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    After we fired an employee, we can get into the ipad, but it keeps freezing wanting an iCloud password. Also can't download apps because we don't have his iTunes password and apple store password. How can I restore this ipad to factory settings without paying apple a small fortune to do it.
    06-10-2015 12:31 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    How can I restore this ipad to factory settings without paying apple a small fortune to do it.
    You can't pay Apple anything to "fix" it... if it's activation locked to the former employee's AppleID - it's a paperweight.
    06-10-2015 12:35 PM
  3. OutdoorDave's Avatar
    It's through Verizon and I can prove ownerahip. Apple customer help said they cpuld do it if I sent it in for about 100 bucks
    06-10-2015 12:45 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Apple customer help said they cpuld do it if I sent it in for about 100 bucks
    I've never heard this before...

    Just take the former employee to small claims court for the value of the iPad plus your court costs... and amend your terms and conditions of employment to include that any company devices must be returned with all passwords, activation locks, etc. removed from the device or the ex-employee will be responsible for the cost of replacing the device.
    06-10-2015 12:49 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It's through Verizon and I can prove ownerahip. Apple customer help said they cpuld do it if I sent it in for about 100 bucks
    Well, then, if it's worth a $100 to you, then do as Apple said. There's nothing we can do here at iMore. It seems a few policy changes are in order at work.


    06-10-2015 02:17 PM
  6. HankAZ's Avatar
    It's through Verizon and I can prove ownerahip. Apple customer help said they cpuld do it if I sent it in for about 100 bucks
    I don't believe they can/will.

    My company has a standard form that we all had to sign when we hired on. Basically it says that we have to return all assigned equipment, complete with passwords and other access codes. The form states that failure to do so constitutes a voluntary agreement to allow the employer to hold any and all monies owed the employee, including retirement, severance package and final paycheck until such time as the equipment, passwords and access codes are surrendered.

    Drastic? Perhaps. Would it stand up in court? Don't know. To the best of my knowledge, no one has challenged it yet.
    Last edited by HankAZ; 06-10-2015 at 02:56 PM.
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    06-10-2015 02:23 PM

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