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Question: i bought my iphone third party i restored it now its asking for apple id

i bought my iphone third party i restored it now its asking for apple id

iPhone 5s, i bought my iphone third party

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iCloud: Activation Lock - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201365 - This is a security feature to deter re-selling of stolen devices.


Turn off Find My iPhone Activation Lock (formerly: Activation Lock: Removing a device from a previous owner’s account) - https://support.apple.com/HT201441 - If an activation lock was put on a device, only the owner of the account that applied the lock can remove it.


Get them to remove it or return the device for a refund.

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Mar 12, 2018 11:47 AM in response to landie119 In response to landie119

iCloud: Activation Lock - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201365 - This is a security feature to deter re-selling of stolen devices.


Turn off Find My iPhone Activation Lock (formerly: Activation Lock: Removing a device from a previous owner’s account) - https://support.apple.com/HT201441 - If an activation lock was put on a device, only the owner of the account that applied the lock can remove it.


Get them to remove it or return the device for a refund.

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Mar 12, 2018 11:49 AM in response to landie119 In response to landie119

Unless you can find the person who put the lock on the phone, you cannot bypass it and Apple won't help you. You should seek to return the phone for a refund as it's really useless to you unless you can find the previous owner.

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