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iOS 7 Activation Lock and iPhone Unlocks

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Apple has introduced a new security feature in iOS 7 called Activation lock, it makes it difficult for anyone to use or

Activation Lock iOS 7 Removing

sell your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and stops anyone reactivting your device without your permission.

How does Activation Lock Work?

When you enable Find My iPhone on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 7, the Apple ID and password you use for iCloud is securely stored on Apple’s activation servers and linked to your device. From that point on, your password will be required before anyone can turn off Find My iPhone on your device, erase your device, or reactivate and use your device.

Activation Lock is enabled automatically when you turn on Find My iPhone in iOS 7, or when you upgrade to iOS 7 from a previous version of iOS that has Find My iPhone already turned on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am selling an iPhone, what do I need to do?

iOS 7 Screenshot Activation Lock

In the Find My iPhone app, when you tap Lost Mode (left), you’re prompted to provide a phone number (center) and message (right) to be displayed on the lost device’s screen.

Before you sell iPhone that has iOS 7 make sure  you Go into Settings > iCloud and turn off the Find My Phone feature. It’s also advisable to “wipe” the device before giving it to someone else.

To do this turn off Find My iPhone, and remove the device from your iCloud account.

On your iOS device, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

I am buying a secondhand iPhone, what do I need to do?

The first step is always to make sure that the phone is unlocked, and background check on the phone. We sell these iphone background checks at http://unlockmyiphone.com.au/unlock/iphone-network-check-service/ you will need the IMEI number of the phone.

Secondly, make sure that the phone you are buying has Find My Phone feature turned off, or you have wasted your money.

Removing iOS 7 Activation Lock from a second hand iPhone

As of october 2013, there is no way to get around or remove the apple iOS 7 Activation Lock.
For more info, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5818

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This article was written by Christopher

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