1. iMore Question's Avatar
    i buy a ipad from unknown personne but i cannot remove apple id
    11-11-2014 04:39 AM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    when you bought it did the person wipe the iPad first? You are going to need to get back in touch so they can remove it- You won't be able to without their password
    11-11-2014 04:59 AM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    i buy a ipad from unknown personne but i cannot remove apple id
    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, they’ll 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.

    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.
    11-11-2014 07:46 AM

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