Question: iPhone Activation Lock
Probably a simple one that I'm hoping somebody can help me with.
A friend has an iPhone and when we turn it on and enter the PIN, it has the message, "Activate iPhone. This phone is currently linked to an apple ID *******@*******.com. Sign in with the Apple ID that was used to set up this phone.
We know the PIN to the phone as it was legitimately given to us but due to reasons I won't go into here, another person changed the itunes account password.
We probably could contact this person but we are trying to establish what has happened. We know that find my iphone has the activation lock built in but we are wondering what this person has done at the other end. Has it been erased? Just put in lost mode? What does somebody need to do via the icloud control panel to make this particular message appear? There are many web pages out there that talk about activation lock but they don't really explain how it works. I was expecting to see a button in the icloud control panel that allows me to activation lock but all I see is "play sound", "erase iPhone" and "Lost mode".
Is anybody able to explain what has happened to make this message appear?
iPhone 6s, iOS 11.2.6