2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 26, 2014 6:17 PM by Demo
jrwilliamz Level 1 Level 1

i recently bought an ipad from somebody in the us through somebody but he forgot to erase the device and now i cant set it up coz its still link to his apple id , whenever is enter  mine ir rejects , tried reseting and it does not go remove that person's id either , and to make matter worse i dont know the guy, how do i activate my device so i can enjoy it?

iPad, iOS 7.1
  • lizdance40 Level 4 Level 4

    You can't.

    Unless you can contact the owner, it is bricked.

    Don't you have a phone or email for the seller?

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10

    You bought an iPad from a guy who got it from a guy and the original owner forgot to erase it and you don't know the guy ..... Smells like a stolen iPad to me. I'm not accusing you, I'm thinking the guy that knows the guy got his hands on a stolen device.


    I'm sorry but you are out of luck unless you can contact the original owner and get him to erase the device for you.