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Question: Activation Lock Help

I purchased a used Ipad which has activation Lock on..I do not know who the previous owner was or have no ideal how to contact him or her. Is there anyway around this??

iPad 2 Wi-Fi

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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 13, 2018 8:51 PM in response to MsbeckyATL In response to MsbeckyATL

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 13, 2018 8:51 PM

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Apr 6, 2018 11:09 AM in response to thanhphuc In response to thanhphuc

There is no way to deactivate the Activation Lock except with the assistance of the previous owner that set it.


Also you should not post personal data on these public forums where is can be harvested by scammers. I have requested that the Hosts edit it for your protection.

Apr 6, 2018 11:09 AM

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