1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Please help. I have bought an iPhone 4 from the market but I don't know the icloud password. Please can anyone tell me wht should I do now to get the password or to make a new one
    10-16-2014 01:27 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The iCloud activation lock can only be disabled by the previous owner of the device whose iCloud account the device is tied to. There is no other way. Sorry.
    10-16-2014 01:44 PM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    Return the device to the Market it's probably a stolen device. There's no way to recover it if you don't have the password
    10-16-2014 03:48 PM
  4. HankAZ's Avatar
    Please help. I have bought an iPhone 4 from the market but I don't know the icloud password. Please can anyone tell me wht should I do now to get the password or to make a new one
    Apple added the Activation Lock to iOS 7 to combat the rampant unauthorized reselling of lost/stolen devices. There is no way around this lockout your only options are to contact the person you bought it from and get (1) the Apple ID login credentials, or (2) your money back. If you bought it from an honest/legitimate seller, theyll help you out. If you bought a stolen device from a scumbag, you are simply SOL, and you now own a pretty, albeit expensive, paperweight.

    I love the Activation Lock concept, but it appears to be punishing the unwitting buyer much more than the scumbag thief.

    In the future, Before you buy a used iOS device make sure there is no active Activation Lock enabled that device. Just get either the serial number or IMEI and enter it here. Apple will report the status of the device.
    https://www.icloud.com/activationlock/
    10-16-2014 04:04 PM

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