Why do some dumb people try to move up in the world? You sir are a thief, nothing more and nothing less. The iCloud Lock or Find my iPhone Activation Lock features prevent unauthorized use of an iPad 2, iPad 3rd generation , iPad 4th generation , iPad Air and iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 1st generation , iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3 by erasing it. What apple should do is develop a better system for returning phones. I was discouraged reading comment after comment that Apple would not undo it. I was initially told that nothing could be done, but the store's manager was kind enough to unlock it for me since it wasn't registered as stolen. Tap the server field 7. Welcome to , the unofficial community for Apple news, rumors, and discussions.
So I got my iPad back but now it's a brick. It never hurts to try. It basically uses special hardware to refresh the serial number stored in flash memory so that iPhone or iPad will treat it as another device, rather than original one. Spam the server field with an emoji for 2-3 minutes. Click the home button 3.
It will show the results instantly, and you will be able to see the status of your phone. This is really a good story that happen just last week to one of my work friends and it shows how beautifully find my iPhone and activation lock are implemented. Still, it protects us all, once the thieves learn that it is useless. The lady from Northern Ireland give Sue the transaction details on eBay and Sue got in touch with the seller. The device should turn on. On Thursday, December 1, 2016, he posted a video to YouTube see above showing his bypass. Once the actual device is blacklisted on Apple's servers, they will chase it to the ends of the earth making sure it will stay lock or remain inoperable.
It means it is beyond the control of the user. Your only method is to get back to the seller. There is a slim chance that it has been reported as stolen, and they may be able to reunite it with it's true owner, in which case there is also a chance that they may reward you in some way to make up for your loss, or perfect scenario they will have already replaced it on insurance, and will simply unlock it for you and let you keep it. Now you can download these tool and perform Bypass iCloud Lock on iPad on windows or Mac. It's not much of an issue now, but when activation lock first came out, we got killed on it. If you have a tech question, please check out! I know how frustrating it is so this is what I did.
So who gains anything from activation lock? All this stuff is snake-oi used to lighten the weight of ignorant people's wallets. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. Within a few minutes, setup will crash. Do you honestly think Apple would have allowed iCloud Activation Lock to be disabled so easily? Your situation must represent about. Theres a guy that has done it a number of times, he's currently putting together the software so that everyone can do it.
So you've gotten a hold of an iCloud locked iPad that's in lost and erased mode, with the slide to unlock style screen. Setup crashed, everything is working fine ; 13. But there was exploitation from many sites, putting price on every thing. I do not know if it is stolen, but the thought has crossed my mind. She said she bough an iPad on eBay and was trying to activate but a message comes up saying this iPad have been lost and please call me on number. Check out to learn how to disable Find my iPhone remotely. These belong in the beta subreddits listed below.
Sue is going to put the iPad on his little office desk as a surprise for him to find when he gets back from abroad. And i love how everyone says the phones are stolen. We were then told that they couldn't give me the owner's information which we didn't want or need , nor could they give the owner our information. I'm a re-seller, and i've gotten a number of them, just because the person i bought them from forgot to take it off. So you should figure out a way to get a refund for it. Your problem is caused by the seller leaving find my iPhone turned on when he sold the iPad. So I'm in for ideas, and hopefully to give some of the vitriolic people some information they weren't aware of.
I've had the same problem with my iPad 2 for over 2 months. In the link you provided, cellular calls are not possible. I've performed a factory restore, but to no avail. Of course, Apple was being prodded to do this because of the high number of thefts from person physically taking from a person as opposed to stealing. Once a iPad has the activation lock enabled it is very hard to remove and most people usually think there device is useless but this guide will help you remove the activation lock screen from your iPad in under 10 minutes. Anyone aware of a way around this? Please let me know if it helped you too.