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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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 ...
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How to know which Apple ID is used to lock iPad if the display is dead? [duplicate]

I bought an iPad mini (Wifi only) and gave it to my nephew as a gift. He switched on the device and set it up with his apple ID. He did not set up (Find My iPad/iPhone) feature. After a month of ...
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iPhone 4 requires previous Apple ID [duplicate]

I bought a used iPhone 4, got the carrier to unlock to use, but I still can't use because I don't have the previous owner's Apple ID or password. Is there any way to unlock to use?
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Activation Lock Ipod 5 [duplicate]

I have a iPod 5 touch with the iOs 7.0.4 and I can't get through the Activation Lock and I have no contact with the Apple ID owner. Is there any bypass for this? Please Help
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iCloud unlock with new Apple ID's password

I have a iPhone 5s which is iCloud locked. I know the Apple ID's email but I don't know the Apple ID's password. I can access to the email which is the Apple ID's email. I want to reset the Apple ID's ...
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Find device information when Activation Lock is activated [closed]

Is there a way to find the time and date of when Activation Lock was activated on an iPad? Also, can I find the IMEI and serial of the iPad? My iPad has few iCloud IDs and I know just 1 ID. What can I ...
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Activation help

I used the Find My Phone app by mistake, and my iPhone is now requiring activation. It is asking me for my Apple ID and password... I have tried using it, but it won't activate. Please can someone ...
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iPhone fails to activate after a restore

I am using iPhone 4 which was with iOS 7.0 and I had the common problem with WiFi being grayed out. I am sure that Find My iPhone was active and I restored it in DFU mode. Now, after the restore, ...
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How do I do enterprise iPad recovery?

Occasionally we have employees supplied with company equipment that leave on less than favorable terms. Some of those devices the employees have locked to their own Apple accounts somehow, which ...
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Can I tell if a device has an active Activation Lock before inserting a SIM card? [duplicate]

I got an iPhone 5c off of eBay and I can't tell if it's iCloud locked (Activation Lock) or not because I don't have a SIM card for it yet. It was restored by iTunes with no problems. The phone asks me ...
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Find out apple email id from iphone activation lock [closed]

Is there anyway to find out the email address attached to iphone, when iphone is currently locked to activation mode ? I just needed to know the email address so I can reset the password. The person ...
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If the iphone gets stolen, if i wipe all the information from the iphone from my icloud account it can be usable?

Lets assume that my iphone 5c gets stolen. If the person who has the icloud account wipe all the data (they dont block the phone just wiped) will it be able to get the factory definitons like its a ...
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Can't activate iPhone 4S [duplicate]

I recently purchased an iPhone 4S from Craigslist that had been reset when I bought it. When I try to activate the phone with the Apple ID that the previous owner gave me I receive an error saying ...
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How do I return a lost de-activated phone to the owner?

I found an iPhone 5s in the back of a taxi and kept it with the hope of returning it to the owner (this happened to me). By the time I woke up the next morning the owner had obviously deactivated the ...
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Is my iPhone locked with iCloud or not? I don't have SIM Card yet

I bought an iPhone 5C from a friend and I'm not sure if it's Activation Locked or not and I don't have a SIM card yet. He hasn't used it and didn't know anything about that, he got it second hand. ...
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Founded iPhone. need help! [closed]

A friend of mine found a iPhone 5 and it was on lost mode, then he restored the phone through iTunes. Does Find My iPhone still works, and how do you bypass the activation lock? Should he jailbreak it?...
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iPhone 5 locked out from previous user [duplicate]

I bought a used iPhone 5 today. When I insert a Nano SIM and try to activate it, it says the previous user has locked the phone and that I need to insert a number to get it unlocked. I bought the ...
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How to open iPhone 5c locked with an iCloud account?

I bought an iPhone 5c from a guy in a bar. He said he was going to remove the device from his iCloud list, which he never did and it's been 3 weeks already. The phone is not blacklisted and I know the ...
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Our iPad is locked and we're not sure of the Apple ID / iCloud password

My Granddaughter has lost/forgotten her ID and passwords for her iPad. When the iPad powers on, it goes straight to an iCloud password request and I cannot get past it. I have installed iTunes on my ...
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How can I bypass Activation Lock?

I bought a used iPhone 4. The previous owner re-set the phone, but did not remove the device from their iCloud. It is asking me for their iCloud information when I try to set-up the phone. I don't ...
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Why won't my restored iPhone 4S accept my Apple ID credentials?

I recently had to restore my iPhone 4S (iOS 7) and when I turned it back on and the activation screen came up, it prompted me for my Apple ID credentials. I put in my Apple ID username and password ...
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iPhone 4 stays linked to a previous Apple ID after restore to iOS 7

I bought a used iPhone 4 from a mobile shop in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It was in good condition but there was a Find my iPhone lock. I thought this is a normal thing, and can bypass it if I restore the phone -...
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How secure is Activation Lock on iOS 7 (and later)?

Apple showed this new feature in iOS 7 called Activation Lock, that if you enable "Find My iPhone" on a device that is lost or stolen, a person that finds/gets the iPhone will not be able to wipe it ...