passcode. Ever since the device has always been offline. Can ...
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How do I figure out if my iPhone is iCloud locked?

I have an iPhone 6 that I purchased online. During initial setup I selected the language and country and also connected it to Wi-Fi. However, it's giving me the following error: Your iPhone could ...
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Can I use any Sim to activate/set up iPhone 5s

I recently ordered a straight talk iPhone 5s from swappa. I plan to just use it as a wifi device but my question is, can I use any sim card for the initial set up or does it have to be specifically ...
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iPhone on my account, but activation locked to another account [duplicate]

I've had a secondhand iPhone for three years, using it with my iCloud account. Just now I tried to wipe it with an iTunes restore. The first step was to disable Find My iPhone. Doing so, I received a ...
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Activation lock MacBook to Apple ID?

Is it possible to lock my MacBook to my Apple ID so that if it gets stolen (macOS) is useless when someone tries to reinstall it?
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Activation lock problem

I've recently dug out an old iPhone to sell. It has activation lock on it which is pretty normal. However, it's linked to an Apple account which has had its password changed since then. I've also ...
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I have activated 'Lost Mode' and 'Erase iPhone' but still the thief has access to my photos. How?

My iPhone was stolen 2 months ago and now someone is trying to blackmail me by the photos I had on the phone. I had a 4 digit home screen lock password and I activated Find my iPhone just after they ...
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What happened to icloud.com/activationlock page? [duplicate]

I'm working in a pawnshop and when people attempt to sell or pawn an iDevice, I used to check its serial number or IMEI in icloud.com/activationlock. Now, without that tool, I'm concerned about ...
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Did Apple shut down the Activation Lock checker? Why?

I have an used iPhone 6s that is pin locked and I wanted to check whether it was locked to iCloud or not. I opened icloud.com/activationlock to find out that the service is no longer available. Is ...
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What is the domain name for the iCloud Activation Server?

I am just wondering if anyone had the current hosts of the iCloud Activation servers, as I am currently writing a script that utilizes them. Any help is much appreciated. I know that it used to be ...
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Lost & Found - BRICK [duplicate]

This could be an interesting Question. I Found and iPhone 5S, I handed it into the police. After 2 Months they returned the Phone, no one claimed it. I have a Sticker on the back of the phone with ...
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Unlocked IPhones 5s Gets locked after inserting SIM [duplicate]

Bought iphone 5s and it's previous owner removed icloud account on it. I created my own icloud account and associated with it. Everything is ok, but when i insert a sim card, it requres me OLD ...
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Activation Lock Asking for Apple ID That's Never Been Used on this Phone

I busted the screen on my iPhone 7 Plus. I have an appointment on Thursday to take it in, so that's OK. I backed it up to my iMac and I wanted to restore it to my 6s Plus and move the SIM card until I ...
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Sim not supported on unlocked device

I have an Apple iPhone 6 A1586 from the US which was a replacement device from Apple, but the previous handset would've been locked to TMobile (always GSM and never CDMA I believe). I've inserted a ...
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Activation lock when I'm the only owner that my iPhone ever had, asking for my AppleID

iPhone 5C, iOS 9. Was bought in the Apple Store and activated by me with my Apple ID a few years ago. Today, on 10:00 pm, when I was riding a subway train, connected to its free wi-fi, black screen ...
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Activation Lock - Apple Watch

I have recently sold my Apple Watch on Ebay. Before posting it i went through the following proceedure: Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close together. Open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap the ...
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Is it possible to activate an iPhone overseas?

My parents brought me a iPhone SE locked by Sprint from US and I only turned it on here in my country (Brazil). It was not able to reach the original network. I wanted to unlock it but first I must ...
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How to jailbreak my iPhone 5S with iOS 9.2.1 or iOS 9.3?

After updating to iOS 9.2.1, I could not enter my iPhone because I forgot my iCloud password (not e-mail) and also my security questions to restore it. Are there jailbreak options for iOS 9.2.1 and ...
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Buying a Used Macbook, iCloud

I'm purchasing a used 2013 Macbook Air on craigslist and the seller told me he formatted it already and created a dummy account so I can go through settings, etc.. and browse around to ensure all is ...
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How to remotely change iCloud settings on iPhone 5?

I would like to restore factory settings on my iPhone 5. When I try to do this via iTunes, the computer tells me that I have to change the iCloud settings on my phone: deactivate "Find my iPhone". ...
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Can't get past the system lock PIN code

I locked my MacBook using Find My iPhone and now when attempting to start using it again, I cannot type my PIN into the unlock section. Nothing happens. I can't even click on sleep, restart, shut down ...
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Activating iPod that is linked to another Apple ID — previous owner not available [duplicate]

I bought an iPod off of ebay, and went to activate it. However, it was linked to another person's Apple ID and I have no contact with them. The ebay seller does not have the Apple ID either. Is there ...
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Is iPhone activation locked if Find My iPhone is disabled?

I have an iPhone 5c and before I hard resetted it I turned off Find My iPhone. I'm at the setup screen I don't have a SIM card for it yet. The phone asks me for my language, country, WiFi, then tells ...
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Restore iphone 6 running iOS 9.0.1 from old iOS 8.x.x backup using iTunes? Same phone, different iCloud accounts [duplicate]

I lent my mom my backup iPhone running iOS 9 after she lost her Android. She created an iCloud account in order to turn on Find My iPhone so she wouldn't lose it. Never linked the account to an email ...
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install apps from app store on icloud locked iphone

I'm getting started with iOS development and I need a test device to test my apps. I thought of buying an ipod but then I thought buying an icloud locked iphone 5s might be more convenient (affordable)...
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How do I turn off Activation Lock on Apple Watch?

With watchOS 2 it looks like Activation Lock is enabled by default. How do I turn off Activation Lock on Apple Watch? I want to know for when the time comes to sell my watch or have it serviced.
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Lost password to Apple ID and Find My IPhone [closed]

I have Find My iPhone turned on and I know what Apple ID it uses. But lets say I forgot the password to my Apple ID and lost my phone? Will I still be able to find my iphone or activation lock it if I ...
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I can't activate my iPhone 4S [duplicate]

My iPhone 4S is suddenly locked and it asks for Apple ID and Password. When I added them, it says my Apple ID can't activate my phone. I can't see my iPhone listed on Find My Phone page on iCloud.com....
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iPhone 5s locked and erased by third person [closed]

My son's iPhone 5s was locked and erased by someone he shared a cloud with during a work project. This phone was never on this man's account. I have a receipt as proof of ownership. I also have the ...
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If you put a Mac in Lost Mode while FileVault is enabled, does it prevent OS X reinstalls?

Apple's documentation on Lost Mode doesn't say a whole lot about what the finder of the Mac will be able to (or unable to) do with it. Especially if FileVault is enabled. For example, if I lose my ...
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I forgot my apple iPhone 5 iCloud username and password and need help resetting [duplicate]

I was in a hospital, and I forgot my apple iPhone 5 username and password and also my iCloud username and password. Can someone help me wipe the phone and get a new iCloud username and password?
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iPhone lost and erased for no reason

I've had my iPhone for 2 years, and this has never happened before. I turned airplane mode off and my phone screen turned white with the apple logo and had a loading bar underneath it. Once it ...
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Is there any way to find the Apple ID of the activation lock?

I understand it is impossible to find the password, but is it possible to find the apple ID so I can email the guy this phone was obviously stolen off? I've lost several hundred pounds on this stupid ...
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I can't activate my son's iPad

I have removed my son's iPad from my iCloud account, and I have reset the iPad. I can't activate it because it says it's linked to my Apple ID and that Activation Lock is on. I can't turn this off, ...
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Forgotten iCloud email ID and password

I am the owner of an iPhone 4s. One day I tried to put my SIM card into my iPhone and the next thing I saw on my phone was "Activation Required". Unfortunately, I have forgotten my iCloud Apple ID ...
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iPad is iCloud locked to a defunct address

I was gifted an iPad from a restaurant owner. This iPad was provided to the restaurant and used to relay orders from a third party service who would deliver their food outside their normal delivery ...
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Can't turn off Find my Iphone with old apple id password in order to delete account from my iphone

I'm trying to change the Apple ID on my iPhone 4 to match my iCloud one (already changed Apple ID here) but it keeps asking me for the password linked to the old ID to turn off find my iphone (...
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Will my device's location be shown in Find My iPhone if it is connected to iTunes?

Two days ago I lost my iPhone 5s. It could have been stolen. I've reported it to my carrier and police yesterday as stolen. I got Find My iPhone enabled, but when I login to iCloud there is no ...
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warranty repair with activation lock activated

I just bought a 2nd hand broken iPhone5s which stuck at restore mode, restore failed every time. This phone is still under warranty,and i wanted to send it for repair but it's have be service from out ...