Another Question about a blocked iPhone asking for Apple ID

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  1. Bandage_Boy macrumors newbie

    Bandage_Boy

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    I know what the answers will be to this question will be but please hear me out.

    My wife has been made redundant and the company was forced to close as the boss engineered his own payoff by not getting new orders for them.
    When he got his payoff, he sent his company iPhone back and the carrier contract was terminated. By the time everyone else finished, the phone was discovered in a drawer on the last day and was given to my wife for one of the kids.
    What the ex-boss didn't do was deactivate the phone from his Apple account so it's totally useless as he is not contactable anymore.

    My question is:- Can the phone be totally reset and wiped or not?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The answer is the same as it always is in these threads. No.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, you can use it as a door stopper, paper weight or maybe something to balance a wobbling table leg.
    The only way to use an icloud locked device is to enter the correct apple ID and password.
     
  4. Bandage_Boy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK guys thanks for the answers, even the sarcastic one's which I didn't expect, honest,,,,,,,,,,,;)
     
  5. ANTAWNM26 macrumors 6502a

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    For you to know what the answer is and would be you don't have any post or history.
     
  6. Bandage_Boy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's just so annoying knowing that the guy did this to the company on purpose and then after his pay off continued to be such an arse!!!!
     
  7. robotica macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you can get access to the original reciept then no.
     
  8. Bandage_Boy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I don't follow your point
     
  9. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Well you never said what model the phone was! Is there no one in the company that is on "good" terms with the now departed boss to get him to "open-up" the phone. If the telephone contract has been cancelled I'm not sure how you would/could get the phone unlocked.
     
  10. Bandage_Boy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry it's an iPhone 5C. No one is on good terms with him as he caused them to have no jobs as of 23rd December.
    It's OK Guys, I'll bin it as like /i say, /i thought /i knew the answer.
    PS, I was a member of this forum (since around 2004) but for some reason, my login didn't work, maybe as i've only ever researched answers and not posted.
    I was clutching at straws in hindsight.
     
  11. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    Try calling Apple support as well. I doubt they can help you, but it's worth trying.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Definitely worth making them, but I'm guessing they wouldn't be able to assist.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's a waste of time.
    The iCloud activation lock is an anti theft feature. You think anyone can call them and give them a crazy old boss story and they just remove the lock?
     
  14. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    True, I'm sure by now Apple has heard every story imaginable. I wonder, though, if it would be worth selling the phone for "parts only" and use the resulting funds toward buying a new iPhone.
     
  15. deano1972 macrumors 6502a

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    Strip it down and sell all the parts separately on eBay and then buy an unlocked second hand 5c with the money you make
     
  16. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Or that :)
     
  17. Bandage_Boy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow, 'Crazy Old Boss Story' eh?
    First off I never said he was old ;)
    Secondly, thanks for being so understanding, not.

    just sayin'
    --- Post Merged, Jan 9, 2017 ---
    thanks, maybe worth a try

    much appreciated
     

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