1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I do not have password for the email account
    11-18-2014 07:12 PM
  2. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I am fairly certain you can not unless you know the password. You can do the I forgot my password option and reset it, but I am guessing you dont have access to that email address anymore which is why you are trying to change it.

    You can try to call Apple and they might be able to verify your identity another way to reset your account.
    11-18-2014 07:35 PM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    I do not have password for the email account
    My money's on an activation lock issue. But points for creativity to the OP.

    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.

    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/
    11-18-2014 07:36 PM

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