So yeah, I totally agree with that part. Apple support had me use iCloud. Thus, by reiteration, you have to iCloud activation lock status of the iPhone device before buying it. This is one of the secure ways in which Apple protects the data of its users against theft, loss of fraudulent selling. It's removal got noticed right away so it's obviously used or was.
You need a bill of sale to prove the seller is the owner of the phone and you need them to turn off Find My iPhone. As it were, they will probably check whether the iPhone device is stolen or not. Because they're running some sort of scam, which is why they ask for those numbers. If that wasn't always the case then how did activation lock work before if you could wipe the device at will? No, it doesn't automatically log you out. This is why everyone wants to see a bill of sale. What you've mentioned is not what used iPhone buyers are accustomed to looking for so it will take some time to get that word out.
All product names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners. Serious buyers always agree to meet in person. Last week I got locked out of my phone because it didn't like my passcode for whatever reason I know I was entering the right one. This move makes sense, since you can no longer wipe an iDevice without logging out of Find My iPhone first. Only an idiot would buy an iPhone online sight unseen. Between It i unlocking cloud is a tool that gives security to that I device.
This imply the iCloud activation lock is active on your gadget. That's assuming others are even aware of that and most would not be. Be that as it may if the gadget have an iCloud lock you can use the official to deactivate the device. The removal of the tool makes it harder to work out if an iPhone you're considering buying from eBay, for example, is a stolen device that the seller is looking to move on as quickly as possible. We're talking about buying a second-hand iPhone, aren't we? And what benefit would there be to a seller to trick you into a fake meeting to sell something that didn't match what they said? It's been common knowledge for some time to use Apple's Activation Lock Status page before buying used phones either in person or via eBay. If you buy face-to-face, you can easily check the device's lock status and decline to purchase. I've never heard of this issue.
When you do that does it automatically log you out of find my iPhone? Of course it won't be hard to buy a safe phone, but it won't be as easy as it was before the page was removed for some buyers and sellers. It does nothing to help them avoid being scammed. My haters comment is directed at the general response to this on multiple forums, not just here or to specific individuals. All results are presented for educational purposes only. Last week I got locked out of my phone because it didn't like my passcode for whatever reason I know I was entering the right one. The updated support document suggests that people buying a device test Activation Lock hands-on, and have the seller help in person or otherwise if it's still in effect. I'm sympathetic to The Page having been advised, but not to buying a lockable expensive device off eBay.
Download the Hosts file How to Enable unlock icloud? That's assuming others are even aware of that and most would not be. When you buy an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch from someone other than Apple or an authorized Apple reseller, it is up to you to ensure that the device is erased and no longer linked to the previous owner's account. How do I check for Activation Lock before I buy a used device? We're talking about buying a second-hand iPhone, aren't we? That's the advice you'll find over and over on the web. That's the only way to be sure the phone is safe to buy. The reason I know this is common is not just from my own experience but from looking at others ads to see what going prices are and what their terms are. It's removal got noticed right away so it's obviously used or was.
I've literally bought and sold dozens of iPhones and iPads. That's where fraud is possible and I believe it's the reason for Apple to take down the tool. Cities like New York City and San Francisco have regularly had to cope with robbers snatching devices off of unsuspecting victims. I've literally bought and sold dozens of iPhones and iPads. Thank you for all donations.
That's the advice you'll find over and over on the web. Of course it won't be hard to buy a safe phone, but it won't be as easy as it was before the page was removed for some buyers and sellers. I did not realize you had come across so many kinda over-the-top complaints. Actually I had entered my passcode just hours earlier. Last week I got locked out of my phone because it didn't like my passcode for whatever reason I know I was entering the right one. Just because you didn't know doesn't mean it wasn't relatively common knowledge.
I just feel Apple is trying to eliminate the online fuckery — which I'd support. I've never heard of this issue. That's assuming others are even aware of that and most would not be. The feature must be disabled before the device is sold or given to a new owner. Instead, the company now recommends consumers to check the Activation Lock status in person on the device, though this is not a viable solution when buying online through eBay or other channels. When you do: Hold the device, confirm it's wiped, try to activate it … either you can or you'll see the activation lock. I can't really think of a way to get duped when buying in person as opposed to online.