I own an iPhone, my wife has an iPhone, we have another iPhone for my daughter and my son has an iPad mini we had for a few years. He was watching a movie tonight in his iPad and out of nowhere a white screen appears requesting to enter the Apple ID and password for the device to unlock the activation lock. I tried mine, won't work. Tried the others and doesn't work. I m le we used my ID when we originally set up the device. I noticed where it says This iPad is linked to an Apple ID it shows in brackets (email@example.com). Is that the username or just an example? If it's the username / Apple ID associates then we were hacked. Anyway I tried everything and can't seem to recover the iPad for my son. Any suggestions for next steps? I can't believe how incredibly stupid of a situation this is. I'm out hundreds of dollars over this? If that's the case I'll NEVER purchase an Apple product again.