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Question: I bought my iPhone from a third party and I cannot get in touch with the original owner what do I do now

I bought my iPhone from a third party and I can't get in touch with the original owner what do I do now

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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 10:21 PM in response to jerome147 In response to jerome147

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.

Mar 12, 2018 10:21 PM

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Mar 13, 2018 2:45 AM in response to jerome147 In response to jerome147

Yup,

If the iPhone is Activation Locked to another user/Apple ID and you have no way to contact them, return the iPhone to the third party you purchased this iPhone from and get your money back.

There is absolutely NO way to defeat Activation Lock!

Even Apple will NOT deactivate Activation Lock if you are not the iPhone’s original owner.

Return the iPhone and get your money back!


Good Luck to You!

Mar 13, 2018 2:45 AM

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Question: I bought my iPhone from a third party and I cannot get in touch with the original owner what do I do now