1. iMore Question's Avatar
    hello there how can i bypass icloud activation for iphone 6?
    11-11-2014 02:17 PM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    hello there how can i bypass icloud activation for iphone 6?
    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.

    So there it is. If it's your device, use the link (https://iforgot.apple.com/password/verify/appleid) to reset the login. If you purchased the device from someone on eBay or CraigsList or a similar site, take whatever recourse you have against the seller to recover your cash.

    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/
    11-11-2014 02:18 PM

Similar Threads

  1. How to view iCloud Drive files on iPhone and iPad
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-11-2014, 12:00 PM
  2. How to turn on Yosemite's Mail Drop feature for non-iCloud email accounts
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-11-2014, 10:38 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-10-2014, 08:01 PM
  4. Why does pay keep saying to call to activate?
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-10-2014, 06:55 PM
  5. Why is my iPhone saying Device Unknown when I try to activate it?
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-10-2014, 02:37 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD