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Removing an iPhone Activation Lock
Originally Posted by iMore Question
According to Apple Support Webpage:
"Click All Devices to open a list of devices linked to their account, then select the
device to be removed. It should show a gray dot or the word “Offline” next to the
it means the device is still protected by the iCloud Activation lock and it will remain protected until the previous owner frees it up.
Does that mean if the device is not Offline it cannot be removed? If that's true
when it bacames Offline? After 24 hours since it was last turned on and connected
Just because someone used iTunes in an attempt to restore the device and set it as new doesn't mean the iCloud Activation lock has been bypassed because it hasn't.
Or maybe because it was erased, an option to remove the device is available all the
The process is quite simple. Once the device is protected with the iCloud Activation lock, anyone other than the user who initiated the lock will be unable to restore and use the device. In other words, you are not going to be able to use the device until the previous owner deactivates the iCloud Activation lock. Period.
This iPhone is not stolen. I found it and after contacting the owner he let me keep
it. I asked him to remove it and he is just not really in a rush to do so. I am trying to
find out how the situation looks on his side.