1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I bought an ipad2 from craigslist...I was able to open it but did all things you usually do to an ipad but could not pass the password of previous owner...I tried calling the person I bought it from phone was disconnected.
    07-25-2015 01:28 AM
  2. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    You cannot bypass the iCloud activation screen. Sorry but it sounds to me that seller sold you a stolen iPad.


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    07-25-2015 01:39 AM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    I bought an ipad2 from craigslist...I was able to open it but did all things you usually do to an ipad but could not pass the password of previous owner...I tried calling the person I bought it from phone was disconnected.
    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. You might be able to get a refund if you paid for the device with Paypal - just file a claim and see what happens. Otherwise, you are simply out of luck.

    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/
    07-25-2015 08:07 AM
  4. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Keep calling the seller. Hope that they are legit and will give you the password or a refund. Hopefully you don't run the risk of losing 100's more in money as it was an iPad 2.
    07-25-2015 08:10 AM

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